Cigarini, Ewalt, Galas Earn NAIA Player of the Week Nods

  0 volleymob | October 02nd, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, NAIA, News

Courtesy: NAIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Caterina Cigarini of Missouri Baptist has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Alex Ewalt of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Olivia Galas of Bellevue (Neb.) 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 Sept. 24-30 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 her team to an undefeated week against conference opponents St. Louis College of Pharmacy (Mo.) and Lindenwood Belleville as well as RV Ottawa (Kan.) and No. 4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 42 kills, 2.63 kills/set
    • 0.514 attack percentage
    • Also added 18 digs, three service aces and 21 total blocks (five solo) to her stat line

Defender of the Week

Alex Ewalt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
5-9, SR, L, Danvers, Ill.

  • Ewalt was an All-Tournament selection at the Holiday Inn Express Invitational as she helped her team to a 4-0 weekend.
  • Weekly Stats
    • 119 digs
    • 7.44 digs/set
    • 0.968 reception percentage
    • Added nine service aces and a service percentage of 0.913.

Setter of the Week

Olivia Galas, Bellevue
5-8, FR, S, Omaha, Neb.

  • Galas recorded a career-high 67 assists against Mayville State (N.D.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 101 assists
    • 14.43 assists/set
    • 14 digs, 2.0 average
    • Also contributed eight kills and four block assists

Leave a Reply


Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!