Minnesota, Penn State, Nebraska Earn Big Ten Honors

  0 volleymob | October 01st, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

Courtesy: Big Ten Athletics

Minnesota’s Alexis Hart and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Nebraska’s Lauren Stivrins, and Penn State’s Serena Gray and Kendall White earned Big Ten weekly honors for Week 5.

Co-Player of the Week

Alexis Hart, Minnesota

OH – Jr. – Kansas City, Mo. – Truman

• Averaged .467 in No. 6 Minnesota’s sweeps against No. 5 Wisconsin and Indiana over the weekend

• Hit a career-best .609 with 14 kills in 23 attempts and zero errors

• Added 10 kills in 22 swings and hit .318 against the Hoosiers

• Garners her second career Player of the Week decoration

• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Stephanie Samedy (Sept. 24, 2018)

Co- Player of the Week

Lauren Stivrins, Nebraska

MB – So. – Scottsdale, Ariz. – Chaparral

• Became the third Husker in school history to post a perfect hitting percentage with at least 10 kills when she went 10-for-10 in a sweep at Northwestern

• Followed with eight kills, four blocks and three service aces in a 3-1 win at No. 7 Illinois

• Averaged 2.57 kills per set on a .536 hitting clip for the weekend

• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Mikaela Foecke (Sept. 24, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Kendall White, Penn State

L – Jr. – Zionsville, Ind. – Cathedral

• Led the No. 9 Nittany Lions defensively over the weekend, helping hold No. 17 Michigan and Michigan State to a combined .120 hitting percentage

• Against the Spartans, scooped up 11 digs, dished out four assists and an ace, was also perfect in serve receive and held Michigan State to a .082 hitting percentage

• Tallied 15 digs for 5.0 digs per set against the Wolverines and added one assist while holding Michigan to a .150 hitting clip

• Collects her fourth career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Tori Gorrell (Nov. 27, 2018)

Setter of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Sr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

• Led No. 6 Minnesota to sweeps of No. 5 Wisconsin and Indiana averaging 12.5 assists per set and helped the Gophers to a .371 hitting clip on the weekend

• Against the Badgers, tallied 39 assists and facilitated the Gophers to hit .386 in the sweep, also added two aces and eight digs

• Directed Minnesota to a .356 efficiency as she had four hitters earn double-digit kills, had a team-best 13 digs, surpassing the 1,000-career dig mark

• Grabs her 13th career Setter of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Sept. 24, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Serena Gray, Penn State

MB – Temple City, Calif. – Temple City

•  Averaged 2.33 kills per set on a .545 hitting percentage while averaging 2.00 blocks per set this weekend against No. 17 Michigan and Michigan State

• Also added three digs and finished with 20.0 points on the weekend while leading the team with six blocks in both matches

• Against Michigan State, Gray was second in kills with nine, hitting .571 and added three digs

• Accepts her first career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Jonni Parker (Sept. 17, 2018)

2018 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 27

P: Lauren Witte, So., OSU

P: Sherridan Atkinson, Sr., PUR

D: Jenna Lerg, Sr., MICH

S: MacKenzi Welsh, Jr., MICH

F: Kiara McNulty, NU

Sept. 4

P: Grace Loberg, So., WIS

D: Brooke Peters, Sr., PUR

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

S: Sydney Hilley, So., WIS

F: Inna Balyko, RU

Sept. 10

P: Megan Cooney, So., ILL

P: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB

D: Hannah Gruensfelder, So., OSU

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

F: Kaitlyn Hord, PSU

Sept. 17

P: Jacqueline Quade, Jr., ILL

D: Callie Schwarzenbach, Fr., NEB

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

F: Jonni Parker, PSU

Sept. 24

P: Stephanie Samedy, So., MINN

P: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB

D: Allegra Rivas, Fr., MD

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Nicklin Hames, NEB

F: Adanna Rollins, MINN

Oct. 1

P: Alexis Hart, Jr., MINN

P: Lauren Stivrins, So., NEB

D: Kendall White, Jr., PSU

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Serena Gray, PSU

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