Georgetown's (Ky.) Erica Janszen Named Volleyball Player of the Week
Sept. 22, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Erica Janszen of Georgetown (Ky.) has been named the NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Janszen was selected based on her performances from Sept. 14 - 20. She was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 24 conferences.
Janszen and the sixth-ranked Tigers improved to 18-0 on the year after winning the Holiday Inn Classic hosted by Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) over the weekend. She was instrumental in three wins over nationally-ranked opponents as the Tigers swept No. 16 Dordt (Iowa), topped No. 22 Lindenwood (Mo.) 3-1 and upset fifth-ranked Northwestern (Iowa) in five dramatic sets. Her play over the weekend earned her a spot on the all-tournament team.
Prior to the tournament, Georgetown knocked off Campbellsville (Ohio) and the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) by scores of 3-0 and 3-1, respectively.
The 6-0 senior outside hitter from Cincinnati, Ohio, logged five double-figure kill performances in six matches played last week. She finished the week with 91 kills at a .270 clip. Her high for the week was 23 kills against Northwestern. Janszen also contributed 69 digs and five aces in six matches.
Janszen is averaging 4.2 kills per game which ranks seventh nationally.
For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Sept. 29.
Nominees: Monica Moreland, Union (Ky.); Tara Schmidt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Anika Voigt, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Paula Stilkey, Mobile (Ala.); Brooke Pryor, Baker (Kan.); Arlene Ferreira, Texas at Brownsville; Shantelle Brown, William Penn (Iowa); Talita Kresser, Westminster (Utah); Katie Vander Meer, Aquinas (Mich.); Chandra Slates Friends (Kan.); Paula Ferreira, Columbia (Mo.); Jhessica Martins, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Courtney Shelton, SCAD (Ga.); Lauren Crump, Indiana University East; Jennifer Gahagan, Malone (Ohio); Kayla Carlisle, Lee (Tenn.); Kim Plail, Paul Smith's (N.Y.); Randa Hulstein, Northwestern (Iowa); Heidi Larson, Valley City State (N.D.); Jill Baker, Azusa Pacific (Calif.); Kaylee Vanengen, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Madie Machurek, College of Idaho; Rachel Muller, Bellevue (Neb.).
Article courtesy of the NAIA