2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 9 (Oct. 30)

2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Players of the Week ? No. 9 (Oct. 30)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kendra Zwart of Cornerstone (Mich.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week as well as the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Morgan Berry of Ottawa (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Volleyball Setter of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The duo was selected based on their performances from Oct. 22-28 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker & Defender of the Week
Kendra Zwart, Cornerstone
6-3, SR, MB, Jenison, Mich.

  • Zwart helped her team to an undefeated week. The middle blocker recorded her second most kills in a single match with 25 kills against RV Lourdes (Ohio).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 44 kills, 4.00 kills/set
    • 0.519 attack percentage
    • 25 total blocks (two solo)

Setter of the Week
Morgan Berry, Ottawa
5-7, FR, S, Shawnee, Kan.

  • Berry recorded a double-double against RV Kansas Wesleyan (60 assists, 10 digs).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 180 assists
    • 12 assists/set
    • 28 digs, 1.87 average
    • Also contributed four kills, two aces and five assisted blocks


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Nada Meawad, Park (Mo.); Kaylah Sloop, St. Andrews (N.C.); Aiko Waters, Marymount California; Chase Bohman, Oregon Tech; Kate Bontrager, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Caylie Teel, Grace (Ind.); Sydney Andersen, Providence (Mont.); Shay Larson-piper, Vanguard (Calif.); Lucy Skoch, Hastings (Neb.); Megan Besecker, Tougaloo (Miss.); Yorgelys Jaspe, Peru State (Neb.); Cailey Lujan, Haskell (Kan.); Yeryvel Catala, Fisher (Mass.); Kenna Hall, Ottawa (Kan.); Masa Nalovic, Cumberland (Tenn.); Lydia Xu, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Bailei Hubbard, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Natalie Jones, Brescia (Ky.); Quiara Pointdexter, Oklahoma Panhandle State; Krystalynn Leomiti, Faulkner (Ala.); Abbie Seward, Keiser (Fla.) 

Defender of the Week Nominees: Celina Monteiro, Park (Mo.); Karina Lozada, St. Andrews (N.C.); Kat Yung, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Drew Dobney, College of Idaho; Madysen Zula, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Valorie Flick, Saint Francis (Ind.); Sabrina Hopcroft, Montana Tech; Sam Rice, Vanguard (Calif.); Aubrey Drake, Dordt (Iowa); Carolyne Edwards, Tougaloo (Miss.); Nadja Janjevic, Peru State (Neb.); Alexxis Brown, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Tara Routliffe, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jayden Warner, Mayville State (N.D.); Maranda Washington, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Kenna Burman, Indiana Southeast (Ind.); Baleigh Murphy, Southwestern Christian (Okla.); Julianne Wilkes, Faulkner (Ala.); Nayrelis Pantoja Santos, Webber International (Fla.) 

Setter of the Week Nominees: Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.); Carlee Baxter, Reinhardt (Ga.); Lauren Addington, Marymount California; Jaime Toedtemeier, Oregon Tech; Dani Van Laten, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Maria Pelak, Saint Francis (Ind.); Lauren West, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Amy Buffham, Westmont (Calif.); Jessica Peters, Midland (Neb.); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Trystin Luneckas, Grand View (Iowa); Natie Manolo, Fisher (Mass.); Lynsey Short, Cumberlands (Ky.); Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Konstantina Pateli, WVU Tech; Sasha Robinson, Texas Wesleyan; Casey Lunceford, Mobile (Ala.); Ashley Kot, Coastal Georgia; Stephanie Chenlo, Aquinas (Mich.)


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

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 

Week 4 (September 26): Lauryn Hilger, Northwestern (Iowa), Samantha Korn, Taylor (Ind.), Jamie De Jager, Dordt (Iowa) 

Week 5 (October 03): Caterina Cigarini, Missouri Baptist, Alex Ewalt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.) 

Week 6 (October 10): Ema Altena, Dordt (Iowa), Alyssa Rupert, Milligan (Tenn.), Jamie De Jager, Dordt (Iowa) 

Week 7 (October 17): Devon Heitkamp, University of Northwestern Ohio, Christa Veenstra, Trinity Christian (Ill.), Amy Buffham, Westmont (Calif.) 

Week 8 (October 24): Bojana Antunovic, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Nayrelis Pantoja Santos, Webber International (Fla.), Manuela Vargas, Columbia (Mo.) 

Week 9 (October 31): Kendra Zwart, Cornerstone (Mich.), Kendra Zwart, Cornerstone (Mich.), Morgan Berry, Ottawa (Kan.)


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