Michigan, Penn State and Purdue Claim Weekly Volleyball Awards

Michigan's Lexi Dannemiller has earned Freshman of the Week honors for the third time this season.

Oct. 3, 2011

Player of the Week
Ariel Turner, Purdue
OH – Jr. – Highlands Ranch, Colo. – Mountain Vista 

  • Averaged 5.0 kills, 3.3 digs and 0.6 blocks per set against Northwestern and No. 1 Illinois over the weekend
  • Recorded back-to-back double-doubles, posting 20 kills and 14 digs in four sets against the Wildcats, and 20 kills and 12 digs in four sets against the top-ranked Illini
  • Led No. 12 Purdue to a 3-1 win at Northwestern before falling to No. 1 Illinois on the road
  • Earns her first Player of the Week honor and her third overall weekly award, having been honored as Freshman of the Week twice
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Stephanie Lynch (Oct. 20, 2008) 

Defensive Player of the Week
Katie Slay, Penn State
MH – So. – Raleigh, N.C. – Wakefield 

  • Recorded 2.0 blocks per set in No. 9 Penn State’s three-set wins over Wisconsin and No. 10 Minnesota
  • Notched five total blocks (two solo), adding eight kills and a dig against the Badgers
  • Posted seven total blocks, nine kills and a dig against the Gophers
  • Earns her second weekly award of the season and the fourth honor of her career
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Slay (Sept. 19, 2011)

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

  • Averaged 10.8 assists, 5.2 digs and 0.7 blocks per set against Iowa and No. 7 Nebraska
  • Tallied her seventh double-double of the season against the Huskers, recording 33 assists and 22 digs in three sets
  • Notched 32 assists and nine digs against the Hawkeyes
  • The award is her third this season
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Lexi Dannemiller (Sept. 12, 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

Sept. 19
P: Ashley Wittman, So., MINN
D: Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU; Katie Slay, So., PSU
F: Taylor Sherwin, OSU

Sept. 26
P: Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL; Gina Mancuso, Jr., NEB
D: Erin Johnson, Jr., ILL
F: Kori Moster, MSU

Oct. 3
P: Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR
D: Katie Slay, So., PSU
F: Lexi Dannemiller, MICH