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2016 Volleyball Awards

2016 Volleyball GSAC Champion
School
Westmont

2016 Volleyball All-GSAC Team
Athlete School Year Hometown
Taylor Beckman Westmont Jr. Lake Oswego, Ore.
Libby Dahlberg Westmont So. Sacramento, Calif.
Juanae Johnson Vanguard Jr. Santa Monica, Calif.
Morgan Koch The Master's Jr. Grass Valley, Calif.
Katie Landazuri Hope International Jr. Temecula, Calif.
Rebecca Lowden Vanguard So. Glendora, Calif.
Mila Maricic Westmont Jr. Harbor City, Calif.
Jessica McCann Westmont Sr. Lemoore, Calif.
Aubrey Pyburn The Master's Sr. Sun Valley, Calif.
Kayla Sims The Master's So. Anchorage, Alaska
Emily Sunada Menlo Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii
Kami Troesh Westmont Sr. Newport Beach, Calif.
Tess Van Grouw Biola Jr. Exeter, Calif.
Molly Witzmann San Diego Christian Sr. Encinitas, Calif.

2016 Volleyball GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Libby Dahlberg Westmont
GSAC Libero of the Year Kami Troesh Westmont
GSAC Freshman of the Year Cassidy Rea Westmont
GSAC Coach of the Year Patti Cook Westmont
GSAC Assistant Coach of the Year Ruth McGolpin Westmont

2016 Volleyball GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Brenna Bailey Arizona Christian Sr. Behavioral Health
Courtney Crosby Westmont Sr. Kinesiology
Mikayla Derieg Hope International Jr. Business-Sports Management
Samantha Fonseca Hope International Sr. Pre-Physical Therapy
Kassidy Heuvelhorst William Jessup Jr. Liberal Studies
Cheyenne Johnson William Jessup Jr. Liberal Studies
Kaya Johnson Menlo Sr. Business Management
Morgan Koch The Master's Jr. Kinesiology & Physical Education
Alexa Lambert San Diego Christian Sr. Kinesiology
Katie Landazuri Hope International Jr. Business-Sports Management
Victoria Moons Biola Jr. Psychology
Aubrey Pyburn The Master's Sr. Liberal Studies
Jennah Richmond William Jessup Sr. Business
Ashlyn Riding San Diego Christian Sr. Business Administration
Hailey Settle Arizona Christian Jr. Elementary Education
Megan Smith San Diego Christian Sr. Business Administration
Olivia Sorensen Biola Sr. Sociology
Morgan Stevens Arizona Christian Jr. Business
Tess Van Grouw Biola Jr. Kinesiology
Johannah Wade Hope International Sr. Pre-Physical Therapy
Deborah White Arizona Christian Jr. Psychology
Haley Worden Arizona Christian Sr. Business

2016 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • September 5, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Libby Dahlberg - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 6-3 - Middle Blocker - Sacramento, Calif.
      • Libby Dahlberg led Westmont in kills with 42 as the Warriors won all four matches last week, including three against NCAA Div. II teams, to remain undefeated this season. The sophomore middle blocker also tallied 27 blocks (8 solo), 13 digs and 3 aces. For the season, Dahlberg is hitting .389 with 108 kills. She leads the 11-0 Warriors in blocks with 13 solo blocks and 42 block assists.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Kami Troesh - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-6 - Libero - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • Kami Troesh leads the back line for the 11-0 Warriors. In four wins last week, the senior libero recorded 103 digs (6.06 d/g), and five aces. For the season she has 169 serve receptions (.959) and 220 digs (5.64 per set). She has also totaled 12 service aces and 28 assists.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Amy Buffham - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 5-8 - Setter - Saugus, Calif.
      • Working in a 6-2 offensive scheme, Amy Buffham helped lead the 11-0 Warriors to four more wins this week - three against NCAA Division II teams. The sophomore setter recorded 93 assists, 41 digs and four aces. For the season, Buffham has 228 assists (5.85 per set), 8 service aces and 63 digs.
  • September 12, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Juanae Johnson - Vanguard
      • Junior - 6-2 - Outside Hitter - Santa Monica, Calif.
      • Vanguard rebounded from a rocky start to the season, going 2-0 last week in GSAC play. Junior outside hitter Juanae Johnson has been on fire totaling 47 kills and 7 block assists in the two matches.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Tess Van Grouw - Biola
      • Junior - 5-9 - Libero - Exeter, Calif.
      • Tess Van Grouw anchored Biola's fantastic back row throughout a grueling five-set win over Hope International and put up 50 digs in two matches last week. The junior libero's performance in serve-receive was especially impressive with just two receiving errors in 43 attempts.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Jessica Williams - William Jessup
      • Freshman - 5-8 - Setter - Chandler, Ariz.
      • Jessica Williams dished 100 assists over 3 matches last week for William Jessup. Williams posted a personal best and season high of 50 assists in the Warriors' road victory against Pacific Union. The freshman setter added 20 assists against GSAC-leading Westmont, and another 30 in a history-making win against The Master's University. Overall, Williams averaged 8.33 assists per set and added 24 digs, 9 kills and 4 aces.
  • September 19, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Katie Landazuri - Hope International
      • Junior - 5-7 - Outside Hitter - Temecula, Calif.
      • Katie Landazuri led the Hope International offense with 41 kills last week to help the Royals to a pair of GSAC wins against William Jessup and Menlo in five sets each. The junior outside hitter posted a double-double against William Jessup with 23 kills and 12 digs in a come-from-behind win. Landazuri added another 18 kills against the Oaks to average 4.1 kills per set.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Shea Beeman - Hope International
      • Junior - 5-5 - Libero - Hurst, Texas
      • Shea Beeman added 48 digs against William Jessup and Menlo to help the Royals go 2-0 in GSAC play during the week. The junior libero led all players in each match in digs and tallied a career-best 30 digs in the match against Menlo. For the week, Beeman averaged 4.8 digs per set, dished out seven assists, and served up six aces.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Jessica Zieg - Hope International
      • Junior - 5-8 - Setter - Carlsbad, Calif.
      • Jessica Zieg dished 98 assists last week in a pair of GSAC wins for Hope International against William Jessup and Menlo. Zieg tallied two double-doubles with 56 assists and 13 digs against the Warriors and 42 assists with 13 digs against the Oaks. The junior setter averaged 49 and 13 for the week. Zieg also added four kills without an error, two blocks, and an ace to improve the Royals' record.
  • September 26, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Allison Child - The Master's
      • Senior - 6-1 - Middle Blocker - Shingle Springs, Calif.
      • Allison Child led The Master's to two 5-set victories with 23 kills and a .477 hitting percentage. The senior middle blocker also recorded 10 digs and six blocks (1 solo). Child had 11 kills and a .529 attack percentage in the upset win over No. 13 Biola, and 12 kills in the win at Vanguard.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Kami Troesh - Westmont
      • - 5-6 - Libero - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • Kami Troesh had 22 serve receptions and 28 digs last week to help No. 3 Westmont remained undefeated with wins at Vanguard and against No. 13 Biola. On the season, the senior libero has 223 serve receptions and just nine errors. She is averaging 5.23 digs per game.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Kayla Sims - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 5-11 - Setter - Anchorage, Alaska
      • Kayla Sims had 90 assists as The Master's won both conference matches in five-set thrillers last week. They took down No. 13 Biola and Vanguard. The sophomore setter averaged nine assists per game and also tallied 18 digs, six aces and two block assists.
  • October 3, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Alyx Dunham - Biola
      • Freshman - 6-2 - Outside Hitter - Alpine, Calif.
      • Alyx Dunham tallied a career-best 18 kills with a .586 hitting percentage as No. 13 Biola defeated San Diego Christian. The Eagles earned their 28th win in a row over the Hawks thanks in large part to this freshman's huge outing.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Rebecca Lowden - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-1 - Libero - Glendora, Calif.
      • Rebecca Lowden snagged 47 total digs in 8 sets as Vanguard went 2-0 in conference play last week. She added four service aces and four assists as well.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Kayla Sims - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 5-11 - Setter - Anchorage, Alaska
      • Kayla Sims helped The Master's University win two matches last week against Life Pacific and Hope International. The sophomore tallied 27 assists in the first match and 45 in the second match. Sims also had 12 digs, 5 aces and 4 block assists.
  • October 10, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Jessica McCann - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-10 - Outside Hitter - Lemoore, Calif.
      • Jessica McCann recorded 49 kills, 7 digs and 4 block assists as Westmont remained undefeated after winning five matches last week including a four-match road trip to Iowa. On the season, the senior outside hitter is averaging 2.38 kills per set. The Warriors are the only undefeated team in the NAIA.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Kami Troesh - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Libero - Newport Beach, Calif.
      • Kami Troesh anchored the defense for the Warriors who won five matches, including four on the road in Iowa. Troesh tallied 105 serve receptions and 125 digs on the week, as well as 5 aces. The Warriors are now the only undefeated team in the NAIA. Troesh leads the GSAC in digs with 5.08 per set. Troesh was selected as the NAIA Volleyball Defender of the Week.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Alexa Nestlerode - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-8 - Setter - Thousand Oaks, Calif.
      • Alexa Nestlerode registered 112 assists, 31 digs and six aces to help Westmont win five matches last week including four on a road trip to Iowa. Working in a 6-2 system (two setters), Nestlerode is averaging 5.56 assists per set and leads the Warriors, the only undefeated team in the NAIA, with 29 service aces.
  • October 17, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Maryah Richberg - The Master's
      • Junior - 5-9 - Middle Blocker - Santa Clarita, Calif.
      • Maryah Richberg tallied 27 kills last week in two GSAC wins for The Master's over Menlo and William Jessup. She only had five errors and had a .564 hitting percentage. The junior middle blocker also had 6 blocks (2 solo).
    • Defender of the Week
      • Emily Clark - The Master's
      • Senior - 5-8 - Libero - Lake Forest, Calif.
      • Emily Clark continues to hold down the back row for The Master's. The senior libero had 26 digs on the week with only three errors as the Mustangs won both of their conference matches. She also added six assists.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Kayla Sims - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 5-11 - Setter - Anchorage, Alaska
      • Kayla Sims wins GSAC setter of the week again. Last week she tallied 81 assists, 20 digs, and 11 kills as The Master's defeated conference opponents Menlo and William Jessup.
  • October 24, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Karly Dantuma - Biola
      • Sophomore - 6-2 - Outside Hitter - Lakewood, Calif.
      • Karly Dantuma led the Eagles with 28 kills (4.67 k/g) in two 3-0 sweeps during Biola's NorCal road trip. The sophomore outside hitter was efficient as could be this week with just five attack errors in 45 attempts and a team-high hitting percentage of .511. She was also second on the team being in on four blocks (1 solo).
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Tess Van Grouw - Biola
      • Junior - 5-9 - Libero - Exeter, Calif.
      • Tess Van Grouw accumulated 31 digs in a pair of 3-0 GSAC wins for Biola up in NorCal against William Jessup and Menlo. Those 31 digs helped the junior libero move past Kami Troesh for the conference lead in total digs with 479. She averaged 5.17 digs-per-set and also added two service aces in 22 serves.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Kayla Sims - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 5-11 - Setter - Anchorage, Alaska
      • Kayla Sims tallied 61 assists as The Master's swept both of its conference matches on the road. The sophomore setter averaged just over 10 assists per game. She also added 20 digs on the week.
  • October 31, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Libby Dahlberg - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 6-3 - Middle Blocker - Sacramento, Calif.
      • Libby Dahlberg hit .500 on the week to help No. 1 Westmont remain the only undefeated team in the NAIA and surpass the most regular season wins in program history at 29. The sophomore middle blocker recorded 17 kills and 9 blocks (1 solo) in sweeps at No. 19 Biola and at Vanguard. Dahlberg leads the GSAC in attack percentage at .399, which is in the top-five in the NAIA. She is also first in the GSAC in blocks at 1.23 per set (tied for 12th in the NAIA).
    • Defender of the Week
      • Taylor Beckman - Westmont
      • Junior - 5-10 - Outside Hitter - Lake Oswego, Ore.
      • Taylor Beckman, who is an all-around player for the Warriors, showed sparkling defense for Westmont, posting 16 digs and 38 serve receptions in six sets last week to help the Warriors achieve a program-high 29 regular season wins. The junior outside hitter added defensively to the Warriors with five blocks. Offensively, Beckman notch 17 kills and a .372 attack percentage.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Alexa Nestlerode - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 5-8 - Setter - Thousand Oaks, Calif.
      • Alexa Nestlerode, playing in a 6-2 offensive system (two setters), tallied 41 assists last week to help Westmont surpass the program's regular season win mark at 29. The senior setter also had 8 digs and 3 aces.
  • November 7, 2016
    • Attacker of the Week
      • Aubryn Coale - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-9 - Outside Hitter - Huntington Beach, Calif.
      • Aubryn Coale put up a team high 24 kills with a .352 hitting percentage last week as Vanguard won both of its GSAC matches. The freshman outside hitter also tallied 8 digs.
    • Defender of the Week
      • Rebecca Lowden - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-1 - Libero - Glendora, Calif.
      • Rebecca Lowden was solid in the backline for Vanguard, which went 2-0 in conference matches last week. The sophomore libero notched 51 digs and 2 aces.
    • Setter of the Week
      • Rory McCloy - Vanguard
      • Senior - 5-9 - Setter - Colorado Springs, Colo.
      • Rory McCloy helped guide Vanguard to a 2-0 week with wins over feisty Menlo and William Jessup. The senior setter tossed out 48 total assists in 9 sets played and also recorded an ace and a block assist.