Trolls Sweep CCAC Player of the Week Honors

The first weekend of competition for the volleyball team brought positive results as well as individual honors. The Trolls swept the CCAC Volleyball Player of the Week honors for August 20-25. Kacie Stoll (Lombard, Illinois) was the Attacker of the Week, Dani Van Laten (Westmont, Illinois) was the Setter of the Week and Brianna Figueroa (Hammond, Indiana) was the Defender of the Week.  The recognition came after the team, who is receiving votes in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll, split results of their four matches in the Saint Xavier/Trinity Crossover.

Kacie Stoll, a senior right side hitter, guided the team with her all-around game.  She led the offensive attack with a total of 61 kills and a 4.36 kill average. She posted a double-digit number of kills in each of the four matches, including a match high of 19 against preseason ranked No. 11 Midland University (NE).  

Stoll also led the team defensively at the net with a 1.00 block average, gathering one solo and 13 assisted blocks. In addition she had 44 digs for a 3.14 average.  In the two matches against ranked opponents, Stoll finished with a double-double with 19 kills and 17 digs in the four set match with Midland and 13 kills and 10 digs in the three set match with No. 16 Cornerstone University (MI).

Junior setter Dani Van Laten accumulated a total of 147 assists in the four matches for a 10.5 assist average. She had a match high of 48 assists against Mount Mercy University (IA) in the team’s final match of the tournament.  She also was in double digits in three of the matches in the dig category and posted a 3.00 dig average.

Brianna Figueroa, a sophomore libero, was the back-court defensive leader with a 6.00 dig average. Overall she collected 84 digs with a match high of 27 digs in a four set match with Mount Mercy.  She also picked up 25 digs against Midland, a match in which she also had 27 service receptions without an error. Overall for the four matches Figueroa posted a .963 reception percentage and a .965 serving percentage.