2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 11 (April 3)

2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 11 (April 3)

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, Robin Imar of St. Andrews (N.C.) 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 March 26 – April 1, 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, OH, Subotica, Serbia  

  • Cajic set a new season-high of 23 kills against then-No. 7 Park (Mo.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 50 kills
    • 4.55 kills/set
    • 0.374 attack percentage
    • Chipped in 14 digs, one ace and two assisted blocks

Defender of the Week
Robin Imar, St. Andrews (N.C.)
6-1, SR, OH, St Medard, France

  • Imar set a school record with a triple-double (13 kills, 10 digs and 10 aces) in the teams win over Webber International (Fla.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 21 digs
    • 2.10 digs per set 
    • 80 percent reception, recorded only four passing errors on 44 total attempts
    • Also tallied 35 kills, 11 aces and four blocks (two assisted)

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

  • Foley posted a double-double (46 assists, 11 digs) against Park and set a new season-high of six kills against Dordt (Iowa).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 119 assists
    • 10.82 assists per set
    • Also recorded seven kills, 22 digs, eight aces and seven blocks (four solo)

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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Aleksa Jevtic, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Diego Hernandez, St. Andrews (N.C.); Cole Smith, UC Merced; Nick Spallina, Robert Morris (Ill.); Jaylen Clark, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Tim Johnson Jr., Grand View (Iowa); Raffy Polanco, Missouri Valley; Liam Gilchrist, Webber International (Fla.) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Drew Illif, Missouri Baptist; Anthony Miner, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Ben Nilsen, UC Merced; Brandon Mcginnis, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Scott Poppen, Robert Morris (Ill.); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Cesar Remedios, Webber International (Fla.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Danilo Pavicevic, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Jackson Stark, St. Andrews (N.C.); Matthew Pelfini, UC Merced; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Tsvetan Todorov, Missouri Valley; Alfredo Batista, Grand View (Iowa); Kyle Robertson, Webber International (Fla.)


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.) 

Week 11 (April 04): Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist, Robin Imar, St. Andrews (N.C.) , Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist



Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

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