Molly Haggerty Named Freshman and Player Of the Week for B1G

  0 Braden Keith | September 19th, 2016 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

The Big Ten Conference has named its players of the week for week 4 of the 2016 NCAA Season, and the overall Player and Freshman of the Week awards have both gone to Wisconsin outside hitter Molly Haggerty.

In two top-25 victories for the Badgers, who now rank 3rd in the latest AVCA polls, Haggerty recorded 5.9 kills-per-set and hit .387 overall. That included a 20-kill performance in 5 sets over the Longhorns.

She’s now won Freshman of the Year twice already in her young Wisconsin career.

Full weekly awards below, courtesy the Big Ten Conference:

Player and Freshman of the Week
Molly Haggerty, Wisconsin
OH – Fr. – Glen Ellyn, Ill. – St. Francis

  • Guided No. 6 Wisconsin to victories over No. 2 Texas and 16th-ranked Texas A&M
  • Averaged 5.9 kills per set and posted a .387 hitting percentage on the week
  • Knocked down 27 kills in the victory at No. 16 Texas A&M, then followed that up with a 20-kill performance at No. 2 Texas
  • Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Claims her second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week plaudit
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Haleigh Nelson (Nov. 30, 2015)
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Molly Haggerty (Aug. 29, 2016

Defensive Player of the Week
Tionna Williams, Wisconsin
MB – So. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Concordia Lutheran


  • Helped No. 6 Wisconsin to road wins at No. 2 Texas and No. 16 Texas A&M
  • Averaged 1.8 blocks per set on the week
  • Tallied a season-high eight blocks versus the Longhorns
  • Collects her first fourth Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Tionna Williams (Sept. 5, 2016)

Setter of the Week
Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota
S – So. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

  • Helped lead No. 3 Minnesota to wins versus Green Bay, North Dakota and Toledo
  • Averaged 12.9 assists per set on the week
  • Added three service aces, 24 digs and 11 blocks
  • Led the Golden Gophers to a .308 team hitting percentage
  • Earns her fifth career Setter of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Sept. 12, 2016)

2016 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week
Aug. 29
P: Taylor Sandbothe, OSU
D: Ashlyn MacGregor, MD
S: Kelly Hunter, NEB

S: Lauren Carlini, WIS
F: Molly Haggerty, WIS

Sept. 5

P: Sarah Wilhite, MINN

D: Tionna Williams, WIS

S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN

F: Alexis Hart, MINN

Sept. 12

P: Danielle Cuttino, PUR

D: Jenna Lerg, MICH

D: Hannah Tapp, MINN

S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN

F: Alexis Hart, MINN

Sept. 19

P: Molly Haggerty, WIS

D: Tionna Williams, WIS

S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN

F: Molly Haggerty, WIS

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