Frontier announces Players of the Week

WHITEFISH — Abby Nicholas of Montana State-Northern was named the Frontier Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

Nicholas is a 6-foot senior right side hitter from Sandy, Utah.  Northern went 3-1 for the weekend. The Lights beat Mobile (Ala.) 3-1, , Ashford (Iowa) 3-1, Northwestern Ohio (RV) 3-1 and lost to No. 10 Madonna (Mich.) 0-3.

Nicholas averaged 4.88 kills per set with a hitting percentage of .316 for the weekend. She also averaged three digs per set.

Also nominated: Alexis Aalona of Westminster College, Emily Erickson of Montana Western, Korey Krumm of Montana Tech, Chelsea Strong of LewisClark State, Maddie Wilhelm of the University of Great Falls and Yang Yang of Rocky Mountain .


Players from Carroll College and Rocky Mountain College were named Frontier Conference Football Players of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week: Bryce Baker, Rocky Mountain College, 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior quarterback from Fernley, Nev.  In addition to his conference honors, he was also named the NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week. In Rocky’s 35-30 road win over No. 14 Southern Oregon, Baker was 34 of 51 passing for 517 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. Also nominated: Derek Lear of Montana StateNorthern, Dakota Stonehouse of Carroll College and Dylan Young of Southern Oregon.

Defensive Player of the Week: Josh Johnson, Rocky Mountain College, 6-5, 258-pound senior linebacker, from Tampa, Fla. In then Rocky’s 35-30 road win over No. 14 Southern Oregon, Johnson had seven solo tackles, six assisted tackles, .5 tackle for loss and one pass deflection.  Also nominated: Heston Altenbach of Southern Oregon, James Dowgin of Carroll College and Jordan Van Voast of Montana State-Northern.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Rhys Felton, Carroll College, 6-2, 190-pound sophomore punter/kicker from Australia. In Carroll’s 51-7 non-conference win over Menlo College, Felton had six punts for 253 yards for an average of 42.2 yards per punt. Two of his punts were downed inside the five-yard line. Also nominated; Trevor Baum of Montana State-Northern and Brett Hilde of Rocky Mountain College.

— Frontier Conference

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