Oct. 5, 2009
BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Arielle Wilson, Penn State
Jr., MH, Broadview, Ill./Proviso East
Wilson led her team to two more victories over the weekend, extending Penn State’s NCAA-record winning streak to 80 matches. Against Iowa on Saturday, the junior put down 14 kills on .571 hitting, also adding eight blocks, a dig and an assist. The following day vs. Wisconsin, she tallied seven kills on .333 hitting with six blocks and an ace. For the week, Wilson averaged 3.0 kills on .472 hitting with 2.0 blocks per set. Wilson, who leads the Big Ten with a .575 hitting percentage and 1.49 blocks per set, earns her second award this season and the sixth of her career.
Last PSU POW: Arielle Wilson (offense), Sept. 28, 2009
Christine Tan, Minnesota
Sr., LIB, Safety Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor
Tan earns her ninth career weekly honor and her second of the season after passing Minnesota to sweeps on the road against Purdue and Indiana. The senior averaged 5.0 digs per set and was perfect on all 38 of her service reception opportunities as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0 in conference action. Tan recorded 13 digs with 24 serve receives vs. the Boilermakers on Friday before tallying 17 digs with 14 service receptions against the Hoosiers on Sunday. For the weekend, Tan passed her team to a .284 attack average while anchoring a defense that allowed opponents to hit just .151.
Last MINN POW: Christine Tan (defense), Aug. 31, 2009
Last IND FOW: Jordan Haverly, Sept. 14, 2009
Jordan Haverly, Indiana
OH, Cherry Valley, Ill./Rockford Keith Country Day
Haverly takes home her second award of the season after averaging 3.9 kills and 2.25 digs per set last week as Indiana defeated Purdue and lost to Minnesota. In a nationally televised game against the Boilermakers on Wednesday night, the freshman put down 19 kills on .395 hitting with 10 digs for her fifth double-double of the season, also converting on 30 of 31 service reception opportunities. On Sunday vs. the nationally ranked Golden Gophers, she tallied 12 kills with eight digs, executing on 28 of 30 service receptions.