By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Anna Kiel of Northwestern (Iowa), Haley Damian of Northwest Christian (Ore) and Alyssa Arnold of John Brown (Ark.) are named as the national volleyball players of the week, announced the national office on Tuesday. Keil, Damian and Arnold were selected based on their performances from Sept. 11-17, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
Attacker of the Week
Anna Kiel, Northwestern (Iowa)
6-0, SO, MB, Maurice, Iowa
- Kiel helped lead her team to wins over No. 5 Dordt (Iowa) and Concordia (Neb.) as the team opened up conference play in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
- Weekly Stats
- 35 kills
- 38 kills/set
- 438 attack percentage
- 10 digs (1.25 digs/set)
Defender of the Week
Haley Damian, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
5-5, SR, L, Eugene, Ore.
- Damian surpassed 1,000 career digs this week as only the third Northwest Christian player to do so.
- Weekly Stats
- 64 digs
- 40 digs/set
- Only three reception errors
Setter of the Week
Alyssa Arnold, John Brown (Ark.)
5-9, SR, S, Waynesville, Mo.
- Arnold notched a career-high 51 assists in a match against Oklahoma City as she helped her team to a 3-2 win that ended a 23-match conference win streak and the first time that John Brown has defeated OCU since 2012.
- Weekly Stats
- 88 assists
- 11 assists/set
- 26 digs
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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Caroline Clifford, Columbia (Mo.); Tessa Colden, Reinhardt (Ga.); Sydney Nelson, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Kasey Campbell, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Ashley Pickert, Governors State (Ill.); Tay Thomas, Indiana Wesleyan; Masha Korol, Montana Tech; Katie Landazuri, Hope International (Calif.); Vivica Price-Spraggins, Xavier (La.); Taylor Cowan, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Riley Bradbury, McPherson (Kan.); Ashton Meckle, Georgetown (Ky.); Olivia Stet, Presentation (S.D.); Breanna Taylor, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Breanna Kopke, Indiana East; Shelby Stinnett, Texas Wesleyan; Sabrie Sirmones, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Virginia Salanoa-Sagapolu, Webber International (Fla.); Kendra Zwart, Cornerstone (Mich.)
Defender of the Week Nominees: Jessica Jensen, William Woods (Mo.); Karina Lozada, St. Andrews (N.C.); Caitlan Sammons, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Leah Alles, St. Francis (Ill.); Vanessa Lay, Marian (Ind.); Sabrina Hopcroft, Montana Tech; Rebecca Lowden, Vanguard (Calif.); Karsyn Winterfeld, Northwestern (Iowa); Anna Dalla Vecchia, Xavier (La.); Cristina Viera, Peru State (Neb.); Andrea Novakovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Gaby Ferrán, Life (Ga.); Joely Roe, Presentation (S.D.); Lauren Fernandez-Miller, St. Thomas (Texas); Macee Rudy, IU Kokomo; Beth Brankle, John Brown (Ark.); Julianne Wilkes, Faulkner (Ala.); Michelle Calderon, Webber International (Fla.); Angelica Dippold, Lourdes (Ohio)
Setter of the Week Nominees: Rachel Poole, Missouri Baptist; Abby Graham, Montreat (N.C.); Marissa Fregoso, La Sierra (Calif.); Maci Beierle, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Courtney Joyce, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Katelyn Dufur, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Natalie Hilderman, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Jessica Zieg, Hope International (Calif.); Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa); Alexandra Jwainat, Tougaloo (Miss.); Tiffany Phillips, Xavier (La.); Trystin Luneckas, Grand View (Iowa); Sydney Garis, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Makenzie Montano, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Maddie Squiers, Bellevue (Neb.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Danielle Mitchell, Indiana East; Katie Musser, Faulkner (Ala.); Carlee Baxter, Webber International (Fla.); Hope Leppink, Cornerstone (Mich.)
2017-18 Women's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (, , )
Week 1 (September 06): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.) , Summer Jansen, Dordt (Iowa) , Jamie Gesink, Dordt (Iowa)
Week 2 (September 13): Ema Altena, Dordt (Iowa) , Joely Roe, Presentation (S.D.) , Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.)
Week 3 (September 20): Anna Kiel, Northwestern (Iowa) , Haley Damian, Northwest Christian (Ore.) , Alyssa Arnold, John Brown (Ark.)