2018-19 NAIA Men?s Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 11

2018-19 NAIA Men?s Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Miljan Kastratovic of Missouri Baptist was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball attacker of the week, Matheus Andrade of Lourdes (Ohio) was named as the NAIA men’s volleyball defender of the week and Luciano Bucci of Park (Mo.) 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
Miljan Kastratovic, Missouri Baptist
6-4, FR, OP, Budva, Montenegro  

  • Kastratovic led the Spartans to a 2-0 week with wins over No. 7 Ottawa (Kan.) and Lincoln (Ill.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 26 kills
    • Averaged 4.33 kills per set
    • Attack percentage of 0.524
    • Added one assist, 12 digs, six aces and one assisted block to his stat line.   

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

  • In his third defender of the week honor, Andrade posted double-digit digs in three of the four matches he competed and set a school record of 20 digs in a three set match against Siena Heights (Mich.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 62 digs, averaged 4.43 digs per set
    • Totaled only four receive errors on 60 total attempts (0.933)
    • Added 13 kills, 15 assists and two aces


Setter of the Week
Luciano Bucci, Park
6-1, SO, S, San Salvo, Italy

  • Bucci directed the Pirates offense to an undefeated week with wins over RV Briar Cliff (Iowa) and Dordt (Iowa).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 84 assists
    • Averaged 14 assists per set
    • Added three kills, 12 digs, two aces and five blocks (four assisted)  


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.) ; Logan Adcock, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Jose Leon Gomez, UC Merced ; Ben Gabor, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Jacob Wallin, Judson (Ill.) ; Edin Ibrahimovic, Menlo (Calif.) ; Simon Joly, Missouri Valley ; Nikola Stoimenov, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Mason Chambers, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Luke Taffer, Webber International (Fla.) ; Will Donald, Aquinas (Mich.) ; Brendan Brown, Lourdes (Ohio) 


Defender of the Week Nominees: Mateus Martins, Park (Mo.) ; Colton Inman, Missouri Baptist ; Bobby Henige, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Emmanuel Egun, UC Merced ; Jake Olson, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Noah Mcconville, Judson (Ill.) ; Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Joudiel Poveymirow, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Christian Alvarez-Rivero, Webber International (Fla.) ; Ruben Lopez, Aquinas (Mich.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Brenden Stealey, Missouri Baptist ; Jaron Jones, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Ryan Steele, UC Merced ; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Tom Kurzynski, Judson (Ill.) ; Trey Lake, Menlo (Calif.) ; Andrew Colantone, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.) ; Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio) ; Colby Elder, Aquinas (Mich.)


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) 
Week 8 (March 13): Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.) , Mitchell Wannahwilai, Mount Mercy (Iowa) , Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist 
Week 9 (March 20): Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa) , Emilier De Jesus, Siena Heights (Mich.) , Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.) 
Week 10 (March 27): Edin Ibrahimovic, Menlo (Calif.) , Ben Twigger, St. Andrews (N.C.) , Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio) 
Week 11 (April 03): Miljan Kastratovic, Missouri Baptist , Matheus Andrade, Lourdes (Ohio) , Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.)

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

April 14-18, 2020
Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center
Des Moines, Iowa