NAIA - Women's Volleyball - Player of the Week - Taylor Parrish - Life (Ga.)

2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week — No. 2 (Sept. 17)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Anna Wedel of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Mary Zimmerman of Life (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Taylor Parrish of Life (Ga.) 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. 9 - 15 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Anna Wedel, Northwestern
6-1, JR, OH, Orange City, Iowa

  • Wedel recorded a double-double against No. 19 Dordt (Iowa) with a career-high 22 kills and 13 digs.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 33 kills, 4.71 kills/set
    • 0.475 attack percentage
    • Also added 21 digs, one ace and three blocks (two assisted)

Defender of the Week
Mary Zimmerman, Life
6-2, JR, MB, Newborn, Ga.  

  • Zimmerman recorded a new career-high of nine blocks (seven assisted) against Faulkner (Ala.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Four solo blocks
    • 15 assisted blocks
    • Also added 47 kills and four digs to her stat line


Setter of the Week
Taylor Parrish, Life
5-9, JR, S, Kennesaw, Ga.  

  • Parrish directed her team to a 3-0 week including an upset over No. 10 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 150 assists
    • 11.54 assists/set
    • 21 digs, 1.62 average
    • Also contributed five kills, four aces and six assisted blocks


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Isidora Stojovic, Missouri Baptist; Julie Dockery, Milligan (Tenn.); Sualua Pepe, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Jacquelyn Clark, Corban (Ore.); Lauren Stefanski, St. Francis (Ill.); Kelly Miller, Indiana Wesleyan; Jessie Weber, Montana Western; Hali Galloway, Westmont (Calif.); Zora Barnett, Xavier (La.); Jacqueline Calvert, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Alicia Hall, McPherson (Kan.); Zykeria Allen, Life (Ga.); Victoria Johnson, Mayville State (N.D.); Tijana Kruta, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Katelyn Byrd, WVU Tech; Taylor Glover, John Brown (Ark.); Hannah McGowan, Bethel (Tenn.); Abbie Seward, Keiser (Fla.); Brooke Nicholson, Cornerstone (Mich.)

Defender of the Week Nominees: 
Celina Monteiro, Park (Mo.); Rheagan Kean, Bryan (Tenn.); Aleina Gabriel, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Kiley McMurtrey, Eastern Oregon; Samantha Hockstra, Indiana South Bend (Ind.); Ellie Ruby, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Tannah Sellers, Montana Western; Sam Rice, Vanguard (Calif.); Sydney Ellingson, Jamestown (N.D.); Taylor McGee, Xavier (La.); McKenna Webster, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Janaya Allen, Fisk (Tenn.); Emily White, Southwestern (Kan.); Jayden Warner, Mayville State (N.D.); Alyssa Marquez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Sawyer Hawgood, WVU Tech; Nikki Almaguer, SAGU (Texas); Hayley Brisendine, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Keisha Santana, Florida Memorial; Madi Kusluch, University of Northwestern Ohio

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Luisa Ferreira, Columbia (Mo.); Kellee Geren, Milligan (Tenn.); Raevyn Kaupu, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Madison Pilon, Eastern Oregon; Mckenzie Powell, Indiana South Bend (Ind.); Maria Pelak, Saint Francis (Ind.); McKenna Fink, Montana Western; Kirstin Trabert, Vanguard (Calif.); Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa); Bethany Holland, Talladega (Ala.); Kayla Daggett, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Ivona Vojvodic, Bethany (Kan.); Elora Passa, Mayville State (N.D.); Anissa Tamez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Konstantina Pateli, WVU Tech; Carrie Ciesla, John Brown (Ark.); Gillian Tripp, William Carey (Miss.); Brooklyn Vandehei, Keiser (Fla.); Kayla Clark, Cornerstone (Mich.)


2019-20 Women's Volleyball Composite Award Winners (Attacker, Defender, Setter)
Week 1 (September 11): Marci Miller, Indiana Wesleyan, Megan Hawley, Marian (Ind.), Tara Callahan, Concordia (Neb.)
Week 2 (September 18): Anna Wedel, Northwestern (Iowa), Mary Zimmerman, Life (Ga.), Taylor Parrish, Life (Ga.)


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship

Nov. 23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec.3 - 7, 2019
Tyson Events Center
Sioux City, Iowa