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Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Illinois’ Poulter, Maryland’s Rivas, Minnesota’s Rollins and Seliger-Swenson and Wisconsin’s Rettke earn weekly honors

 

Player of the Week

Dana Rettke, Wisconsin

MB – So. – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield

• Averaged 3.6 kills per set, a .531 hitting percentage and 1.62 blocks per set in wins against No. 5 Nebraska and Iowa over the weekend

• Tied her career best with 10 blocks versus the Huskers, recording the second double-double of her career with 12 kills

• Led all players with 17 kills against Iowa while hitting .739 with no hitting errors

• Earns her third career Player of the Week honor and first of the season

• Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Grace Loberg (Sept. 4, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Allegra Rivas, Maryland

L – Fr. – Aledo, Texas – Aledo

• Averaged 5.71 digs per set against No. 17 Purdue and Indiana

• Helped Maryland hit .306 as a team and averaged 7.00 digs per set in a three-set win over the Hoosiers

• Currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten with 4.65 digs per set this season

• Collects her second career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

• Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Allegra Rivas (Sept. 24, 2018)

Co-Setter of the Week

Jordyn Poulter, Illinois

S – Sr. – Aurora, Colo. – Eaglecrest

• Led No. 7 Illinois to wins against No. 13 Michigan and Michigan State and helped the Illini to a .281 hitting percentage while also adding two aces and eight blocks

• Tallied 106 assists for 13.3 helpers per set over the weekend, while also adding 24 total digs

• Secured her 10th double-double of the season with 63 assists and 17 digs against the Wolverines

• Receives her seventh career Setter of the Week award and the fourth of the season

• Last Illinois Setter of the Week: Jordyn Poulter (Sept. 17, 2018)

Co-Setter of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Sr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

• Led No. 3 Minnesota to a pair of wins over Iowa and No. 5 Nebraska averaging 12.71 assists per set and tallied two double-doubles for the weekend

• Against Iowa, she posted four kills, 42 assists, two aces, 10 digs and two blocks while the Gophers hit .304 as a team

• Versus the Huskers, the senior added 47 assists, two aces and 13 digs

• Grabs her 16th career Setter of the Week award and fifth of the season

• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Oct. 15, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Adanna Rollins, Minnesota

OH – Carrollton, Texas – Hebron

• Averaged 3.7 kills per set and had a team-best 26 total kills in No. 3 Minnesota’s victories against Iowa and No. 5 Nebraska

• Held a .329 hitting percentage for the weekend

• Against the Huskers, Rollins posted 20 kills hitting a clip of .404 and earned the double-double with 14 digs

• Accepts her third career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Adanna Rollins (Oct. 8, 2018)

2018 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 27

P: Lauren Witte, So., OSU

P: Sherridan Atkinson, Sr., PUR

D: Jenna Lerg, Sr., MICH

S: MacKenzi Welsh, Jr., MICH

F: Kiara McNulty, NU

Sept. 4

P: Grace Loberg, So., WIS

D: Brooke Peters, Sr., PUR

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

S: Sydney Hilley, So., WIS

F: Inna Balyko, RU

Sept. 10

P: Megan Cooney, So., ILL

P: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB

D: Hannah Gruensfelder, So., OSU

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

F: Kaitlyn Hord, PSU

Sept. 17

P: Jacqueline Quade, Jr., ILL

D: Callie Schwarzenbach, Fr., NEB

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

F: Jonni Parker, PSU

Sept. 24

P: Stephanie Samedy, So., MINN

P: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB

D: Allegra Rivas, Fr., MD

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Nicklin Hames, NEB

F: Adanna Rollins, MINN

Oct. 1

P: Alexis Hart, Jr., MINN

P: Lauren Stivrins, So., NEB

D: Kendall White, Jr., PSU

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Serena Gray, PSU

Oct. 8

P: Carly Skjodt, Sr., MICH

D: Jenna Lerg, Sr., MICH

S: MacKenzie Welsh, Jr., MICH

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Adanna Rollins, MINN

Oct. 15

P: Carly Skjodt, Sr., MICH

D: Tiffany Clark, Jr., WIS

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: CC McGraw, MINN

F: Jonni Parker, PSU

Oct. 22

P: Dana Rettke, So., WIS

D: Allegra Rivas, Fr., MD

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Adanna Rollins, MINN