Park’s Nada Meawad Named AVCA NAIA Freshman Of The Year

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 05th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, NAIA, News

The AVCA has announced their selections for NAIA All-American teams following the conclusion of the season.

Highlighting the list is the NAIA Championship MVP, Lindsey Wilson’s Makenzie Montano as she earned a spot on the First-Team List. She was the only player from her national championship team to make the first-team. Being named to the second-team from Lindsey Wilson are Grace Blomstedt and Paulina Sobolewski. The runners-up, Dordt College, placed two on the first-team list – Ema Altena and Jamie Gesink.

The Freshman of the Year comes out of Park in outside hitter, Nada Meawad. On the year, Meawad posted 473 kills for an average of 4.1 kills per set on a .318 hitting clip. Additionally, Meawad recorded 54 aces, 37 blocks and 320 digs on the year.


Name Institution Pos. YR
 Ema Altena@  Dordt College  OH Jr.
 Jill Bax$  Hastings College  L Sr.
 Libby Dahlberg*  Westmont College  MH Jr.
 Marija Djonovic  College of Idaho  S Jr.
 Natalie Geidel*%  Viterbo University  MH Sr.
 Alaina Gentili  Corban University  MH Sr.
 Jamie Gesink$  Dordt College  S Jr.
 Amelia Grahn*!  Viterbo University  S Sr.
 Anna Kiel  Northwestern College (IA)  MH So.
 Nada Meawad  Park University  OH Fr.
 Makenzie Montano*!  Lindsey Wilson College  S Sr.
 Priscilla O’Dowd*  Midland University  MH Jr.
 Katie Placke*  Hastings College  S/RS Sr.
 Kendra Zwart$  Cornerstone University  MH Jr.


Name Institution Pos. YR
 Annija Abolina  Campbellsville University  RS Sr.
 Taylor Alexander  College of Idaho  RS Jr.
 Grace Blomstedt$  Lindsey Wilson College  MH Jr.
 Caroline Clifford  Columbia College  OH Jr.
 Hailey Copinga  Rocky Mountain College  RS Jr.
 Madisen Garlie  Eastern Oregon University  MH Sr.
 Haley Glasoe  University of Jamestown  MH  Sr.
 Amy Horner  Tabor College  OH Sr.
 Masha Korol  Montana Tech  OH Jr.
 Katarina Krstonosic  Missouri Valley College  OH Sr.
 Amber Parker^  Corban University  OH Sr.
 Jessica Peters*^  Midland University  S Jr.
 Paulina Sobolewska  Lindsey Wilson College  OH Fr.
 Maddie Squires  Bellevue University  S So.


Name Institution Pos. YR
 Whitney Battoe  St. Thomas University (FL)  OH Sr.
 Michelle Calderon  Webber International Univ.  L Sr.
 Marion Couraud  Missouri Baptist University  OH Sr.
 Danna Gomes  Park University  S Jr.
 Baylee Gross  Viterbo University  L Sr.
 Karlie Kelly  Madonna University  OH Sr.
 Darcy Latham  Central Methodist University  OH Sr.
 Amanda Miller@  Eastern Oregon University  OH  Sr.
 Angela Molesworth  Montana Tech  OH Sr.
 Kacee Salyers  Marian University  OH Sr.
 Shayla Scanlan  Bellevue University  RS Jr.
 Kacie Stoll  Trinity Christian College  RS Jr.
 Madison Wendel^  University of Jamestown  MH Sr.
 Jalin Yoder  Embry Riddle Aeronautical University  OH Jr.

2017 AVCA NAIA Freshman of the Year: Nada Meawad, Park, OH

2017 AVCA NAIA Player of the Year: Announced on Wednesday, December 6

* indicates 2016 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection

$ indicates 2016 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-America selection

@indicates 2016 AVCA NAIA Third-Team All-American selection

% indicates 2015 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection

! indicates 2015 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-American

^indicates 2015 AVCA NAIA Third-Team All-American selection

& indicates 2014 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-American selection

# indicates 2014 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-American selection


Name Institution Pos. YR
 Rachel Andrews Union College RS Sr.
 Aubrey Aspen Viterbo University MH Jr.
 Nyssa Baker Indiana University Kokomo MH Fr.
 Carlee Baxter Webber International University S So.
 Taylor Beckman Westmont College OH Sr.
 Hannah Bettge MidAmerica University S Sr.
 Kaitlin Boyd Southeastern University (FL) MH Sr.
 Bria Buchanan University of Antelope Valley MH Jr.
 Elly Burke Lindsey Wilson College RS So.
 Caterina Cigarini Missouri Baptist University MH So.
 Taylor Cowan MidAmerica University MH Sr.
 Danielle Curnes College of the Ozarks OH Sr.
 Zori Curry Columbia College MH Sr.
 Rielly Dobbs College of the Ozarks  S So.
 Brittney Engelbrecht William Woods University  S Sr.
 Dylan Fowler Univ. of Montana Western  L Jr.
 Taylor Garner Benedictine College (KS)  S Sr.
 Mirella Gatterdam University of Mobile OH So.
 Kenna Hall Ottawa University (KS) MH Jr.
 Stephanie Hanewold University of Northwestern (OH) MH Sr.
 Amanda Hawkins Madonna University MH Sr.
 Alexa Hill Grace College  S So.
 A.J. Horstman Northwestern College (IA) OH So.
 Jenny Howell Georgetown College RS Sr.
 Bailei Hubbard Our Lady of the Lake MH Fr.
 Juanae Johnson Vanguard University RS Sr.
 Courtney Joyce St. Xavier University  S Sr.
 Alex Karcher University of Mobile MH Sr.
 Morgan Koch The Master’s University MH Sr.
 Bridget Krasowki St. Xavier University OH Sr.
 Casey Krolikowski Hastings College OH Sr.
 Kiana Krumm La Sierrra University OH So.
 Allison Kuenle Doane University OH So.
 Katie Landazuri Hope International University OH Sr.
 Hope Leppink Cornerstone University  S Sr.
 Rebecca Lowden Vanguard University  L Jr.
 Janessa Mast Warner Pacific University OH Sr.
 Sydney Matheny Rocky Mountain College MH Sr.
 Ashley McClintock Indiana University South Bend MH Sr.
 Jessica Meyer John Brown University MH So.
 Kayla Morlan Asbury University MH Sr.
 Holly Morehouse Carroll College RS Sr.
 Samantha Neely Westmont College RS Jr.
 Clarissa Olson Valley City State University MH Jr.
 Elise Peterson University of Jamestown  L Sr.
 Kelsey Plummer Kansas Wesleyan University MH Sr.
 Cassidy Rea Westmont College RS So.
 Caroline Ricks Georgetown College OH Sr.
 Jeslyn Roat Olivet Nazarene University OH Sr.
 Maya Roberts Viterbo University RS Fr.
 Joely Roe Presentation College  L Jr.
 Adriana Skipper Ottawa University (KS)  S Sr.
 Jessica Sodich Southwestern Assemblies of God OH Sr.
 Ashley Sparks Baker University OH Jr.
 Shelby Stinnett Texas Wesleyan University OH Sr.
 Raven Swain Our Lady of the Lake OH Sr.
 Lindi Thomas Indiana University Kokomo OH Sr.
 Alysanne Van Dyke Northwest University  L Sr.
 Cristina Viera Peru State College  L Sr.
 Sanja Vojnovic Oklahoma City University  S Sr.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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