Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 27, 2011
The Cornerstone setter dished out 56 combined assists in three Golden Eagle victories
Sept. 27, 2011
Contact: Jake Knabel, NAIA Sports Information & Media Services Intern, firstname.lastname@example.org
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cornerstone (Mich.) setter Kim Weaver has been named the NAIA Volleyball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Weaver was selected based on her performance from Sept. 19 - 25 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 23 conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Weaver proved to be the key cog in three Golden Eagle wins over the past week, including a 3-2 victory over Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference rival Aquinas (Mich.) on Sept. 24. She collected a triple-double in the win, posting 15 kills, 31 assists and 15 digs. For the week, she totaled 29 kills, 29 digs, four service aces and dished out 56 assists as Cornerstone improved to 15-1 this season.
The 6-0, sophomore setter from Rockford, Mich., ranks ninth in the NAIA in total service aces with 34 and 12th with .63 service aces per set. Her 402 assists in 2011 tops the Golden Eagles. Her 136 kills is second-best on the team.
Weaver is the second player in Cornerstone volleyball history to be named NAIA Player of the Week. Libero, Julie Brusie, was the first player to receive the award.
For a complete listing of all the national team and individual statistical leaders, click here.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Oct. 4.
Nominees: Lauren Stuckel, Missouri Baptist; Kristin Pressley, Oklahoma Baptist; Emily Atkinson, Westminster (Utah); Taryn Nash, Spring Hill (Ala.); Melanie Lawrence, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Jordan Gray, Bethel (Kan.); Joanna Fretthold, Daemen (N.Y.); Kaeli Austin, Morningside (Iowa); Kaley Lyons, Evangel (Mo.); Ana Guerra, Texas at Brownsville; Thaise Vieira, Bethel (Tenn.); Tori Matzen, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Christal Hollins, Southern-New Orleans (La.); Lauren Crump, Indiana East; Abby Hall, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Kendra Fiddler, Milligan (Tenn.); Fei Gao, Concordia (Calif.); Kate Denlinger, Indiana Wesleyan; Samantha James, Campbellsville (Ky.); Kelsey Soos, College of Idaho ; Kali Schnacker, Bellevue (Neb.).