Seven Big Ten volleyball teams were selected to the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Tournament. League teams account for five of the top eight seeded teams.
Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Co-Setter of the Year, while Penn State’s Kendall White was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Illinois’ Jordyn Poulter also garnered Co-Settter of the Year nods, while Penn State’s Jonni Parker earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.
Tennessee hops into the top 16 behind a big win over Florida to emphatically end their regular season.
It took five sets and extra points, but Wisconsin volleyball team edged past Penn State in its home gym Saturday night.
TCU’s élan McCall averaged 5.43 kills and 4.29 digs per set, while hitting .516 and converting 97 percent of her serve reception chances (33 of 34) en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Illinois’ Ali Bastianelli, Penn State’s Jonni Parker and Wisconsin’s Syndey Hilley earn weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference.
With an injury at the top and a 14th ranked win for Stanford, the Cardinal make the jump back to where they began the year.
Student-athletes from all over the country declared their commitments to play collegiate volleyball by signing national letters of intent during the first day of the NCAA signing period on Wednesday.
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.
Washington jumps back into solid footing inside the top 20 with their fourth straight victory.