KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sydney Koon of Brenau (Ga.) has been named the NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Koon was selected based on her performances from Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections.
National Player of the Week
Sydney Koon, Brenau (Ga.)
Sr., OH, Johns Creek, Ga.
• Helped guide Brenau (Ga.) to a 3-0 week that included wins against Southern States Athletic Conference foes Bethel (Tenn.) (3-1) and Martin Methodist (Tenn.) (3-0).
• Posted a double-double in all three matches this week.
• Ended the week with a .500 hitting percentage and 51 kills.
• Registered 38 digs, three blocks and three assists.
• Earns first career National Player of the Week honor.
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Wanessa Siqueira, Park (Mo.); Ana Calaza, Union (Ky.); Courtney Wong, Menlo (Calif.); Rachelle Chamberlain, Eastern Oregon; Krystle Troyer, Indiana South Bend; Annelise Rohrer, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Dayna Jensen, Montana State-Northern; Alyssa Mason, Biola (Calif.); Katie Zoucha, Hastings (Neb.); Jodi Hill, Xavier (La.); Allie Krabbenhoft, Graceland (Iowa); Anna Simpson-Mills, Sterling (Kan.); Lindi Thomas, IU Kokomo; Makenzie Montano, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Mallory Babic, College of Saint Mary (Neb.); Maddie McElroy, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Katherine Gonzalez, Dakota State (S.D.); Latisha Brittenham, Bacone (Okla.); Shahala Hawkins, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Evelina Abdurakhmanova, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Mackenzie Kolstad, Aquinas (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.)
Week 6 (Oct. 14) – Alicia Olson, Viterbo (Wis.)
Week 7 (Oct. 21) – Ally Krus, Missouri Baptist
Week 8 (Oct. 28) – Brooke Simpson, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 9 (Nov. 4) – Sydney Koon, Brenau (Ga.)