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2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week No. 4 (Sept. 25)


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lauryn Hilger of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Samantha Korn of Taylor (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Jamie De Jager of Dordt (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Volleyball Setter of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The trio was selected based on their performances from Sept. 17-24 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern
5-10, SR, OH, Omaha, Neb.

  • Hilder posted double-digit kills in each of Northwestern’s wins last week.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 51 kills, 5.67 kills/set
    • 0.513 attack percentage
    • Also added 28 digs, three service aces and three blocks (two assisted) to her stat line

Defender of the Week
Samantha Korn, Taylor (Ind.)
5-5, JR, DS, Perrysburg, Ohio  

  • Korn tallied her 1,000th career dig against Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) last week.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 49 digs
    • 8.17 digs/set
    • 1.0 service percentage

Setter of the Week
Jamie De Jager, Dordt
5-9, SR, S, Sioux Center, Iowa

  • Jager recorded a double-double on the week with 34 assists and 14 digs against RV Jamestown (N.D.) and did not drop below 32 assists in a match last week.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 101 assists
    • 11.22 assists/set
    • 28 digs, 3.11 average


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Audra Nailling, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Marjorie Smith, Tennessee Wesleyan; Verinoca Ramirez, La Sierra (Calif.); Sarah Warner, Northwest (Wash.); Madeline Decker, Trinity International (Ill.); Paige Eakright, Huntington (Ind.); Olivia L'Ami, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Tobi Sanders, Vanguard (Calif.); Megan Besecker, Tougaloo (Miss.); Heather Gahm, Evangel (Mo.); Lucy Waid, Lincoln Christian (Ill.); Leia Seiler, McPherson (Kan.); Jessica Tapp, Georgetown (Ky.); Lydia Xu, Viterbo (Wis.); Bailei Hubbard, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Katelyn Byrd, WVU Tech; Suzanny Figueiredo, SAGU (Texas); Rachael Gunn, Bethel (Tenn.); Abbie Seward, Keiser (Fla.); Kendra Zwart, Cornerstone (Mich.) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Jessica Jensen, William Woods (Mo.); Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.); Emily Morgan, La Sierra (Calif.); Kiley McMurtrey, Eastern Oregon; Brianna Figueroa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Dylan Fowler, Montana Western; Rebecca Lowden, Vanguard (Calif.); Julina Niemeier, Jamestown (N.D.); Alexis Barnett, Dillard (La.); Claire Cudney, Peru State (Neb.); Morgan Beougher, Kansas Wesleyan; Jaimie Thompson, Campbellsville (Ky.); Jayden Warner, Mayville State (N.D.); Maranda Washington, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Sawyer Hawgood, WVU Tech ; Celi Bruce, SAGU (Texas); Hayley Brisendine, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Nayrelis Pantoja Santos, Webber International (Fla.); Emily Arnold, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.); Gabi Catt, Tennessee Wesleyan; Angala Jensen, La Sierra (Calif.); Courteney Carr, Northwest (Wash.); Dani Van Laten, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Haley Harrell, Taylor (Ind.); Paige Jensen, Providence (Mont.); Kirstin Trabert, Vanguard (Calif.); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Paxton Throne, Benedictine (Kan.); Catabrean Baumann, Southwestern (Kan.); Sarah Bell, Georgetown (Ky.); Elisabeth Tramm, Waldorf (Iowa); Anissa Tamez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Konstantina Pateli, WVU Tech; Sophia Ivy, SAGU (Texas); Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Brooklyn Vandehei, Keiser (Fla.); Stephanie Chenlo, Aquinas (Mich.)


2018-19 Women's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)

Week 1 (September 05): Nada Meawad, Park (Mo.), Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.), Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.) 

Week 2 (September 12): Rachel Gregg, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Alexandra Reid, Sterling (Kan.), Morgan Berry, Ottawa (Kan.) 

Week 3 (September 19): Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern (Iowa), Valorie Flick, Saint Francis (Ind.), Marija Djonovic, College of Idaho 

Week 4 (September 26): Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern (Iowa), Samantha Korn, Taylor (Ind.), Jamie De Jager, Dordt (Iowa)


Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship
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