KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ally Krus of Missouri Baptist has been named NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Krus was selected based on her performance from Oct. 8-14 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 23 conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Krus, a 5-8 freshman setter from St. Louis, Mo., led the Spartans to a 5-1 record this past week. In a 3-2 (23-25, 25-18, 19-25, 28-26, 15-11) win over Park (Mo.) on Oct. 8, Krus tallied 54 assists, 13 digs, and three block assists. On Oct. 12, Krus continued her strong play with a career-high with three aces against Mid-Continent (Ky.) in the first match of the Spartan Invitational. Krus notched 51 assists, 10 digs, three kills in a 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19) victory over then-No. 12 Grand View (Iowa) on Oct. 12. On Oct. 13, Krus recorded her third 50-plus assists game this week as she tallied 52 in the 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 25-17) against Graceland (Iowa). For the week, Krus dished out 252 assists (12.0 per game), had 43 digs, nine kills, six block assists and four aces.
Krus ranks fourth in the nation in assists per game (11.37) and 19th in total assists (921).
For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Oct. 23. For the complete player of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Katie Flock, Viterbo (Wis.); Moira Kirk, Xavier (La.); Kassy Cox, SAGU (Texas); Katie Zent, Jamestown (N.D.); Maddy Ekis, Concordia (Calif.); Rachel Eubanks, Georgetown (Ky.); Denise Atualevao, Graceland (Iowa); Chrissie Jeannin, Ottawa (Kan.); Morgan Martells, Ashford (Iowa); Lauren Crump, Indiana East; Fernanda Ferreira, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Lauren Maxwell, Northwestern Ohio; Chelsea Spivey, Milligan (Tenn.); Sha Sha Buchanan, Spring Hill (Ala.); Chelsey Driskill, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Rebecca Sweeney, Carroll (Mont.); Jamie Reaves, College of the Ozarks (Mo.); Hannah Gray, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Kendra Schwein, Hastings (Neb.); Jazzmyne Robbins, St. Francis (Ill.); Melanie Meyer, Goshen (Ind.); Jackie Stein, Concordia (Ore.); Courtney Calicdan, Menlo (Calif.).
2012 Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 4): Patricia Souza, Park (Mo.)
Week 2 (Sept. 11): Kendra Schwein, Hastings (Neb.)
Week 3 (Sept. 18): Jordan Holcomb, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Week 4 (Sept. 25): Paula Ferreira, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 5 (Oct. 2): Kristine Egebrecht, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 6 (Oct. 9): Eva Prieditis, Madonna (Mich.)
Week 7 (Oct. 16): Ally Krus, Missouri Baptist