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

Michigan's Lexi Dannemiller is the Big Ten Setter of the Week.

Michigan's Lexi Dannemiller is the Big Ten Setter of the Week.

Nov. 5, 2012

Player of the Week
Ariel Scott, Penn State
OH – Jr. – Ridgewood, N.J. – Immaculate Heart

  • Led No. 3 Penn State to wins against No. 10 Minnesota (3-1) and Wisconsin (3-0)
  • Notched a team-leading 20 kills on .326 hitting, five digs and one block against the Golden Gophers
  • Hit .357 against the Badgers, recording a match-high 14 kills
  • Averaged 4.9 kills on .388 hitting over two matches
  • Reels in her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: Micha Hancock (Sept. 3, 2012)

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

  • Recorded 18 blocks over the weekend, an average of 2.0 per set, including 11 against No. 3 Penn State
  • Notched seven blocks in a five-set road win against No. 15 Ohio State
  • Hit .457 for the week, including a .542 clip against the Buckeyes
  • Earns the second Defensive Player of the Week award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Tori Dixon (Sept. 3, 2012)

Co-Setter of the Week
Lexi Dannemiller, Michigan
S – So. – West Chester, Ohio – Lakota West

  • Averaged 11.5 assists, 2.6 digs and 0.6 blocks per set in wins over No. 4 Nebraska (3-2) and Iowa (3-0)
  • Notched a double-double against the fourth-ranked Huskers, posting a season-high 64 assists and 14 digs
  • Led the Wolverines to a .389 hitting percentage over two matches, including a .451 clip against the Hawkeyes
  • Tallied 28 assists, seven digs and two blocks against Iowa
  • Earns her first career Setter of the Week honor and fifth award overall
  • Last Michigan Setter of the Week: N/A

 

 

Micha Hancock, Penn State
S – So. – Edmond, Okla. – Edmond Memorial

  • Averaged 12.3 assists and 3.7 digs per set in wins against No. 10 Minnesota (3-1) and Wisconsin (3-0)
  • Notched two double-doubles, posting 46 assists and 15 digs against the Golden Gophers and respective totals of 40 and 11 against the Badgers
  • Recorded nine service aces, an average of 1.3 per set, including seven against Minnesota
  • Guided the Nittany Lions to a .306 hitting percentage against the Badgers
  • Earns her fifth Setter of the Week honor this season and sixth award overall
  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Micha Hancock (Oct. 22, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Jocelynn Birks, Illinois
OH – Willow Springs, Ill. – Lyons Township

  • Averaged 4.2 kills on .275 hitting, 1.7 digs and 0.8 blocks per set over the weekend
  • Recorded a double-double against Purdue, posting 15 kills and 10 digs
  • Hit .392 in a four-set win against Indiana, notching 23 kills, five digs and four blocks
  • Takes home her second Freshman of the Week honor and third award overall
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Alexis Viliunas (Oct. 15, 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

Oct. 29
P: Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN
D: Annemarie Hickey, Jr., WIS
S: Amanda Peterson, Sr., OSU
F: Meghan Haggerty, NEB

Nov. 5
P: Ariel Scott, Jr., PSU
D: Tori Dixon, Jr., MINN
S: Lexi Dannemiller, So., MICH
    Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Jocelynn Birks, ILL