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NAIA Men's Volleyball National Players of the Week - No. 11 (April 4)

April 04, 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. Tim Johnson of Grand View (Iowa) was selected as Attacker of the Week, Steve Harvey of Grand View was chosen as Defender of the Week and the Setter of the Week went to Felipe Rosa also of Grand View. These three were selected based on their performances from March 27 – April 2 and were chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week nominees. 

National Attacker of the Week
Tim Johnson, Grand View (Iowa)
6-2, Jr., OP, Chicago, Ill.                                

• In helping his Grand View team to the conference title, Johnson earned 14 kills total in two sweeps.
• Over then-No. 7 Clarke (Iowa), Johnson tallied his week-high of 11 kills with three digs in the 3-0 victory.
• Recorded five blocks and finished the week hitting .387.
• In the NAIA, Johnson ranks No. 17 in hitting percentage (.361).
• This is Johnson’s first National Player of the Week honor.

National Defender of the Week
Steve Harvey, Grand View (Iowa)
5-6, Sr., L, St. Louis, Mo.   

• During two sweeps for his Vikings’ team, Harvey totaled 19 digs.
• With the victories, Grand View earned its fourth-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship.
• Over then-No. 7 Clarke (Iowa), Harvey earned his week-high 10 digs.
• Holds the No. 34 NAIA ranking in digs per set (1.9).
• This is Harvey’s first National Player of the Week honor.

National Setter of the Week
Felipe Rosa, Grand View (Iowa)
6-9, Jr., S, San Paulo, Brazil                         

• Rosa also had a hand in leading Grand View to its fourth-straight conference championship, as he earned 31 assists in a 3-0 win over then-No. 7 Clarke (Iowa).
• In the sweep, Rosa also added four blocks and two digs to his stat line.
• Finished the week with a total attack percentage of .167.
• Ranks No. 7 in the NAIA in assists per set (10.3) and No. 15 in total assists (649).
• This is Rosa’s second National Player of the Week honor (February 28).

 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; Robin Imar, St. Andrews (N.C.); Logan Adcock, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Cole Smith, UC Merced; Paris Mcfall, Robert Morris (Ill.); Trevor Wagner, Calumet (Ind.); Gillan Octave, Warner (Fla.); Tyler Hubbard-Neil, Siena Heights (Mich.); Evan Gebert, Lourdes (Ohio)

Defender: Mico Janicijevic, Missouri Baptist; Matthew Lostetter, UC Merced; Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Dalton Tucker, Robert Morris (Ill.); Esdras Panchame Pavon, Warner (Fla.); Ryan Maune, Lourdes (Ohio)

Setter: Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist; Matt Pelfini, UC Merced; Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); Liam Fagan, Calumet (Ind.); Manuel Panchame, Warner (Fla.); Ryan Ferkel, Lourdes (Ohio)

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.)
Week 11 (April 4): Attacker, Tim Johnson, Grand View (Iowa); Defender, Steve Harvey, Grand View (Iowa); Setter, Felipe Rosa, Grand View (Iowa)