Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State Take Home Weekly Volleyball Awards

Penn State's Micha Hancock was named Setter of the Week.

Oct. 7, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Co-Players of the Week
Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State
OH – Sr. – Geneva, Ill. – Geneva  

  • Helped No. 9 Michigan State post three-set sweeps over Illinois and Northwestern
  • Averaged 6.2 kills per set and posted a .483 hitting percentage
  • Led the Spartans in kills against the Illini (18) and Wildcats (19)
  • Added 11 digs and six blocks
  • Earned her fourth career Player of the Week honor and third this season
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Lauren Wicinski (Sept. 30, 2013)

Kelsey Robinson, Nebraska
OH – Sr. – Bartlett, Ill. – Wheaton-St. Francis   

  • Led No. 10 Nebraska to wins over No. 8 Minnesota (3-0) and No. 23 Wisconsin (3-2)
  • Averaged 6.3 kills per set and posted a .417 hitting percentage
  • Recorded a double-double against the Badgers, tallying a career-high 29 kills and a team-high 22 digs
  • Added 29 digs on the weekend, averaging 3.6 per set
  • Earned her first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Lauren Cook (Aug. 27, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Meghan Haggerty, Nebraska
MB – So. – Glen Ellyn, Ill. – Benet Academy     

  • Guided No. 10 Nebraska to victories over No. 8 Minnesota (3-0) and No. 23 Wisconsin (3-2)
  • Notched 12 total blocks, averaging 1.5 per set
  • Recorded a season-high 13 kills against the Badgers
  • Posted a .389 hitting percentage
  • Reeled in her fifth career Big Ten weekly award and first Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Hayley Thramer (Nov. 12, 2012)

Setter of the Week
Micha Hancock, Penn State
S – Jr. – Edmond, Okla. – Edmond Memorial

  • Guided No. 5 Penn State to road wins over Indiana (3-0) and No. 24 Purdue (3-2)
  • Paced the Nittany Lions offense with 83 assists, averaging 10.4 assists per set
  • Helped Penn State record a .507 team hitting percentage, while individually hitting 1.000, against the Hoosiers
  • Tallied a double-double (45 assists, 13 digs) against the Boilermakers
  • Leads the nation in service aces per set (0.86)
  • Earned her 11th career Big Ten weekly award and seventh Setter of the Week accolade
  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Micha Hancock (Nov. 19, 2012)

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Amber Rolfzen, Nebraska
OH – Papillion, Neb. – Papillion-La Vista South

  • Helped No. 10 Nebraska to wins over No. 8 Minnesota (3-0) and No. 23 Wisconsin (3-2)
  • Tallied 12 total blocks, averaging 1.5 per set
  • Recorded a team-high eight blocks against the Badgers
  • Added 20 digs and 11 kills on the weekend
  • Collected her second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Amber Rolfzen (Sept. 16, 2013)

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

Oct. 7            P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                            Kelsey Robinson, Sr., NEB
                        D:    Meghan Haggerty, So., NEB
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB