Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State Take Home Weekly Volleyball Honors

Indiana's Caitlin Cox (pictured), Michigan's Lexi Dannemiller and Ohio State's Mari Hole and Sarah Mignin have earned conference accolades.

Sept. 12, 2011

Player of the Week
Mari Hole, Ohio State
OH – Jr. – Oslo, Norway – Berg

  • Posted 4.9 kills, 2.8 digs and 1.0 blocks per set in No. 25 Ohio State’s four-set wins over Penn, Alabama and Toledo at the Toledo Rocket Classic
  • Recorded double-doubles against Alabama (21 kills, 11 digs) and Toledo (26 kills, 14 digs), setting career-high marks in both categories against the Rockets
  • Named Rocket Classic Most Valuable Player
  • Earns first career weekly honor
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Kelli Barhorst (Oct. 18, 2010)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Caitlin Cox, Indiana
LIB – Sr. – Springport, Ind. – New Castle Chrysler

  • Averaged 6.1 digs and 1.1 assists per set to lead the Hoosiers to victories against Gonzaga (3-1), Niagara (3-0) and Eastern Illinois (3-0) and the Hoosier Classic title
  • Became Indiana’s all-time digs leader, moving to 1,569 in her career after the weekend
  • Tied her career high with 27 digs against Gonzaga
  • Earned Hoosier Classic Most Valuable Player honors
  • Weekly honor marks the second of her career
  • Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Ashley Benson (Oct. 25, 2010)

Sarah Mignin, Ohio State
LIB – Sr. – Sylvania, Ohio – Northview

  • Posted 6.0 digs per set in Ohio State’s wins against Penn, Alabama and Toledo
  • Recorded 27 digs against the Crimson Tide and a career-high 30 digs against the Rockets
  • Handled 71 service reception attempts with only two errors in the three matches
  • Named to the Rocket Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Earns first weekly award
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Mariah Booth (Sept. 20, 2010)



Freshman of the Week
Lexi Dannemiller, Michigan
S – West Chester, Ohio – Lakota West

  • Helped the 20th-ranked Wolverines to victories over No. 24 Florida State (3-0), Pepperdine (3-2) and No. 23 Dayton (3-0) en route to the Dayton Marriott Flyer Classic title
  • Racked up 12.8 assists and 2.8 digs per set over the three-match tournament
  • Posted double-doubles against the Seminoles (37 assists, 12 digs) and Waves (64 assists, 13 digs)
  • Earns second consecutive weekly honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Lexi Dannemiller (Sept. 5, 2011)

2011 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Aug. 29
P: Stephanie Holthus, So., NU
D: Julie Chin, Jr., NU
F: Kierra Jones, PUR

Sept. 5
P: Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL
D: Jessica Granquist, Jr., MINN
F: Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Sept. 12
P: Mari Hole, Jr., OSU
D: Caitlin Cox, Sr., IND; Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU
F: Lexi Dannemiller, MICH