Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State Take Home Weekly Volleyball Awards

Ohio State's Taylor Sandbothe was named Freshman of the Week.

Ohio State's Taylor Sandbothe was named Freshman of the Week.

Nov. 11, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Kelsey Robinson, Nebraska
OH – Sr. – Bartlett, Ill. – Wheaton-St. Francis

  • Led No. 11 Nebraska to road wins over No. 16 Wisconsin (3-1) and No. 9 Minnesota (3-2)
  • Averaged 4.9 kills, 3.4 digs and 0.6 blocks per set
  • Notched double-doubles against both the Badgers (21 kills, 13 digs) and Gophers (23 kills, 19 digs)
  • Recorded a .330 hitting percentage and added three assists and a service ace
  • Earned her third career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Kelsey Robinson (Nov. 4, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week
Katie Slay, Penn State
MH – Sr. – Raleigh, N.C. – Wakefield

  • Helped No. 2 Penn State post 3-0 sweeps over No. 14 Purdue and Indiana
  • Paced the Nittany Lions at the net, averaging 1.7 blocks per set
  • Tallied 15 kills while hitting at a .467 clip with only one error  
  • Totaled two digs
  • Reeled in her eighth career Big Ten weekly award and seventh defensive honor  
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Slay (Nov. 26, 2012)

Setter of the Week
Mary Pollmiller, Nebraska
S – Jr. – Littleton, Colo. – Chatfield  

  • Guided No. 11 Nebraska to road victories over No. 16 Wisconsin (3-1) and No. 9 Minnesota (3-2)
  • Paced the Huskers’ offense, averaging 12.3 assists per set
  • Recorded 50 assists against the Badgers and 61 assists against the Gophers
  • Totaled 12 digs, six kills and three blocks
  • Earned her third career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Mary Pollmiller (Oct. 28, 2013)  

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Taylor Sandbothe, Ohio State
MB – Lee’s Summit, Mo. – Lee’s Summit West

  • Helped Ohio State to wins over Indiana (3-0) and No. 14 Purdue (3-1)
  • Averaged 3.7 kills and 1.3 blocks per set
  • Posted a .309 hitting percentage
  • Recorded a match-high seven blocks against the Boilermakers
  • Collected the first Big Ten weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Taylor Sherwin (Sept. 19, 2011)

2013 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Sept. 2          P:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        D:    Bethany Yeager, Sr., IOWA
                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU
                        F:    Maddie Mayers, ILL

Sept. 9          P:    Kaitlyn Leary, Sr., OSU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH
                        F:    Abby Cole, MICH

Sept. 16        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                        D:    Faye Adelaja, Fr., PUR
                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU
                        F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB
                               Faye Adelaja, PUR

Sept. 23        P:    Stephanie Holthus, Sr., NU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Caleigh Ryan, Fr., NU
                        F:    Caleigh Ryan, NU

Sept. 30        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                        D:    Ashley Wittman, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB
                        F:    Haleigh Nelson, WIS

Oct. 7            P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                            Kelsey Robinson, Sr., NEB
                        D:    Meghan Haggerty, So., NEB
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB

Oct. 14          P:    Katie Slay, Sr., PSU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Caleigh Ryan, NU

Oct. 21          P:    Val Nichol, Jr., PUR
                        D:    Annemarie Hickey, Sr., WIS
                        S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH
                        F:    Hannah Tapp, MINN

Oct. 28          P:    Ashley Wittman, Sr., MINN
                        D:    KiKi Jones, Jr., PUR
                        S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB
                        F:    Kadie Rolfzen, NEB

Nov. 4           P:    Kelsey Robinson, Sr., NEB
                        D:    Cecilia Hall, So., NEB
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Kadie Rolfzen, NEB
                               Lauren Carlini, WIS

Nov. 11         P:    Kelsey Robinson, Sr., NEB
                        D:    Katie Slay, Sr., PSU
                        S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB
                        F:    Taylor Sandbothe, OSU

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