Michigan State, Minnesota and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Minnesota's Hannah Tapp

Minnesota's Hannah Tapp

Dec. 2, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State
OH – Sr. – Geneva, Ill. – Geneva  

  • Led the Big Ten in kills and points this week, averaging 5.0 kills and 5.4 points per set
  • Tallied 40 kills while hitting at a .345 clip in No. 19 Michigan State’s matches against No. 23 Michigan and No. 20 Purdue last week
  • Notched her sixth double-double of the year against the Boilermakers (21 kills, 13 digs)
  • Added 22 digs, six blocks and one assist on the week
  • Earned her fifth career Player of the Week honor and fourth this season
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Lauren Wicinski (Oct. 7, 2013)

Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week
Hannah Tapp, Minnesota
MB – Fr. – Stewartville, Minn. – Stewartville   

  • Helped No. 11 Minnesota post wins over No. 13 Wisconsin (3-1) and No. 18 Illinois (3-0)
  • Paced the Gophers at the net, averaging 2.3 blocks per set
  • Her 16 blocks led the Big Ten on the week
  • Added 10 kills, hitting at a .625 clip, and two digs
  • Reels in her second and third career Big Ten weekly awards
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Tori Dixon (Nov. 25, 2013)
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Hannah Tapp (Oct. 21, 2013)

Setter of the Week
Micha Hancock, Penn State
S – Jr. – Edmond, Okla. – Edmond Memorial

  • Guided No. 2 Penn State to road victories over Ohio State (3-0) and No. 10 Nebraska (3-1) last week
  • Paced the Nittany Lions offense, averaging 11 assists per set
  • Led Penn State to a .330 team hitting percentage against the Buckeyes
  • Added 23 digs, two service aces and one block on the week
  • Earns her 15th career Big Ten weekly award and 11th Setter of the Week accolade
  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Micha Hancock (Nov. 25, 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

Nov. 25         P:    Ashley Wittman, Sr., MINN
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Taylor Sandbothe, OSU

Dec. 2            P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                        D:    Hannah Tapp, Fr., MINN
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Hannah Tapp, MINN