NAIA Tabs Antunovic, Pantoja Santos, Vargas as Players of the Week

  0 volleymob | October 23rd, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, NAIA, News

Courtesy: NAIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Bojana Antunovic of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Attacker of the Week, Nayrelis Pantoja Santos of Webber International (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Volleyball Defender of the Week and Manuela Vargas of Columbia (Mo.) 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. 15-21 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution winners.

Attacker of the Week

Bojana Antunovic, Freed-Hardeman
6-0, SR, MB, Indjija, Serbia

  • Antunovic recorded two double-doubles in each of the contests her team competed in this week against Central Baptist (Ark.) (18 kills, 18 digs) and Lyon (Ark.) (21 kills, 12 digs).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 39 kills
    • 5.57 kills/set
    • 0.397 attack percentage
    • Also added 30 digs and four assisted blocks to her stat line

Defender of the Week

Nayrelis Pantoja Santos, Webber International
5-6, JR, OH, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

  • Santos helped her team to a 2-1 week and recorded double-digit digs in each contest. The defensive specialist recorded a career-high 45 digs against Southeastern (Fla.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 110 digs
    • 8.46 digs/set
    • Also contributed nine assists

Setter of the Week

Manuela Vargas, Columbia
5-9, JR, S, Medellin, Colombia

  • Vargas posted a week-high 50 assists against No. 1 Park (Mo.) when the Cougars forced the Pirates to a fifth set for the first time this season. The setter logged two double-doubles against Park (50 assists, 21 digs) and No. 21 Central Methodist (Mo.) (43 assists, 18 digs).
  • Weekly Stats
    • 182 assists
    • 11.38 assists/set
    • 56 digs, 3.50 average
    • Also contributed four aces, nine assisted blocks and seven kills

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