Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke Earns 8th Freshman Of The Week Accolades

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 14th, 2017 | ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Conference USA, Division I Mid-Major, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West, News, Pac 12, SEC, WCC

It is the 13th week of the NCAA volleyball season, with a large set of players earning conference awards after their strong performances.

A few notables come from this year’s freshmen class, as Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke has now earned her eighth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor. Two weeks again, Rettke surpassed Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson’s mark of six Freshman of the Week honors when she gathered her seventh honor, so now, Rettke is continuing to pad onto her historic freshman campaign. From the Big 12, Baylor’s Yossiana Pressley picked up her third straight Big 12 Offensive and Freshman of the Week honors. Without the team’s star-studded Katie Staiger, Pressley has made a huge mark on the Bears squad that upset Kansas this past week.  Pressley is the only freshman to earn four offensive honors and three straight in the Big 12, along with her record three-straight double awards.

Missouri State’s Lily Johnson has made a splash this season in the Missouri Valley Conference, with her sixth Player of the Week honor and the 15th of her career. Johnson has been a strong feature for the Bears this season, having recorded her 2,000th career kill earlier this season.

Week 13
Conference Player of the Week Offensive Player of the Week Defensive Player of the Week Setter of the Week Freshman of the Week Link To Release
Big Ten Sherridan Atkinson (Purdue) N/A Simone Lee (Penn State) Ashley Evans (Purdue) Dana Rettke (Wisconsin) Link
ACC Julia Brown (NC State) N/A N/A N/A Kaity Smith (Virginia Tech) Link
SEC Ashley Dusek (Kentucky) Shainah Joseph (Florida) & Leah Edmond (Kentucky) Ashley Dusek (Kentucky) Madison Filley (Kentucky) T’ara Ceasar (Georgia) Link
Big 12 N/A Yossiana Pressley (Baylor) Shelly Fanning (Baylor) N/A Yossiana Pressley (Baylor) Link
Pac 12 N/A Khalia Lanier (USC) Grace Massey (Oregon State) N/A Kylee McLaughlin (Oregon State) Link
Big East N/A Lydia Dimke (Creighton) Brittany Witt (Creighton) N/A Makayla Ferguson (Butler) Link
WCC Jensen Cunningham (Santa Clara) N/A N/A N/A N/A Link
MWC N/A Deja Harris (San Diego State) Luiza Andrada (San Jose State) N/A N/A Link
MVC Lily Johnson (Missouri State) N/A Emily Butters (Missouri State) N/A Stef Jankiewicz (Illinois State) Link
AAC N/A Abbie Lehman (Wichita State) Izzy Rapacz (Temple) N/A N/A Link
CAA N/A Julymar Otero (Towson) Jane Feddersen (College of Charleston) & Anna Holehouse (Towson) N/A Brynn Montgomery (UNCW) Link
C-USA N/A Alexis Wright (North Texas) Alex Cardona (Florida Atlantic) Ivone Martinez (Florida Atlantic) Nicole Lennon (Rice) Link
A-10 Jessica Sloan (Dayton) N/A Rebekah Strange (VCU) N/A Maya Taylor (Saint Louis) Link

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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