2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 8

2018-19 NAIA Men's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Felipe Guirau of Park (Mo.) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball attacker of the week for the second straight week, Mitchell Wannahwilai of Mount Mercy (Iowa) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball defender of the week and Jason Harman of Missouri Baptist 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 averaged 20 kills per match in a close loss to Np. 1 Missouri Baptist and a victory over #7 Ottawa (Kan.)
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 40 kills
    • Averaged 5.00 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.380
    • Added one assist, nine digs and three solo blocks to his stat line 

Defender of the Week
Mitchell Wannahwilai, Mount Mercy 
5-7, F, DS/L, Rockford, Ill.

  • Andrade posted a career-high 17 digs in a 3-1 victory over Graceland (Iowa)
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 36 digs
    • Averaged 3.27 digs/set
    • Recorded a reception percentage of 0.923 with only four receive errors on the week
    • Added six assists, two aces and a service percentage of 0.886 in 35 attempts

Setter of the Week
Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist
6-3, JR, S, St. Louis, Mo.  

  • Harman facilitated the No. 1 ranked Spartans to a 4-0 week, preserving their undefeated record
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 133 assists
    • Averaged 11.08 assists per set
    • Added four kills, 21 digs, two aces and five assisted blocks
Nominees: Steven Rodriguez, Missouri Baptist ; Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield (Va.) ; Edgar Huerta, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Jose Leon Gomez, UC Merced ; Logan Adcock, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Scott MacGillis, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Justin Mccarthy, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Daniel Bilinksi, Hope International (Calif.) ; Brandon Oswald, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa) ; Travis Doyle, Clarke (Iowa) ; Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Arthur Amorim, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Javier Cornier, Life (Ga.) ; Victor Pietro, Midway (Ky.) ; Luke Taffer, Webber International (Fla.) ; Jose Morales, Warner (Fla.) ; Zane Moothart, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Evan Gebert, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Nominees: Mateus Martins, Park (Mo.) ; Colton Inman, Missouri Baptist ; Carleek Owens, Bluefield (Va.) ; Ben Twigger, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Zach Brill, UC Merced ; Bobby Henige, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Jaylen Clark, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Ben Gabor, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Vinny Parisi, Hope International (Calif.) ; Damien Higashi, Clarke (Iowa) ; Raphael Seabra, Grand View (Iowa) ; Christian Lester, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Joudiel Poveymirow, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Diego Perez, Life (Ga.) ; Kyle West, Midway (Ky.) ; Augusto Silva, Warner (Fla.) ; Pedro Lepever, Webber International (Fla.) ; Josh Evers, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Matheus Andrade, Lourdes (Ohio) 


Nominees: Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.) ; Chaz Franqui, Bluefield (Va.) ; Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Joey Medina, UC Merced ; Jake Snyder, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Reid Harrison, Hope International (Calif.) ; Andrew Colantone, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Dj Mcinerny, Grand View (Iowa) ; Jake Lauger, Clarke (Iowa) ; Allain Larroche, Life (Ga.) ; Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Gavin-James Andaya, Midway (Ky.) ; Tim Rouch Jr., Webber International (Fla.) ; Franky Zamora, Warner (Fla.) ; Colby Elder, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)

2018-19 Men's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (, , )

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) 
Week 8 (March 13): Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.) , Mitchell Wannahwilai, Mount Mercy (Iowa) , Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist

 

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

2nd ANNUAL 
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14-18, 2020
Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center
Des Moines, Iowa