2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 7 (March 5)

2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 7 (March 5)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Felipe Guirau of Park (Mo.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball attacker of the week, Matheu Andrade of Lourdes (Ohio) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball defender of the week and Henrique Gehrke of Lourdes 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
Felipe Guirau, Park  
6-5, SO, OH, Maua, Brazil  

  • Guirai finished each of the two matches last week with double-digit kills.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 29 kills
    • Averaged 4.83 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.545
    • Added one assist, seven digs and six assisted blocks to his stat line.   

Defender of the Week
Matheus Andrade, Lourdes
6-1, SO, OH, Coronel Fabriciano, Brazil

  • Andrade has posted double-figure digits in digs in seven of the last eight matches including the two matches last week against RV Siena Heights (Mich.) and No. 6 Aquinas (Mich.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 29 digs
    • Averaged 4.14 digs/set
    • Recorded a reception percentage of 0.957 with only two receive errors on the week.
    • Added five assists and a service percentage of 0.667 to his stat line


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

  • Gehrke directed the offense to an undefeated week with wins over RV Siena Heights and No. 6 Aquinas.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 86 assists
    • Averaged 12.29 assists per set
    • Added two kills, 18 digs, three aces and two blocks (one assisted).


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Steven Rodriguez, Missouri Baptist ; Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield (Va.) ; Edgar Huerta, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Christopher Calder, UC Merced ; Logan Adcock, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Zach Schmidt, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Ben Gabor, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Nicholas Allen, Robert Morris (Ill.) ; Daniel Borsi, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; John Chamone, Grand View (Iowa) ; Luke Taffer, Webber International (Fla.) ; Jose Gonzalez, Warner (Fla.) ; Evan Gebert, Lourdes (Ohio) 


Defender of the Week Nominees:  Skyler Capllonch, Missouri Baptist ; Mateus Martins, Park (Mo.) ; Jesus Izaguirre, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Zach Brill, UC Merced ; Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; John Wazydrag, Robert Morris (Ill.) ; Pedro Almeida, Menlo (Calif.) ; Tyler Godown, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Raphael Seabra, Grand View (Iowa) ; Steven Bartlett, Webber International (Fla.) ; Jose Morales, Warner (Fla.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist ; Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.) ; Chaz Franqui, Bluefield (Va.) ; Jackson Stark, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Ryan Steele, UC Merced ; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Adam Campbell, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Bobby Ying, Robert Morris (Ill.) ; Trey Lake, Menlo (Calif.) ; Jacob Ewart, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Dj Mcinerny, Grand View (Iowa) ; 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) 
Week 5 (February 20): Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield (Va.), Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.), Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) 
Week 6 (February 27): Ashan Jordan, Ottawa (Kan.), Troy Lance, Ottawa (Kan.), Bryce Thompson, Ottawa (Kan.) 
Week 7 (March 06): Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.), Matheus Andrade, Lourdes (Ohio), Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)


Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


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April 14-18, 2020
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Des Moines, Iowa