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NAIA Men's Volleyball National Players of the Week - No. 10 (March 28)

March 28, 2017
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By Nikki Sherrill, Athletics Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three players have been named NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Zach Greene of Hope International (Calif.) was selected as Attacker of the Week, Zach Blasgen from Culver-Stockton (Mo.) was chosen as Defender of the Week and the Setter of the Week went to Enrique Lopez also out of Hope International. These three were selected based on their performances from March 20 – 26 and were chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week nominees. 

National Attacker of the Week
Zach Greene, Hope International (Calif.)
6-4, Sr., OH, Lombard, Ill.                            

• During a 2-0 week for the Royals, Greene produced a total of 55 kills while hitting .432.
• In the first match against Benedictine-Mesa (Ariz.), Greene recorded 25 kills in 32 swings with no errors en route to an attack percentage of .781.
• Greene earned a double-double over Benedictine-Mesa in the first match with 25 kills and 10 digs.
• In the NAIA, Greene ranks No. 16 in kills per set (3.4) and No. 21 in total kills (246).
• This is Greene’s first National Player of the Week honor.

National Defender of the Week
Zach Blasgen, Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
5-11, Sr., L, Frankfort, Ill.   

• While helping his Culver-Stockton team to a 4-1 week, Blasgen averaged 3.4 digs per set.
• In 87 serve receiving attempts, Blasgen only had three errors, which led him to a success rate of .966.
• Ended the week with 55 total digs, including 16 in two different games.
• Holds the No. 2 NAIA ranking in total digs (308) and No. 7 in digs per set (2.9).
• This is Blasgen’s first National Player of the Week honor.

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

• In just seven sets during back-to-back wins over Benedictine-Mesa (Ariz.), Lopez produced 89 assists.
• Zach Greene was dished 55 of those assists, while the others were spread among the Royals in the pair of victories.
• Besides the assists, Lopez served one ace, produced a solo block and added 10 digs during the victories.
• Ranks No. 11 in the NAIA in total assists (685).
• This is Lopez’s second National Player of the Week honor (February 7).

 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
: Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist; Logan Adcock, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Scott MacGillis, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Trevor Wagner, Calumet (Ind.); Paris Mcfall, Robert Morris (Ill.); Ammuniki Wood, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Pedro Cardoso, Grand View (Iowa); Casey Wood, Missouri Valley; Danny Ly, Graceland (Iowa); Jahn Lazada, Warner (Fla.)

Defender: Keahn Dunn, Robert Morris (Ill.); Savili Bartley, Grand View (Iowa); Hui Ding, Warner (Fla.)

Setter: Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist; Austin Royer, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); Andrea Maggio, Missouri Valley; Felipe Rosa, Grand View (Iowa); Silila Tucker, Graceland (Iowa); Martin Krueger, Warner (Fla.)

2017 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week (Complete Schedule)
Week 1 (January 25): Paris McFall, Robert Morris (Ill.) , Cj Rilveria, Lourdes (Ohio) , Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.) 
Week 2 (February 1): Daniel Jacobs, Ottawa (Kan.) , Hui Ding, Warner (Fla.) , Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.) 
Week 3 (February 8): Isaiah Acfalle, Clarke (Iowa) , Cj Rilveria, Lourdes (Ohio) , Enrique Lopez, Hope International (Calif.) 
Week 4 (February 15): Daniel Arteaga, Park (Mo.) , Dalton Tucker, Robert Morris (Ill.) , Joe Duda, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 
Week 5 (February 22): Oscar Tuero, Park (Mo.) , Cj Rilveria, Lourdes (Ohio) , Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist 
Week 6 (March 1): Peyton Schirman, Briar Cliff (Iowa) , Dalton Tucker, Robert Morris (Ill.) , Felipe Rosa, Grand View (Iowa) 
Week 7 (March 8): Pedro Cardoso, Grand View (Iowa) , Dalton Tucker, Robert Morris (Ill.) , Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.) 
Week 8 (March 15): Robin Imar, St. Andrews (N.C.) , Errol Basconcillo, Ottawa (Kan.) , Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.)
Week 9 (March 21): Henrik Falck Lauten, Warner (Fla.); Dalton Tucker, Robert Morris (Ill.); Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.)
Week 10 (March 28): Attacker, Zach Greene, Hope International (Calif.); Defender, Zach Blasgen, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Setter, Enrique Lopez, Hope International (Calif.)