MADISON, SD (PlayNorthStar.com) – The NSAA has announced its volleyball players-of-the-week, the 4th edition of the weekly honors. Joely Roe of Presentation College was selected as the Defender-of-the-Week yet again. Natalie Geidel of Viterbo (WI) was named to the Attacker-of-the-Week. Maddie Squiers of Bellevue (NE) was chosen as the Setter-of-the-Week.
NSAA Volleyball Defender-of-the-Week
Joely Roe – Presentation Coll. – 5’5″, Junior, libero – Filer, ID– It was the third consecutive week that Roe of PC was chosen to the North Star Defender-of-the-Week. She continued to be an anchor in the back row for the Saints during the College of Saint Mary (NE)/Grace (NE) volleyball tournament, where PC went 2-2 record. For the weekend, Roe recorded 142 digs (an impressive 8.9 digs per set). She broke the PC’s school record for most digs in a match with 57 in 3-2 victory over DWU. Roe also had six service aces for the week and had a perfect reception rate in 54 receptions.
NSAA Volleyball Attacker-of-the-Week
Natalie Geidel – Viterbo (Wis.) – 6’2″, Senior, middle hitter – West Bend, Wis. – Geidel was named to the tournament’s most valuable player for the second straight weekend, fueling No. 2-ranked Viterbo (Wis.) to a 5-0 record for the week including a 4-0 record in their home tournament. She posted double-digit kills in all five matches last week, accumulating a total of 78 kills (4.6 kills per set). Geidel hit .418 for the week (78 kills with 17 errors in 146 attempts). She also had 21 block assists for the week (1.2 blocks per set). It was her third time this season that she received the North Star Volleyball Attacker-of-the-Week honor.
NSAA Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week
Maddie Squiers – Bellevue (Neb.) – 5’8″, Sophomore, setter – Kearney, Neb. – Squiers was honored as the North Star Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week for the third consecutive week for No. 21-ranked Bellevue (Neb.), who went 4-0 record in the Evangel (Mo.) Classic. She recorded three double-doubles during the tournament. She had recorded at least 39 assists in a match during the tournament, including a tournament-high 56 assists in 3-2 victory over the College of the Ozarks (Mo.). Squiers also had 22 digs in that match. She had 39 assists and 23 digs in 3-0 victory over John Brown (Ark.). Squiers had eight service aces and six block assists in the tournament.