KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Christa Hill of Ottawa (Kan.) has been named the NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Hill was selected based on her performances from Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections.
National Player of the Week
Christa Hill, Ottawa (Kan.)
Jr., S, Holton, Kan.
• Guided Ottawa to a 4-1 week that included wins over Southwestern (Kan.) (3-0), College of Saint Mary (3-2), Waldorf (Iowa) (3-0) and Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) (3-0).
• Recorded a career-best and new program record 71 assists against College of Saint Mary. Also had 13 digs to tally her sixth double-double of the season.
• Averaged 11.89 assists and 1.78 digs per set.
• Added 19 kills, five blocks and four service aces.
• Enters the week ranked 19th in the NAIA in total assists (760).
• Earns her first National Player of the Week honor.
• Last Ottawa National Player of the Week: Nicole Gingery (Oct. 22, 2013)
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Juliana Barros, Park (Mo.); Paige Moore, Union (Ky.); Rachael Schaefer, UC Merced; Motade Atanda, Southern Oregon; Tayler Hegg, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Remy Bucknor, Indiana Wesleyan; Alexis Aalona, Westminster (Utah); Alyssa Mason, Biola (Calif.); Emma Aschenbrenner, Hastings (Neb.); Christal Hollins, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Zoraida Heredia, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Emily Castleman, Midway (Ky.); Nadelina Nesheva, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Beth Walker, Bellevue (Neb.); Emily Wineinger, Clarke (Iowa); Katie Wangberg, Mayville State (N.D.); Bojana Mitrovic, Texas at Brownsville; Audrey Dearien, John Brown (Ark.); Michala Askew, Dalton State (Ga.); Evelina Abdurakhmanova, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Marcey DeHaan, Davenport (Mich.).
2014 NAIA Volleyball Players of the Week (complete schedule)
Week 1 (Sept. 9) – Yang Yang, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Week 2 (Sept. 16) – Wendy Romero, Park (Mo.)
Week 3 (Sept. 23) – Erynn Schuh, Trinity Christian (Ill.)
Week 4 (Sept. 30) – Wendy Romero, Park (Mo.)
Week 5 (Oct. 7) – Christa Hill, Ottawa (Kan.)