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Michigan and Minnesota Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Michigan’s Skjodt, Lerg and Welsh and Minnesota’s Seliger-Swenson and Rollins earn weekly honors

 

Player of the Week

Carly Skjodt, Michigan

OH – Sr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Carmel

• Led Michigan with 40 kills and a .364 hitting percentage helping the Wolverines to wins against No. 14 Purdue and Indiana

• Marked 11 kills and no errors in a sweep of No. 14 Purdue

• Posted a career-best 29 kills a win against Indiana

• Earns her third career Player of the Week honor

• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Carly Skjodt (Nov. 20, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Jenna Lerg, Michigan

L – Sr. – Farmington Hills, Mich. – Mercy

• Averaged 5.21 digs per set helping Michigan to wins against No. 14 Purdue and Indiana

• Aided the Wolverines to a .435 hitting percentage against the Boilermakers in a 3-0 sweep

• Recorded her fifth 20-dig effort of the season with 25 digs in a five-set win over Indiana

• Collects her fourth career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

• Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Jenna Lerg (Aug. 27, 2018)

Co-Setter of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Sr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

• Led No. 5 Minnesota to wins against Northwestern and No. 3 Nebraska averaging 10.71 assists per set and helped the Gophers to a .335 hitting clip for the weekend

• Against Northwestern, tallied 30 assists in three sets, added three aces and six digs while helping Minnesota to hit .390 as a team

• Against the Huskers, the senior had 45 assists and earned a double-double with 14 digs on the road in Lincoln

• Grabs her 14th career Setter of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Oct. 1, 2018)

Co-Setter of the Week

MacKenzi Welsh, Michigan

S – Jr. – Bolingbrook, Ill. – Plainfield East

• Guided Michigan to a season-best team hitting percentage of .435 in a 3-0 win against No. 14 Purdue on Friday

• Tied her season-high with 60 assists and posted her sixth double-double with 16 digs in a 3-2 victory against Indiana on Saturday

• Averaged 12.38 assists per set while hitting a .500 average for the weekend

• Receives her second career Setter of the Week award

• Last Michigan Setter of the Week: MacKenzi Welsh (Aug. 27, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Adanna Rollins, Minnesota

OH – Carrollton, Texas – Hebron

•  Averaged 3.40 kills per set and tied a team-best 24 kills with 75 attempts for the week

• Also added 16 digs and five blocks over two matches

• Against No. 3 Nebraska, marked a match-best 17 kills along with four blocks and nine digs

• Accepts her second career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Adanna Rollins (Sept. 24, 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