Saints’ Defender Earns Weekly NSAA Recognition


NSAA Volleyball Defender-of-the-Week

Laura Babcock – Presentation College – 5’6″, Junior, defensive specialist – Aberdeen, S.D. – Babcock averaged at least seven digs per set three times during the week as Presentation College went 5-0, including a 4-0 record in the Peru State (NE) Bobcat Classic. She piled up a total of 109 digs and averaged 6.8 digs per set. Babcock also accumulated a total of 12 service aces (0.8 aces per set) for the week, including five service aces in 3-0 sweep over York (NE) in the tournament.


NSAA Volleyball Attacker-of-the-Week

Maya Roberts – Viterbo (WI) – 6’1″, Senior, right side – Watertown, Wis. – Roberts recorded double-digit kills in all four matches as No. 9-ranked Viterbo went 4-0 in their own tournament, including a pair of victories against NAIA’s Top 25 teams (No. 5-ranked Dordt, IA, and No. 25-ranked Rocky Mountain, MT). She tallied 52 kills in the tournament, averaging 4.3 kills per set and hit .379. Roberts also collected six blocks and seven digs in the tournament.


NSAA Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week

Abbey Johnson – Viterbo (WI) – 5’6″, Junior, setter – Brodhead, Wis. – Johnson tallied 91 set assists as No. 9-ranked Viterbo (WI) went 4-0 in their own tournament, winning all matches in a 3-0 sweep including No. 5-ranked Dordt (IA) and No. 25-ranked Rocky Mountain (MT). She posted a double-double of 27 assists (9.0 assists per set) and collected 11 digs (3.7 digs per set) in VU’s 3-0 sweep over Dordt. For the week, Johnson averaged 7.6 set assists and 2.0 digs per set and recorded three service aces.