VolleyMob Player of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 02nd, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, Pac 12

After leading No. 7 Minnesota past No. 3 Wisconsin and Indiana in sweeps, senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson has been selected as the VolleyMob Player of the Week.

Seliger-Swenson averaged 12.5 assists and 3.5 digs per set, while leading the Gophers to a .371 clip. The senior notched 39 assists, eight digs and two aces, while leading the team to a .386 effort against the Badgers. The Minnetonka, Minnesota, native added 36 assists, 13 digs and led the team to a .356 efficiency against Indiana. The senior also surpassed the 1,000 dig milestone en route to Big Ten Setter of the Week honors.

Honorable Mention

Carlyle Nusbaum, Lipscomb – Sr., OH

Averaged 5.57 kills, 4.14 digs and 0.86 blocks per set, while hitting at a .478 clip and posting a pair of double-doubles against UNF and Stetson; totaled a season high 23 kills and a season high 17 digs on Friday against the Ospreys, while hitting .475 and adding a career best 6 blocks; posted 16 kills and 12 digs while hitting .481 Saturday in a sweep of the Hatters

Rachel McDonald, SIUE – So., OH

Averaged 5.38 kills and 4.63 digs per set, while hitting .320 on the week; notched 24 kills, 21 digs while hitting .310 in win over UT Martin, becoming the first player since 2011 with a 20-20 effort; added 19 kills, 16 digs while hitting .333 against Southeast Missouri to go with four aces; made good on 50 of 51 serve reception chances (98%); Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week

Kallie Seimet, Bowling Green – Sr., L

Averaged 8.62 digs per set; posted season-high 37 digs against Miami; added 32 digs against Western Michigan, moving her career tally to 2,005 digs; MAC East Defensive Player of the Week

Yavianliz Rosado, Bradley – Sr., L

Averaged 7.43 digs per set, while helping limit Indiana State and Evansville to a combined .163 hitting percentage; notched a career-best 35 digs against Indiana State on Friday; added 17 digs and three assists against Evansville on Saturday; Missouri Valley Defensive Player of the Week

Emily DeWalt, Texas State – Fr., S

Averaged 14.00 assists per set (98) and 3.43 digs per set (24), while adding six kills, four aces and a block. She had 55 assists and 14 digs in a four-set win over the Little Rock and tallied 43 assists and 10 digs in a sweep over the Arkansas State. Both assist totals were the most this season by a Sun Belt player in a three- and four-set match, respectively. DeWalt also quarterbacked a Texas State offense that finished with a cumulative .305 attack percentage; Sun Belt Setter and Co-Freshman of the Week

Other Notables

Devon Rachel, College of Charleston – Sr., OH

Averaged 7.00 kills and 5.00 digs per set, while hitting .378 in a sweep of Delaware; posted a three-set rally scoring record with 21 kills to go with 15 digs and two aces; made good on 13 of 14 reception chances. CAA Offensive Player of the Week

Kendra Dahlke, Arizona – Sr., OH
Averaged 5.0 kills per set, 3.38 digs per set, while hitting .271 and notching double-doubles in Arizona’s first road sweep of No. 12 Oregon (3-2) and Oregon State (3-0) since 2010; posted 26 kills and 13 digs, while hitting .253 against Oregon; collected 14 kills and 14 digs, while hitting .302 against Oregon State; Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

Anett Nemeth, Coastal Carolina – Fr., OH

Averaged 4.14 kills and 5.86 digs per set, while hitting .274 in wins over Louisiana and Louisiana-Monroe. Posted 17 kills and 26 digs while hitting at a .150 clip and adding two blocks and two aces against Louisiana; added 12 kills and 15 digs while hitting .500 and serving up two aces against ULM; Sun Belt Co-Freshman of the Week

Nicole Lennon, Rice – So., OH

Averaged 4.5 kills and 4.12 digs per set, while hitting .363; posted 15 kills, 18 digs and two blocks, while hitting .244 against UTSA; added 21 kills, 15 digs and five blocks while hitting .487 against Western Kentucky; Conference USA Player of the Week

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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