Thursday 2nd February 2023

Missouri Valley College men’s volleyball student-athlete Sophomore Libero Joao Vitor Bonanoni (Itajai, Brazil) has been named the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Defender of the Week, after leading the Vikings in four matches last week.

Vitor Bonanoni helped the Vikings to a 3-1 record, compiling a total of 50 digs and 16 assists in four matches.  He averaged 3.33 digs per set during the week. In a four-game win over St. Ambrose (Iowa), Vitor Bonanoni finished with 18 digs and seven assists.  He also finished with 13 digs and three assists in a four-game win over Dordt (Iowa).  Vitor Bonanoni registered a .972 reception percentage in the four matches.

Monday, Vitor Bonanoni was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Volleyball Defender of the Week.  This was the first weekly conference award this season, and the fourth of his career.  Vitor Bonanoni also picked up his first weekly National award.

The Missouri Valley men’s volleyball team opened its season with a 3-1 record last week.  This week, the team will play on the road, at Clarke (Iowa), Saturday at 1 p.m.