2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 2 (Jan. 30)

2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 2 (Jan. 30)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Luka Cajic of Missouri Baptist has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Felix Chapman of Grand View (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Kyle Foley of Missouri Baptist has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Setter of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday. The trio was selected based on their performances from Jan. 22 – 28, and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist
6-4, SO, Subotica, Serbia

  • Cajic finished with 18 kills, five digs and one service ace in a five-set loss to No. 1-ranked Grand View (Iowa).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 69 kills
    • 31 kills/set
    • .278 attack percentage
    • Chipped in 18 digs total (1.13 digs/set)

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

  • In three wins over top-five ranked programs, Grand View’s Chapman compiled 22 total blocks on the week. He had 11 total rejections (10 assisted) in the 3-2 win over No. 2 Missouri Baptist.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 22 blocks (20 assisted)
    • Averaged 1.69 blocks/set
    • 43 kills (3.31 kills/set)

Setter of the Week
Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist
6-4, SR, S, St. Louis, Mo.

  • Went for 40-plus assists in three-of-four matches during the week, including 54 in the loss to No. 1 Grand View.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 173 assists
    • 81 assists/set
    • Also contributed 24 digs and 17 service aces

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Nominees: Victor Neves, Park (Mo.); Logan Adcock, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Cole Smith, UC Merced; Zach Schmidt, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Colby Magorien, Robert Morris (Ill.); Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Tim Johnson Jr., Grand View (Iowa); Tim Doughney, Clarke (Iowa); Raffy Polanco, Missouri Valley; Daniel Jacobs, Ottawa (Kan.); Matt Mittry, Lourdes (Ohio)

Nominees: Dylan Riley, Park (Mo.); Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist; Riley Anderson, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Timothy Carey, Robert Morris (Ill.); Brandon McGinnis, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Joshua Phalen, Clarke (Iowa); Eric Ubior, Lourdes (Ohio)

Nominees: Andrea Maggio, Park (Mo.); Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Matthew Pelfini, UC Merced; Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); Austin Royer, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Trent Weber, Clarke (Iowa); Alfredo Batista, Grand View (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Missouri Valley; Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio)

2017-18 Men's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)
Week 1 (January 23): Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist; Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist; Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist
Week 2 (January 30): Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist; Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist



Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

April 14-18, 2020
Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center
Des Moines, Iowa