2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 6 (Oct. 10)

2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 6 (Oct. 10)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Natalie Geidel of Viterbo (Wis.), Marisa Spetoskey of Aquinas (Mich.) and Amelia Grahn of Viterbo were named as the NAIA women’s volleyball players of the week, announced the national office on Tuesday. Geidel, Spetoskey and Grahn were selected based on their performances from October 2 - 8, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Attacker of the Week
Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.)
6-1, SR, MB, West Bend, Wis.

  • Helped her team remain undefeated with another 3-0 week with an average of over five kills per set.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 46 kills
    • 5.11 kills/set
    • 0.415 attack percentage
    • Team remains undefeated with a 3-0 week

Defender of the Week
Marisa Spetoskey, Aquinas (Mich.)
5-8, JR, L, Byron Center, Mich.  

  • Spetoskey set a new mark for the school and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference with 56 digs in the teams match against Siena Heights (Mich.)
  • Weekly Stats
    • 72 digs
    • nine digs/set
    • 0.870 service percentage
    • 0.900 reception percentage

Setter of the Week
Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.)
5-10, SR, S, Madison, Wis.

  • Grahn tallied a double-double in the teams win over No. 7 Dordt (Iowa) with 58 assists and 11 digs
  • Weekly Stats
    • 138 assists
    • 13.8 assists/set
    • 26 digs, 2.6 digs/set
    • Broke 1,000 career digs vs Dordt (Iowa)


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: Nada Meawad, Park (Mo.); Anyla Kryeziu, Montreat (N.C.); Kiana Krumm, La Sierra (Calif.); Amanda Miller, Eastern Oregon; Lizzie Jackson, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Frannie Stephenson, Marian (Ind.); Masha Korol, Montana Tech; Brooklynn Cheney, Westmont (Calif.); Allison Kuenle, Doane (Neb.); Megan Besecker, Tougaloo (Miss.); Fleur Wesselink, Benedictine (Kan.); Kristina Nichols, Lincoln Christian (Ill.); Chelsey Riffel, Sterling (Kan.); Paulina Sobolewska, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Jayme Bazile, Wiley (Texas); Erica Gumz, Point Park (Pa.); Heather Pruitt, Southwestern Christian (Okla.); Hannah Wentland, Mobile (Ala.); Brittany Taksas, Webber International (Fla.); Christine Tylutki, Siena Heights (Mich.)

Defender of the Week Nominees: Celina Monteiro, Park (Mo.); Maggie McGraw, Union (Ky.); Megan Riley, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Alysanne Van Dyke, Northwest (Wash.); Brianna Figueroa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Vanessa Lay, Marian (Ind.); Holland Fergurson, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Lauren Friis, Westmont (Calif.); Erin Warren, Doane (Neb.); Juliana Tomasoni, Xavier (La.); Madison Sherman, Missouri Valley; Kelsey Plummer, Kansas Wesleyan; Tara Routliffe, Cumberlands (Ky.); Elise Peterson, Jamestown (N.D.); Marina Martinez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Alice Amitrano, WVU Tech; Dani Chase, Oklahoma City; Jocelyn Mahayag, Mobile (Ala.); Michelle Calderon, Webber International (Fla.)

Setter of the Week Nominees: Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.); Abby Graham, Montreat (N.C.); Audrey Baldwin, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Maci Beierle, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Dani VanLaten, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Maria Pelak, Saint Francis (Ind.); Rayna Pilgeram, Carroll (Mont.); Jade Rockwood, Menlo (Calif.); Alex Neff, Doane (Neb.); Alexandra Jwainat, Tougaloo (Miss.); Shannon Peters, Central Methodist (Mo.); Sydney Garis, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Makenzie Montano, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Julia Menosky, Point Park (Pa.); Sanja Vojnovic, Oklahoma City; Annie Kate Hudson, Mobile (Ala.); Carlee Baxter, Webber International (Fla.); Amanda Metz, Siena Heights (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)
Week 6 (October 11): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.) , Marisa Spetoskey, Aquinas (Mich.) , Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.)