2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 4 (Feb. 12)

2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 4 (Feb. 12)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jose Morales of Warner (Fla.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball attacker of the week, Jesus Izaguirre of Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball defender of the week and Henrique Gehrke of Lourdes (Ohio) 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
Jose Morales, Warner
6-0, SR, RS, Miami, Fla.  

  • Morales led his team to a 2-0 week with wins over Bluefield (Va.) and Cincinnati Christian (Ohio).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 31 kills
    • Averaged 5.17 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.456
    • Added one assist, nine digs and three blocks (one assisted) to his stat line.  

Defender of the Week
Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictipne Mesa
5-8, SR, L, Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Izaguirre recorded double-digit digs in both of the Redhawk’s wins last week against Ottawa (Ariz.) and RV UC Merced (Calif.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 23 digs
    • Averaged 3.83 digs/set
    • Recorded a reception percentage of 0.967 with only one receive error
    • Added eight assists, two aces and a 0.821 service percentage to his stat line.

Setter of the Week
Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)
6-3, SO, S, Blumenau, Brazil

  • Gehrke recorded 30 or more assists in each of the two contests the Gray Wolves won last week against No. 10 Clarke (Iowa) and Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 75 assists
    • Averaged 12.50 assists per set
    • Added one kill, 10 digs and two assisted blocks to his stat line.


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist; Diego Tamayo, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield (Va.); Diego Hernandez, St. Andrews (N.C.); Devin Hill, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Jose Leon Gomez, UC Merced; Manny Andrade, Robert Morris (Ill.); Djordje Novakovic, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Justin Mccarthy, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Chase Erwin, Judson (Ill.); Edin Ibrahimovic, Menlo (Calif.); Chase Larson, Hope International (Calif.); Ben Tiemersma, Dordt (Iowa); Brandon Oswald, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Nikola Stoimenov, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Livan Moreno, Life (Ga.); Victor Pietro, Midway (Ky.); Luke Taffer, Webber International (Fla.) ; Ricardo Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist; Kyle Monton, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Carlos Rodriguez, St. Andrews (N.C.); Zach Brill, UC Merced; Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Noah McConville, Judson (Ill.); Joe Claffy, Robert Morris (Ill.); Jonathan Poortinga, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Reid Harrison, Hope International (Calif.); Mitchell Wannahwilai, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Joseph Hallowell, Grand View (Iowa); Luke Allmond, Life (Ga.); Steven Bartlett, Webber International (Fla.); Augusto Silva, Warner (Fla.); Matheus Andrade, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Jeffrey Carmody, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Jackson Stark, St. Andrews (N.C.); Chaz Franqui, Bluefield (Va.); Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.); Danny Lawrence, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Tony Tauiliili, Judson (Ill.); Trey Lake, Menlo (Calif.); Andrew Colantone, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Dj Mcinerny, Grand View (Iowa); Allain Larroche, Life (Ga.); Franky Zamora, Warner (Fla.); Kyle Robertson, Webber International (Fla.)


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.) 

Week 2 (January 30): Simon Joly, Missouri Valley, Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.), Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Week 3 (February 06): Ben Steffen, Mount Mercy (Iowa), Matheus Andrade, Lourdes (Ohio), Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.)

Week 4 (February 13): Jose Morales, Warner (Fla.), Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.), Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)


Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


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