Sioux City, Iowa – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following Volleyball players-of-the-week for contests played Oct. 12-18, 2015. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2015-2016 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.
Attacker – Brooke Granstra, Dordt College (Middle Hitter)
Dordt’s Brooke Granstra is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Attacker-of-the-Week. Granstra, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, had 44 kills over three matches, including 15, hitting .467, in a win over No. 1 Viterbo. She added 17 kills in a victory over No. 2 Midland as the Defenders went 3-0 on the week. Granstra recorded her 1000th career kill in a win over Mount Marty.
Setter – Jamie Gesink, Dordt College
Jamie Gesink of Dordt is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week. Gesink, a freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa, averaged 11.58 assists per set last week in leading the Defenders to a perfect 3-0 record and wins over both No. 1 Viterbo and No. 2 Midland.
Defensive – Jillian Estes, Northwestern College (Libero)
Northwestern libero Jillian Estes is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Estes, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, helped lead No.11 Northwestern to a perfect 3-0 record last week. She averaged 6.8 digs per set in road wins over Morningside, Nebraska Wesleyan and College of Saint Mary. Estes also totaled four ace serves in leading the Red Raiders to three straight 3-0 sweeps.