KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kendra Schwein of Hastings (Neb.) has been named NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Schwein was selected based on her performance from Sept. 3 - 9 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 23 conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Schwein, a 5-9 senior outside hitter from Highlands, Colo., led the Broncos to a 4-0 record as they defeated two ranked teams. She notched 21 kills, seven digs and six block assists in Hastings 3-2 victory over then-No. 11 Doane (Neb.) (21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 15-8) and posted 19 kills and 14 digs in the Broncos 3-2 (14-25, 27-25, 25-16, 19-25, 15-11) victory against then-No. 12 Oklahoma Baptist. In total, Schwein posted 65 kills, 29 digs and a .247 attack percentage in the Brancos four matches.
Schwein, leads Hastings with 167 kills on the season, which ranks 25th nationally.
For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Sept. 18. For the complete player of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Danica Markovic, Texas at Brownsville; Treneisha Doyle, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Kristen DiPaola, Dakota State (S.D.); Kristen DiPaola, Dakota State (S.D.); Stacey Schuller, Dakota State (S.D.); Bethany Beckman, Arizona Christian; Sarah Becker, Jamestown (N.D.); Kendra Votaw, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Katie Vogts, Tabor (Kan.); Denise Atualevao, Graceland (Iowa); Taylor Reuther, Xavier (La.); Alicia Olson, Viterbo (Wis.); Keaton Thompson, Mid-Continent (Ky.); Kiara Gay, Mobile (Ala.); Jordan Holcomb, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Paula Ferreira, Columbia (Mo.); Sarah Anderson, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Kristin Pressley, Oklahoma Baptist; Livia Caluori, Point Park (Pa.); Haley Kasler, Southern Oregon; Brandi Blessing, Virginia Intermont; Emily Crowell, Northwestern Ohio; Kory Honel, Robert Morris (Ill.); Monica Gomez, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Annie Benson, Bellevue (Neb.).
2012 Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 4): Patricia Souza, Park (Mo.)
Week 2 (Sept. 11): Kendra Schwein, Hastings (Neb.)