By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kristin Pressley of Oklahoma Baptist has been named the NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Pressley was selected based on her performances from Sept.23 - 29 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 23 conferences and independents.
Pressley, a 5-foot-11 senior outside hitter averaged 5.63 kills per set, 5.38 digs per set and hit for a .303 attack clip as the Bison posted two, 3-1 victories last week. The native of Mansfield, Texas, set a season-high with 27 kills and added 18 digs and two service aces in the win against SAGU (Texas) on Sept. 26. Two days later, she recorded 25 digs, which is two-shy of her season-high, to go along with 18 kills in a road win at No. 22 Wayland Baptist (Texas). Pressley ranks sixth in the NAIA in kills per game (4.4) and 21st in total kills (254).
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
Nominees: Ally Krus, Missouri Baptist; Caity Merritt, Union (Ky.); Lauren Secchitano, Pacific Union (Calif.); Kirsten Harms, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Kristine Egebrecht, Indiana Wesleyan; Niurka Toribio, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Sam Dougherty, The Master's (Calif.); Kalynn Dahlke, Hastings (Neb.); Zipporah Washington, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Kamrin Gold, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Rachel Hadley, Cal State San Marcos; Lauren Lockhart, Ashford (Iowa); Taylor Elkinton, Kansas Wesleyan; Shiloh Simonson, Point Park (Pa.); Rinata Aisena, Campbellsville (Ky.); Mallory Babic, College of Saint Mary (Neb.) (Neb.); Alicia Olson, Viterbo (Wis.); Aurissa Martens, Valley City State (N.D.); Danica Markovic, Texas at Brownsville; Courtney Williams, Southern Wesleyan (S.C.); Tamires Ferreira, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Olivia Denhartigh, Davenport (Mich.).
2013 NAIA Volleyball Players of the Week (complete schedule)
Week 1 (Sept. 10) - Kaitlin Floerchinger, Northwestern (Iowa)
Week 2 (Sept. 17) - Daymari Brito, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Week 3 (Sept. 24) - Taylor Degraaf, Cal State San Marcos
Week 4 (Oct. 1) - Kristin Pressley, Oklahoma Baptist