2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 8 (March 13)

2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 8 (March 13)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brendan Brown of Lourdes (Ohio) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Errol Basconcillo of Ottawa (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Luke Pope of Ottawa 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 March 5 - 11, and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Brendan Brown, Lourdes
6-5, JR, MB, Pittsburg, Pa.   

  • Brown committed only one attacking error off of double-digit kills against then-No. 4 St. Ambrose (Iowa) and then-No. 1 Grand View (Iowa).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 25 kills
    • 2.27 kills/set
    • 0.636 attack percentage
    • Chipped in one dig, three assists and nine blocks (seven assisted)

Defender of the Week
Errol Basconcillo, Ottawa
5-5, SR, L, Los Angeles, Calif.  

  • Basconcillo recorded digs in double digits in both matches that he played in including a week-high 19 digs against then-No.1 Grand View.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 29 digs
    • 4.14 digs per set
    • 90 percent reception percentage
    • Also tallied three assists and a service percentage of 86 percent

Setter of the Week
Luke Pope, Ottawa
6-1, SR, S, Long Beach, Calif.    

  • Pope recorded a week-high and double-double (49 assists, 11 digs) against then-No. 1 Grand View.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 83 assists
    • 86 assists per set
    • Also recorded 15 digs, four kills, one ace and 12 blocks (10 assisted)

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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Steven Rodriguez, Missouri Baptist; Cole Smith, UC Merced; Colby Magorien, Robert Morris (Ill.); John Chamone, Grand View (Iowa); Ammuniki Wood, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Daniel Jacobs, Ottawa (Kan.); Liam Gilchrist, Webber International (Fla.); Jordan Barreto, Warner (Fla.) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Colton Inman, Missouri Baptist; Matthew Pelfini, UC Merced; Scott Poppen, Robert Morris (Ill.); Zachary Ayala, Webber International (Fla.); Brendan Brown, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist; Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); James Heisse, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Alfredo Batista, Grand View (Iowa); Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio)


2017-18 Men's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)

Week 1 (January 24): Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist, Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist, Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist 

Week 2 (January 31): Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist, Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa), Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist 

Week 3 (February 07): Peyton Schirman, Briar Cliff (Iowa), Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa), Austin Royer, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 

Week 4 (February 14): Steven Rodriguez, Missouri Baptist, Eric Ubior, Lourdes (Ohio), Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist 

Week 5 (February 21): Cole Smith, UC Merced, Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.), Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) 

Week 6 (February 28): Daniel Jacobs, Ottawa (Kan.), Brendan Brown, Lourdes (Ohio), Jackson Stark, St. Andrews (N.C.)  Week 7 (March 07): Daniel Jacobs, Ottawa (Kan.), Errol Basconcillo, Ottawa (Kan.), Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist 

Week 8 (March 14): Brendan Brown, Lourdes (Ohio), Errol Basconcillo, Ottawa (Kan.), Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.)


Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

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