Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Minnesota's Ashley Wittman was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week.

Minnesota's Ashley Wittman was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week.

Sept. 30, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State
OH – Sr. – Geneva, Ill. – Geneva  

  • Helped No. 15 Michigan State post road victories over No. 1 Penn State (3-2) and No. 13 Ohio State (3-0)
  • Averaged 4.1 kills per set and posted a .413 hitting percentage
  • Led the Spartans with 21 kills, two service aces, two blocks and nine digs against Penn State, handing the Nittany Lions just their third home loss since 2006
  • Paced Michigan State with 12 kills, two digs and two aces in the sweep of the previously unbeaten Buckeyes
  • Earned her third career Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Lauren Wicinski (Sept. 16, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week
Ashley Wittman, Minnesota
OH – Sr. – Shakopee, Minn. – Shakopee    

  • Helped No. 9 Minnesota to three-set sweeps over Indiana and No. 20 Purdue
  • Led the Gophers in kills (24), kills per set (4.0), digs (22) and points (29.5)
  • Averaged 3.7 digs and 1.7 blocks pet set
  • Posted a .404 hitting percentage
  • Reeled in her seventh career Big Ten weekly award and first Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Tori Dixon (Sept. 23, 2013)

Setter of the Week
Mary Pollmiller, Nebraska
S – Jr. – Littleton, Colo. – Chatfield

  • Guided No. 12 Nebraska to road wins over Northwestern (3-1) and No. 24 Illinois (3-0)
  • Paced the Husker offense with 81 assists, averaging 11.6 assists per set
  • Recorded six total blocks
  • Helped Nebraska record a .307 team hitting percentage and added nine digs against the Wildcats
  • Earned her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Lauren Cook (Oct. 15, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Haleigh Nelson, Wisconsin
MB – Cary, N.C. – Cardinal Gibbons

  • Helped Wisconsin to wins over No. 20 Purdue (3-0) and Indiana (3-1)
  • Averaged 1.9 blocks per set and recorded a team-high .417 hitting percentage
  • Added 17 kills, averaging 2.4 kills per set
  • Posted a career-high seven blocks against the Boilermakers
  • Collected her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Julie Mikaelsen (Nov. 1, 2010)

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

Sept. 9          P:    Kaitlyn Leary, Sr., OSU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH
                        F:    Abby Cole, MICH

Sept. 16        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                        D:    Faye Adelaja, Fr., PUR
                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU
                        F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB
                                Faye Adelaja, PUR

Sept. 23        P:    Stephanie Holthus, Sr., NU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Caleigh Ryan, Fr., NU
                        F:    Caleigh Ryan, NU

Sept. 30        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                        D:    Ashley Wittman, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB
                        F:    Haleigh Nelson, WIS

 


 

 

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