Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Indiana's Caitlin Hansen earns her first Big Ten weekly award.

Indiana's Caitlin Hansen earns her first Big Ten weekly award.

Oct. 22, 2012

Player of the Week
Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State
OH – Jr. – Geneva, Ill. – Geneva

  • Averaged 6.7 kills on .333 hitting, 2.1 digs and 0.6 blocks per set against No. 20 Ohio State and Michigan
  • Posted a season-high 29 kills on .323 hitting, four aces and two blocks against the Buckeyes
  • Hit .341 against the Wolverines, posting 18 kills with nine digs and two solo blocks
  • Reels in her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Kyndra Abron (Aug. 31, 2009)

Defensive Player of the Week
Caitlin Hansen, Indiana
LIB – Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Roncalli

  • Averaged 6.0 digs per set and handled 57 service receptions without an error in Indiana’s four-set wins over No. 17 Purdue and Wisconsin
  • Posted a career-high 22 digs against the Boilermakers before notching a new career mark with 26 against the Badgers
  • Reels in her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Caitlin Cox (Sept. 12, 2011)

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

  • Averaged 11.4 assists and 2.0 digs per set in wins over No. 20 Ohio State (3-0) and Michigan (3-2)
  • Led the top-ranked Nittany Lions to a .342 hitting percentage against the Buckeyes
  • Dished out 53 assists against Michigan and 38 against Ohio State
  • Reels in her fourth Setter of the Week honor this season and fifth award overall
  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Micha Hancock (Oct. 1, 2012)

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

  • Averaged 4.1 digs, 2.6 kills and 0.3 blocks per set in No. 10 Minnesota’s wins against No. 17 Purdue (3-1) and Wisconsin (3-0)
  • Recorded six aces on the week, an average of 0.9 per set, including four against the Badgers
  • Reels in her second Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Daly Santana (Oct. 8, 2012)

 

 

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

Oct. 15
P: Jennifer Cross, Jr., MICH
D: Ariel Turner, Sr., PUR
S: Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB
F: Alexis Viliunas, ILL

Oct. 22
P: Lauren Wicinski, Jr., MSU
D: Caitlin Hansen, Jr., IND
S: Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Daly Santana, MINN

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