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NAIA Men's Volleyball National Players of the Week - No. 3 (Feb. 7)

February 07, 2017
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By Nikki Sherrill, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three players have been named NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Isaiah Acfalle from Clarke (Iowa) was selected as Attacker of the Week, CJ Rilveria of Lourdes (Ohio) was chosen as Defender of the Week and the Setter of the week honor went to Enrique Lopez of Hope International (Calif.). These three were selected based on their performances from Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 and were chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week nominees. 

National Attacker of the Week
Isaiah Acfalle, Clarke (Iowa)
6-4, Sr., OH, Hollister, Calif.       

• In helping his then-No. 9 ranked Clarke (Iowa) squad to a 3-1 week, Acfalle recorded an attack percentage of .369 in 14 sets played.
• Acfalle earned his lone double-double of the week in a sweep over Cardinal Stritch (Wis.), as he recorded 12 kills and 12 digs.
• On the week, Acfalle totaled 56 kills, eight assists, 32 digs and two service aces.
• In the NAIA, Acfalle ranks No. 2 in total kills (152) and No. 3 in kills per set (4.5). 

National Defender of the Week
CJ Rilveria, Lourdes (Ohio)
5-7, Sr., DS, Kula, Hawaii

• During four-of-five matches on the week, Rilveria recorded 15-or-more digs with 25 in a win 3-1 win over Siena Heights (Mich.) - his week-high.
• Rilveria’s stat-line for the week includes two kills, 14 assists, 85 digs and one service ace.
• Ranks No. 1 nationally in digs per set (4.0) and No. 2 in total digs (124).
• This is Rilveria’s second Player of the Week honor of the season (Jan. 24).  

National Setter of the Week
Enrique Lopez, Hope International (Calif.)
6-4, Sr., S, Santa Ana, Calif.      

• At the Grand View Molten Invite, Lopez helped his team go 5-1 behind his average of 29 assists a match.
• During the week, Lopez collected a pair of double-doubles with 28 assists and 12 digs against then-RV Graceland (Iowa), followed by a week-high 44 assists and 12 digs against then-No. 7 Lourdes (Ohio).
• Adding 10 blocks with four solo, two aces and 17 kills at the invite, Lopez was named to the All-Tournament Team.
• Holds the No. 1 individual ranking in total assists (452) and ranks No. 8 in total digs (89).
• This is Lopez’s first National Player of the Week honor. 

 For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

 For the complete NAIA Player of the Week Calendar, click here.

Nominees:

Attacker
Leandro Sodre, Park (Mo.); Robin Imar, St. Andrews (N.C.); Nic Gibson, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Scott MacGillis, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Paris Mcfall, Robert Morris (Ill.); Sean Barry, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Caleb Moore, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Nick Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Trevor Wagner, Calumet (Ind.); Tim Johnson, Grand View (Iowa); Ammuniki Wood, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Casey Wood, Missouri Valley; Ryan Omdoll, Ottawa (Kan.); Adam Conklin, Campbellsville (Ky.); Jahn Lazada, Warner (Fla.); Matthew Dugan, Siena Heights (Mich.); Ryan Maune, Lourdes (Ohio) 

DefenderMurilo Pereira, Park (Mo.); Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Dalton Tucker, Robert Morris (Ill.); Jose Gonzales, Calumet (Ind.); Jared Shirai, Hope International (Calif.); Joshua Phalen, Clarke (Iowa); Zach Blasgen, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Steve Harvey, Grand View (Iowa); Errol Basconcillo, Ottawa (Kan.); Hui Ding, Warner (Fla.); Emilier DeJesus, Siena Heights (Mich.) 

SetterKyle Foley, Missouri Baptist; Allain Larroche, Park (Mo.); Jackson Stark, St. Andrews (N.C.); Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Austin Royer, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); Joe Duda, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Liam Fagan, Calumet (Ind.); Felipe Rosa, Grand View (Iowa); Matt DePauw, Clarke (Iowa); Andrea Maggio, Missouri Valley; Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.); Keaton Marshall, Campbellsville (Ky.); Martin Krueger, Warner (Fla.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio); Keegan Crawford, Siena Heights (Mich.)

2017 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week (Complete Schedule)
Week 1 (Jan. 24): Attacker, Paris McFall, Robert Morris (Ill.); Defender, CJ Rilveria, Lourdes (Ohio); Setter, Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.)
Week 2 (January 31): Attacker, Daniel Jacobs, Ottawa (Kan.); Defender, Hui Ding, Warner (Fla.); Setter, Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.)
Week 3 (February 7): Attacker, Isaiah Acfalle, Clarke (Iowa); Defender, CJ Rilveria, Lourdes (Ohio); Setter, Enrique Lopez, Hope International (Calif.)