Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards
Nov. 20, 2017


Player of the Week
Carly Skjodt, Michigan
OH – Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Carmel
• Averaged 4.7 kills and 4.0 digs per set with a .321 hitting percentage, helping the Wolverines earn their first back-to-back wins over top-25 opponents since 2015
• Registered 17 kills, 12 digs and a service ace in the straight-set victory over No. 8 Michigan State
• Posted 16 kills and 16 digs for her eighth double-double of the season in the Wolverines’ victory over No. 15 Purdue
• Earns her second career Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Carly Skjodt (Sept. 18, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week
Brandi Donnelly, Illinois
L – Sr. – Williamsville, Ill. – Williamsville
• Averaged 6.3 digs per set on the weekend to help Illinois go 1-1 on the weekend
• Posted a match-high 18 digs and four assists against No. 12 Wisconsin
• Recorded her first career double-double with a career-high 32 digs and 10 assists, helping the Illini hit .333 in their victory over No. 7 Minnesota
• The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her sixth career Defensive Player of the Week accolade and third of the season
• Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Brandi Donnelly (Nov. 8, 2017)

Setter of the Week
Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin
S – Fr. – Brooklyn Park, Minn. – Champlin
• Averaged 12.7 assists and 2.1 digs per set in guiding No. 12 Wisconsin to a pair of conference wins
• Registered her ninth double-double in Wisconsin’s win over Illinois, posting 57 set assists and 10 digs
• Posted 32 assists, five digs and three blocks to set the Badgers to a .344 hitting percentage in their straight-set victory over Northwestern
• Receives her second career Setter of the Week citation
• Last Wisconsin Setter of the Week: Sydney Hilley (Aug. 28, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin
MB – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield
• Averaged 3.9 kills and 1.9 blocks per set with a .561 hitting percentage as No. 12 Wisconsin went 2-0 in Big Ten action on the weekend
• Registered 14 kills, three blocks and hit .522 in Wisconsin’s four-set victory at Illinois
• Recorded her first career double-double, posting 13 kills and 10 blocks for a .611 hitting percentage in the Badgers’ straight-set victory at Northwestern
• Garners her ninth Freshman of the Week honor – a Big Ten record
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Nov. 13, 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

Nov. 20
P: Carly Skjodt, Jr., MICH
D: Brandi Donnelly, Sr., ILL
S: Sydney Hilley, Fr., WIS
F: Dana Rettke, WIS