2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 5 (Oct. 3)

2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 5 (Oct. 3)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Anna Kiel of Northwestern (Iowa), Dani Chase of Oklahoma City and Lacey Wacker of Northwestern were named as the NAIA national volleyball players of the week, announced the national office on Tuesday. Kiel, Chase and Wacker were selected based on their performances from September 25 – October 1, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Attacker of the Week
Anna Kiel, Northwestern (Iowa)
6-0, SO, MB, Maurice, Iowa

  • Kiel led her team to a 2-0 week with one of those wins against then-No. 1 Hastings (Neb.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 26 kills, 3.25 kills/set
    • 0.338 attack percentage
    • Posted 19 kills against then-No.1 Hastings (Neb.)
    • 12 total blocks (2 solo)

Defender of the Week
Dani Chase, Oklahoma City
5-8, SR, L, Yukon, Okla.  

  • Chase helped her team to a 2-0 undefeated week with wins over Mid-America Christian (Okla.) and Science & Arts (Okla.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 44 digs
    • 7.33 digs/set
    • 0.926 service percentage
    • 1.000 reception percentage

Setter of the Week
Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa)
5-9, FR, S, Jackson, Minn.

  • Wacker tallied a double-double in the team’s win over then-No. 1 Hastings (Neb.) with 55 assists and 14 digs
  • Weekly Stats
    • 84 assists, 10.50 assists/set
    • Posted 55 assists in win over then-No. 1 Hastings (Neb.)
    • 14 digs, 1.75 digs/set
    • 6 kills


For more information on NAIA women’s Volleyball, click here.

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

Attacker of the Week Nominees: Caroline Clifford, Columbia (Mo.); Marissa Langford, Milligan (Tenn.); Jade Fachin, UC Merced; Natalie Taylor, Evergreen (Wash.); Jeslyn Roat, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Sierra Smith, Grace (Ind.); Mariah Diaz , Providence (Mont.); Katie Landazuri, Hope International (Calif.); Kayla Black, Xavier (La.); Fleur Wesselink, Benedictine (Kan.); Danielle Curnes, College of the Ozarks (Mo.); Chelsey Riffel, Sterling (Kan.); Paulina Sobolewska, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.); Breanna Taylor, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Kayla Morlan, Asbury (Ky.); Shelby Stinnett, Texas Wesleyan; Sabrie Sirmones, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Brittany Taksas, Webber International (Fla.); Nicole Oestrike, Madonna (Mich.) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Jessica Jensen, William Woods (Mo.); Kendra Johnson, Montreat (N.C.); Chace Rogers, Pacific Union (Calif.); Haley Damian, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Leah Alles, St. Francis (Ill.); Sara Miller, Grace (Ind.); Holland Fergurson, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Moea Kekauoha, Menlo (Calif.); Summer Jansen, Dordt (Iowa); Anna Dalla Vecchia, Xavier (La.); Jordyn Rittman, Grand View (Iowa); Andrea Novakovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Marcella Compeau, Campbellsville (Ky.); Baylee Gross, Viterbo (Wis.); Raven Swain, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Madison Yoder, Indiana East; Jocelyn Mahayag, Mobile (Ala.); Haley Bannister, St. Thomas (Fla.); Angelica Dippold, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Yamilet Velazquez, Columbia (Mo.); Kellee Geren, Milligan (Tenn.); Audrey Baldwin, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Maci Beierle, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Kayleigh Kastelein, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Katelyn Dufur, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Natalie Hilderman, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Monica Hruby, Menlo (Calif.); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Trystin Luneckas, Grand View (Iowa); Sydney Garis, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Maliyah Tela, Campbellsville (Ky.); Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.); Valencia Barrett, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Hannah Sipe, Indiana Southeast; Sasha Robinson, Texas Wesleyan; Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Carlee Baxter, Webber International (Fla.); Lauren Korth, Madonna (Mich.)


2017-18 Women's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)

Week 1 (September 06): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.), Summer Jansen, Dordt (Iowa), Jamie Gesink, Dordt (Iowa) 

Week 2 (September 13): Ema Altena, Dordt (Iowa), Joely Roe, Presentation (S.D.), Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.) 

Week 3 (September 20): Anna Kiel, Northwestern (Iowa), Haley Damian, Northwest Christian (Ore.), Alyssa Arnold, John Brown (Ark.) 

Week 4 (September 27): Jackie van Vliet, College of Idaho, Banner Rodgers, Indiana Wesleyan, Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.) 

Week 5 (October 04): Anna Kiel, Northwestern (Iowa), Dani Chase, Oklahoma City, Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa)