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2013 Volleyball Awards

2013 Volleyball GSAC Champion

2013 Volleyball GSAC Tournament Champion

2013 Volleyball All-GSAC Team
Athlete School Year Hometown
Chelsee Arnitz Biola Sr. Yorba Linda, Calif.
Samantha Dougherty The Master's Sr. Madera, Calif.
Madison Ekis Concordia Sr. Phelan, Calif.
Gracee Gallarda Biola Sr. Yorba Linda, Calif.
Kelly Heenan Vanguard Jr. Costa Mesa, Calif.
Jenee Henderson Concordia Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
Jessica Israel Concordia Jr. West Hills, Calif.
Joclyn Kirton Biola So. Everett, Wash.
Alyssa Mason Biola So. Redlands, Calif.
Sarah McKinny Vanguard So. Santa Barbara, Calif.
Le Mi Concordia Sr. Yantai, China
Jessica Neves Vanguard Jr. Mission Viejo, Calif.
Ciara Turner Westmont Sr. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Amy Weststeyn Biola Jr. Visalia, Calif.

2013 Volleyball GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Amy Weststeyn Biola
GSAC Coach of the Year Aaron Seltzer Biola

2013 Volleyball GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Amanda Aguilar Hope International Jr. Psychology
Ashli Bellinger-Dunn Vanguard Sr. Psychology
Devon Brown Biola Jr. Business Administration
Elizabeth Caulfield Arizona Christian Jr. Behavioral Health
Ciena Colburn Westmont Jr. Art
Madison Ekis Concordia Sr. Liberal Studies
Grace Gallarda Biola Sr. Kinesiology
Kelly Heenan Vanguard Sr. Psychology
Kyleen Iverson Concordia Sr. Biology
Le Mi Concordia Sr. Business Administration
Rebecca Peluffo The Master's Sr. Liberal Studies
Lauren Phillips San Diego Christian Jr. Liberal Studies
Kaitlyn Platt Concordia Sr. Graphic Design
Jordan Smith Concordia Jr. Business Administration
Emily Weingartner Biola Sr. Kinesiology
Amy Weststeyn Biola Jr. Journalism
Mackenzie Worden Arizona Christian Sr. Elementary Education/Math

2013 Volleyball Tachikara-NAIA All-Americans
Athlete Team School Position
Chelsee Arnitz 1st Team Biola MH
Gracee Gallarda 1st Team Biola S
Jessica Israel 1st Team Concordia OPP
Le Mi 1st Team Concordia MH
Amy Weststeyn 1st Team Biola MH
Samantha Dougherty 2nd Team The Master's OH
Madison Ekis 2nd Team Concordia OH
Joclyn Kirton 3rd Team Biola OH
Jessica Neves 3rd Team Vanguard OPP
Kelly Heenan Hon. Mention Vanguard
Jenee Henderson Hon. Mention Concordia
Ciara Turner Hon. Mention Westmont

2013 Volleyball NAIA Annual Awards
Award Name School
NAIA Coach of the Year Aaron Seltzer Biola

2013 Volleyball NAIA All-Tournament Team
Athlete School
Chelsee Arnitz Biola
Samantha Dougherty The Master's
Jessica Israel Concordia
Amy Weststeyn Biola

2013 Volleyball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School
Amanda Aguilar Hope International
Ashli Bellinger-Dunn Vanguard
Devon Brown Biola
Betsy Caufield Arizona Christian
Ciena Colburn Westmont
Madison Ekis Concordia
Gracee Gallarda Biola
Kelly Heenan Vanguard
Kyleen Iverson Concordia
Le Mi Concordia
Rebecca Peluffo The Master's
Lauren Phillips San Diego Christian
Kaitlyn Platt Concordia
Jordan Smith Concordia
Emily Weingartner Biola
Amy Weststeyn Biola
MacKenzie Worden Arizona Christian


  • September 9, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Jessica Neves - Vanguard
      • Junior - 6-2 - Setter - Mission Viejo, Calif.
      • Jessica Neves led Vanguard to a 4-0 record and the only perfect mark at the Menlo College Tournament, where the Lions dropped just one set. The junior setter had 47 assists (splitting time with freshman Myranda Cunningham) and boasted a team-leading 49 kills (4.1 k/g),including a team-high 18 kills in a 4-set victory over Wayland Baptist. Neves also recorded 6 aces and 5 blocks (2 solo).
  • September 16, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Jessica Israel - Concordia
      • Junior - 6-1 - Opposite Hitter - West Hills, Calif.
      • Jessica Israel recorded a scorching .455 hitting percentage as No. 1-ranked Concordia won its 46th-straight match. She collected 11 kills, had four digs, and three blocks as the Eagles beat No. 20 Cal State San Marcos on the road. Israel leads the NAIA in kills per game at 4.77.
  • September 23, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Gracee Gallarda - Biola
      • Senior - 5-7 - Setter - Yorba Linda, Calif.
      • Gracee Gallarda managed 44 assists as No. 3 Biola defeated No. 22 The Master's College in four sets in the GSAC opener. The senior setter averaged 11 assists per game as she helped the Eagles pick up 51 kills en route to a 3-1 win. Gallarda currently ranks first in the GSAC and 7th in the NAIA in assists per set with an 11.1 average.
  • September 30, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Sam Dougherty - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 5-10 - Outside Hitter - Madera, Calif.
      • Sam Dougherty registered 42 kills (5.3 k/g), 24 digs (3.0 d/g), 5 assist blocks and 3 aces as No. 21-ranked The Master's won both of its GSAC matches last week. In the win at Hope International, the senior outside hitter had 15 kills, 12 digs, 3 assist blocks and 2 aces. In the 5-set victory against No. 17 Vanguard, she had 27 kills and another 12 digs.
  • October 7, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Le Mi - Concordia
      • Senior - 6-3 - Middle Blocker - Yantai, China
      • Le Mi recorded 22 kills, six blocks (one solo), and hit over .500 in wins over No. 20 Vanguard, No. 25 Cal State San Marcos, and Hope International. The senior middle blocker did not commit a single error as No. 1 Concordia won three matches last week to extend its winning streak to 52 matches.
  • October 14, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Sarah McKinny - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 6-0 - Middle Blocker - Santa Barbara, Calif.
      • Sarah McKinny posted a team-leading 29 kills (4.1 k/g), with a .605 hitting percentage, as No. 18 Vanguard won both of its GSAC matches last week. In the Lions' 3-1 upset of No. 16 Westmont, the sophomore middle blocker had 19 kills, with a .643 hitting percentage and 5 block assists. She also hit .533 with 10 kills in Vanguard's 3-0 victory at Arizona Christian.
  • October 21, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Tara Rallis - Biola
      • Senior - 5-8 - Libero - La Canada, Calif.
      • Tara Rallis tallied 51 digs in two closely played matches. In the The senior libero added nine assists and two aces while only picking up three reception errors in. She is averaging 4.44 digs per set this season, the best of her career and third in the GSAC.
  • October 28, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Joclyn Kirton - Biola
      • Sophomore - 6-0 - Outside Hitter - Everett, Wash.
      • Joclyn Kirton recorded 12 kills with a .458 hitting percentage as No. 3-ranked Biola swept No. 11 The Master's in the NAIA Match of the Week. The sophomore outside hitter picked up two solo blocks in a match that only had three solo blocks between the two squads combined. This was her sixth straight match with 12-plus kills.
  • November 4, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Amy Weststeyn - Biola
      • Junior - 6-3 - Middle Blocker - Visalia, Calif.
      • Amy Weststeyn tallied 26 kills (3.7 k/g) with a .357 hitting percentage, 11 assist blocks and two solo blocks, and four aces as No. 3 Biola won both of its matches last week. The junior middle blocker shot up in the record books entering the top five for total blocks in her career.
  • November 11, 2013
    • Player of the Week
      • Carla Cantarella - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-5 - Defensive Specialist - Huntington Beach, Calif.
      • Carla Cantarella posted 27 assists and 18 digs, with no receiving errors, against No. 2 Concordia as No. 10 Vanguard handed the Eagles their first Golden State Athletic Conference loss in three years and just their third loss since the 2011 National Championship. She splits time at setter with her freshman teammate, but was still dominant and tirelessly effective and efficient as the team's leader and distributor. She also had 20 assists, 10 digs and an ace in the win at San Diego Christian. Springer was named the NAIA Women's Volleyball National Player of the Week.