Her teammate Justine Wong-Orantes was named the VolleyMob National Player of the Week for week 10 for her defensive prowess, the American Volleyball Coaches association leaned toward the offensive stats of Nebraska’s Amber Rolfzen for their weekly honor.
Roflzen played all 8 of Nebraska’s sets last week as they defeated #4 Wisconsin (3-0) and #3 Minnesota (3-2) with just one off-day in between.
Individual Weekly Stats
- SP: 8
- K/S: 4.00
- Hitting %: .560
- B/S: 1.12
Rolfzen, primarily a middle-blocker, was big at the net both coming and going – she averaged 4 kills/set (hitting .560 across 32 kills) and 1.12 blocks/set.
Rolfzen is the 3rd player this season to be named the AVCA National Player of the Week, after Molly Haggerty of Wisconsin and Taylor Sandbothe of Ohio State. In spite of entering this season as the defending NCAA Champions, Nebraska hasn’t had a player named as the AVCA Player of the Week since the 2013 season. Rolfzen’s latest honor is the 14th time that the AVCA has named a Nebraska Cornhusker as the National Player of the Week.
Nebraska will play #24 Illinois on Friday before they play Northwestern (1-9 in Big Ten play) on Saturday – a breath in a run of tense matches for the Huskers. The Big Ten has 8 teams ranked in the top 25, including 4 of the top 10 teams in the country.