Players of the Week (10/09/19)

The following players have earned POW honors for week six of the season. Links are attached to the conference name when available. I will also include the AVCA Player of the Week, which is awarded to one player nationally each week. (I will do this award regardless of whether it’s awarded to a West Region player or not.)

ACAA

Offensive:   Badesim Kubak, RS, Sr., Pratt
Defensive:  Harlie Caster, L, Sr., Finlandia

ASC

East Division – Offensive:  Natalie Davenport, S, Fr., LeTourneau
East Division – Defensive:  Cam Taylor, L, Jr., LeTourneau (2 Time Winner)
West Division – Offensive:  Justice McGowan, RS, Sr., McMurry (2 Time Winner)
West Division – Defensive: Jenna Gillean, OH, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor (2 Time Winner)

NW Conference

Offensive:  Jordan Zweifel, OH, Jr., Pacific
Defensive:  Elika Unti, MB, So., Pacific

SCAC

Offensive: Emma Hewlin, MB, Jr., Colorado College
Defensive: Georgia Mullins, OH, So., Colorado College

SCIAC

Offensive:  Jessi Lumsden, OH, So., Chapman
Specialist: Sophie Srivastava, S/RS, So., Chapman (2 Time Winner)

AVCA Player of the Week

Jordan Zweifel, OH, Jr., Pacific 

(Hey! Our third winner from the West Region already this season! Congratulations to Jordan! What is amazing is that we had a number of worthy candidates just from the West this week!)

Past 2019 Winners

ACAA

Week 1

Offensive:  Claire Okerlund, OH, Jr., UC Santa Cruz
Defensive: Cassie Nickel, DS, Sr., UC Santa Cruz

Week 2

Offensive:  Paola Beniquez, OH, Jr., Pratt
Defensive: Holly Teisher, MB, So., UC Santa Cruz

Week 3

Offensive:   Claire Okerlund, OH, Jr., UC Santa Cruz (2 Time Winner)
Defensive:  Deanna Colondona, L, Fr., Pratt

Week 4

Offensive:   Maiya Sears, OH, So., UC Santa Cruz
Defensive: Cassie Nickel, DS, Sr., UC Santa Cruz

Week 5

Offensive:   Paola Beniquez, OH, Jr., Pratt (2 Time Winner)
Defensive:  Braedyn Hurd, L, Fr., Finlandia

ASC

Week 1

East Division – Offensive:  Jillian Via, OH, Sr., UT Dallas
East Division – Defensive:  Julia De Los Santos, L, So., East Texas Baptist
West Division – Offensive:  Justice McGowan, RS, Sr., McMurry
West Division – Defensive:  Hannah Zly, L, Sr., Sul Ross State

Week 2

East Division – Offensive:  Allison Owen, MB/OH, So., UT Dallas
East Division – Defensive:  Lauren Schilling, MB, Sr., UT Dallas
Co-West Division – Offensive:  Annika Canaba, MB, So., Sul Ross State
Co-West Division – Offensive:  Sarah Paolini, MB, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
West Division – Defensive: Hannah Zly, L, Sr., Sul Ross State (2 Time Winner)

Week 3

East Division – Offensive:  Caroline Shecterle, S, Sr., UT Dallas
East Division – Defensive:  Jillian Via, OH, Sr., UT Dallas (2 Time Winner)
West Division – Offensive:  Cory Jo Martin, S, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
West Division – Defensive:  Jenna Gillean, OH, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

Week 4

East Division – Offensive:  Catherine Croft, OH, Fr., UT Dallas
East Division – Defensive:  Sydney McEachern, L, Jr., Belhaven
West Division – Offensive:  Marjani Myles, MB, Jr., Concordia Texas
West Division – Defensive: Adrien Valdez, L, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

Week 5

East Division – Offensive:  Caroline Shecterle, S, Sr., UT Dallas (2 Time Winner)
East Division – Defensive:  Cam Taylor, L, Jr., LeTourneau
Co-West Division – Offensive:  Kayla Janikula, MB, So., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Co-West Division – Offensive:  Tristyn Massey, OH, Sr., Concordia Texas
West Division – Defensive:  Sarah Ghormley, OH, Fr., Concordia Texas

NW Conference

Week 1

Offensive:  Danielle Skibiel, MB, Sr., Pacific Lutheran
Defensive:  Kiana Vandaele, L, Jr., Whitworth

Week 2

Offensive:  Danielle Skibiel, MB, Sr., Pacific Lutheran (2 Time Winner)
Defensive:  Halle Hetzler, L, Fr., Pacific Lutheran

Week 3

Offensive:  Kendall Malone, OH, So., Lewis & Clark
Defensive:  Sophia Lawrence, L, Jr., George Fox

Week 4

Offensive:  Emiko Kahler, OH, Sr., Whitworth
Defensive:  Haley Waltz, L, So., Pacific

Week 5

Offensive:  Emiko Kahler, OH, Sr., Whitworth (2 Time Winner)
Defensive:  Halle Hetzler, L, Fr., Pacific Lutheran (2 Time Winner)

SCAC

Week 1

Offensive:  Avery Tuggle, OH, Jr., Trinity
Defensive:  Lexi Morris, L, Fr., Texas Lutheran

Week 2

Offensive:  Isabella Vasquez, OH, So., Colorado College
Defensive: Mari Prazak, L, So., Austin College

Week 3

Offensive:  Jaci Chambers, S, Sr., Texas Lutheran
Defensive:  Emily Ellis, MB, So., Trinity

Week 4

Offensive: Avery Tuggle, OH, Jr., Trinity (2 Time Winner)
Defensive:  Ali Grona, L, So., Southwestern

Week 5

Offensive: Katrina Lieberman, S, Sr., Trinity
Defensive: Lexi Morris, L, Fr., Texas Lutheran (2 Time Winner)

SCIAC

Week 1

Offensive:  Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong, MB, Sr., Pomona-Pitzer
Specialist:  Sarah Tritschler, L, Sr., CMS

Week 2

Offensive:  Sophie Srivastava, S/RS, So., Chapman
Specialist:  Carly Rose Howard, L, Sr., California Lutheran

Week 3

Offensive:  Amanda Walker, RS, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Specialist:  Ally Busch, L, Jr., Redlands

Week 4

Offensive:  Katelyn Popoff, OH/RS, So, Whittier
Specialist: Carly Rose Howard, L, Sr., California Lutheran (2 Time Winner)

Week 5

Offensive:  Melanie Moore, MB, Jr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Specialist: Madison Maynes, S, Sr., La Verne

AVCA Player of the Week

Week 1

Sarah DeVries, S/MB, Sr., Calvin College

Week 2

Sophie Srivastava, S/RS, So., Chapman

(So great to see a West Region player get this honor! Sophie had two triple-doubles on the weekend and this is the first AVCA Player of the Week for a Chapman player ever. I highly recommend checking out her stats via the link from the honor.)

Week 3

Emily Ellis, MB, So., Trinity

(Whoa!!!! Second week in a row for the West Region! Got to see Emily play in person this weekend and she was impressive!)

Week 4

Rebecca Erwin, OH/MB, Sr., Birmingham-Southern

Week 5

Sydney Portale, RS, Jr., Susquehanna

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