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2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week No. 7 (Oct.16)

UNOH_WVB_Attacker of the Week_Devon Heitkamp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Devon Heitkamp of Northwestern Ohio has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Christa Veenstra of Trinity Christian (Ill.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Amy Buffham of Westminster (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Volleyball Setter of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The trio was selected based on their performances from Oct. 8-15 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week

Devon Heitkamp, Northwestern Ohio

6-1, Jr, MB, New Bremen, Ohio

  •   Heitkamp was named to the Aquinas (Mich.) and Cornerstone (Mich.) All-Tournament team.
  •   Weekly Stats

o   98 kills

o   5.44 kills/set

o   0.354 attack percentage

o   Also added 11 blocks (9 assisted)

Defender of the Week

Christa Veenstra, Trinity Christian

5-8, SR, MB, Tracy, Iowa

  •   Veenstra helped her team to an undefeated week.
  •   Weekly Stats

o   18 block assists

o   One solo block

o   Added 18 kills to her stat line

Setter of the Week

Amy Buffham, Westmont (Calif.)

5-8, SR, S, Saugus, Calif.

  •   Buffham is averaging 9.16 assists per set this season. The setter recorded a double-double in each of the two matches she competed in last week against No. 11 The Master’s (Calif.) (35 assists, 10 digs) and Life Pacific (Calif.) (38 assists, 10 digs).
  •   Weekly Stats

o   73 assists

o   12.17 assists/set

o   20 digs, 3.33 average

o   Also contributed three aces, 3 assisted blocks and three kills


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Nominees: Caterina Cigarini, Missouri Baptist ; Tatiana Dale, Point (Ga.) ; Caylee Robalin, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) ; Melisa Ljuca, Warner Pacific (Ore.) ; Kacie Stoll, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Amanda Adams, Taylor (Ind.) ; Hailey Copinga, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Samantha Neely, Westmont (Calif.) ; Sage Meyer, Hastings (Neb.) ; Vivica Price-Spraggins, Xavier (La.) ; Courtney Twit, Grand View (Iowa) ; Estela Felix Almeida, Green Mountain (Vt.) ; Ayona Tharps, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Klara Mikelova, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Lydia Xu, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Arianna Brooks, Huston-Tillotson (Texas) ; Nyssa Baker, IU Kokomo (Ind.) ; Cashlyn Munroe, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) ; Hannah McGowan, Bethel (Tenn.) ; Abbie Seward, Keiser (Fla.) 

Nominees: Shelby Henson, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Cassandra Diaz, UC Merced ; Kayla Olson, Northwest Christian (Ore.) ; Samantha Korn, Taylor (Ind.) ; Ayla Carpenter, Carroll (Mont.) ; Rebecca Lowden, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Emily Lenners, Hastings (Neb.) ; Jedda Alcee, Tougaloo (Miss.) ; Claire Cudney, Peru State (Neb.) ; Morgan Beougher, Kansas Wesleyan ; Lilo Larzelere, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Jayden Warner, Mayville State (N.D.) ; Maranda Washington, Huston-Tillotson (Texas) ; Macee Rudy, IU Kokomo (Ind.) ; Lauren Hermes, Oklahoma City ; Tylar Beckham, Loyola (La.) ; Andrea Lorenz, Warner (Fla.) ; Madeline Macdonald, Indiana Tech  Nominees: Manuela Vargas, Columbia (Mo.) ; Kellee Geren, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Audrey Baldwin, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) ; Jadyn Mullen, Corban (Ore.) ; Cassidy Wyman, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Haley Harrell, Taylor (Ind.) ; Natalie Hilderman, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Jamie De Jager, Dordt (Iowa) ; Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.) ; Trystin Luneckas, Grand View (Iowa) ; Morgan Berry, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Autumn Proctor, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Anissa Tamez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Kendal Williams, IU Kokomo (Ind.) ; Sophia Ivy, SAGU (Texas) ; Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Brooklyn Vandehei, Keiser (Fla.) ; Kayla Clark, Cornerstone (Mich.)


2018-19 Women's Volleyball Composite Award Winners 

Week 1 (September 05): Nada Meawad, Park (Mo.) , Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.) , Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.)  Week 2 (September 12): Rachel Gregg, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) , Alexandra Reid, Sterling (Kan.) , Morgan Berry, Ottawa (Kan.) 

Week 3 (September 19): Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern (Iowa) , Valorie Flick, Saint Francis (Ind.) , Marija Djonovic, College of Idaho 

Week 4 (September 26): Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern (Iowa) , Samantha Korn, Taylor (Ind.) , Jamie De Jager, Dordt (Iowa) 

Week 5 (October 03): Caterina Cigarini, Missouri Baptist , Alex Ewalt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) , Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.) 

Week 6 (October 10): Ema Altena, Dordt (Iowa) , Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.) , Jamie De Jager, Dordt (Iowa)  Week 7 (October 17): Devon Heitkamp, University of Northwestern Ohi , Christa Veenstra, Trinity Christian (Ill.) , Amy Buffham, Westmont (Calif.)


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship
Sports Rules - Volleyball (W)
Official Merchandise-Women's Volleyball