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2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week - No. 9

Chapman Attacker of the Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Felix Chapman of Grand View (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men's Volleyball Attacker of the Week and Emilier De Jesus of Siena Heights (Mich.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Volleyball Defender of the Week and Luciano Bucci of Park (Mo.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Volleyball Setter of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.

Attacker of the Week
Felix Chapman of Grand View (Iowa)
6-8, JR, MB, San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba

  • Chapman totaled 44 kills in the Viking’s last two victories over Briar Cliff (Iowa) and Ottawa (Kan.)
  • Weekly Stats
    • Earned 17 kills in home victory over Briar Cliff (Iowa)
    • Collected 27 kills in away match against Ottawa (Kan.)
    • Averaged 5.50 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.342
    • Chapman added four assists and 20 digs his stat line

Defender of the Week
Emilier De Jesus of Siena Heights (Mich.)
5-8, JR, DS, Chesterton, Ind.

  • De Jesus led the Saint defense during the SHU men's volleyball tournament this weekend earning a team-high 22 digs in a 3-0 win over Morningside (Iowa). Siena Heights went 3-1 on the week with wins over Cumberland (Tenn.), Goshen (Ind.), and Morningside (Iowa).
  • Weekly Stats  
    • Totaled 62 digs
    • Averaged 4.77 digs/set
    • Added 12 assists and seven aces
    • De Jesus was named to the all-tournament team for his performance over the weekend

Setter of the Week
Luciano Bucci of Park (Mo.)
6-1, SO, S, San Salvo, Italy

  • Bucci had 95 total assists in Park's three victories last week
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 95 assists
    • Averaged 10.56 assists per set
    • Added 18 digs, eight kills and four service aces

Nominees: Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.) ; Joseph Webb, UC Merced ; Bobby Henige, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Justin Mccarthy, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Chase Larson, Hope International (Calif.) ; Brandon Oswald, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Simon Joly, Missouri Valley ; Nikola Stoimenov, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Livan Moreno, Life (Ga.) ; Arthur Amorim, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Orlando Fletcher, Webber International (Fla.) ; Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio) ; Ruben Lopez, Aquinas (Mich.)

Nominees:
Mateus Martins, Park (Mo.) ; Bobby Henige, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Zach Brill, UC Merced ; Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Julian Armendano, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Raphael Seabra, Grand View (Iowa) ; Diego Perez, Life (Ga.) ; Orlando Fletcher, Webber International (Fla.) ; Collin Holt, Lourdes (Ohio) ; Daniel Littleton, Aquinas (Mich.)

Nominees:
Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Ryan Steele, UC Merced ; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Andrew Colantone, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Dj Mcinerny, Grand View (Iowa) ; Tsvetan Todorov, Missouri Valley ; Allain Larroche, Life (Ga.) ; Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Tim Rouch Jr., Webber International (Fla.) ; Colby Elder, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)

 

2018-19 Men's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (, , )


Week 1 (January 23): Joshua Boothroyd, Aquinas (Mich.) , Daniel Littleton, Aquinas (Mich.) , Colby Elder, Aquinas (Mich.)
Week 2 (January 30): Simon Joly, Missouri Valley , Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.) , Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)
Week 3 (February 06): Ben Steffen, Mount Mercy (Iowa) , Matheus Andrade, Lourdes (Ohio) , Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Week 4 (February 13): Jose Morales, Warner (Fla.) , Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) , Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)
Week 5 (February 20): Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield (Va.) , Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.) , Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.)
Week 6 (February 27): Ashan Jordan, Ottawa (Kan.) , Troy Lance, Ottawa (Kan.) , Bryce Thompson, Ottawa (Kan.)
Week 7 (March 06): Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.) , Matheus Andrade, Lourdes (Ohio) , Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)
Week 8 (March 13): Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.) , Mitchell Wannahwilai, Mount Mercy (Iowa) , Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist
Week 9 (March 20): Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa) , Emilier De Jesus, Siena Heights (Mich.) , Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.)

 

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship
Sports Rules - Volleyball (M)
Official Merchandise-Men's Volleyball