Michigan and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Honors
Sept. 11, 2006
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Glass was the driving force behind Penn State's two impressive wins over ranked Big 12 teams this past weekend in Austin, Texas. Against No. 15 Missouri, Glass dished out a career-high 44 assists while adding three kills, seven digs and five blocks. In addition, she directed the Nittany Lions to a team hitting percentage of .339 with three different players reaching double-digit kill numbers. The following night versus the seventh-ranked Longhorns, Glass again set a new career high with 63 assists and recorded eight kills on a career-high-tying .438 hitting with a career-best-tying seven blocks and 16 digs, one shy of her personal best. She led the team to an astounding .320 hitting percentage in the five-game match while four players reached double-digit kills and all six attackers hit higher than .263 in the contest. For the weekend, Glass averaged 13.38 assists per game, 2.88 digs per game and 1.50 blocks per game while directing the squad to a team hitting percentage of .327 with an average of 17.38 kills per game against two teams in the Top 15 in the nation.
Last PSU POW: Nicole Fawcett (9/04/06)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Hance led the Wolverines in digs in each of their matches, backstopping Michigan with 5.44 digs per game in the tournament. The Michigan sophomore had 10 digs in game one against Pacific and nine in game three versus Virginia to spark Michigan in key frames. This is the first time Hance has led the Wolverines in digs for three-straight matches since assuming full-time libero duties to start the season. With her work this weekend, Hance improved her digs per game to 4.53, passing last year's libero and current setter Stesha Selsky for the team lead.
Last MICH DPOW: Stesha Selsky (8/29/06)