2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week — No. 6 (Oct. 15)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Moea Kekauoha of Menlo (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Carmin Butterworth of Sterling (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Mallory Nickelson of Roosevelt (Ill.) 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 Oct. 7 - 13 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.
Attacker of the Week
Moea Kekauoha, Menlo
5-7, SR, OH, Kaneohe, Hawaii
- Kekauoha recorded a double-double in both of the matches she competed in last week and recorded a career-high of 25 kills.
- Weekly Stats
- 45 kills, 5.63 kills/set
- 0.216 attack percentage
- Also added 52, 11 assists, one ace and two assisted blocks
Defender of the Week
Carmin Butterworth, Sterling
5-3, JR, DS, Wichita, Kan.
- Butterworth notched a new career-high of 46 digs against Bethel (Kan.).
- Weekly Stats
- 64 digs, 7.11 average
- 0.981 reception percentage
- Also added six assists and six service aces
Setter of the Week
Mallory Nickelson, Roosevelt
5-7, JR, S, Pacific, Mo.
- Nickelson set a school single-match record with a career-high 68 assists against IU South Bend (Ind.)
- Weekly Stats
- 68 assists
- 13.6 assists/set
- 24 digs, 2.8 average
- Also contributed one kill, one ace and one assisted block
Attacker of the Week Nominees: Isidora Stojovic, Missouri Baptist; Savanna Davis, Reinhardt (Ga.); Erin Clark, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Megan Bunn, Eastern Oregon; Brianna Torres, Trinity International (Ill.); Amanda Adams, Taylor (Ind.); Kelsey Shaver, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.); Rebecca Frick, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.); Kayla Black, Xavier (La.); Kelsi Chambers, Clarke (Iowa); Anayah Goss, Fisk (Tenn.); Paola Sanabria-lopez, Bethany (Kan.); Kasia Niderla, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Katie Frohmader, Viterbo (Wis.); Kailie Williams, Wiley (Texas); Lizzy Rempel, Asbury (Ky.); Chastiny Brown, Texas Wesleyan; Carissa Mulford, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Sharell Nairn, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Zakia Hunt, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)
Defender of the Week Nominees: Celina Monteiro, Park (Mo.); Allison Ruddick, Union (Ky.); Jaysonna Johnson, UC Merced; Kiley McMurtrey, Eastern Oregon; Brianna Figueroa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Ellie Ruby, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Ayla Embry, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Lucyanna Herrera, Menlo (Calif.); Taliyah Flores, Midland (Neb.); Jennifer Torres, Xavier (La.); Nicole Johnson, Baker (Kan.); Marin Black, Life (Ga.); Jayden Warner, Mayville State (N.D.); Mir Tillman, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Jessie Sandefur, Asbury (Ky.); Isabel Harwell, Oklahoma City; Julianne Wilkes, Faulkner (Ala.); Yorelis Rios Gonzalez, Coastal Georgia; Madeline Macdonald, Indiana Tech
Setter of the Week Nominees: Luisa Ferreira, Columbia (Mo.); Kellee Geren, Milligan (Tenn.); Audrey Baldwin, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Madison Pilon, Eastern Oregon; Alexa Hill, Grace (Ind.); Natalie Hilderman, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Pamela Dungo, Menlo (Calif.); Tara Callahan, Concordia (Neb.); Jakayla Shrum, Philander Smith (Ark.); Trystin Luneckas, Grand View (Iowa); Samantha Smith, Tabor (Kan.); Paige Merrick, Campbellsville (Ky.); Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Cali Topolski, Indiana East (Ind.); Sophia Salak, Oklahoma City; Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Vanessa Orozco, Johnson & Wales (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.)
Week 6 (October 16): Moea Kekauoha, Menlo (Calif.), Carmin Butterworth, Sterling (Kan.), Mallory Nickelson, Roosevelt (Ill.)