2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week — No. 5 (Oct. 8)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Skyler Van Note of Marian (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Celina Monteiro of Park (Mo.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Olivia Gala of Bellevue (Neb.) 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. 30 – Oct. 6 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.
Attacker of the Week
Skyler Van Note, Marian
6-0, SO, MB, Munice, Ind.
- Van Note helped her team to a 3-1 upset of No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan as she collected her sixth double-double of the season (20 kills, 15 digs).
- Weekly Stats
- 20 kills, 5.00 kills/set
- 0.386 attack percentage
- Also added 15 digs and four blocks (three assisted)
Defender of the Week
Celina Monteiro, Park
5-8, SR, L, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Monteiro helped her team complete a sweep of No. 1 Missouri Baptist. The libero now has 10 matches this season with 20 or more digs.
- Weekly Stats
- 43 digs, 7.17 average
- 0.893 reception percentage
- Also added five assists and two aces
Setter of the Week
Olivia Galas, Bellevue
5-9, SO, S, Omaha, Neb.
- Galas directed her team to a 3-0 week with an upset of No. 4 Viterbo (Wis.). The setter also notched a double-double against Waldorf (Iowa) (52 assists, 15 digs).
- Weekly Stats
- 137 assists
- 11.42 assists/set
- 22 digs, 1.83 average
- Also contributed 10 kills, four aces and four assisted blocks
Attacker of the Week Nominees: Nada Meawad, Park (Mo.); Marjorie Smith, Tennessee Wesleyan; Erin Clark, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Taylor Ristvedt, Southern Oregon; Emileishka De Jesus, Indiana Northwest (Ind.); Kelsey Shaver, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.); Cassidy Rea, Westmont (Calif.); Elizabeth Dlouhy, College of Saint Mary (Neb.); Ema Causevic, Xavier (La.); Maddie Bell, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Ayona Tharps, Ottawa (Kan.); Mckala Bozman, Georgetown (Ky.); Katie Frohmader, Viterbo (Wis.); Sadie Ballesteros, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Hannah Beitler, Brescia (Ky.); Cashlyn Munroe, Southwestern Christian (Okla.); Krista Trimble, Florida College; Rachele Mancinelli, Florida Memorial; Kylie Christensen, Aquinas (Mich.)
Defender of the Week Nominees: Tessa Burns, Point (Ga.); Ayana Felton, La Sierra (Calif.); Drew Dobney, College of Idaho; Kaitlyn Mcmahan, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Ellie Ruby, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Gionni Brown, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Hailey Manliguis, Hope International (Calif.); Hannah Connelly, Dordt (Iowa); Jennifer Torres, Xavier (La.); Gabi Delsing, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Megan Gilliam, LC (Ill.); Jamie Siess, McPherson (Kan.); Sadie Edmonston, Cumberland (Tenn.); Laura Babcock, Presentation (S.D.); Alyssa Marquez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Kenna Burman, Indiana Southeast (Ind.); Jordan Breding, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Hayley Brisendine, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Victoria Schein, Ave Maria (Fla.); Mallory Lynch, Michigan-Dearborn
Setter of the Week Nominees: Margherita Marconi, Park (Mo.); Kellee Geren, Milligan (Tenn.); Angala Jensen, La Sierra (Calif.); Abigail Guinn, College of Idaho; Mckenzie Powell, Indiana South Bend (Ind.); Paige Brenner, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Natalie Hilderman, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Katie Emmerling, The Master's (Calif.); Megan Raszler, Dordt (Iowa); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Kayla Daggett, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Kaitlyn Stebelton, Crowley's Ridge (Ark.); Jana Boston, Friends (Kan.); Brianna Cathers, Georgetown (Ky.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Brittney Just, Brescia (Ky.); Brenda Pargas, Texas Wesleyan; Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Sarah Castillo, Southeastern (Fla.); Kristi Doherty, Lawrence Tech (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
Week 4 (October 02): Makenzie Fink, Northwestern (Iowa), Sam Rice, Vanguard (Calif.), Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa)
Week 5 (October 09): Skyler Van Note, Marian (Ind.), Celina Monteiro, Park (Mo.), Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.)