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2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week No. 6 (Feb. 26)

NAIA - Men's Volleyball - Bryce Thompson - Ottawa (Kan.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ashan Jordan of Ottawa (Kan.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball attacker of the week, Troy Lance of Ottawa was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball defender of the week and Bryce Thompson of Ottawa was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball setter of the week announced the national office on Tuesday. The trio was chosen out of a pool of conference and group winners.

Attacker of the Week
Ashan Jordan, Ottawa
6-3, SO, OH, Barbados  

  • Jordan notched a double-double against Briar Cliff (Iowa) (27 kills, 11 digs), which also marked a new career-high for the sophomore.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 53 kills
    • Averaged 4.00 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.446
    • Added one assist, one ace, 19 digs and 11 blocks (10 assisted) to his stat line.  

Defender of the Week
Troy Lance, Ottawa
6-6, JR, MB, Las Vegas, Nev.  

  • Lance helped his team secure an upset over No. 3 Park (Mo.) with four solo blocks and one assisted block.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 19 blocks (14 assisted)
    • Averaged 1.58 blacks/set
    • Recorded only one blocking error
    • Added 20 kills, nine digs and four aces to his stat line


Setter of the Week
Bryce Thompson, Ottawa
6-3, FR, S, Los Alamitos, Calif.

  • Thompson directed the Braves offense to an undefeated week with wins over No. 3 Park, Briar Cliff and Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 139 assists
    • Averaged 11.58 assists per set
    • Added three kills, 15 digs, five aces and five blocks (two assisted).


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist; Justin Talley, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Ben Twigger, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Trevor Jurlina, UC Merced ; Bobby Henige, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Ben Gabor, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Manny Andrade, Robert Morris (Ill.); Scott MacGillis, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Alexander Rabadzhiev, Goshen (Ind.); Nicolas Bilinski, Hope International (Calif.); Julien Dumas, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Julian Armendano, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Joseph Mafi, Clarke (Iowa); Simon Joly, Missouri Valley; Livan Moreno, Life (Ga.); Zachary Ayala, Webber International (Fla.); Jose Morales, Warner (Fla.); Evan Gebert, Lourdes (Ohio); Ruben Lopez, Aquinas (Mich.) 


Defender of the Week Nominees: Kyle Monton, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Skyler Capllonch, Missouri Baptist; Carlos Rodriguez, St. Andrews (N.C.); Christopher Calder, UC Merced; Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Andy Bennett, Goshen (Ind.); Chase Larson, Hope International (Calif.); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Damien Higashi, Clarke (Iowa); Joseph Hallowell, Grand View (Iowa); Diego Perez, Life (Ga.); Franky Zamora, Warner (Fla.); Steven Bartlett, Webber International (Fla.); Will Donald, Aquinas (Mich.); Ricardo Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Sebastian Karmy, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Jackson Stark, St. Andrews (N.C.); Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); Adam Campbell, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Lucas Sauder, Goshen (Ind.); Reid Harrison, Hope International (Calif.); Tsvetan Todorov, Missouri Valley; Andrew Colantone, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Dj Mcinerny, Grand View (Iowa); Franky Zamora, Warner (Fla.); Kyle Robertson, Webber International (Fla.); Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio); Colby Elder, Aquinas (Mich.)


2018-19 Men's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)
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.)


Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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