Maryland, Penn State and Purdue Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

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Maryland’s Erika Pritchard, Penn State’s Tori Gorrell and Haleigh Washington, and Purdue’s Ashley Evans earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Haleigh Washington, Penn State

MB – Sr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Doherty

Averaged 3.9 kills and 1.5 blocks per set with a .491 hitting percentage to help top-ranked Penn State defeat No. 11 Wisconsin and No. 8 Minnesota to capture a share of the Big Ten Championship

Registered 10 kills, five blocks, two digs and a service ace in the Nittany Lions’ win at Wisconsin

Put down a career-high 21 kills on a .514 hitting percentage in Penn State’s victory at Minnesota

Earns her 10th career Player of the Week award and fifth of the season

Last Penn State Player of the Week: Haleigh Washington (Oct. 30, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Tori Gorrell, Penn State

MB – So. – Oakville, Ontario – Abbey Park

Recorded 15 kills and 15 blocks on the weekend to help No. 1 Penn State go 2-0 on the weekend and clinch a share of the Big Ten Championship

Recorded six kills and six digs in the Nittany Lions’ victory over No. 11 Wisconsin

Posted a career-high nine blocks, while adding nine kills for a .643 hitting percentage against No. 8 Minnesota

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Simone Lee (Nov. 13, 2017)

Setter of the Week

Ashley Evans, Purdue

S – Sr. – Liberty Township, Ohio – Lakota East

Averaged 12.0 assists per set with a .417 hitting percentage to help No. 16 Purdue go 1-1 on the weekend

Earned her 10th double-double of the season with 44 set assists and 11 digs in Purdue’s victory over No. 10 Michigan State

Surpassed 4,000 career assists to become the first Boilermaker in program history to register 4,000 assists and 1,000 digs

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives her third career Setter of the Week citation

Last Purdue Setter of the Week: Ashley Evans (Nov. 13, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Erika Pritchard, Maryland

OH – Middletown, Md. – Middletown

Averaged 3.6 kills and 1.0 digs per set with a .340 hitting percentage as Maryland went 1-1 in Big Ten action on the weekend

Registered 10 kills, five digs, three blocks and a service ace against Ohio State

Posted 15 kills, two digs, two blocks and a service ace for a .500 hitting percentage in the Terrapins’ straight-set victory over Northwestern

Garners her first Freshman of the Week honor

Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Gia Milana (Nov. 14, 2016)

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