2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 10 (March 27)

2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 10 (March 27)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kyle Browne of Siena Heights (Mich.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Eric Ubior of Lourdes (Ohio) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Luke Pope of Ottawa (Kan.) 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 19 - 25, and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Kyle Browne, Siena Heights
6-3, SO, OH/Opp, Bridgetown Barbados   

  • Browne earned a career-high 22 kills and 17 digs in the 3-2 upset over then-No. 5 Lourdes in conference action.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 45 kills
    • 5.0 kills/set
    • 0.257 attack percentage
    • Chipped in 26 digs, one assist, three aces and seven blocks (6 assisted)

Defender of the Week
Eric Ubior, Lourdes
6-2, SR, OH, Guaynabo, P.R.

  • Ubior recorded a week-high of 28 digs against Siena Heights (Mich.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 37 digs
    • 4.63 digs per set
    • 94 percent reception, recorded only two passing errors on 58 total attempts
    • Also tallied eight assists, three service aces and a service percentage of 94 percent

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

  • Pope posted a week-high 47 assists against Dordt (Iowa) and completed a double-double with 11 digs in the same contest.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 121 assists
    • 12.1 assists per set
    • Also recorded 22 digs, three kills and four assisted blocks

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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Nathan Heller, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Thomas Matonis, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Tim Doughney, Clarke (Iowa); Tim Johnson Jr., Grand View (Iowa); Raffy Polanco, Missouri Valley; Daniel Jacobs, Ottawa (Kan.); Jordan Barreto, Warner (Fla.); Zachary Ayala, Webber International (Fla.); Brendan Brown, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Riley Anderson, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Brandon Mcginnis, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Joshua Phalen, Clarke (Iowa); Errol Basconcillo, Ottawa (Kan.); John Montalvo-Camacho, Warner (Fla.); Jack Chernak, Webber International (Fla.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Austin Royer, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Missouri Valley; Trent Weber, Clarke (Iowa); Alfredo Batista, Grand View (Iowa); Neil Werzer, Warner (Fla.); Kyle Robertson, Webber International (Fla.); Keegan Crawford, Siena Heights (Mich.); 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.) 

Week 9 (March 21): Cole Smith, UC Merced, Vinny Parisi, Hope International (Calif.), Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.) 

Week 10 (March 28): Kyle Browne, Siena Heights (Mich.), Eric Ubior, Lourdes (Ohio), Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.)


Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

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