Maryland, Penn State and Purdue Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards
Nov. 27, 2017


Player of the Week
Haleigh Washington, Penn State
MB – Sr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Doherty
• Averaged 3.9 kills and 1.5 blocks per set with a .491 hitting percentage to help top-ranked Penn State defeat No. 11 Wisconsin and No. 8 Minnesota to capture a share of the Big Ten Championship
• Registered 10 kills, five blocks, two digs and a service ace in the Nittany Lions’ win at Wisconsin
• Put down a career-high 21 kills on a .514 hitting percentage in Penn State’s victory at Minnesota
• Earns her 10th career Player of the Week award and fifth of the season
• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Haleigh Washington (Oct. 30, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week
Tori Gorrell, Penn State
MB – So. – Oakville, Ontario – Abbey Park
• Recorded 15 kills and 15 blocks on the weekend to help No. 1 Penn State go 2-0 on the weekend and clinch a share of the Big Ten Championship
• Recorded six kills and six digs in the Nittany Lions’ victory over No. 11 Wisconsin
• Posted a career-high nine blocks, while adding nine kills for a .643 hitting percentage against No. 8 Minnesota
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Simone Lee (Nov. 13, 2017)

Setter of the Week
Ashley Evans, Purdue
S – Sr. - Liberty Township, Ohio - Lakota East
• Averaged 12.0 assists per set with a .417 hitting percentage to help No. 16 Purdue go 1-1 on the weekend
• Earned her 10th double-double of the season with 44 set assists and 11 digs in Purdue’s victory over No. 10 Michigan State
• Surpassed 4,000 career assists to become the first Boilermaker in program history to register 4,000 assists and 1,000 digs
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives her third career Setter of the Week citation
• Last Purdue Setter of the Week: Ashley Evans (Nov. 13, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Erika Pritchard, Maryland
OH – Middletown, Md. – Middletown
• Averaged 3.6 kills and 1.0 digs per set with a .340 hitting percentage as Maryland went 1-1 in Big Ten action on the weekend
• Registered 10 kills, five digs, three blocks and a service ace against Ohio State
• Posted 15 kills, two digs, two blocks and a service ace for a .500 hitting percentage in the Terrapins’ straight-set victory over Northwestern
• Garners her first Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Gia Milana (Nov. 14, 2016)

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

Nov. 27
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Tori Gorrell, So., PSU
S: Ashley Evans, Sr., PUR
F: Erika Pritchard, MD