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2015 Volleyball Awards

2015 Volleyball GSAC Champion
School
Vanguard

2015 Volleyball All-GSAC Team
Athlete School Year Hometown
Taylor Beckman Westmont So. Lake Oswego, Ore.
Aubrey Bekendam The Master's Sr. Orland, Calif.
Britta Blaser Biola Sr. Morgan Hill, Calif.
Libby Dahlberg Westmont Fr. Sacramento, Calif.
Kelly Dalrymple Vanguard Jr. Poway, Calif.
Christina DenBoer Biola Fr. Escondido, Calif.
Stephanie Flores Vanguard Sr. Yucaipa, Calif.
Charlotte Heerlyn Vanguard So. Santee, Calif.
Conley Kipp Hope International Jr. Newport Beach, Calif.
Joclyn Kirton Biola Sr. Kirkland, Wash.
Morgan Koch The Master's So. Auburn, Calif.
Rebecca Lowden Vanguard Fr. Glendora, Calif.
Alyssa Mason Biola Sr. Redlands, Calif.
Jessica McCann Westmont Jr. Lemoore, Calif.
Sarah McKinny Vanguard Sr. Santa Barbara, Calif.

2015 Volleyball GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Stephanie Flores Vanguard
GSAC Libero of the Year Rebecca Lowden Vanguard
GSAC Freshman of the Year Libby Dahlberg Westmont
GSAC Coach of the Year Eryn Leja Vanguard

2015 Volleyball GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Victoria Arild Menlo Sr. Psychology
Rachael Barker Vanguard Sr. Kinesiology
Aubrey Bekendam The Master's Sr. Kinesiology & Physical Education
Brittnie Blanchard Hope International Sr. Psychology
Alexandra Brehaut Biola Sr. Special Education
Allison Child The Master's Jr. Biological Science
Cristina Cunningham Biola Sr. Business Administration
Aleka Estrada San Diego Christian Sr. Kinesiology
Stephanie Flores Vanguard Sr. Kinesiology
Samantha Fonseca Hope International Sr. Physical Therapy
Betsy Guerrero William Jessup Sr. Business
Kailaa Heaney Arizona Christian Sr. Elementary Education
Charlotte Heerlyn Vanguard Sr. Business Administration
Lauren Hoenecke Biola Sr. Biological Science
Renn Isobe Menlo Jr. Business Management
Kaya Johnson Menlo Jr. Accounting
Alana Kempf Arizona Christian Jr. Communication
Alexa Lambert San Diego Christian Jr. Kinesiology
Katie Landazuri Hope International Jr. Business Management
Alyssa Mason Biola Sr. Communication Disorders
Sarah McKinny Vanguard Sr. Marketing
Kiana Nicio Vanguard Sr. Business Administration
Jamie Nurenberg Menlo Sr. Psychology
Sarah Pierson Westmont Sr. Biochemistry
Aubrey Pyburn The Master's Jr. Liberal Studies
Jennah Richmond William Jessup Sr. Business
Olivia Sorensen Biola Jr. Sociology
Johannah Wade Hope International Jr. Physical Therapy
Haley Worden Arizona Christian Sr. Business Administration

2015 Volleyball NAIA All-Americans
Athlete Team School
Stephanie Flores 1st Team Vanguard
Joclyn Kirton 1st Team Biola
Alyssa Mason 1st Team Biola
Charlotte Heerlyn 2nd Team Vanguard
Sarah McKinny 2nd Team Vanguard
Britta Blaser 3rd Team Biola
Taylor Beckman Hon. Mention Westmont
Aubrey Bekendam Hon. Mention The Master's
Libby Dahlberg Hon. Mention Westmont
Conley Kipp Hon. Mention Hope International
Rebecca Lowden Hon. Mention Vanguard
Jessica McCann Hon. Mention Westmont

2015 Volleyball NAIA All-Tournament Team
Athlete School
Alyssa Mason Biola
Sarah McKinny Vanguard

2015 Volleyball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School
Victoria Arild Menlo
Rachael Barker Vanguard
Aubrey Bekendam The Master's
Brittnie Blanchard Hope International
Alexander Brehaut Biola
Allison Child The Master's
Cristina Cunningham Biola
Aleka Estrada San Diego Christian
Stephanie Flores Vanguard
Samantha Fonseca Hope International
Betsy Guerrero William Jessup
Kailaa Heaney Arizona Christian
Charlotte Heerlyn Vanguard
Lauren Hoenecke Biola
Renn Isobe Menlo
Kaya Johnson Menlo
Alana Kempf Arizona Christian
Alexa Lambert San Diego Christian
Katie Landazuri Hope International
Alyssa Mason Biola
Sarah McKinny Vanguard
Kiana Nicio Vanguard
Jamie Nurenberg Menlo
Sarah Pierson Westmont
Aubrey Pyburn The Master's
Jennah Richmond William Jessup
Olivia Sorensen Biola
Johannah Wade Hope International
Haley Worden Arizona Christian

2015 Volleyball NAIA Scholar Teams
School GPA
Arizona Christian 3.58
Biola 3.57
Vanguard 3.35
San Diego Christian 3.31
Westmont 3.18

2015 Volleyball NAIA Champions of Character Award
School
Biola

2015 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • September 7, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Alyssa Mason - Biola
      • Sophomore - 6-3 - Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker - Redlands, Calif.
      • Mason dominated at The Master's College Labor Day Tournament. She was by far the Eagles' best attacker with 33 kills in three matches and just four attacking errors. She also filled in at middle blocker for a few games and picked up four solo blocks and four block assists.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Kami Troesh - Westmont
      • Junior - 5-6 - Libero - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • The junior libero had 33 serve receptions with one error and 23 digs in two three-set matches last week. On the season, Kami Troesh has 193 serve receptions and 120 digs.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Ashlyn Riding - San Diego Christian
      • Junior - 5-9 - Setter - Clovis, Calif.
      • Ashlyn Riding, the junior transfer, contributed 100 assists in the three games this weekend to help the Hawks improve to 5-1, their best start to a season since 2003. San Diego Christian went 3-0 an Friday and Saturday to continue the Hawks' quick start to the season and a five game win streak.
  • September 14, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Charlotte Heerlyn - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 6-2 - Outside Hitter - Santee, Calif.
      • Charlotte Heerlyn averaged 3.0 kills per set only recorded 2 errors on 36 attempts for a .444 attack percentage. The senior outside hitter also recorded 7 assist blocks as Vanguard had two straight-set wins over Arizona Christian and San Diego Christian.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Rebecca Lowden - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-10 - Libero - Freshman
      • Rebecca Lowden continues to post high dig numbers in matches. The freshman libero totaled 37 digs in only 6 sets, which is an average of 6.17 digs per set, and also recorded 3 aces. Lowden and the Lions hold the No. 10 ranking in the nation.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Aubrey Bekendam - The Master's
      • Senior - 5-10 - Setter - Orland, Calif.
      • Aubrey Bekendam tallied 59 assists in two straight-set wins over William Jessup and Menlo this week. The senior setter also added 11 kills with no errors, 16 digs, and three blocks (one solo).
  • September 21, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Conley Kipp - Hope International
      • Junior - 6-4 - Middle Blocker - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • Conley Kipp hit .519 in seven sets of play in two GSAC road wins. She tallied 34 kills (4.86 k/g) for the week and helped the Royals move to 3-1 in conference play.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Alex Brehaut - Biola
      • Senior - 5-7 - Libero - Alta Loma, Calif.
      • Alex Brehaut served well as a defensive specialist on Biola's back row last weekend. The senior libero had one double-digit dig performance and one phenomenal performance as a server in two three-set matches. She tallied 17 digs and five aces for the week.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Shea Beeman - Hope International
      • Sophomore - 5-5 - Libero - Hurst, Texas
      • Shea Beeman contributed 9.43 assists/set and 2.43 digs/set in two conference road wins. The sophomore had a conference high 66 assists for the week. The Royals sit at 3-1 after two weeks of GSAC play.
  • September 28, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Charlotte Heerlyn - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-2 - Outside Hitter - Santee, Calif.
      • Charlotte Heerlyn had a monster week as No. 10 Vanguard went 2-0 in two road conference matches, including a win at No. 16-ranked Westmont. She combined for 33 kills on 75 attempts including a .333 hitting percentage. At the net, she had 3 solo blocks and 6 block assists.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Aleka Estrada - San Diego Christian
      • Senior - 5-5 - Libero - Murrieta, Calif.
      • Aleka Estrada recorded 53 digs last week in three matches. The Hawks won back-to-back conference matches over the weekend and Estrada averaged just under 7 digs per game. The senior libero also had 5 aces.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Kelly Dalrymple - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-9 - Setter - Poway, Calif.
      • In two tough road wins for Vanguard, Kelly Dalrymple responded with 55 assists in 9 sets (6.11 per set). Defensively, the junior setter was second on the team with 24 digs in the two matches.
  • October 5, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Katie Landazuri - Hope International
      • Sophomore - 5-7 - Outside Hitter - Temecula, Calif.
      • Katie Landazuri averaged four kills per set as the Royals won two GSAC matches, including a four-set upset of No. 16 Westmont. Landazuri contributed eight kills in the fourth set to cement the win over Westmont.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Renn Isobe - Menlo
      • Junior - 5-4 - Libero - Honolulu, Hawaii
      • Junior libero Renn Isobe had two 20-plus dig nights in wins last week for Menlo. The Oaks went 2-1 on the week.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Shea Beeman - Hope International
      • Sophomore - 5-5 - Libero - Hurst, Texas
      • Shea Beeman averaged 10.4 assists per set as the Royals won two GSAC matches, including a four-set upset of No. 16 Westmont. The sophomore setter has been a big part of the Royals six-match winning streak.
  • October 12, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Stephanie Flores - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-1 - Middle Blocker - Yucaipa, Calif.
      • Against top ranked Biola, Stephanie Flores had a near perfect game hitting .667 of her attempts for kills. Against Hope International, she posted right under .500 hitting and 4.5 blocks which gave the Lions an undefeated 8-0 record through the first round of conference play. Flores ranks 7th in the conference with a hitting percentage of .315 and second with 1.19 blocks per game.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Rebecca Lowden - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-10 - Libero - Glendora, Calif.
      • Rebecca Lowden was on fire last week and was instrumental in Vanguard finishing the first half of GSAC play undefeated (8-0). In the upset of No. 1 Biola, the freshman libero came up with many key digs as she was covering the angles to perfection. She averaged 20.5 digs per match as both tilts were 4 set wins for Vanguard. Lowden leads the conference in digs per set (5.14).
    • Setter of the Week
      • Kelly Dalrymple - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-9 - Setter - Poway, Calif.
      • Kelly Dalrymple was a huge performer for Vanguard last week as they sit in first place in GSAC play. In the upset of No. 1 Biola, handing them their first loss the season, she tossed out 22 assists in the four set thriller. After playing the whole season in a 6-2 offense, the Lions had to switch to a 5-1 and Dalrymple responded in a big way. She handed out 39 assists and held her own at the net, recording two solo blocks and assisting on four others at Hope International. Dalrymple ranks fourth in the conference in assists per game.
  • October 19, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Alyssa Mason - Biola
      • Senior - 6-3 - Outside Hitter - Redlands, Calif.
      • Alyssa Mason had double-digit kills in each of No. 4-ranked Biola's four matches on the road (three against ranked opponents), including wins against No. 3 Missouri Baptist and No. 25 Grand View (Iowa). She hit .526 in accumulating her 57 kills on the week (two matches with ZERO attack errors). She also added four solo blocks, 19 block assists, 12 digs and three aces.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Kami Troesh - Westmont
      • Junior - 5-6 - Defensive Specialist - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • Kami Troesh produced 39 digs and 36 serve receptions in two matches (seven sets) on the road last week. The junior bibero posted six assists and three service aces on the week as No. 16 Westmont earned two GSAC wins.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Becca Branch - Biola
      • Freshman - 5-9 - Setter - Murrieta, Calif.
      • Becca Branch is in just her second week competing with No. 4-ranked Biola after missing most of her freshman season with injury. Facing three top-25 teams could be a bit intimidating for a freshman setter, but she held her composure and posted 105 assists (6.56/set) in the four matches this week. She splits time with senior Ashton Arbuthnot, but she made a huge impact each time she was on the floor with her setting, serving and defense. She added four aces and 26 digs (1.62/set) for good measure.
  • October 26, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Alyssa Mason - Biola
      • Senior - 6-3 - Outside Hitter - Redlands, Calif.
      • Alyssa Mason averaged 10-plus kills in three 3-set matches last week and hit nearly .700. Add to that six solo blocks, 10 block assists, a service ace and zero attack errors.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Kami Troesch - Westmont
      • Junior - 5-6 - Defensive Specialist - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • After getting a game off against Arizona Christian, Kami Troesch returned to the Warriors' line-up to post 27 digs and 15 serve receptions against San Diego Christian. The junior defensive specialist did not commit a serve receive error.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Aubrey Bekendam - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 5-10 - Setter - Orland, Calif.
      • The senior setter recorded 54 assists last week with two straight set wins over San Diego Christian and Arizona Christian. She also added 14 digs, seven kills, five aces and six block assists. This is Bekendam's second Setter of the Week selection this season.
  • November 2, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Rachael Barker - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-0 - Outside Hitter - Torrance, Calif.
      • Rachael Barker had nine kills in 23 attempts with no errors as No. 7 Vanguard swept The Master's in the NAIA Game of the Week. Earlier in the week, the senior outside hitter chipped in 11 kills to defeat Westmont. Vanguard sits in the pole position in the GSAC standings.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Rebecca Lowden - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-10 - Libero - Glendora, Calif.
      • Rebecca Lowden recorded 33 digs as Vanguard defeated No. 16 Westmont and The Master's (RV) last week. As a freshman she leads the conference in total digs with 445 and in digs/set with 5.06, which is significantly ahead of those in second place.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Rory McCloy - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-7 - Setter - Salt Lake City, Utah
      • Rory McCloy recorded 40 assists and 9 digs as No. 7 Vanguard won both of its GSAC matches last week. Vanguard has won 16 straight GSAC games dating back to last November.
  • November 9, 2015
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Morgan Koch - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 6-1 - Middle Blocker - Auburn, Calif.
      • Morgan Koch had 14 kills with a .417 hitting percentage in one match For The Master's last week versus Hope International. The Mustangs beat the Royals 3-1 and the sophomore middle blocker added an ace and three block assists in the match.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Kiana Nicio - Vanguard
      • Senior - 5-2 - Defensive Specialist - Lakewood, Calif.
      • Kiana Nicio had a big week on the back line for the No. 4 Lions. The senior defensive specialist totaled 26 digs over the six sets. Her combination with Vanguard's freshman libero is an important reason the Lions have secured a share of their first GSAC Championship in school history. Nicio is also a great server, as she leads the conference in aces.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Aubrey Bekendam - The Master's
      • Senior - 5-10 - Setter - Orland, Calif.
      • Aubrey Bekendam tallied 41 assists, eight digs, five kills, 4 aces, 3 block assists and a .667 attack percentage, as The Master's defeated Hope International in 4 sets. The senior setter broke the school assist record early in the season. To date, Bekendam has posted 3,243 set assists in her career as a Lady Mustang.