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Illinois, Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

by | Nov 25, 2019 | Headlines, RRSN News, Volleyball | 0 comments

Illinois’ Brown, Purdue’s Hornung and Wisconsin’s Hilley, Rettke earn weekly honors
Player of the Week
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin
MB – Jr. – Riverside, Ill. – Brookfield-Riverside
Led the Badgers to sweeps of Iowa and No. 6 Nebraska averaging 4.5 kills per set on a .532 hitting percentage and 2.2 blocks per set
Led all players with 15 kills, eight blocks and three service aces versus Iowa
Added 12 kills against Nebraska while not recording a single error
Earns her eighth career Player of the Week honor and the fourth of the season
Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Molly Haggerty (Nov. 18, 2019)
Defensive Player of the Week
Marissa Hornung, Purdue
DS – So. – New Albany, Ind. – Providence
Led Purdue to consecutive sweeps with 5.83 digs per set on the weekend, posting a perfect 100 percent reception rate
Helped the Boilermakers outhit their opponents, .300 to .093, over the weekend
Chipped in six assists, two service aces and a kill
Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Brooke Peters (Sept. 4, 2018)
Setter of the Week
Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin
S – Jr. – Brooklyn Park, Minn. – Champlin Park
Averaged 15.2 assists and 2.5 digs per set during Wisconsin’s sweeps of Iowa and No. 6 Nebraska
Tallied 48 assists versus Nebraska, tying for third on the Wisconsin three-set 25-point rally scoring record list
Set the Badgers to a .366 hitting percentage over the weekend
Receives her 11th career Setter of the Week award and the sixth this season
Last Wisconsin Setter of the Week: Sydney Hilley (Nov. 18, 2019)
Freshman of the Week
Diana Brown, Illinois
S – Columbus, Ohio – St. Francis DeSales
Totaled 85 assists in two wins versus Maryland and Ohio State for 12.14 assists per set
Also posted 19 digs for 2.71 digs per set, added three kills on a .500 hitting percentage and posted two blocks, while directing the Illini to a .227 team hitting percentage
Receives her second career Freshman of the Week honor
Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Diana Brown (Oct. 7, 2019)