Region 8 Player of the Week HQ

Region 8 and the FCSAA would like to congratulate all student-athletes who are recognized as part of our Player of the Week Awards. Weekly honorees are automatically submitted for NJCAA Player of the Week consideration on behalf of Region 8 and the FCSAA.


DI Volleyball Player of the Week | DI Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week | DI Volleyball Setter of the Week | DII Volleyball Player of the Week | DII Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week | DII Volleyball Setter of the Week | Men's Basketball Player of the Week | Women's Basketball Player of the Week | Baseball Player of the Week | Baseball Pitcher of the Week | Softball Player of the Week | Softball Pitcher of the Week

POTW Archive: January 26, 2021 | February 2, 2021 | February 9, 2021 | February 16, 2021 | February 23, 2021


DI Volleyball Player of the Week

Derionah Abner

Derionah Abner, Daytona State
Fr. | RS
Orlando, Fla.

  • Averaged 5.0 kills and 3.3 digs over six sets
  • Posted a .390 hitting percentage
  • Led Daytona State to victories over State College of Florida and Pensacola State
  • Had 16 kills and 14 digs in win over State College of Florida

Other nominees: Janelly Ceopa, Miami Dade; Julia De Sa, Florida SouthWestern; Katelyn Crofts, Santa Fe; Morgan Madasz, Polk State; Leilani Wilcox-Nanai, State College of Florida


DI Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

Kariana Ayala

Kariana Ayala, Santa Fe
So. | L
Vega Baja, P.R.

  • Averaged 8.0 digs over nine sets
  • Led Santa Fe to a 3-0 week
  • Posted at least 18 digs in each match, including 30 against Gulf Coast State

Other nominees: Paola Pimentel, Miami Dade; Giulia Rodrigues, State College of Florida; Kianie Cummings, Florida SouthWestern; Suared Molina, Polk State


DI Volleyball Setter of the Week

Camila De la Rosa

Camila De La Rosa, Miami Dade
So. | S
Santo Domingo, D.R.

  • Averaged 12.0 assists in seven sets
  • Also averaged 4.4 digs per set and posted a hitting percentage of .545
  • Posted assist totals of 39 and 45 in wins over Indian River State and Eastern Florida State, respectively

Other nominees: Fiona Baker, Florida SouthWestern; Victoria Zarazel, Daytona State; Maria Hernandez, Santa Fe; Elly McInerney, Polk State; Kaylee Forman, State College of Florida


DII Volleyball Player of the Week

Emma Richards   

 

Emma Richards, Gulf Coast State
So. | MB
Blountstown, Fla.

  • Averaged 3.5 kills over 15 sets
  • Posted a .360 hitting percentage
  • Led Gulf Coast State to three wins in four matches
  • Had double-digit kills in each of the Commodores' wins, including 21 vs. Lake-Sumter State

Other nominees: Xiomara Williams, Lake-Sumter State


DII Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

 Macey McGinnis  

Macey McGinnis, Lake-Sumter State
So. | DS
Clermont, Fla.

  • Averaged 4.3 digs over four sets
  • Posted 11 digs vs. Gulf Coast State

Other nominees: None


DII Volleyball Setter of the Week

Ava Shmueli    

Ava Shmueli, Gulf Coast State
So. | S
Delray Beach, Fla.

  • Averaged 9.3 assists over 15 sets
  • Recorded Had 35+ assists in three of the Commodores' four matches
  • Posted double-doubles against St. Johns River State (38 assists, 14 digs) and Lake-Sumter State (48 assists, 23 digs)

Other nominees: Kayla Chambliss, Lake-Sumter State


Men's Basketball Player of the Week

James "Pop" Weathers

James "Pop" Weathers, State College of Florida
Fr. | G
Baton Rouge, La.

  • Averaged 26.5 points, 1.0 rebound, 5.5 assists, 4.5 steals and 1.0 block in two games
  • Shot 47.1 percent (16-of-34) from the field, 38.5 percent (5-of-13) on threes and 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the free throw line
  • Had 31 points and 8 assists in win over Miami Dade; 22 points and hit four three-pointers in win vs. Indian River State

Other nominees: Terry Roberts, Florida SouthWestern


Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Isadora Sousa

Isadora Sousa, Chipola
So. | F
Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals in two games
  • Shot 38.7 percent (12-of-31) from the field, 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from three and hit all three of her free throw attempts
  • Recorded a triple-double (17 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists) in win over Tallahassee
  • Tallied 18 points in 59-58 win over top-ranked and previously undefeated Northwest Florida State

Other nominees: Patience Williams, Florida SouthWestern; Chanaya Pinto, Northwest Florida State; Alise Markova, Miami Dade; DeMyla Brown, Chipola; Reagan Hune, Palm Beach State; Izzy Allen, Palm Beach State


Baseball Player of the Week

Max Ryerson

Max Ryerson, Gulf Coast State
So. | OF
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Batted .615 with seven runs scored, six home runs, and 11 RBI in four games
  • Hit safely in all four games
  • Hit three homers and drove in six runs against Coastal Alabama-South
  • Homered twice and drive in four runs in game one of a DH vs. Andrew; also homered in game two

Other nominees: Jack Anderson, State College of Florida; Jake Jackson, State College of Florida; Garrett Evans, Eastern Florida State; Nico Montes, Hillsborough; Dimerson Nunez, Polk State; Bobby Sparling, Daytona State; El Rico Riley, St. Petersburg; Ronny Medina, Florida SouthWestern; Tyler Shelnut, Santa Fe


Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Jakob Mattos

Jakob Mattos, State College of Florida
So. | RHP
Hudson, Fla. 

  • 1-0, 0.00 ERA in one apperance
  • Started and pitched 5.1 innings in the Manatees' 21-0 win vs. Eastern Florida State
  • Allowed only one hit and three hits while striking out six

Other nominees: Michael Schuler, Hillsborough; Channing Young, St. Petersburg; Antonio Knowles, Florida SouthWestern; Trace Moore, Palm Beach State; Dylan DeLucia, Northwest Florida State; Mitchell Gross, Santa Fe


Softball Player of the Week

Ivey Hill  

Ivey Hill, Northwest Florida State
Fr. | OF
Warrior, Ala.

  • Batted .538 (7-for-13) with five runs scored, one home run and 11 RBI in four games
  • Drove in at least two runs in each game
  • Was only 1-for-5 in DH vs. Bishop State but walked three times, scored a total of four runs and drove in five
  • Was 6-for-8 with a homer and six RBI in DH vs. Coastal Alabama-South

Other nominees: Roneice Pharoah, Eastern Florida State; Rebeca Laudino, Florida SouthWestern


Softball Pitcher of the Week

Alyssa O'Donnell

Alyssa O'Donnell, Florida SouthWestern
Fr. | RHP
St. Cloud, Fla.

  • 2-0, 0.00 ERA in two appearances
  • Picked up wins vs. Miami Dade and Central Florida, the latter coming in shutout fashion
  • Totaled eight innings in the circle, allowing no runs, four hits and two walks while striking out five

Other nominees: None