Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards
Nov. 13, 2017


Player of the Week
Sherridan Atkinson, Purdue
OH – Jr. – Long Beach, Calif. – Millikan
• Averaged 4.4 kills and 1.9 digs per set with a .364 hitting percentage, helping No. 21 Purdue earn a pair of top-10 conference victories
• Registered 17 kills, eight digs and four blocks in the four-set victory over No. 5 Minnesota
• Posted 14 kills, five blocks and five digs for a .480 hitting percentage in the Boilermakers’ straight-set victory over No. 10 Wisconsin
• Earns her first career Player of the Week award
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Danielle Cuttino (Sept. 12, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week
Simone Lee, Penn State
OH – Sr. – Menomonee Falls, Wis. – Menomonee
• Averaged 4.3 kills and 4.7 digs per set and recorded back-to-back double-doubles to help top-ranked Penn State defeat Iowa and Maryland on the weekend
• Recorded 16 kills, 15 digs, three blocks and was error-free on 20 reception attempts to help the team hit .350 in the straight-set win at Iowa
• Posted 13 digs, 10 kills and two blocks to help the Nittany Lions sweep Maryland
• Earns her third career Player of the Week award
• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Kendall White (Nov. 6, 2017)

Setter of the Week
Ashley Evans, Purdue
S – Sr. - Liberty Township, Ohio - Lakota East
• Averaged 14.6 assists per set with a .300 hitting percentage in guiding No. 21 Purdue to a pair of top-10 conference wins
• Registered 102 set assists, 18 digs, 10 kills and a block across two matches
• Earned her ninth double-double of the season with 44 set assists and 10 digs in Purdue’s straight-set victory over No. 10 Wisconsin
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives her second career Setter of the Week citation
• Last Purdue Setter of the Week: Ashley Evans (Oct. 2, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin
MB – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield
• Averaged 4.2 kills and 1.7 blocks per set with a .465 hitting percentage as No. 10 Wisconsin went 1-1 in Big Ten action on the weekend
• Posted 14 kills, a match-high seven blocks and a service ace for a .571 hitting percentage in the Badgers’ straight-set victory at Indiana
• Registered 11 kills, while adding three blocks and a pair of service aces at No. 21 Purdue
• Garners her eighth Freshman of the Week honor – a Big Ten record
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Oct. 30, 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

Nov. 6
P: Stephanie Samedy, Fr., MINN
D: Brandi Donnelly, Sr., ILL
D: Kendall White, So., PSU
S: Jordyn Poulter, Jr., ILL
F: Stephanie Samedy, Fr., MINN

Nov. 13
P: Sherridan Atkinson, Jr., PUR
D: Simone Lee, Sr., PSU
S: Ashley Evans, Sr., PUR
F: Dana Rettke, WIS