Player of the Week
Volleyball
Setter of the Week
Hannah Bettge
Baker University
Bettge was named MVP of the Hy-Vee Rachel Magana Memorial Tournament hosted by MidAmerica Nazarene as the Wildcats posted a 3-2 record last week. A sophomore from Gardner, Kan., she dished out 30 or more assists in four of five matches while recording 28 kills, 33 digs, 14 service aces and 12 blocks.
Player of the Week
Football
Offensive Player of the Week
Malachi Daniels
Missouri Valley College
Daniels turned in his first career 100-yard rushing performance for the Vikings in a 29-22 win over Benedictine. A sophomore RB from Branson, Mo., he carried 19 times for 105 yards and three touchdowns while also making one catch for six yards.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Maria Del Carmen Blasco
Missouri Valley College
Blasco tallied seven points for the Vikings, who extended their current winning streak to seven with two victories. A junior MF from Madrid, Spain, she scored twice and had one assist in a 8-0 win over William Penn (Iowa), followed by one goal in a 6-0 triumph over Oklahoma Wesleyan.
Player of the Week
Women's Cross Country
Runner of the Week
Sarah niemeier
Missouri Valley College
Niemeier was the top finisher for the Vikings at the Cowboy Jamboree hosted by Oklahoma State University. A junior from Lohne, Germany, she covered the 5K course in 19:57 to claim 16th place in a field of 153 competitors.
Player of the Week
Football
Defensive Player of the Week
Ricky Williams
Missouri Valley College
Williams provided one of the standout moments of the Vikings' 29-22 win over Benedictine on Saturday afternoon. A sophomore LB from Florida City, Fla., he returned an interception 73 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the first half. He finished with six tackles (four solo) and one pass break-up.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Hitter of the Week
Rebecca Jones
Missouri Valley College
Jones recorded double-digit kills in all four matches last week for the Vikings, who posted a 3-1 record that included a five-set win in conference play. A senior OH from Simi Valley, Calif., she fired 50 kills and hit .328 to go along with eight digs and five blocks.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Michelle Plowman
Missouri Valley College
Plowman and the Missouri Valley defense provided little to the opposition in two matches last week as the Vikings improved to 7-1-1 on the season. A junior D from Barrie, Ontario, she was part of a Vikings backline that allowed a combined five shots in wins over William Penn (8-0) and Oklahoma Wesleyan (6-0).
Player of the Week
Men's Cross Country
Runner of the Week
Phillip Cheruiyot
Missouri Valley College
Cheruiyot finished in 10th place at the Cowboy Jamboree hosted by Oklahoma State University. A sophomore from Nairobi, Kenya, he covered the 8K course in 26:41 in a field of 146 runners.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Libero of the Week
Mallory Hull
Peru State College
Hull posted career-best totals last week as the Bobcats improved to 12-9 on the season with three wins. A senior DS from Bluff, Neb., she averaged 6.7 digs and fired four service aces, including a personal-best 34-dig performance against William Woods (Mo.).
Player of the Week
Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week
Marisa Pribnow
Peru State College
Pribnow saved the best of her three rounds last week for last as she record-setting performance in the Nebraska Wesleyan Fall Invitational. A sophomore from Lincoln, Neb., she fired a 18-hole low total of 76, leading her to a 7th place overall finish and the Bobcats to a third place finish.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Aurelien Norest
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Norest helped the Pioneers finish the non-conference portion of the schedule in dominating fashion. A senior D from Pontoise, France, he anchored the MNU defense that posted shutout wins over 25th-ranked Park (5-0) and William Penn (3-0), while assisting on a goal against the Statesmen.
Player of the Week
Football
Special Teams Player of the Week
Camren Torneden
Baker University
Torneden made an instant impact for Baker in its 41-0 win over Graceland in front of the Homecoming weekend crowd. A senior RB from Lawrence, Kan., he returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. He also had five punt returns for 73 yards, rushed for 89 yards and had two receptions for 14 yards.
Player of the Week
Volleyball
Player of the Week
Hannah Bettge
Baker University
Bettge will represent the conference in contention for the NAIA Volleyball Player of the Week awards, which is announced each Tuesday afternoon through the end of the regular season.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Tyler Neis
Central Methodist University
Neis was on target in both games last week for the Eagles, who improved to 5-3-0 on the season. A senior F from Arnold, Mo., he scored the first three goals of a 10-0 rout of St. Louis College of Pharmacy (Mo.), while also scoring once and assisting on another goal in a 5-0 win over Ottawa (Kan.).
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