2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 1 (Jan. 22)

2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 1 (Jan. 22)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Joshua Boothroyd of Aquinas (Mich.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball attacker of the week, Daniel Littleton of Aquinas was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball defender of the week and Colby Elder of Aquinas 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
Joshua Boothroyd, Aquinas
6-2, FR, OH, Irvine, Calif.      

  • Boothroyd currently leads the team in kills during the Saints inaugural season.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 34 kills
    • Averaged 2.83 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.411
    • Added 22 digs, nine service aces and three blocks (two assisted).

Defender of the Week
Daniel Littleton, Aquinas
6-2, FR, OH, Irvine, Calif.      

  • Littleton posted a double-double on the week with a total of 13 kills and 11 blocks (nine assisted).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 11 blocks (nine assisted)
    • Posted five digs
    • Added 13 kills and one ace to his stat line

Setter of the Week
Colby Elder, Aquinas
6-0, JR, S, Mission Viejo, Calif.      

  • Elder directed the Saints offense through and undefeated week as the team went 3-0 in all four contests.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 117 assists
    • Averaged 9.75 assists per set
    • Added four kills, 12 digs, three service aces and six blocks (four assisted).


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Wyatt Henson, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Kainoa Ferguson, UC Merced; Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Alexander Rabadzhiev, Goshen (Ind.); Collin Jordan, Menlo (Calif.); Nick Ramos, Clarke (Iowa); Nikola Stoimenov, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: 
Christopher Calder, UC Merced; Ryan Gossett, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Pedro Almeida, Menlo (Calif.); Julian Armendano, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Bryant Ekstein, Clarke (Iowa) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Michael Wahl, Goshen (Ind.); Trey Lake, Menlo (Calif.); Andrew Colantone, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Jake Lauger, Clarke (Iowa)


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.)

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


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NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

April 14-18, 2020
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Des Moines, Iowa