Wisconsin's Carlini Earns Big Ten Player of the Week
Nov. 22, 2004
Maria Carlini, Wisconsin
Carlini earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors after leading the Badgers to a pair of home wins on the weekend. She recorded a career-high 19 kills, including seven in the decisive game four, and 44 attempts as Wisconsin downed Michigan State, 3-1, on Saturday. Carlini, a 6-2 outside hitter, also added 11 digs for her second double-double of the weekend. On Friday against Michigan, Carlini shared match-high honors with 13 kills and 11 digs, while hitting an impressive .550 against the Wolverines. She also added a crucial block solo in both matches.
On the weekend, Carlini averaged 4.57 kills per game while hitting .391. She also added 0.57 assists per game, 0.14 service aces 3.14 digs and 0.29 blocks per game.
This is Carlini's first Big Ten Player of the Week honor and the third for the Badgers this season.
Carlini and the Badgers wrap up the 2004 regular season with two Big Ten matches on the road this weekend. Wisconsin (18-8, 12-6 Big Ten) travels to Purdue (15-13, 8-10) on Friday for a 6 p.m. CST match followed by a 6 p.m. CST match on Saturday at Indiana (8-21, 2-6).