Altena, Rupert, DeJager Named NAIA Players of the Week

  0 volleymob | October 09th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, NAIA, News

Courtesy: NAIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Ema Altena of Dordt (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Alyssa Rupert of Milligan (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Jamie De Jager of Dordt 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. 1-7 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week

Ema Altena, Dordt
6-0, SR, OH, Sioux Center, Iowa

  • Altena posted double-digit kills in all three matches she competed in last week. The outside hitter led the charge against No. 4 Viterbo (Wis.) with 19 kills. The Iowa native notched two double-doubles against Viterbo (19 kills, 10 digs) and St. Mary (Neb.) (13 kills, 11 digs).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 50 kills
    • 4.55 kills/set
    • 0.374 attack percentage
    • Also added 25 digs, two service aces and nine assisted blocks to her stat line

Defender of the Week

Alyssa Rupert, Milligan
5-6, SR, DS, Kingsport, Tenn.

  • Rupert is No. 1 in the nation in digs/set. The libero helped her team extend its win streak to seven matches.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 91 digs
    • 9.10 digs/set
    • 0.914 reception percentage
    • 0.955 service percentage

Setter of the Week

Jamie De Jager, Dordt
5-9, SR, Setter, Sioux Center, Iowa

  • Jager posted one double-double on the week in the Defenders win over No. 4 Viterbo with 47 assists and 17 digs.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 130 assists
    • 11.82 assists/set
    • 25 digs, 2.27 average
    • Also contributed four aces, 10 total blocks (one solo) and six kills

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