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2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week No. 10 (Nov. 7)

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November 07, 2017
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By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Priscilla O’dowd of Midland (Neb.), Kelsey Plummer of Kansas Wesleyan and Annie Kate Hudson of Mobile (Ala.) were named as the NAIA women’s volleyball players of the week, announced the national office on Tuesday. The trio was selected based on their performances from October 31 – November 5, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Attacker of the Week
Priscilla O’dowd, Midland (Neb.)
6-1, JR, MB, Omaha, Neb.      

  • O’dowd leads the GPAC with a .406 hitting percentage, which is 31 points higher than the runner up.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 31 kills
    • 4.43 kills/set
    • 0.569 attack percentage
    • Recorded only two errors in seven sets

Defender of the Week
Kelsey Plummer, Kansas Wesleyan
6-2, SR, MB, Westmoreland, Kan.

  • Plummer toppled two school records with season total blocks and new season assisted blocks record this week.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 24 total blocks (2 solo)
    • 1.83 assisted blocks/set
    • Only one blocking error
    • Week-high nine assisted blocks vs Oklahoma Wesleyan

Setter of the Week
Annie Kate Hudson, Mobile (Ala.)
5-8, SR, S, Kingston Springs, Tenn.

  • Recorded two double-doubles against Faulkner (Ala.) (40 assists, 10 digs) and NCAA DII Spring Hill (Ala.) (56 assists, 16 digs)
  • Weekly Stats
    • 96 assists
    • 13.71 assists/set
    • Week-high 56 assists vs NCAA DII opponent Spring Hill (Ala.)
    • Also posted 26 total digs to her stat line


For more information on NAIA women’s Volleyball, click here.

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

Attacker of the Week Nominees: Nada Meawad, Park (Mo.); Tessa Colden, Reinhardt (Ga.); Michele Mendizabal, La Sierra (Calif.); Alaina Gentili, Corban (Ore.); Rory Manion, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Kelsee Zuidema, Grace (Ind.); Hailey Copinga, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Libby Dahlberg, Westmont (Calif.); Juliana Tomasoni, Xavier (La.); Katarina Krstonosic, Missouri Valley; Valerie Most, Kansas Wesleyan; Christina Shelton, Shawnee State (Ohio); Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.); Shelby Bartley, Southwest (N.M.); Lindi Thomas, IU Kokomo; Carly McKinney, John Brown (Ark.); Mirella Gatterdam, Mobile (Ala.); Whitney Battoe, St. Thomas (Fla.); Stephanie Hanewold, University of Northwestern Ohio 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Celina Monteiro, Park (Mo.); Karina Lozada, St. Andrews (N.C.); Cassandra Diaz, UC Merced; Alysanne Van Dyke, Northwest (Wash.); Leah Alles, St. Francis (Ill.); Valorie Flick, Saint Francis (Ind.); Dylan Fowler, Montana Western; Rebecca Lowden, Vanguard (Calif.); Jessica Nekl, Midland (Neb.); Hasani Salaam, Xavier (La.); Jordyn Rittman, Grand View (Iowa); Stacia Martin, Shawnee State (Ohio); Joely Roe, Presentation (S.D.); Karina Grajeda, Southwest (N.M.); Kristin Logsdon, Brescia (Ky.); Beth Brankle, John Brown (Ark.); Jocelyn Mahayag, Mobile (Ala.); Michelle Calderon, Webber International (Fla.); Marisa Spetoskey, Aquinas (Mich.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.); Erinn Marroquin, Reinhardt (Ga.); Madison Mitchell, UC Merced; Marija Djonovic, College of Idaho; Courtney Joyce, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Maria Pelak, Saint Francis (Ind.); Natalie Hilderman, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Kayla Sims, The Master's (Calif.); Alex Neff, Doane (Neb.); Tiffany Phillips, Xavier (La.); Kristin Sazama, Missouri Valley; Adriana Skipper, Ottawa (Kan.); Elaina Davenport, Shawnee State (Ohio); Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.); Valencia Barrett, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Casey Colgate, IU Kokomo; Alyssa Arnold, John Brown (Ark.); Kimberly Martino, St. Thomas (Fla.); Stephanie Chenlo, Aquinas (Mich.)


2017-18 Women's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)

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.)
Week 4 (September 27): Jackie van Vliet, College of Idaho , Banner Rodgers, Indiana Wesleyan , Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.)
Week 5 (October 04): Anna Kiel, Northwestern (Iowa) , Dani Chase, Oklahoma City , Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa)
Week 6 (October 11): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.) , Marisa Spetoskey, Aquinas (Mich.) , Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.)
Week 7 (October 18): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.) , Joely Roe, Presentation (S.D.) , Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.)
Week 8 (October 25): Amanda Hawkins, Madonna (Mich.) , Sara Miller, Grace (Ind.) , Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.)
Week 9 (November 01): Katie Placke, Hastings (Neb.) , Summer Jansen, Dordt (Iowa) , Jamie Gesink, Dordt (Iowa)
Week 10 (November 08): Priscilla O'dowd, Midland (Neb.) , Kelsey Plummer, Kansas Wesleyan , Annie Kate Hudson, Mobile (Ala.)


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship
Sports Rules - Volleyball (W)
Official Merchandise-Women's Volleyball