Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Volleyball Player of the Week Plaudits

Nov. 7, 2016

Player of the Week
Autumn Bailey, Michigan State
OH – Jr. – Burlington, Ontario – Assumption Catholic Secondary

• Guided No. 16 Michigan State to victories over Illinois and Northwestern
• Averaged 3.8 kills per set, hitting .391 on the week
• Knocked down 23 kills, including 13 against the Wildcats
• Recorded 15 digs against Northwestern, securing a double-double
• Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Alyssa Garvelink (Oct. 19, 2015)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Alyssa Garvelink, Michigan State
MB – Jr. – Holland, Mich. – Holland Christian

• Helped the No. 16 Spartans post wins over Illinois and Northwestern
• Tallied 14 blocks on the week, averaging 2.3 blocks per set
• Collects her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Abby Monson (Sept. 21, 2015)

Amber Rolfzen, Nebraska
MB – Sr. – Papillion, Neb. – Papillion-La Vista South

• Led No. 1 Nebraska to victories over No. 11 Penn State and Rutgers
• Contributed 17 blocks on the week, averaging 2.1 blocks per set
• Collects her fifth Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award
• Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Justine Wong-Orantes (Oct. 24, 2016)

Setter of the Week
Kelly Hunter, Nebraska
S – Jr. – Papillion, Neb. – Papillion-La Vista South

• Helped lead top-ranked Nebraska to wins versus No. 10 Penn State and Rutgers
• Averaged 11.8 assists per set on the week, totaling 94 set assists
• Added 14 digs and eight blocks on the week
• Earns her sixth career Setter of the Week award
• Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Kelly Hunter (Oct. 24, 2016)


 

 

Co-Freshmen of the Week
MacKenzi Welsh, Michigan
S – Fr. – Bolingbrook, Ill. – Plainfield East

• Led No. 17 Michigan to victories over Illinois and Northwestern
• Tallied 91 set assists on the week, averaging 11.4 assists per set
• Contributed 27 digs across the two matches, earning a double-double in each match
• Collects her fourth career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: MacKenzi Welsh (Oct. 24, 2016)

Molly Haggerty, Wisconsin
OH – Fr. – Glen Ellyn, Ill. – St. Francis

• Propelled No. 3 Wisconsin to a win over Purdue
• Knocked down 24 kills in one match, hitting at a clip of .319
• Collects her first third Freshman of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Molly Haggerty (Sept. 19, 2016)


2016 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week
Aug. 29
P: Taylor Sandbothe, OSU
D: Ashlyn MacGregor, MD
S: Kelly Hunter, NEB
S: Lauren Carlini, WIS
F: Molly Haggerty, WIS

Sept. 5
P: Sarah Wilhite, MINN
D: Tionna Williams, WIS
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN
F: Alexis Hart, MINN

Sept. 12
P: Danielle Cuttino, PUR
D: Jenna Lerg, MICH
D: Hannah Tapp, MINN
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN
F: Alexis Hart, MINN

Sept. 19
P: Molly Haggerty, WIS
D: Tionna Williams, WIS
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN
F: Molly Haggerty, WIS

Sept. 26
P: Sarah Wilhite, MINN
D: Tionna Williams, WIS
S: Kelly Hunter, NEB
F: Jacqueline Quade, ILL

Oct. 3
P: Taylor Sandbothe, OSU
D: Valeria Leon, OSU
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN
F: Alexis Hart, MINN

Oct. 10
P: Simone Lee, PSU
D: Amber Rolfzen, NEB
S: Abby Dettering, PSU
F: MacKenzi Welsh, MICH

Oct. 17
P: Kadie Rolfzen, NEB
D: Brandi Donnelly, ILL
S: Jordyn Poulter, ILL
F: MacKenzi Welsh, MICH

Oct. 24
P: Amber Rolfzen, NEB
D: Justine Wong-Orantes, NEB
S: Kelly Hunter, NEB
F: MacKenzi Welsh, MICH

Oct. 31
P: Reghan Coyle, IOWA
D: Molly Lohman, MINN
S: Lauren Carlini, WIS
F: Kendall Beerman, IND

Nov. 7
P: Autumn Bailey, MSU
D: Alyssa Garvelink, MSU
D: Amber Rolfzen, NEB
S: Kelly Hunter, NEB
F: MacKenzi Welsh, MICH
F: Molly Haggerty, WIS