KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Amy Weststeyn of Biola (Calif.) has been named NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Weststeyn was selected based on her performance from Oct. 15-21 and was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 23 conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Weststeyn, a 6-3 sophomore middle blocker from Visalia, Calif., led the Eagles to a 2-0 record this past week. In a 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-23) victory over NCAA Division II Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), Weststeyn was nearly perfect, as she recorded 14 kills on 18 swings with no errors. She also added five digs and a season-high three aces. Weststeyn led Biola to a sweep over No. 8 The Master's (Calif.) four days later. She collected 10 more kills, six blocks, including two solo, and a pair of digs. In two games, Weststeyn recorded 24 kills on 39 attacks - hitting percentage of .590 - eight blocks, seven digs and four aces.
Weststeyn leads the nation in hitting percentage (.455) and ranks eighth in the Golden State Athletic Conference in kills per set with 3.10.
By Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern