Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards
Oct. 30, 2017


Co-Players of the Week
Mikaela Foecke, Nebraska
OH – Sr. – West Point, Iowa – Holy Trinity Catholic
• Averaged 3.9 kills, 2.0 digs and 1.1 blocks per set with a .387 hitting percentage as No. 7 Nebraska went 2-0 in Big Ten action on the weekend
• Registered 14 kills, five digs, three blocks and a service ace for a .394 hitting percentage in Nebraska’s win at 10th-ranked Michigan State
• Posted a match-high five blocks, while adding 13 kills and nine digs in the Huskers’ win at Michigan
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree garners her first career Player of the Week award
• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Annika Albrecht (Sept. 25, 2017)

Haleigh Washington, Penn State
MB – Sr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Doherty
• Averaged 3.4 kills and 2.1 blocks per set with a .548 hitting percentage to help top-ranked Penn State defeat No. 9 Wisconsin and Illinois, extending the team’s win streak to 11 matches
• Put down a team-best 14 kills, while adding eight blocks to become the ninth Nittany Lion to register 500 career blocks in the team’s four-set win over No. 9 Wisconsin
• Added 10 kills on 13 attempts with no errors, for a .769 hitting percentage against Illinois
• Earns her ninth career Player of the Week award and fourth of the season
• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Haleigh Washington (Oct. 9, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week
Kendall White, Penn State
L – So. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Cathedral
• Averaged 4.9 digs per set to help top-ranked Penn State extend its win streak to 11 matches
• Posted a match-best 21 digs and two assists in the Nittany Lions’ four-set victory over No. 9 Wisconsin
• Earned 13 digs and was error-free in 12 reception attempts to help the team hit .479 in the straight-set win against Illinois
• Collects her second career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Kendall White (Oct. 16, 2017)

Setter of the Week
Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota
S – Jr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins
• Posted 90 set assists to average 11.3 per set in guiding No. 5 Minnesota to wins over Illinois and Rutgers
• Registered a double-double with 58 assists and 14 digs in the Gophers’ five-set victory over Illinois
• Added 32 assists, four blocks and three digs to help the team hit .398 in their straight-set win at Rutgers
• Receives her 11th career Setter of the Week citation and fifth of the season
• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Oct. 16, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin
MB – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield
• Averaged 4.0 kills and 1.3 blocks per set with a .407 hitting percentage as No. 9 Wisconsin went 1-1 in Big Ten action on the weekend
• Posted 17 kills, four blocks, two digs and a service ace in the Badgers’ four-set battle at No. 1 Penn State
• Registered 11 kills, while adding five blocks for a .471 hitting percentage in the straight-set victory over Northwestern
• Garners her seventh Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Oct. 23, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 28
P: Stephanie Samedy, Fr., MINN
P: Dana Rettke, Fr., WIS
D: Ali Bastianelli, Jr., ILL
S: Sydney Hilley, Fr., WIS
F: Stephanie Samedy, MINN
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Sept. 5
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Briana Holman, Sr., NEB
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Sydney Hilley, WIS

Sept. 11
P: Ali Frantti, Sr., PSU
D: Tionna Williams, Jr., WIS
S: Kelly Hunter, Sr., NEB
F: Hannah Gruensfelder, OSU
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Sept. 18
P: Carly Skjodt, Jr., MICH
P: Simone Lee, Sr., PSU
D: Brandi Donnelly, Sr., ILL
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Gabrielle Orr, IOWA
F: Stephanie Samedy, MINN

Sept. 25
P: Annika Albrecht, Sr., NEB
D: Autumn Bailey, Sr., MSU
D: Molly Lohman, Sr., MINN
S: Kelly Hunter, Sr., NEB
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Oct. 2
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Claire Kieffer-Wright, Sr., MICH
S: Ashley Evans, Sr., PUR
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Oct. 9
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Molly Lohman, Sr., MINN
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Jasmyn Martin, MINN

Oct. 16
P: Alexis Hart, So., MINN
D: Kendall White, So., PSU
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Megan Cooney, ILL
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Oct. 23
P: Dana Rettke, Fr., WIS
D: Dalianliz Rosado, Sr., MINN
S: Rachel Minarick, Sr., MSU
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Oct. 30
P: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Kendall White, So., PSU
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Dana Rettke, WIS