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

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

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