Minnesota, Northwestern and Penn State Take Home Weekly Volleyball Awards

Northwestern's Caleigh Ryan was tabbed Freshman of the Week for the second time this year.

Northwestern's Caleigh Ryan was tabbed Freshman of the Week for the second time this year.

Oct. 14, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

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

  • Helped No. 4 Penn State post wins over No. 11 Minnesota (3-2) and No. 19 Wisconsin (3-0)
  • Tallied 18 total blocks, averaging 2.3 blocks per set
  • Notched her first career double-double against the Gophers (16 kills, 10 blocks), while posting a .444 hitting percentage
  • Became just the eighth Nittany Lion to record 500 career blocks (502)
  • Earned her eighth career Big Ten weekly award and first Player of the Week accolade
  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: Ariel Scott (Nov. 5, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Tori Dixon, Minnesota
MB – Sr. – Burnsville, Minn. – Burnsville  

  • Guided No. 11 Minnesota to a road win over No. 14 Ohio State (3-0)
  • Averaged 3.6 kills, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 digs per set  
  • Led the Gophers in blocks (16) and digs (11)
  • Notched a team-high 12 kills against the Buckeyes
  • Reeled in her seventh career Big Ten weekly award and sixth Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Ashley Wittman (Sept. 30, 2013)

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

  • Led No. 4 Penn State to victories over No. 11 Minnesota (3-2) and No. 19 Wisconsin (3-0)
  • Paced the Nittany Lion offense with 100 set assists, averaging 12.5 assists per set
  • Tallied four kills on a .333 hitting percentage against the Gophers
  • Added 12 digs and one block on the weekend  
  • Leads the nation in service aces per set (0.82)
  • Earned her 12th career Big Ten weekly award and eighth Setter of the Week accolade
  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Micha Hancock (Oct. 7, 2013)

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Caleigh Ryan, Northwestern
S – Glen Ellyn, Ill. – Glenbard West 

  • Led Northwestern to five-set road wins over Indiana and No. 20 Purdue
  • Paced the Wildcat offense with 114 set assists, averaging 11.4 assists per set
  • Handed out a career-high 67 assists against the Boilermakers
  • Helped Northwestern post a .301 team hitting percentage against the Hoosiers
  • Guided four different Wildcats to double-digit kills against Purdue
  • Collected her third career Big Ten weekly award and second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Caleigh Ryan (Sept. 23, 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

Oct. 14          P:    Katie Slay, Sr., PSU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Caleigh Ryan, NU

Multimedia Store