Three Mount Vernon Nazarene College athletes were recently honored when the National Christian College Athletic Association Players of the Week were announced for the week of August 23-29.
Darcee Hoberg, a 5-foot-10 sophomore outside hitter from Coshocton, Ohio, was named the NCCAA Volleyball Player of the Week after leading the Lady Cougars to a 3-1 record at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Earlybird Challenge. MVNC's only loss came in a five-game setback against the University of Findlay in which Hoberg pounded a career-high 22 kills and posted a career-high 15 digs. She also added 20 kills against the host school, Michigan-Dearborn.
For the week, the former River View High School star averaged 4.57 kills and 3.93 digs per game over 14 games. She recorded 64 kills, 55 digs, seven blocks, and six aces. Hoberg also posted a 96.2 serving percentage, a 90.4 serve reception percentage, and a .338 attack percentage.
Becky Jefferys, a 5-foot-6 senior setter from Elyria, Ohio, was named the NCCAA Volleyball Setter of the Week for her part in the Lady Cougars' 3-1 week. The former Elyria High School standout handed out 91 assists over 14 games for a 6.50 assists per game average. Jefferys also contributed 29 digs and posted a 98.4 serving percentage.
Josh Robson, a 6-foot junior forward from Mansfield, Ohio, was selected as the NCCAA Men's Soccer Player of the Week after leading MVNC to a 1-1 week during the Cougars' California road trip. The former All-Ohioan at Madison High School scored both of the team's goals in a 2-1 victory at The Master's (CA) College. Robson then followed that up with a goal in MVNC's 3-2 overtime loss at Point Loma Nazarene (CA) University, the #29-ranked team in the NAIA preseason poll.
Robson, who scored a school-record 32 goals in 1998, leads the Cougars with four goals in three matches this season.
The women's volleyball team (3-1) will return to action on Wednesday when the Lady Cougars will travel to Heidelberg College for a non-conference match at 7:00 p.m. Meanwhile, the men's soccer team will host the College of Wooster at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Cougars' home opener.