2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week — No. 8 (Oct. 22)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Catarina Cigarini of Missouri Baptist has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Ayla Carpenter of Carroll (Mont.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Ali Williams of Carroll 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. 21 - 27 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.
Attacker of the Week
Caterina Cigarini, Missouri Baptist
6-4, SR, MB, Modena, Italy
- Cigarini helped lead her team to its fifth Top-10 win at home with a win over No. 7 Columbia (Mo.) last week.
- Weekly Stats
- 23 kills, 4.60 kills/set
- 0.556 attack percentage
- Also added two assists, one dig and six blocks (one solo)
Defender of the Week
Ayla Carpenter, Carroll
5-9, SR, DS, Graham, Wash.
- Carpenter aided in the Saints handing No. 16 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) their first conference loss of the season.
- Weekly Stats
- 25 digs, 8.33 average
- 0.895 reception percentage
- Also added one kill, two assists and three aces.
Setter of the Week
Ali Williams, Carroll
6-1, SO, S, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
- Williams directed the Saints offense to a sweep of No. 16 Rocky Mountain.
- Weekly Stats
- 45 assists
- 15.0 assists/set
- Seven digs, 2.33 average
- Also contributed five kills and one assisted block
Attacker of the Week Nominees: Megan Lung, CIU (S.C.); Veronica Ramirez, La Sierra (Calif.); Megan Bunn, Eastern Oregon; Lana Vujosevic, Governors State (Ill.); Rachel Klitzing, Indiana Wesleyan; Lexi Mikkelsen, Carroll (Mont.); Moea Kekauoha, Menlo (Calif.); Karsyn Winterfeld, Dordt (Iowa); Ema Causevic, Xavier (La.); Mariana Do Nascimento, Central Methodist (Mo.); Cynthia Huerta, Fisher (Mass.); Paola Sanabria-lopez, Bethany (Kan.); Jenna Mummert, Thomas More (Ky.); Barbara Briceno, Dakota State (S.D.); Khrystyna Frank, Wiley (Texas); Alexis Bassett, Indiana Southeast (Ind.); Hannah Focker, Mid-America Christian (Okla.); Anna Claire Harris, Mobile (Ala.); Amanda Allende, St. Thomas (Fla.); Jodie Kelly, Madonna (Mich.)
Defender of the Week Nominees: Reilly Fulton, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Allison Ruddick, Union (Ky.); Caitlan Sammons, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Kylie Szczepanski, Northwest (Wash.); Hannah Marchand, Indiana South Bend (Ind.); Ellie Ruby, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Brooklynn Cheney, Westmont (Calif.); Sydney Ellingson, Jamestown (N.D.); Jennifer Torres, Xavier (La.); Eryn Russell, Evangel (Mo.); Isabel Hinkeldey, Kansas Wesleyan; Jessica Ginn, Thomas More (Ky.); Jayden Warner, Mayville State (N.D.); Briana Domino, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Kenna Burman, Indiana Southeast (Ind.); Jenna Lowery, John Brown (Ark.); Hayley Brisendine, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Victoria Schein, Ave Maria (Fla.); Shelby Rasch, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)
Setter of the Week Nominees: Morgan Berry, Missouri Baptist; Julia Felix, Point (Ga.); Audrey Baldwin, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Madison Pilon, Eastern Oregon; Dani Van Laten, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Alex Falcone, Indiana Wesleyan; Pamela Dungo, Menlo (Calif.); Tara Callahan, Concordia (Neb.); Eva Le Guillou, Xavier (La.); Trystin Luneckas, Grand View (Iowa); Breanne Akiu, Sterling (Kan.); Camryn Rich, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Olivia Galas, Bellevue (Neb.); Alexia Souza, Wiley (Texas); Brittney Just, Brescia (Ky.); Sophia Salak, Oklahoma City; Casey Lunceford, Mobile (Ala.); 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.)
Week 7 (October 23): Anna Wedel, Northwestern (Iowa), Payton Robley, College of Saint Mary (Neb.), Lacey Wacker, Northwestern (Iowa)
Week 8 (October 30): Caterina Cigarini, Missouri Baptist, Ayla Carpenter, Carroll (Mont.), Ali Williams, Carroll (Mont.)