2020-21 Men's Volleyball Players of the Week

2020-21 Men's Volleyball Players of the Week

Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution's award winners.

 


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Week 11 (April 6, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Ryan Gunn, Georgetown (Ky.)

 

 Gunn had another big week with 25 kills in back-to-back matches and hitting above .500 for the week.

Nominees: Victor Pacheco, Reinhardt (Ga.); Chris Morikawa, UC Merced; Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Josh Henson, Life (Ga.); Max Stotridge, Campbellsville (Ky.); Adrian Constant, Midway (Ky.); Chris Ludwig, Webber International (Fla.); Eduardo Ayala, Warner (Fla.); Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech

 

Defender of the Week: Max Petuhov, Lourdes (Ohio)

 

Petuhov tied for the third most blocks in program history with 10 rejections in the WHAC Championship against Indiana Tech The senior hit .542 offensively on the week, .417 against Goshen and .667 without an error and eight kills against Indiana Tech.

Nominees: Matthew Corrales, Reinhardt (Ga.); Zach Brill, UC Merced; Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Alex Cabana, Life (Ga.); Adam Ansel, Georgetown (Ky.); Peyten Young, Webber International (Fla.); Audrye Alejandro Rivera, Warner (Fla.); Chase Christiansen, Indiana Tech

 

Setter of the Week: Brandon Jones, Indiana Tech

 

Jones did a little bit of everything for the Warriors in the run to the WHAC finals. The freshman posted a season-best 51 digs against Siena Heights (Mich.) and just four off the program record.

Nominees: Dakota Hotaling, St. Andrews (N.C.); Jake Pennypacker, Reinhardt (Ga.); Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.); Jonathan Lemos, Life (Ga.); Daniel Cogo, Midway (Ky.); Samuel Gil Rodriiguez, Warner (Fla.); Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.)


Week 10 (March 30, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Ryan Gunn, Georgetown (Ky.)

Gunn had double-digit kills in the MSC pod this past weekend at Cumberland University. In 11 sets, he had 46 kills on 93 swings and just 14 errors. He tallied 23 kills in a 3-1 win over RV Warner. For the weekend he also added 23 digs, four aces, three solo blocks and three block assists.

Nominees: Drew Iliff, Missouri Baptist; Victor Pacheco, Reinhardt (Ga.); Christian Murray, Simpson (Calif.); Troy Jackson, Saint Katherine; Chris Morikawa, UC Merced; Alex Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Javier Arreguin, Judson (Ill.); Jaylen Clark, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Justin McCarthy, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Spencer Stanley, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Derek Owens, Jamestown (N.D.); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Maxim Condurachi, Missouri Valley; Brennan Hagar, Ottawa (Kan.); Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville (Ky.); Brett Thompson, Viterbo (Wis.); Russ Cyprowski, Carlow (Pa.); Adrian Constant, Midway (Ky.); Chris Ludwig, Webber International (Fla.); Daniel Isernhagen, Warner (Fla.); Julian Armendano, Aquinas (Mich.); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech; Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio)

 

Defender of the Week: Jose Gonzalez, Warner (Fla.)

Gonzalez posted a remarkable 21 assisted blocks in three sets. The junior added one solo block to his blocking total. 

Nominees: Stephen Menzel, Missouri Baptist; Emmanuel Egun, UC Merced; Nick Fox, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Ryan Schmidt, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Noah Mcconville, Judson (Ill.); Kyle Springer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Austin Jacob, Jamestown (N.D.); Joao Vitor Bonanoni, Missouri Valley; Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Tiago Almeida, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Troy Lance, Ottawa (Kan.); Liam Morrissey, Georgetown (Ky.); Jay Montalvo, Campbellsville (Ky.); Thomas Robson, Viterbo (Wis.); Franzso Severre, Midway (Ky.); Brandon Nemeth, Carlow (Pa.); Chris Ludwig, Webber International (Fla.); Bryant Herrera, Lourdes (Ohio); Joey Hermes, Indiana Tech; Daniel Littleton, Aquinas (Mich.)

 

Setter of the Week: Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.) 

Kacper had 118 assists, more than 10 a set, as Georgetown went 3-0 in the MSC Pod at Cumberland University. He had 56 assists in a 3-1 win to finish the weekend against RV Warner. He added three kills on eight attempts, 23 digs, seven aces and six block assists.

Nominees: Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Ricardo Mujica, Reinhardt (Ga.); Bryan Salgado, Saint Katherine; Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Tom Kurzynski, Judson (Ill.); Jake Snyder, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Derek Correa, Jamestown (N.D.); Rafael Veiyra, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Lucas Ledur, Missouri Valley; Tyler Gardenhire, Ottawa (Kan.); Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.); Andrew Lepage, Viterbo (Wis.); Daniel Cogo, Midway (Ky.); Coulter Chaffee, Carlow (Pa.); Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.); Matheus Collares, Warner (Fla.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio); Matthew Richmond, Aquinas (Mich.); Keegan Crawford, Siena Heights (Mich.); Brandon Jones, Indiana Tech


Week 9 (March 23, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield (Va.)

Chiaparini had a season-high 22 kills against Carolina University and led the Rams to two victories

Nominees: Matthew Corrales, Reinhardt (Ga.); James Contreras, Park Gilbert (AZ); Jaylen Clark, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Grant Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Ben Gabor, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Caden Donaldson, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Jordan Moses, Ottawa (Ariz.); Matthew Roussin, Vanguard (Calif.); Ben Herb, The Master's (Calif.); Tanner Woods, Jamestown (N.D.); Caleb Kulesza, Dordt (Iowa); Mike Jenkins, Clarke (Iowa) ; Hiago Crins, Park (Mo.); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Carlos Negron, Life (Ga.); Augusto Silva, Warner (Fla.); Zachary Ayala, Webber International (Fla.); Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio); Julian Armendano, Aquinas (Mich.); Dante Siracusa, Indiana Tech

 

Defender of the Week: Nick Fox, St. Ambrose (Iowa)

Fox recorded a total of 21 blocks (2 solo) last week. 

Nominees: Kale Rubin, Park Gilbert (AZ); Adam Becker, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Andrew Bergstrand, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Daniel Skrzypchak, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Kyle Anema, Vanguard (Calif.); Conner Duyck, Ottawa (Ariz.); Patrick Magadia, Jamestown (N.D.); Luke Nelson, Dordt (Iowa); Tiago Almeida, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Nick Palatine, Clarke (Iowa); Mateus Martins, Park (Mo.); Audrye Alejandro Rivera, Warner (Fla.); Peyten Young, Webber International (Fla.); Max Petuhov, Lourdes (Ohio); Joey Hermes, Indiana Tech

 

Setter of the Week: Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio)

 Fields had a double-double (44 assists, 10 digs) against Siena Heights (Mich.). He led an offense that hit 0.277 for the week. The senior averaged more than 11 assists and 2 digs per set.

Nominees: Ricardo Mujica, Reinhardt (Ga.); Hunter Miller, Park Gilbert (AZ); Jake Snyder, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Nick Mioni, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Cory Davidson, Vanguard (Calif.); Ezra Moore, The Master's (Calif.); Andrew De'leon, Ottawa (Ariz.); Derek Correa, Jamestown (N.D.); Boris Le, Dordt (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.); Rafael Veiyra, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Lucas Ledur, Missouri Valley; Eric Schmidt, Clarke (Iowa); Jonathan Lemos, Life (Ga.); Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.); Matheus Collares, Warner (Fla.); Brandon Jones, Indiana Tech; Matthew Richmond, Aquinas (Mich.)


Week 8 (March 16, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Chris Morikawa, UC Merced (Calif.)

The Bobcats top performer on the day, Morikawa tallied three career-highs: 20 kills and four service aces. The sophomore is just the third Bobcat in program history to record 20+ kills in a match. Morikawa's 22 total points (20 kills/4 aces/3 blocks) in match one is the most in the California Pacific Conference this year. 

Nominees: Miljan Kastratovic, Missouri Baptist; James Contreras, Park Gilbert (AZ); Grant Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jason Bageanis, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Alex Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Spencer Stanley, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Kyle Anema, Vanguard (Calif.); Emery Outin, Ottawa (Ariz.); Derek Owens, Jamestown (N.D.); Akeel Oxley, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Maxim Condurachi, Missouri Valley; Mike Jenkins, Clarke (Iowa); Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville (Ky.); Krzysztof Kowalski, Georgetown (Ky.); Carlos Negron, Life (Ga.); Adrian Constant, Midway (Ky.); Eduardo Ayala, Warner (Fla.); Daniel Hermida, Webber International (Fla.)

 

Defender of the Week: Austin Jacob, Jamestown (N.D.)

 Jacob had 22 total blocks in four matches as the Jimmies went 4-0 against NCAA DII competition The freshman set a UJ record with eight block assists in a 3-1 win at Erskine (S.C.) college. The middle blocker also averaged 1.38 blocks per set and moved into 6th place in the NAIA with 1.13 blocks per set.

Nominees: Gabe Norsigian, Missouri Baptist; Troy Jackson, Saint Katherine; Zach Brill, UC Merced; Xander Thesz, Park Gilbert (AZ); Shane Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Ricardo Ubior, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Daniel Skrzypchak, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Cameron Way, Vanguard (Calif.); Tatum Gray, Ottawa (Ariz.); Eric Schmidt, Clarke (Iowa); Joao Vitor Bonanoni, Missouri Valley; Tiago Almeida, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Jay Montalvo, Campbellsville (Ky.); Damian Bilko, Georgetown (Ky.); Javier De Leon, Life (Ga.); Shmuel Williams, Midway (Ky.); Jose Gonzalez, Warner (Fla.); Gunter Perea Quevdo, Webber International (Fla.); Joudiel Poveymirow, Siena Heights (Mich.)

 

Setter of the Week: Keegan Crawford, Siena Heights (Mich.)

Crawford totaled 92 assists this week for an average of 11.50 assists per set. That mark is 1.1 assists higher than his current season average which ranks fifth in the NAIA.

Nominees: Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Hunter Miller, Park Gilbert (AZ); Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jake Snyder, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Tom Kurzynski, Judson (Ill.); Nick Mioni, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Bryce Thompson, Vanguard (Calif.); Andrew De'leon, Ottawa (Ariz.); Derek Correa, Jamestown (N.D.); Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Rafael Veiyra, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Eric Schmidt, Clarke (Iowa); Lucas Ledur, Missouri Valley; Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Jonathan Lemos, Life (Ga.); Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.); Daniel Cogo, Midway (Ky.); Matheus Collares, Warner (Fla.); Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.)


Week 7 (March 9, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa)

Chapman totaled six blocks including two solo blocks and four assisted. He averaged 5.20 kills with 52 total kills. Chapman also added 94 total attacks and 15 digs over three matches this week.  

Nominees: Milos Markovic, Missouri Baptist; Diego Hernandez, St. Andrews (N.C.); Matthew Corrales, Reinhardt (Ga.); Landon Fuller, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Ryan Kilgore, UC Merced; Troy Jackson, Saint Katherine; Trey Smith, Park Gilbert (AZ); Mike Kagailis, Simpson (Calif.); Bobby Henige, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Alex Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Jamison Blasing, Judson (Ill.); Shane Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Alexander Rabadzhiev, Goshen (Ind.); Spencer Stanley, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Jordan Moses, Ottawa (Ariz.); Hiago Crins, Park (Mo.); Simon Joly, Missouri Valley; Nick Kluzak, Clarke (Iowa); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Krzysztof Kowalski, Georgetown (Ky.); Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville (Ky.); Christian Lester, Cumberland (Tenn.); Brett Thompson, Viterbo (Wis.); Franzso Severre, Midway (Ky.); Zachary Ayala, Webber International (Fla.); Augusto Silva, Warner (Fla.); Ricardo Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech

 
 
Hermes totaled nine assists and 40 digs over two matches. He averaged 5.71 digs per match, as well as a 0.964 service percentage. 
Nominees: Stephen Menzel, Missouri Baptist; Jan Santiago Lopez, St. Andrews (N.C.); John Hynes, Reinhardt (Ga.); Emmanuel Egun, UC Merced (Calif.); Joey Uhl, Saint Katherine (Calif.); Noah Mcconville, Judson (Ill.); Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jake Ostema, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Caden Donaldson, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Conner Duyck, Ottawa (Ariz.); Matheus Martins, Park (Mo.); Nick Palatine, Clarke (Iowa); Tiago Almeida, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Joao Vitor Bonanoni, Missouri Valley; Raffy Polanco, Grand View (Iowa); Jay Montalvo, Campbellsville (Ky.); Caleb Ginnings, Cumberland (Tenn.); Damian Bilko, Georgetown (Ky.); Adrian Constant, Midway (Ky.); Peyten Young, Webber International (Fla.); Audrye Alejandro Rivera, Warner (Fla.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio)
 
 
 
Bucci had 137 assists for Park in their four matches this week and registered his 2,000th career assist in a Pirate uniform. He also had 18 digs and six kills.
Nominees: Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Dakota Hotaling, St. Andrews (N.C.); Ricardo Mujica, Reinhardt (Ga.); Nikos Kalagasidis, Simpson (Calif.); Hunter Miller, Park Gilbert (Ariz.), Kalei Taitano, Saint Katherine (Calif.); Ryan Steele, UC Merced (Calif.); Tom Kurzynski, Judson (Ill.); Nick Mioni, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Andrew De'leon, Ottawa (Ariz.); Rafael Veiyra, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Eric Schmidt, Clarke (Iowa); Lucas Ledur, Missouri Valley; Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.); Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.); Daniel Cogo, Midway (Ky.); Matheus Collares, Warner (Fla.); Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio); Brandon Jones, Indiana Tech; Maximiliano Hernandez, Cornerstone (Mich.)
 

Week 6 (March 2, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Joshua Nehls, Hope International (Calif.)

Nehls led the Royals to an exciting upset against Vanguard (Calif.) last week, as he tallied a career-high 33 kills in the match. Nehls currently ranks number one overall nationally in kills per game (5.130).

Nominees: Miljan Kastratovic, Missouri Baptist; Diego Hernandez, St. Andrews (N.C.); Victor Pacheco, Reinhardt (Ga.); Jared Guglielmana, UC Merced; Grant Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Alexander Rabadzhiev, Goshen (Ind.); Spencer Stanley, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Jordan Moses, Ottawa (Ariz.); Simon Joly, Missouri Valley; Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Pascual Chavez, Georgetown (Ky.); Jakob Zum Kolk, Campbellsville (Ky.); Mason Chambers, Cumberland (Tenn.); Adrian Constant, Midway (Ky.); Eduardo Ayala, Warner (Fla.); Gunter Perea Quevdo, Webber International (Fla.); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech; Julian Armendano, Aquinas (Mich.); Bryce Johnson, Siena Heights (Mich.); Stefan Albrecht, Lourdes (Ohio)

 

Defender of the Week: Joudiel Poveymirow, Siena Heights (Mich.)

Poveymirow recorded a career-high 31 digs against Goshen. He currently leads the NAIA in digs per game.

Nominees: Stephen Menzel, Missouri Baptist; Jan Santiago Lopez, St. Andrews (N.C.); Ryan Kilgore, UC Merced; Kyle Springer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Noah McConville, Judson (Ill.); Will Gaby, Goshen (Ind.); Chase Larson, Hope International (Calif.); Charlie Figy, William Penn (Iowa); Tiago Almeida, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Matheus Martins, Park (Mo.); Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Caleb Ginnings, Cumberland (Tenn.); Reece Brown, Georgetown (Ky.); Jay Montalvo, Campbellsville (Ky.); Victor Bazzo, Midway (Ky.); Audrye Alejandro Rivera, Warner (Fla.); Gunter Perea Quevdo, Webber International (Fla.); Harrison McBean, Lourdes (Ohio); Joey Hermes, Indiana Tech

 

Setter of the Week: Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.)

Kummer handed out 40 or more assists in three of the four matches this week. He became the first player for SXU to record 3,000 or more assists. The senior tallied 165 assists in four matches and set the single-match record for assists in a three-set match with 46 against Judson.

Nominees: Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Ricardo Mujica, Reinhardt (Ga.); Tyler Vincelli, UC Merced; Tom Kurzynski, Judson (Ill.); Michael Wahl, Goshen (Ind.); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Brandon Holderbach Lee, Hope International (Calif.) ; Bryce Thompson, Vanguard (Calif.); Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.); Lucas Ledur, Missouri Valley; Rafael Veiyra, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.); Ryan Smith, Campbellsville (Ky.); Daniel Cogo, Midway (Ky.); Matheus Collares, Warner (Fla.); Peyten Young, Webber International (Fla.); Keegan Crawford, Siena Heights (Mich.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio); Chandler Davis, Indiana Tech; Matthew Richmond, Aquinas (Mich.)


Week 5 (February 23, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Kyle Anema, Vanguard (Calif.)

  Anema recorded 36 total kills for an average of 5.14 kills per set. The outside hitter posted an attack percentage of 0.484. 

Nominees: Victor Pacheco, Reinhardt (Ga.); Chris Morikawa, UC Merced; Troy Jackson, Saint Katherine; Christian Murray, Simpson (Calif.); Jaylen Clark, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Alex Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Shane Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Spencer Stanley, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Alexander Rabadzhiev, Goshen (Ind.); Jordan Moses, Ottawa (Ariz.); Derek Owens, Jamestown (N.D.); Jacob Baynes, Morningside (Iowa); Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Maxim Condurachi, Missouri Valley; Hiago Crins, Park (Mo.); Ike Papes, William Penn (Iowa); Pascual Chavez, Georgetown (Ky.); Mason Chambers, Cumberland (Tenn.); Nevin Johnson, Life (Ga.); Brett Thompson, Viterbo (Wis.); Gunter Perea Quevdo, Webber International (Fla.); Eduardo Ayala, Warner (Fla.); Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio); Julian Armendano, Aquinas (Mich.); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech; Alex Garavalia, Siena Heights (Mich.)

 

Defender of the Week: Cody Watts, Vanguard (Calif.)

  Watts posted a total of 15 blocks (2 solo) last week. The middle blocker also added eight kills and seven digs on the week.  

Nominees: Zach Brill, UC Merced; Shane Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jake Ostema, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Jason Bageanis, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Andy Bennett, Goshen (Ind.); Daniel Skrzypchak, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Tatum Gray, Ottawa (Ariz.); Jonah Mika, Morningside (Iowa); Braden Neumann, Jamestown (N.D.); Ben Steffen, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Pablo Llorente, Park (Mo.); Charlie Figy, William Penn (Iowa); Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Caleb Ginnings, Cumberland (Tenn.); Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Alex Cabana, Life (Ga.); Thomas Robson, Viterbo (Wis.); Peyten Young, Webber International (Fla.); Audrye Alejandro Rivera, Warner (Fla.); Max Petuhov, Lourdes (Ohio); Joey Hermes, Indiana Tech; Kelsey Yogi, Aquinas (Mich.)

 

Setter of the Week: Bryce Thompson, Vanguard (Calif.)

Thompson totaled 79 assists last week in two matches for an average of 11.29 assists per set. The setter added 3 kills, 11 digs, two aces and three assisted blocks 

Nominees: Ricardo Mujica, Reinhardt (Ga.); Dakota Hotaling, St. Andrews (N.C.); Ryan Steele, UC Merced; Kalei Taitano, Saint Katherine; Jake Snyder, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Ryan Schmidt, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Michael Wahl, Goshen (Ind.); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Brandon Holderbach Lee, Hope International (Calif.); Andrew de'Leon, Ottawa (Ariz.); Derek Correa, Jamestown (N.D.); Kyle Cox, Morningside (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.); Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Connor Muff, William Penn (Iowa); Lucas Ledur, Missouri Valley; Ben Ruggles, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Javier Cornier, Life (Ga.); Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.); Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Andrew Lepage, Viterbo (Wis.); Peyten Young, Webber International (Fla.); Matheus Collares, Warner (Fla.); Ian Fields, Lourdes (Ohio); Brandon Jones, Indiana Tech; Leo-Paul Rousseau, Aquinas (Mich.)


Week 4 (February 16, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa)

Chapman recorded double-digit kills in all three matches that he competed in last week. The senior averaged five kills per set. This is the outside hitters third player of the week honor that he has been awarded this season.  

Nominees: Miljan Kastratovic, Missouri Baptist; Victor Pacheco, Reinhardt (Ga.); Alex Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Jake Mcclain, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jason Bageanis, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Alexander Rabadzhiev, Goshen (Ind.); Spencer Stanley, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Joshua Nehls, Hope International (Calif.); Zack Meyer, Jamestown (N.D.); Kahakai Kahoiwai, Morningside (Iowa); Evan Gaskill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Simon Joly, Missouri Valley; Ike Papes, William Penn (Iowa); Mike Jenkins, Clarke (Iowa); Ashan Jordan, Ottawa (Kan.); Ryan Ollie, Life (Ga.); Krzysztof Kowalski, Georgetown (Ky.); Max Stotridge, Campbellsville (Ky.); Chris Ludwig, Webber International (Fla.); Alex Garavalia, Siena Heights (Mich.); Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech

Defender of the Week: Joao Vitor Bonanoni, Missouri Valley

Bonanoni was awarded his third defender of the week nod this season. The freshman averaged 3.38 digs per set. 

Nominees: Matthew Corrales, Reinhardt (Ga.); Jake Ostema, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Kyle Springer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Andy Bennett, Goshen (Ind.); Austin Jacob, Jamestown (N.D.); Tyler Godown, Morningside (Iowa); Tiago Almeida, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Nick Palatine, Clarke (Iowa); Eric Veliz, Ottawa (Kan.); Adam Ansel, Georgetown (Ky.); Jay Montalvo, Campbellsville (Ky.); Peyten Young, Webber International (Fla.); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech

Setter of the Week: Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.)

Dobrowolski totaled 63 assists last week for an average of 10.5 assists per set. 

Nominees: Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Ricardo Mujica, Reinhardt (Ga.); Jake Snyder, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Ryan Schmidt, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Michael Wahl, Goshen (Ind.); Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Brandon Holderbach Lee, Hope International (Calif.); Derek Correa, Jamestown (N.D.); Kyle Cox, Morningside (Iowa); Ben Ruggles, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Vitor Alves Furiati, Missouri Valley; Tyler Gardenhire, Ottawa (Kan.); Javier Cornier, Life (Ga.); Mason Cobler, Thomas More (Ky.); Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.); Justin Beecher, Webber International (Fla.); Keegan Crawford, Siena Heights (Mich.); Brandon Jones, Indiana Tech


Week 3 (February 9, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Simon Joly, Missouri Valley

Joly helped his team to a 2-0 week including a 3-2 win over No. 3 Missouri Baptist. The sophomore recorded a double-double vs MBU with 18 kills and 10 digs. 

Nominees: Miljan Kastratovic, Missouri Baptist; Matthew Boomer, Saint Katherine; John Glennon, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Alex Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Joshua Nehls, Hope International (Calif.); Livan Moreno, Grand View (Iowa); Felipe Guirau, Park (Mo.); Ike Papes, William Penn (Iowa); Tyler Gardenhire, Ottawa (Kan.); Jordan Pierce, Cumberland (Tenn.); Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville (Ky.); Adrian Constant, Midway (Ky.); Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio)

Defender of the Week: Joao Vitor Bonanoni, Missouri Valley

Bonanoni helped his team to a 2-0 week with a week-high of 18 digs vs Graceland (Iowa). The freshman recorded double-digit digs in both matches last week. This is the libero's second defender of the week nod this season. 

Nominees: Gabe Norsigian, Missouri Baptist; Troy Jackson, Saint Katherine; Kyle Springer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jake Ostema, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Gabriel Soares, Park (Mo.); Charlie Figy, William Penn (Iowa); Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Caleb Ginnings, Cumberland (Tenn.); Jose Viera Cerame, Campbellsville (Ky.); Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio)

Setter of the Week: Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.)

Kummer recorded his second setter of the week honor this week after posting over 100 assists in three matches. The senior posted an impressive 11.73 assists per set and a season-high 48 assists vs St. Ambrose (Iowa). 

Nominees: Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Peyton Raab, Saint Katherine; Ryan Schmidt, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Brandon Holderbach Lee, Hope International (Calif.); Vitor Alves Furiati, Missouri Valley; Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.); Connor Muff, William Penn (Iowa); Cade Berg, Ottawa (Kan.); Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.); Brian Hogg, Cumberland (Tenn.); Daniel Cogo, Midway (Ky.); Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio)


Week 2 (February 2, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa)

Chapman helped his team to a 2-0 week while recording 34 kills on an impressive 0.443 attack percentage. 

Nominees: Miljan Kastratovic, Missouri Baptist; Jake Kessler, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Grant Ooms, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Elijah Peppers, Roosevelt (Ill.); Alex Costa, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Lucas Sauder, Goshen (Ind.); Marcus Lucchesi, Park (Mo.); Cj Rettig, William Penn (Iowa); Simon Joly, Missouri Valley; Liam Morrissey, Georgetown (Ky.); Jeff Lam, Lourdes (Ohio); Julian Armendano, Aquinas (Mich.); Daynte Stewart, Indiana Tech

Defender of the Week: Guga Heidrich, Lourdes (Ohio)

Heidrich posted double-digit digs in both of the team's wins last week. The junior also posted an 0.967 reception percentage. 

Nominees: Gabe Norsigian, Missouri Baptist; Raymond Laguit, Roosevelt (Ill.); Kyle Springer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Travis Shore, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Jake Ostema, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Ian Fox, Goshen (Ind.); Joao Victor Bonanoni, Missouri Valley; Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Nick Palatine, Clarke (Iowa); Charlie Figy, William Penn (Iowa); Joey Hermes, Indiana Tech; Kelsey Yogi, Aquinas (Mich.)

Setter of the Week: Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist

Harmon posted 102 assists on the week and recorded double-doubles against Graceland (Iowa) (32 assists, 10 digs) and St. Ambrose (Iowa) (33 assists, 12 digs). 

Nominees: Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Ryan Schmidt, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Anthony Galeana, Roosevelt (Ill.); Michael Wahl, Goshen (Ind.); Connor Muff, William Penn (Iowa); Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.); Eric Schmidt, Clarke (Iowa); Vitor Alves Furiati, Missouri Valley; Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio); Brandon Jones, Indiana Tech; Maximiliano Hernandez, Cornerstone (Mich.)


Week 1 (January 26, 2021)

Attacker of the Week: Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa)

Chapman posted double-digit kills in his team's two conference wins last week. The outside hitter averaged 4.67 kills per set on an attack percentage of 0.489.

Nominees: Auston Bonte, Missouri Baptist; Jake McClain, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Spencer Stanley, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Jordan Moses, Ottawa (Ariz.); Joao Friedrich, Park (Mo.); Maxim Condurachi, Missouri Valley; Charlie Figy, William Penn (Iowa); Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville (Ky.); Krzysztof Kowalski, Georgetown (Ky.); Harrison McBean, Lourdes (Ohio); Dante Siracusa, Indiana Tech; Cade Meza, Cornerstone (Mich.)

 

Defender of the Week: Joao Victor Bonanoni, Missouri Valley

Bonanoni posted double-digit digs in 3 of 4 matches last week. The libero averaged 3.33 digs per set and posted a 97% reception percentage. 

Nominees: Stephen Menzel, Missouri Baptist; Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Felipe Chagas, Park (Mo.); Erick Villar, Grand View (Iowa); Jay Montalvo, Campbellsville (Ky.); Ryan Gunn, Georgetown (Ky.); Guga Heidrich, Lourdes (Ohio); Mitchell Nichols, Cornerstone (Mich.); Dante Siracusa, Indiana Tech

 

Setter of the Week: Aaron Kummer, Saint Xavier (Ill.)

Kummer posted 45+ assists in both matches last week. The setter averaged 11.50 assists per set. The senior also posted a double-double vs Jusdons (Ill.) (45 assists, 11 digs) and Viterbo (Wis.) (47 assists, 10 digs). 

Nominees: Cole Cwiklowski, UHSP St. Louis (Mo.); Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist; Jaysen Matsumoto, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Francisco Arredondo, Grand View (Iowa); Luciano Bucci, Park (Mo.); Connor Muff, William Penn (Iowa); Diego Aguilar, Missouri Valley; Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville (Ky.); Kacper Dobrowolski, Georgetown (Ky.); Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes (Ohio); Chandler Davis, Indiana Tech; Maximiliano Hernandez, Cornerstone (Mich.)

 

Championship Information

3rd ANNUAL
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 12-16, 2022
MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
West Des Moines, Iowa