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2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week No. 3 (Feb. 6)


By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Peyton Shirman of Briar Cliff (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Felix Chapman of Grand View (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Austin Royer of St. Ambrose (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Setter of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday. The trio was selected based on their performances from Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Peyton Shirman, Briar Cliff
6-4, SR, OH, San Diego, Calif.  

  • Shirman led his team to an undefeated week with wins over then-ranked No. 4 Ottawa (Kan.) and then-ranked No. 3 Park (Mo.) with nearly 20 kills in each match-up.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 40 kills
    • 44 kills/set
    • 258 attack percentage
    • Chipped in 11 digs total (5.50 digs/set) and three blocks (two assisted)

Defender of the Week
Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa)
6-8, SO, MB, San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba

  • Chapman was a force at the net with 11 total blocks in wins over No. 8 Missouri Valley and Mount Mercy (Iowa).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 11 total blocks (seven assisted)
    • Averaged 1.22 blocks/set
    • Added 24 kills and seven digs to his stat line

Setter of the Week
Austin Royer, St. Ambrose
6-2, SR, S, Mokena, Ill.

  • Totaled 109 assists, and directed the offense through an undefeated week with wins over Trinity Christian (Ill.) and then-ranked No. 6 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.). Royer compiled a double-double (60 assists-15 digs) against Cardinal Stritch.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 109 assists
    • 12.11 assists/set
    • Also contributed six kills, 19 digs and five aces

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

Attacker of the Week Nominees: Mario Lucas, Park (Mo.); Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist; Logan Adcock, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Cole Smith, UC Merced; Scott Poppen, Robert Morris (Ill.); Scott MacGillis, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Tim Williams, Calumet (Ind.); Nicolas Bilinski, Hope International (Calif.); John Chamone, Grand View (Iowa); Raffy Polanco, Missouri Valley; Liam Gilchrist, Webber International (Fla.); Jordan Barreto, Warner (Fla.); Evan Gebert, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Steven Rodriguez, Missouri Baptist; Leandro Sodre, Park (Mo.); Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Tshu Xiong, UC Merced; Timothy Carey, Robert Morris (Ill.); Riley Anderson, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Liam Fagan, Calumet (Ind.); Noah Marasco-Ayau, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Christian Alvarez-Rivero, Webber International (Fla.); John Montalvo-Camacho, Warner (Fla.); Eric Ubior, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Andrea Maggio, Park (Mo.); Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist; Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Matthew Pelfini, UC Merced; Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); Roberto Morales, Calumet (Ind.); Chris Cons, Hope International (Calif.); Alfredo Batista, Grand View (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Missouri Valley; Kyle Robertson, Webber International (Fla.); Enrique Larach, Warner (Fla.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio)


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

Week 1 (January 24): Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist, Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist, Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist 

Week 2 (January 31): Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist, Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa), Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist 

Week 3 (February 07): Peyton Schirman, Briar Cliff (Iowa), Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa), Austin Royer, St. Ambrose (Iowa)


Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship
Sports Rules - Volleyball (M)