Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Nebraska's Lauren Cook takes home her second Setter of the Week honor this season.

Nebraska's Lauren Cook takes home her second Setter of the Week honor this season.

Oct. 8, 2012

Player of the Week
Alex Lovell, Iowa
OH – So. – Leonard, Mich. – Marian

  • Led Iowa to road wins over No. 12 Purdue (3-0) and Indiana (3-1)
  • Averaged 5.3 kills on .297 hitting, 2.0 digs and 0.3 blocks per set
  • Tallied a career-best and match-high 24 kills against Purdue
  • Posted 13 kills, two aces and two blocks against the Hoosiers
  • Reels in her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Melanie Meister (Sept. 18, 2006)

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

  • Helped No. 1 Penn State to road wins over No. 21 Illinois (3-2) and Northwestern (3-0)
  • Recorded seven total blocks in each contest, averaging 1.8 blocks per set
  • Hit .458 for the weekend, including a .500 clip against the Wildcats, averaging 3.3 kills per set
  • Reels in her fifth Defensive Player of the Week honor and sixth award overall
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Slay (Aug. 27, 2012)

Setter of the Week
Lauren Cook, Nebraska
S – Sr. – Lincoln, Neb. – Pius X

  • Averaged 11.3 assists and 2.1 digs per set in road wins over No. 12 Purdue (3-0) and Indiana (3-2)
  • Led the sixth-ranked Huskers to a .348 hitting percentage for the weekend, including a .361 clip against the Boilermakers
  • Dished out 52 assists against Indiana and 38 against Purdue
  • Reels in her second Setter of the Week honor this season
  • Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Lauren Cook (Aug. 27, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Daly Santana, Minnesota
OH – Corozal, Puerto Rico – Bayamon Military Academy

  • Averaged 2.6 kills, 2.3 digs and 0.3 blocks per set in No. 10 Minnesota’s wins against No. 25 Michigan State (3-2) and Michigan (3-1)
  • Hit .370 and tied a career-high with 14 kills against the Wolverines, adding eight digs and two blocks
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Ashley Wittman (Sept. 27, 2010)

 

 

2012 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Aug. 27
P: Lexi Erwin, Jr., MICH
    Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB
D: Katie Slay, Jr, PSU
S: Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB
F: Katie Gallagher, IND

Sept. 4
P: Micha Hancock, So., PSU
D: Kori Moster, So., MSU
    Tori Dixon, Jr., MINN
S: Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Meghan Haggerty, NEB

Sept. 10
P: Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN
D: Mary Ording, Sr., WIS
S: Madalyn Shalter, Sr., NU
F: Meghan Haggerty, NEB

Sept. 17
P: Jocelynn Birks, Fr., ILL
D: Alexis Mathews, Jr., MSU
S: Madalyn Shalter, Sr., NU
F: Jocelynn Birks, ILL

Sept. 24
P: Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN
D: Carly Cramer, Jr., PUR
S: Alexandra Palmer, Jr., MINN
    Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Annie Drews, PUR

Oct. 1
P: Ariel Turner, Sr., PUR
D: Tiffany Morales, Fr., MICH
S: Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Tiffany Morales, MICH

Oct. 8
P: Alex Lovell, So., IOWA
D: Katie Slay, Jr., PSU
S: Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB
F: Daly Santana, MINN