Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern Earn Weekly Volleyball Accolades

Michigan State's Kori Moster has been named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player and Co-Freshman of the Week.

Oct. 24, 2011

Player of the Week
Gina Mancuso, Nebraska
OH – Jr. – Omaha, Neb. – Papillion-LaVista 

  • Posted 4.1 kills, 3.3 digs and 1.0 blocks per set in No. 4 Nebraska’s wins over No. 1 Illinois and Iowa
  • Recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 14 digs, adding five blocks and two aces to help the Huskers take down the top-ranked Illini
  • Notched 14 kills, nine digs and two blocks against the Hawkeyes
  • Earns her second Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Helped Nebraska earn its first win over a top-ranked opponent since 1990
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Hannah Werth (Oct. 17, 2011)

Co-Defensive Player and Co-Freshman of the Week
Kori Moster, Michigan State
LIB – Fr. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Ursuline Academy 

  • Averaged 6.5 digs per set and handled 43 service receptions without an error in Michigan State’s matches against No. 21 Michigan and No. 23 Ohio State
  • Posted 24 digs in the Spartans’ four-set win over the Wolverines and added a career-high 28 digs against the Buckeyes
  • Has recorded 20 or more digs in the last five matches
  • Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award and second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Alexis Mathews (Nov. 29, 2010)
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Kori Moster (Sept. 26, 2011)

Katie Dutchman, Northwestern
MB – Fr. – Del Mar, Calif. – Torrey Pines 

  • Averaged 2.5 blocks per set against No. 1 Illinois and Iowa
  • Recorded nine total blocks against the top-ranked Illini, adding six blocks and two digs against the Hawkeyes
  • Currently ranks second in the Big Ten in blocks per set (1.41)
  • Earns her second consecutive Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week awards
  • Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Dutchman (Oct. 17, 2011)
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Katie Dutchman (Oct. 17, 2011)



2011 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week
Aug. 29
P: Stephanie Holthus, So., NU
D: Julie Chin, Jr., NU
F: Kierra Jones, PUR

Sept. 5
P: Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL
D: Jessica Granquist, Jr., MINN
F: Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Sept. 12
P:    Mari Hole, Jr., OSU
D:    Caitlin Cox, Sr., IND; Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU
F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Sept. 19
P: Ashley Wittman, So., MINN
D: Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU; Katie Slay, So., PSU
F: Taylor Sherwin, OSU

Sept. 26
P: Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL; Gina Mancuso, Jr., NEB
D: Erin Johnson, Jr., ILL
F: Kori Moster, MSU

Oct. 3
P: Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR
D: Katie Slay, So., PSU
F: Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Oct. 10
P: Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR
D: Anna Dorn, Fr., ILL
F: Anna Dorn, ILL

Oct. 17
P: Hannah Werth, Jr., NEB
D: Katie Dutchman, Fr., NU; Kierra Jones, Fr., PUR
F: Katie Dutchman, NU; Kierra Jones, PUR

Oct. 24
P: Gina Mancuso, Jr., NEB
D: Kori Moster, Fr., MSU; Katie Dutchman, Fr., NU
F: Kori Moster, MSU; Katie Dutchman, NU