UMW Sports Press Release
The NAIA released its week three Volleyball National Player of the Week honors on Tuesday Morning. Montana Western's Peyton Vogl (Townsend, Mont. / SO) has been named National Defensive Player of the Week. This is a historic moment as Vogl is the first volleyball player to receive this honor in Montana Western volleyball program history.
Vogl had an astounding weekend after the Bulldogs went a perfect 4-0 at the Frontier/North Star Conference Challenge after defeating Dickinson State (N.D.) 3-1, Valley City State (N.D.) 3-1, Presentation College (S.D.) 3-0, and Mayville State (N.D.) 3-0.
Vogl led the Bulldogs and the Frontier Conference on the week with 1.64 blocks per set and totaled 23 blocks in four games. Vogl also added 32 kills on the weekend for the Bulldogs. Vogl leads the Bulldogs this season in blocks with 46 total blocks, averaging 1.1 blocks per set.
"Peyton has worked really hard, not only this year, but the past few years and is extremely deserving of this award." Coach Katie Lovett said. "Her blocking has improved each game we have played. I am very excited and proud that she is the first Bulldog ever to receive a national player of the week award."
Not only is this a first in school history, this is also the first time in the coaching career of coach Katie Lovett to have a player achieve NAIA National Player of the Week honors.