NAIA - Women's Volleyball - Player of the Week - Ariana Macies - Missouri Baptist

2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week — No. 3 (Sept. 24)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rebecca Frick of Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Ariana Macies of Missouri Baptist has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Alex Falcone of Indiana Wesleyan 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. 16 - 22 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week
Rebecca Frick, Dakota Wesleyan
6-0, SR, OH, Yankton, S.D.

  • Frick notched a double-double in all four matches as the team went 4-0 on the week winning each match in three sets.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 56 kills, 4.67 kills/set
    • 0.317 attack percentage
    • Also added 62 digs, three aces and eight blocks (two solo)

Defender of the Week
Ariana Macies, Missouri Baptist
5-8, JR, L, Santa Fe, Argentina

  • Macies recorded double-digit digs in each of the matches she competed in last week as her team went 2-0 on the week.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 44 digs, 6.29 average
    • 1.000 reception percentage
    • Also added three service aces to her stat line

Setter of the Week
Alex Falcone, Indiana Wesleyan
5-9, SR, S, Sellersburg, Ind.

  • Falcone recorded her 650th assist on the season last week as she directed her team to a 3-0 week. The Indiana native recorded a week-high 51 assists.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 134 assists
    • 13.40 assists/set
    • 18 digs, 1.80 average
    • Also contributed three kills, 18 digs and three assisted blocks

 

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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Caterina Cigarini, Missouri Baptist; Brittany Taksas, Reinhardt (Ga.); Dominique Andrews, UC Merced; Ashley Pagan, College of Idaho; Lauren Stefanski, St. Francis (Ill.); Marci Miller, Indiana Wesleyan; Kelsey Shaver, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.); Grace Fonville, Vanguard (Calif.); Kayla Black, Xavier (La.); Jane Kickham, Central Methodist (Mo.); Mikayla Seibert, LC (Ill.); Mikayla Seibert, LC (Ill.); Samantha Naake, Friends (Kan.); Macie Rhoads, Shawnee State (Ohio); Barbara Briceno, Dakota State (S.D.); Khrystyna Frank, Wiley (Texas); Alysha Tullar, Midway (Ky.); Marijana Bjelobrk, Oklahoma City; Rebecka Cronin, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Sharell Nairn, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Zakia Hunt, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defender of the Week Nominees: 
Allison Ruddick, Union (Ky.); Kat Yung, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Cambree Scott, Eastern Oregon; Penina Sao, Trinity International (Ill.); Havyn Gates, Indiana Wesleyan; Ayla Embry, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Leni Bartley, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ); Kayla Harris, Morningside (Iowa); Jennifer Torres, Xavier (La.); Krystal Brauner, Central Methodist (Mo.); Emily Monson, Kansas Wesleyan; Stacia Martin, Shawnee State (Ohio); Peyton Groft, Dakota State (S.D.); Alia Scott, Wiley (Texas); Macee Rudy, IU Kokomo (Ind.); Isabel Harwell, Oklahoma City; Hayley Brisendine, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Tyran Chenault, St. Thomas (Fla.); Madeline Macdonald, Indiana Tech

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Morgan Berry, Missouri Baptist; Kassidy Holloway, Bluefield (Va.); Madison Mitchell, UC Merced; Abigail Guinn, College of Idaho; Natalie Kofie, Judson (Ill.); Mckenna Kaelber, Montana Tech; Keelyn Kistner, Westmont (Calif.); Hope Leimbach, Midland (Neb.); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Trystin Luneckas, Grand View (Iowa); Maliah Feller-Blakemore, Lincoln Christian (Ill.); Cortney Hanna, Kansas Wesleyan; Brianna Cathers, Georgetown (Ky.); Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Cali Topolski, Indiana East (Ind.); Sophia Salak, Oklahoma City; Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Brooklyn Vandehei, Keiser (Fla.); Betsy Cook, Madonna (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.)
Week 3 (September 25): Rebecca Frick, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), Ariana Macies, Missouri Baptist, Alex Falcone, Indiana Wesleyan

 

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship

40th ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

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