2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 3 (Sept. 18)

2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 3 (Sept. 18)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lauryn Hilger of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Valorie Flick of Saint Francis (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Marija Djonovic of College of Idaho has been named the NAIA National Volleyball Setter of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The trio was selected based on their performances from Sept. 10-16 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern
5-10, SR, OH, Omaha, Neb.

  • Hilder posted double-digit kills in each of Northwestern's wins last week over No. 12 Dordt (Iowa) and RV Jamestown (N.D.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 34 kills, 4.86 kills/set
    • 0.500 attack percentage
    • Also added 14 digs, four service aces and two block assists to her stat line

Defender of the Week
Valorie Flick, Saint Francis
5-7, JR, L, Muncie, Ind.  

  • Flick helped her team to a 4-0 week. The Libero posted a Crossroads League high this season with 40 digs against Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio). With the weeks wins, the Cougars posted a school-record 15 consecutive wins.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 102 digs
    • 6.38 digs/set
    • 0.951 reception percentage
    • 1.0 service percentage

Setter of the Week
Marija Djonovic, College of Idaho
5-8, SR, S, Podorica, Montenegro

  • Djonovic surpassed the 2,000 career-assist mark this week. The setter recorded a double-double (55 assists, 14 digs) against Northwest (Wash.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 94 assists
    • 13.42 assists/set
    • 22 digs, 3.14 average


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Audra Nailling, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Tatiana Dale, Point (Ga.); Lexi Fetui, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Megan Bunn, Eastern Oregon; Dunja Tatic, Governors State (Ill.); Cassidy Rammel, Saint Francis (Ind.); Kelsey Shaver, Providence (Mont.) ; Maggie McDonald, Menlo (Calif.); Desire Neal, Dillard (La.); Fleur Wesselink, Benedictine (Kan.); Alliyah Richards, Haskell (Kan.); Shaelyn Martin, Kansas Wesleyan; Sarah Cruz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Shayla Scanlan, Bellevue (Neb.); Olena Fedorenko, Wiley (Texas); Nyssa Baker, IU Kokomo (Ind.); Jessica Meyer, John Brown (Ark.); Mirella Gatterdam, Mobile (Ala.); Krista Kolbinskie, St. Thomas (Fla.); Monique Oliveira, Lourdes (Ohio) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Jessica Jensen, William Woods (Mo.); Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.); Aleina Gabriel, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Drew Dobney, College of Idaho; Brianna Figueroa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Sabrina Hopcroft, Montana Tech; Rebecca Lowden, Vanguard (Calif.); Aubrey Drake, Dordt (Iowa); Alexis Barnett, Dillard (La.); Lauren Stopko, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Sophia Honahni, Haskell (Kan.); Morgan Beougher, Kansas Wesleyan; Marin Black, Life (Ga.); Joely Roe, Presentation (S.D.); Maranda Washington, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Samantha Wigfield, Indiana East (Ind.); Lauren Hermes, Oklahoma City; Giulia Zilotti, Bethel (Tenn.); Courtney White, St. Thomas (Fla.); Karly Morris, Aquinas (Mich.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Manuela Vargas, Columbia (Mo.); Julia Felix, Point (Ga.); Madison Mitchell, UC Merced; Milica Maras, Governors State (Ill.); Maria Pelak, Saint Francis (Ind.); Natalie Hilderman, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Kirstin Trabert, Vanguard (Calif.); Jamie De Jager, Dordt (Iowa); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Shannon Peters, Central Methodist (Mo.); Natie Manolo, Fisher (Mass.); Kayli Riesgo, York (Neb.); Paige Merrick, Campbellsville (Ky.); Jana Mehus, Mayville State (N.D.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Konstantina Pateli, WVU Tech; Taylor Horton, Oklahoma City; Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Ashley Kot, Coastal Georgia; Carol Goncalves, Lourdes (Ohio)


2018-19 Women's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)

Week 1 (September 05): Nada Meawad, Park (Mo.), Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.), Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.) 

Week 2 (September 12): Rachel Gregg, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Alexandra Reid, Sterling (Kan.), Morgan Berry, Ottawa (Kan.) 

Week 3 (September 19): Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern (Iowa), Valorie Flick, Saint Francis (Ind.), Marija Djonovic, College of Idaho


Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics