Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Honors

Nebraska's Hannah Werth has been named Big Ten Player of the Week.

Nov. 21, 2011

Player of the Week
Hannah Werth, Nebraska
OH - Jr. - Springfield, Ill. - Glenwood 

  • Recorded 3.8 digs and 3.5 kills on .323 hitting to lead No. 4 Nebraska to four-set wins over No. 19 Minnesota and Wisconsin, helping the Huskers clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title
  • Posted 14 kills, 17 digs and a .379 hitting percentage against the Golden Gophers
  • Notched her second double-double of the week against the Badgers, recording 14 kills and 13 digs
  • Takes home her second career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Gina Mancuso (Oct. 24, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week
Ali Longo, Penn State
LIB - So. - Littleton, Colo. - Chatfield 

  • Averaged 5.3 digs and 6.1 service reception attempts per set in No. 12 Penn State's wins over Indiana and No. 8 Purdue
  • Recorded 11 digs along with 18 successful service receptions on 19 attempts, helping the Nittany Lions hit .385 in three sets against the Hoosiers
  • Tallied a career-high 26 digs, converting on 22 of 24 service reception attempts in four sets against the Boilermakers
  • Earns her first weekly award
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Slay (Oct. 3, 2011)

Co- Freshman of the Week
Kori Moster, Michigan State
LIB - Cincinnati, Ohio - Ursuline Academy 

  • Recorded 4.8 digs per set to help Michigan State take down No. 7 Illinois and Northwestern
  • Posted 25 digs, five assists and two aces in the Spartans' four-set victory over the Illini
  • Chipped in 18 digs and 46 successful service receptions in 48 attempts in five sets against the Wildcats
  • Collects her third Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Kori Moster (Oct. 24, 2011)



Micha Hancock, Penn State
S - Edmond, Okla. - Edmond Memorial 

  • Posted 12.1 assists and 2.1 digs per set in Penn State's wins over Indiana and Purdue
  • Dished out 38 assists and added eight digs and three aces in three sets against the Hoosiers
  • Tallied 47 assists, seven digs and two aces in four sets against the Boilermakers
  • Led the Nittany Lions to hitting percentages of .385 against Indiana and .285 against Purdue
  • Earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Micha Hancock (Nov. 14, 2011)

2011 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Aug. 29
P:    Stephanie Holthus, So., NU
D:    Julie Chin, Jr., NU
F:    Kierra Jones, PUR

Sept. 5
P:    Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL
D:    Jessica Granquist, Jr., MINN
F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Sept. 12
P:    Mari Hole, Jr., OSU
D:    Caitlin Cox, Sr., IND; Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU
F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Sept. 19
P:    Ashley Wittman, So., MINN
D:    Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU; Katie Slay, So., PSU
F:    Taylor Sherwin, OSU

Sept. 26
P:    Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL; Gina Mancuso, Jr., NEB
D:    Erin Johnson, Jr., ILL
F:    Kori Moster, MSU

Oct. 3
P:    Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR
D:    Katie Slay, So., PSU
F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Oct. 10
P:    Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR
D:    Anna Dorn, Fr., ILL
F:    Anna Dorn, ILL

Oct. 17
P:    Hannah Werth, Jr., NEB
D:    Katie Dutchman, Fr., NU; Kierra Jones, Fr., PUR
F:    Katie Dutchman, NU; Kierra Jones, PUR

Oct. 24
P:    Gina Mancuso, Jr., NEB
D:    Kori Moster, Fr., MSU; Katie Dutchman, Fr., NU
F:    Kori Moster, MSU; Katie Dutchman, NU

Oct. 31
P:    Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR
D:    Katie Dutchman, Fr., NU
F:    Katie Dutchman, NU

Nov. 7
P:    Ashley Wittman, So., MINN; Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR
D:    Mariah Booth, Jr., OSU; Kierra Jones, Fr., PUR
F:    Kierra Jones, PUR

Nov. 14
P:    Deja McClendon, So., PSU
D:    Rachel Davis, So., PUR
F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH; Micha Hancock, PSU

Nov. 21
P:    Hannah Werth, Jr., NEB
D:    Ali Longo, So., PSU
F:    Kori Moster, MSU; Micha Hancock, PSU