Sept. 25, 2006
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Megan Hodge, Penn State
FR, OH, Durham, N.C./Riverside
Behind Hodge's offensive outputs, the second-ranked Nittany Lions swept both opponents to remain undefeated for the season at 13-0 and 2-0 in Big Ten play. Against No. 12 Ohio State on Wednesday, the freshman racked up 23 kills on .349 outside hitting, while also recording two aces and four blocks and falling just shy of her fourth career double-double with nine digs. Last Friday at Iowa, Hodge again led all players with 23 kills and added seven digs and two blocks. In her first Big Ten weekend, Hodge averaged a conference-best 7.67 kills per game on .322 hitting with 2.67 digs and 1.00 blocks per game.
This is Hodge's first career Player of the Week award.
Last PSU POW: Alisha Glass (9/11/06)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Annie Moddrell, Indiana
JR, MB, Freeburg, Ill./Freeburg Community
Moddrell was part of an Indiana team that tallied 23 blocks against No. 19 Michigan last week, which marked the third-best total in program history. Her three solo blocks against the Wolverines were part of the team's 10 solo blocks that equaled the team's five-game match record in school history. Along with Erica Short's trio, Moddrell's three solo blocks tied her with former Hoosier Rachel Gerling for first all-time in five-game matches. The IU junior totaled 18 blocks on the weekend and posted 17 kills on .261 hitting as well.
This is Moddrell's first career Player of the Week award.
Last IND POW: Rachel Gerling (9/26/06)