2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 5 (Feb. 19)

2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 5 (Feb. 19)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alberto Chiaporini of Bluefield (Va.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball attacker of the week, Jake Olson of Saint Xavier (Ill.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball defender of the week and Jaron Jones of Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) 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
Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield
6-3, SO, OH, Joinville, Brazil  

  • Chiaparini led his team to a 3-0 week against Milligan (Tenn.), Ramapo College and Randolph Macon College.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 60 kills
    • Averaged 5.45 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.552
    • Added two assists, 16 digs and three blocks (one assisted) to his stat line.  

Defender of the Week
Jake Olson, Saint Xavier
5-9, SR, OH, Oak Forest, Ill.  

  • Olson led his team to a 3-0 week which also extended the program record win streak to seven matches.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 45 digs
    • Averaged 3.75 digs/set
    • Recorded no reception errors on 55 total attempts
    • Added 14 assists, one ace and a 0.836 service percentage to his stat line.


Setter of the Week
Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa
6-3, SR, S, Tempe, Ariz.

  • Jones directed the Redhawks office to a 2-0 week against UC Santa Cruz (Calif.) and Menlo (Calif.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 83 assists
    • Averaged 11.86 assists per set
    • Added three kills, three aces, 10 digs and two assisted blocks to his stat line.


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Justin Talley, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist; Joseph Webb, UC Merced; Devin Hill, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Ben Gabor, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Chase Erwin, Judson (Ill.); Edin Ibrahimovic, Menlo (Calif.); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Strahil Svilenski, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Daniel Fohey, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Alejandro Gonzalez, Life (Ga.); Joudiel Poveymirow, Campbellsville (Ky.); Mason Chambers, Cumberland (Tenn.); Luke Taffer, Webber International (Fla.); Ytalo Vazquez, Warner (Fla.); Joshua Boothroyd, Aquinas (Mich.); Evan Gebert, Lourdes (Ohio) 


Defender of the Week Nominees: Skyler Capllonch, Missouri Baptist; Kyle Monton, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Zach Brill, UC Merced; Noah Mcconville, Judson (Ill.); Akash Dhothar, Menlo (Calif.); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Mitchell Wannahwilai, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Diego Perez, Life (Ga.); Jaycob Holmgren, Cumberland (Tenn.); Steven Bartlett, Webber International (Fla.); Jose Morales, Warner (Fla.); Robert Valerio, Aquinas (Mich.); Collin Holt, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Sebastian Karmy, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Chaz Franqui, Bluefield (Va.); Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Tony Tauiliili, Judson (Ill.); Trey Lake, Menlo (Calif.); Andrew Colantone, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Allain Larroche, Life (Ga.); Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.); Kyle Robertson, Webber International (Fla.); Franky Zamora, Warner (Fla.); Colby Elder, Aquinas (Mich.); Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)


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) 
Week 5 (February 20): Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield (Va.), Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.), Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.)


Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


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