Thirteen Big Ten standouts were named to the 14-member AVCA All-Mideast Region team, it was announced by the association on Tuesday. The 14-member squad includes one four-time selection in Michigan's Lexi Zimmerman
, a pair of three-time honorees in Penn State's Blair Brown
and Arielle Wilson
and two-times members Ashley Benson
of Indiana and Sabel Moffett
of Northwestern. Penn State's Deja McClendon
was named Mideast Region Freshman of the Year, while Nittany Lion head coach Russ Rose
was named Mideast Region Coach of the Year.
Other All-Mideast Region team members include Illinois' Michelle Bartsch, Hillary Haen and Colleen Ward, Michigan's Alex Hunt, Minnesota's Jessica Granquist, Northwestern's Naomi Johnson, Penn State's McClendon and Purdue's Jaclyn Hart.
Click here for the complete list of All-Region honorees.