ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Park University had three athletes receive American Midwest Conference weekly awards for the third-straight week. On the soccer field, Alyssa Gregory was named AMC's Defensive of the Week for the first time in 2017 season. Moving inside to the volleyball court, Danna Gomes was named AMC's Setter of the Week for the first time this season. Finally, going out to the cross country course, Vibian Chemeli was named AMC Runner of the Week for the first time this season.
Gregory helped the women's soccer team improve to 2-2. She picked her first collegiate win as a Pirate in the net on Wednesday (September 6) against Friends University. On Saturday (September 9), Gregory got her first shutout of the season.
Gomes helped the volleyball team improve to 11-1 continuing the Pirates win streak to seven games. On the week, she averaged 13.08 assists with a total of 170 assists in 13 sets.
Chemeli led the Pirates way at the Graceland University Invitational with finishing in second place overall at the meet.
ALYSSA GREGORY, AMC WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jr., GK, Lenexa, Kan.
- Made seven stops for the 2-0 Pirates.
- Allowed just one goal in 180 minutes.
- Recorded her first shutout of the season vs. Saint Mary (Kan.).
- This is her first career AMC Player of the Week award.
DANNA GOMES, AMC VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE WEEK
Jr., Setter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Recorded a total of 170 assists in the Pirates four matches.
- Had three double-doubles out of the four matches.
- Logged a week-high 48 assists vs. Graceland (Iowa)
- Ranks first in the AMC in assists per set (11.0) and second in total assists (441). She ranks fifth and 23rd in these categories in the NAIA respectively.
- This is her fifth career AMC Player of the Week award.
VIBIAN CHEMELI, AMC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK
- Finished second overall at the Graceland University Invitational
- Ran a 4k time of 16:30.
- Led the Pirates to a fourth-place team finish.
- This is her first-career AMC Runner of the Week award