NAIA - Women's Volleyball - Player of the Week - Northwestern (Iowa) - Lacey Wacker

2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week — No. 7 (Oct. 22)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Anna Wedel of Northwestern (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Payton Robley of Saint Mary (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Lacey Wacker of Northwestern 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. 14 - 20 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 set a new career-high and school single-match record of 32 kills against No. 22 Dordt (Iowa) and recorded a double-double in the two matches she competed in.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 58 kills, 5.80 kills/set
    • 0.445 attack percentage
    • Also added 32 digs, four assisted blocks and one ace

Defender of the Week
Payton Robley, Saint Mary
5-8, SR, Libero, Bee, Neb.

  • Robley helped lead her team to an undefeated week which included a win over No. 8 Midland (Neb.). The senior posted a week-high of Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) with 36 digs.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 65 digs, 6.50 average
    • 0.667 service percentage
    • Also added one kill and two aces

Setter of the Week
Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa)
5-9, JR, S, Jackson, Minn.  

  • Wacker recorded a career-high 70 assists against No. 22 Dordt (Iowa) as she directed the team to a 2-0 week.
  • Weekly Stats
    •  118 assists
    •  11.80 assists/set
    •  28 digs, 2.8 average
    •  Also contributed four kills and five assisted blocks   


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Attacker of the Week Nominees: Kiersten Anderson, Columbia (Mo.); Charlotte Havrisik, Point (Ga.); Brianna Rivera, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Cambree Scott, Eastern Oregon; Kassidy Heeringa, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Kendra Siefring, Saint Francis (Ind.); Kelsey Shaver, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.); Camryn Rowell, Hope International (Calif.); Kayla Black, Xavier (La.); Ashley Prusha, Grand View (Iowa); Anayah Goss, Fisk (Tenn.); Ayona Tharps, Ottawa (Kan.); Kasia Niderla, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Katie Frohmader, Viterbo (Wis.); Khrystyna Frank, Wiley (Texas); Alysha Tullar, Midway (Ky.); Alexis Mealer, SAGU (Texas); Arielly de Souza, Bethel (Tenn.); Sharell Nairn, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Jodie Kelly, Madonna (Mich.)

Defender of the Week Nominees: 
Ellie Rockers, Columbia (Mo.); Karina Lozada, St. Andrews (N.C.); Jaysonna Johnson, UC Merced; Kayla Olson, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Brianna Figueroa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Gina Novotny, Grace (Ind.); Sabrina Hopcroft, Montana Tech; Brooklynn Cheney, Westmont (Calif.); Bianca Ihetu, Dillard (La.); Cameryn Campbell, William Penn (Iowa); Emily Monson, Kansas Wesleyan; Marin Black, Life (Ga.); Jayden Warner, Mayville State (N.D.); Keyonna Ganious, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Kenna Burman, Indiana Southeast (Ind.); Nikki Almaguer, SAGU (Texas); Julianne Wilkes, Faulkner (Ala.); Jazmine Richardson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Madeline MacDonald, Indiana Tech

Setter of the Week Nominees: 
Luisa Ferreira, Columbia (Mo.); Julia Felix, Point (Ga.); Angala Jensen, La Sierra (Calif.); Makenna Northern, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Dani Van Laten, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Maria Pelak, Saint Francis (Ind.); Cydney Finberg-roberts, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.); Jessica Williams, William Jessup (Calif.); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Kourtney Hansen, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Ivona Vojvodic, Bethany (Kan.); Camryn Rich, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.); Anabel Bustamante, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Hannah Sipe, Indiana Southeast (Ind.); Sophia Ivy, SAGU (Texas); Sydney Arnold, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Sarah Castillo, Southeastern (Fla.); Jordyn Dawson, 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
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.)
Week 7 (October 23): Anna Wedel, Northwestern (Iowa), Payton Robley, College of Saint Mary (Neb.), Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa)



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Nov. 23, 2019 Opening Round  Campus Sites

Dec.3 - 7, 2019
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