Illinois, Nebraska and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Illinois’ Poulter and Quade, Nebraska’s Schwarzenbach, and Penn State’s Parker earn weekly honors


Player of the Week

Jacqueline Quade, Illinois

OH – Jr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Carroll

• Led No. 8 Illinois to three consecutive wins over Northern Iowa, Lipscomb and No. 10 Creighton while earning the Illini Classic championship title

• Totaled 49 kills for a 4.9 kills per set average on a .379 hitting percentage

• Earned her sixth career 20-kill match after tallying a team-high 21 kills on a .356 hitting percentage, seven digs and two blocks in a 3-1 win over No. 10 Creighton

• The 2017 Academic All-Big Ten honoree garners her first career Player of the Week decoration

• Last Illinois Player of the Week: Megan Cooney (Sept. 10, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Callie Schwarzenbach, Nebraska

MB – Fr. – Kearney, Mo. – Kearney

• Led Nebraska to three wins at the Husker Invite with 2.70 blocks per set

• Had a career-high 13 blocks against New Mexico, which tied the NCAA high for blocks in a three-set match this season

• Followed with nine blocks and five kills on a .417 hitting percentage against Missouri State

• Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

• Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Briana Holman (Sept. 5, 2017)

Setter of the Week

Jordyn Poulter, Illinois

S – Sr. – Aurora, Colo. – Eaglecrest

• Led No. 8 Illinois to the Illini Classic championship title with wins over Northern Iowa, Lipscomb and No. 10 Creighton, the fourth top-25 win of the season for the Illini

• Tallied 117 assists for 11.7 helpers per set en route to a .321 team hitting percentage in three matches, while also adding 27 digs, eight blocks, eight kills and four service aces

• Became the fourth-ever Illini player to reach 4,000 career assists as she totaled 39 helpers and five digs against Northern Iowa, also added 45 assists, 15 digs, four blocks and five kills on a .444 attack clip against No. 10 Creighton

• Receives her sixth career Setter of the Week award

• Last Illinois Setter of the Week: Jordyn Poulter (Sept. 10, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Jonni Parker, Penn State

RS – Fr – Casstown, Ohio – Miami East

•  Named the American Volleyball Classic Tournament MVP after averaging a .373 hitting percentage on the weekend

• Led the Nittany Lions with 3.2 kills per set over the three matches, making just four hitting errors all weekend

• Also added 11 digs (1.10 digs per set), nine blocks, five aces and four assists, while leading the team with 41.5 points

• Receives her first career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Kaitlyn Hord (Sept. 10, 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