Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Iowa's Bethany Yeager was named Defensive Player of the Week

Iowa's Bethany Yeager was named Defensive Player of the Week

Sep 2, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Tori Dixon, Minnesota
MB - Sr. - Burnsville, Minn. - Burnsville 

  • Helped No. 6 Minnesota to 3-0 wins over Jacksonville State, UAB, Georgia State and  Samford en route to the UAB/Samford Challenge title
  • Led the Gophers in kills (49), kills per set (4.08), hitting percentage (.472), total blocks (11), blocks per set (0.92) and points (58).
  • Notched double-doubles against Jacksonville State (17 kills, 12 digs) and UAB (15 kills, 11 digs)
  • Named to the UAB/Samford Challenge All-Tournament team
  • Reels in her fourth Big Ten weekly award and first Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Katherine Harms (Oct. 29, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Bethany Yeager, Iowa
DS - Sr. - Brenham, Texas - Brenham 

  • Helped Iowa earn victories over Wofford (3-2), Youngstown State (3-2) and Coastal Carolina (3-1) to claim the Chanticleer Invitational title
  • Led the Hawkeyes with 79 digs over the weekend, averaging 5.6 digs per set
  • Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Christina Meister (Sept. 7, 2009)

Setter of the Week
Taylor Sherwin, Ohio State
S - Jr. - Orlando, Fla. - Lake Highland Preparatory 

  • Guided Ohio State to wins over Liberty (3-0), Green Bay (3-2) and Northern Illinois (3-2) en route to the NIU Invitational title
  • Paced the Buckeye offense with 158 assists, averaging 12.15 assist per set
  • Notched 68 assists, a career-best, two blocks, two kills and five digs in the Buckeyes' victory over the Phoenix
  • Named Most Valuable Player of the NIU Invitational
  • Earns her second Big Ten weekly award and first Setter of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Setter of the Week: Amanda Peterson (Oct. 29, 2012)

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Maddie Mayers, Illinois
MB - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Bishop Dwenger 

  • Pushed Illinois to wins over No. 18 Florida State (3-0) and No. 17 Kentucky (3-2) at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational
  • Led the Illini with 20 blocks, averaging 1.7 blocks per set, and a .345 hitting percentage in three weekend contests
  • Produced 29 kills, averaging 2.4 kills per set
  • Named to the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational All-Tournament team
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Jocelynn Birks (Nov. 26, 2012)

2013 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week
Sept. 2          P:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        D:    Bethany Yeager, Sr., IOWA
                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU
                        F:    Maddie Mayers, ILL

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