2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 8 (Oct. 24)

2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 8 (Oct. 24)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Amanda Hawkins of Madonna (Mich.), Sara Miller of Grace (Ind.) and Amelia Grahn of Viterbo (Wis.) were named as the NAIA women’s volleyball players of the week, announced the national office on Tuesday. Hawkins, Miller and Grahn were selected based on their performances from October 16-22, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Attacker of the Week
Amanda Hawkins, Madonna (Mich.)
6-0, SR, MB, Livonia, Mich.  

  • In addition to her impressive skills as an attacker, Hawkins also added 12 blocks (11 assisted) on the week.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 56 kills
    • 4.67 kills/set
    • 0.424 attack percentage
    • Career-best 22 kills vs Siena Heights (Mich.)

Defender of the Week
Sarah Miller, Grace (Ind.)
5-5, SR, DS/L, Fort Wayne, Ind.  

  • Miller helped her team to a sweep of No. 25 Marian (Ind.) as she contributed 22 digs.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 48 digs
    • 8 digs/set
    • Zero reception errors in six sets (42 attempts)
    • Week-high 26 digs vs Indiana Wesleyan

Setter of the Week
Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.)
5-1, SR, S, Madison, Wis.

  • This is the third time that Grahn has been named NAIA setter of the week during the 2017 season.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 128 assists
    • 10.67 assists/set
    • Recorded two double-doubles on the week
    • Also added 2.42 digs/set


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.); Lindsey Wagner, St. Andrews (N.C.); Bria Buchanan, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Elliott Cook, Southern Oregon; Bridget Krasowski, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Morgan Miller, Indiana Wesleyan; Holly Morehouse, Carroll (Mont.); Shay Larson-piper, Vanguard (Calif.); Priscilla O'dowd, Midland (Neb.); Lauryn Taylor, Xavier (La.); Hailey Criswell, Missouri Valley; Danielle Curnes, College of the Ozarks (Mo.); Yuleika Jimenez, Ottawa (Kan.); Annija Abolina, Campbellsville (Ky.); Clarissa Olson, Valley City State (N.D.); Jayme Bazile, Wiley (Texas); Kayla Morlan, Asbury (Ky.); Holly Randall, Oklahoma City; Hannah Wentland, Mobile (Ala.); Virginia Salanoa-sagapolu, Webber International (Fla.) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Reilly Fulton, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ; Karina Lozada, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Emily Morgan, La Sierra (Calif.) ; Alysanne Van Dyke, Northwest (Wash.) ; Alex Ewalt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Ayla Carpenter, Carroll (Mont.); Anna Stevenson, Hope International (Calif.); Jill Bax, Hastings (Neb.); Anna Dalla Vecchia, Xavier (La.); Cristina Viera, Peru State (Neb.); Rachel Bustillos, Bethel (Kan.); Marcella Compeau, Campbellsville (Ky.); Elise Peterson, Jamestown (N.D.); Karina Grajeda, Southwest (N.M.); Nyssa Baker, IU Kokomo; Celi Bruce, SAGU (Texas); Kamryn Theriot, William Carey (Miss.); Courtney White, St. Thomas (Fla.); Mackenzie Vallad, Cornerstone (Mich.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Yamilet Velazquez, Columbia (Mo.); Shalia Powell, St. Andrews (N.C.); Kaycee Shaffer, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Morgan Pilon, Northwest (Wash.); Courtney Joyce, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Annica Stotz, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Rayna Pilgeram, Carroll (Mont.); Amy Buffham, Westmont (Calif.); Tara Callahan, Concordia (Neb.); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Shannon Peters, Central Methodist (Mo.); Adriana Skipper, Ottawa (Kan.); Amber Harris, Life (Ga.); Valencia Barrett, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Hannah Sipe, Indiana Southeast; Sophia Ivy, SAGU (Texas); Annie Kate Hudson, Mobile (Ala.); Natalie Anderson, Southeastern (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) 
Week 6 (October 11): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.) , Marisa Spetoskey, Aquinas (Mich.) , Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.) 
Week 7 (October 18): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.) , Joely Roe, Presentation (S.D.) , Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.) 
Week 8 (October 25): Amanda Hawkins, Madonna (Mich.) , Sara Miller, Grace (Ind.) , Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.)