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2015 NAIA Women's Volleyball Player of the Week - No. 4 (Sept. 29)

September 29, 2015
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By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

Kansas City, Mo. – Bethany Farres of Ottawa (Kan.), Cassie Sarabia of Indiana Tech and Haley Pouliezos Missouri Baptist have been named NAIA National Volleyball Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.  These three were selected based on their performances from Sept. 21-28 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and player of the week selections.

National Setter of the Week
Bethany Farres, Ottawa (Kan.)
Jr. S, McPherson, Kan.
• Recorded 221 assists to help her team to a 5-0 week along with 14 kills and 32 digs.
• Tied for 15th in the NAIA in overall assists per set (10.5) on the season.
• Averaged 13 assists per set and 44.2 per match during the five match period.
• This is her first career Player of the Week award.

National Attacker of the Week
Cassie Sarabia, Indiana Tech
Jr. OH, Rossford, Ohio
• Recorded a caree- high 25 kills, two from tying the program record for a match.
• Season-high 15 digs against the Warriors of Davenport.
• Picked up her first double-double of the season with 19 kills and 13 digs against Cornerstone.
• This is her first career Player of the Week award.

National Defender of the Week
Haley Pouliezos, Missouri Baptist
Sr. L, Imperial, Mo.
• Recorded 73 total digs to help her team to a 3-0 week.
• Ranked 6th overall in digs per set (6.0) on the year.
• As a libero she recorded her highest single match total of the week against NCAA Division  II McKendree (Ill.) with 27 digs.
• This is her first career Player of the Week award.

Nominees:
 
Attacker: Daniela Duarte, Park (Mo.); Marissa Langford, Milligan (Tenn.); Caitlin Marinos, La Sierra (Calif.); Amber Parker, Corban (Ore.); Kendyl Danelski, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Kylie Portera, Indiana Wesleyan; Kennadie Clute, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Charlotte Heerlyn, Vanguard (Calif.); Haley Moss, Dordt (Iowa); Shannon Jones, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Taylor Cowan, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Olivia Coe, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Emma Feierabend, Friends (Kan.); Mallory Livingston, Indiana East; Carol Siqueira, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.); Lucille Ricord, Wiley (Texas); Molli Pugh, John Brown (Ark.); Emma Anderson, Coastal Georgia; Breeanna Navarro, Warner (Fla.)

Defender: Nominees: Ana Calaza, Union (Ky.); Dionicia Colon-Mateo, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Ashlyn Flynn, Southern Oregon; Melissa Murphy, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Marlowe Beatty, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Madeleine Fey, Carroll (Mont.); Aleka Estrada, San Diego Christian (Calif.); Jill Bax, Hastings (Neb.); Ana Privat, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Shannon Liewer, Peru State (Neb.); Lauren Stopko, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Hannah Sittig, Ottawa (Kan.); Kaleigh Ensley, IU Kokomo; Sydney Beck, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jennifer Krentz, Viterbo (Wis.); Candace Grosjean, St. Thomas (Texas); Dani Chase, Oklahoma City; Cassie Bailie, Faulkner (Ala.); Thalia Mendez, Warner (Fla.); Taylor Kelso, Indiana Tech

Setter: Brittney Engelbrecht, William Woods (Mo.); Jessica Davenport, Milligan (Tenn.); Laila Souktani, La Sierra (Calif.); Lauren McGowne, Southern Oregon; Kelsey Johnson, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Bridget Troyer, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Makenzie Bauck, Montana Tech; Kelly Dalrymple, Vanguard (Calif.); Jessica Peters, Midland (Neb.); Marija Stojijkovic, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Rachel Kater, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Abbie Perez, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Abbey Ketchem, Indiana East; Makenzie Montano, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.); Jessica Izquierdo, Wiley (Texas); Kristina Gafford, Texas Wesleyan; Cayley Meiners, Coastal Georgia; Dana Nowaczyk, St. Thomas (Fla.); Meghan Birr, Lourdes (Ohio)

2015-16 Volleyball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 09): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.), Jennifer Krentz, Viterbo (Wis.) , Ally Krus, Missouri Baptist 
Week 2 (Sep. 16): Samantha Voils, Missouri Valley , Marlowe Beatty, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) , Rachel Kater, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 
Week 3 (Sept. 23): Penny Liu, Columbia (Mo. , Marlowe Beatty, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) , Sashiko Heredia, Columbia (Mo.) 
Week 4 (Sept. 30): Cassie Sarabia, Indiana Tech, Bethany Farres, Ottawa (Kan.), Haley Pouliezos, Missouri Baptist