Penn State and Purdue Earn Weekly Volleyball Honors
Sept. 4, 2006
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Fawcett was named the Most Valuable Player of the Penn State Invitational after helping the Nittany Lions improve to 6-0 for the year. Fawcett was virtually unstoppable over the weekend, hitting no lower than .391 with 12 or more kills in all three matches. Against Eastern Kentucky in Penn State's home opener, Fawcett led all players with 12 kills on .391 hitting with two digs and three blocks. Saturday morning against West Virginia she provided 13 kills, seven less than the entire Mountaineer squad combined. Later in the evening, she put in a nearly flawless performance with 19 kills and hit .545, with her lone hitting error coming on her third-to-last swing and landing inches out of bounds. For the weekend, Fawcett averaged 4.89 kills per game on .500 hitting with 0.8 digs and blocks per game. The unanimous Preseason All-Big Ten pick also picked up MVP honors two weekends ago at the LSU Classic.
Last PSU POW: Nicole Fawcett (11/28/05)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Miller was named the Mizuno Challenge Most Valuable Player after posting double-doubles against Arizona State (28 digs, 18 kills) and Auburn (13 digs, 13 kills) while playing all six rotations and racking up 17 digs as the team's libero against Virginia Tech. The sophomore was also near flawless on the weekend as she made good on 98 percent (127 of 129) reception attempts.
Last PUR DPOW: Renata Dargan (11/28/05)