Michigan, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Minnesota's Hannah Tapp was named Freshman of the Week.

Minnesota's Hannah Tapp was named Freshman of the Week.

Oct. 21, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Val Nichol, Purdue
S/OH – Jr. – Normal, Ill. – University

  • Helped No. 25 Purdue post road wins over Iowa (3-0) and No. 8 Nebraska (3-1)
  • Tallied double-doubles against the Hawkeyes (22 assists, 14 digs) and the Huskers (32 assists, 13 kills), her 10th and 11th of the year
  • Posted a .556 hitting percentage on the week
  • Averaged 7.7 assists, 3.0 digs, 3.0 kills and 0.6 blocks per set
  • Earned her first career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Ariel Turner (Nov. 26, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Annemarie Hickey, Wisconsin
L – Sr. – Oswego, Ill. – Joliet Catholic

  • Averaged 6.4 digs per set in No. 15 Wisconsin’s matches against No. 16 Michigan and No. 5 Michigan State
  • Totaled a season-high 27 digs in the Badgers’ 3-1 victory over the Spartans, including seven in the fourth set
  • Added five assists and an ace on the week
  • Reeled in her second career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Annemarie Hickey (Oct. 29, 2012)

Setter of the Week
Lexi Dannemiller, Michigan
S – Jr. – West Chester, Ohio – Lakota West  

  • Averaged 12 assists per set in No. 16 Michigan’s matches against No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 10 Minnesota
  • Tallied 37 assists, eight digs and two blocks in the Wolverines’ sweep of the Badgers
  • Recorded a double-double against the Gophers (47 assists, 11 digs), in addition to three service aces and three blocks
  • Earned her eighth Big Ten weekly award and fourth Setter of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Setter of the Week: Lexi Dannemiller (Sept. 9, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Hannah Tapp, Minnesota
MB – Stewartville, Minn. – Stewartville

  • Led No. 10 Minnesota to victories over No. 5 Michigan State (3-2) and No. 16 Michigan (3-1)
  • Notched a team-high 14 blocks, averaging 1.6 per set
  • Tallied six blocks, two kills and one dig against the Spartans
  • Recorded eight blocks, three kills and one dig against the Wolverines
  • Collected the first Big Ten weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Daly Santana (Oct. 22, 2012)

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

Oct. 21          P:    Val Nichol, Jr., PUR
                        D:    Annemarie Hickey, Sr., WIS
                        S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH
                        F:    Hannah Tapp, MINN