Illinois, Nebraska and Penn State Collect Weekly Volleyball Awards




Nov. 18, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

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

  • Led No. 9 Nebraska to wins over No. 16 Michigan State (3-0) and No. 19 Michigan (3-1)
  • Averaged 5.0 kills, 3.3 digs and 1.1 blocks per set
  • Notched double-doubles against both the Spartans (14 kills, 11 digs) and Wolverines (21 kills, 12 digs)
  • Recorded a .329 hitting percentage and added four service aces and an assist
  • Earned her fourth career Big Ten weekly award and third Player of the Week honor in a row
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Kelsey Robinson (Nov. 11, 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 Wisconsin and No. 11 Minnesota on the road
  • Paced the Nittany Lions at the net, averaging 2.7 blocks per set
  • Led the team with eight blocks against the Badgers and Gophers
  • Totaled 11 kills, six digs and two assists
  • Reeled in her ninth career Big Ten weekly award and eighth defensive honor 
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Slay (Nov. 11, 2013)

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

  • Guided No. 9 Nebraska to victories over No. 16 Michigan State (3-0) and No. 19 Michigan (3-1)
  • Paced the Huskers’ offense, averaging 12.1 assists per set
  • Led Nebraska to a season-high team hitting percentage against the Spartans (.402)
  • Totaled 20 digs, three blocks, three kills and a service ace
  • Earned her fourth career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Mary Pollmiller (Nov. 11, 2013) 

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Maddie Mayers, Illinois
MB – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bishop Dwenger 

  • Helped No. 25 Illinois to a 3-0 sweep over No. 18 Purdue
  • Totaled five blocks, averaging 1.7 per set
  • Posted seven kills and no errors, hitting at a .700 clip
  • Added a dig against the Boilermakers
  • Collected the second Big Ten weekly award of her career
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Maddie Mayers (Sept. 2, 2013)

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

Nov. 18         P:    Kelsey Robinson, Sr., NEB
                        D:    Katie Slay, Sr., PSU
                        S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB
                        F:    Maddie Mayers, ILL