Nebraska’s Mikaela Foecke and Maryland’s Allegra Rivas each earn third Big Ten honor of 2018 as offensive and defensive player of the week respectively. Wisconsin’s Sydney Hilley and Nebraska’s Nicklin Hames grab second honors of the year.
Illinois’ Jordan Poulter, Maryland’s Allegra Rivas, Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins and Samantha Seliger-Swenson and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earn weekly honors from the Big Ten.
The Michigan volleyball team (15-2, 4-2 B1G) will kick off this weekend a four-match road swing with contests at Ohio State and Maryland.
A lot went down in Big Ten volleyball action Saturday night, as Maryland downed Ohio State in 5 sets, 5th-ranked Nebraska ended 4th-ranked Illinois’ perfect start with a 4-set win and Michigan State got back on track with a 4-set win over Rutgers. 7th-ranked Minnesota and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin swept by Indiana and 20th-ranked Purdue, respectively.
Indiana won its second matchup in the last 13 against Ohio State, downing the Buckeyes in 4 sets in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time since 2008 to highlight Big Ten action Wednesday night. 7th-ranked Minnesota surprised with an upset win over 3rd-ranked Wisconsin in straight sets, while 20th-ranked Purdue defeated Maryland in 4.
Maryland’s Allegra Rivas, Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins, Stephanie Samedy and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, and Nebraska’s Mikaela Foecke and Nicklin Hames earned the weekly honors from the Big Ten for Week 5 action.
Ranked programs flexed their muscles in Big Ten Saturday action, as all three earned victories. 3rd-ranked Wisconsin and 8th-ranked Minnesota swept past Rutgers and Maryland, respectively, to move to 2-0, while 20th-ranked Purdue overcame Northwestern in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in conference play.
Class of 2018 DS/L Allegra Rivas has committed to Maryland in the Big Ten conference.