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Michigan State’s Cox, Nebraska’s Knuckles and Wisconsin’s Hilley and Rettke earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Dana Rettke, Wisconsin

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

Averaged 5.83 kills while hitting .534 in two straight-set wins to open the season

Posted 18 kills against North Carolina and 17 against RV Florida State

Hit a .727 clip against UNC, and served nine straight points in the second set against FSU

Earns her fifth career Player of the Week honor

Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Sydney Hilley (Nov. 19, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Jayme Cox, Michigan State

L – Jr. – Oregon, Ohio – St. Ursula

Averaged 6.57 digs per set against Duke and College of Charleston, totaling 46 digs on opening weekend, helping the Spartans to two victories

Went 38-for-38 on serve receptions over the weekend, earning a spot on the College of Charleston All-Tournament Team

Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Autumn Bailey (Sept. 25, 2017)

Setter of the Week

Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin

S – Jr. – Brooklyn Park, Minn. – Champlin Park

Averaged 13 assists against RV Florida State and North Carolina as the Badgers went undefeated over the weekend

Recorded 41 assists versus North Carolina and added six kills versus the Tar Heels

Posted 37 assists and a career-high six blocks against Florida State

Receives her sixth career Setter of the Week award

Last Wisconsin Setter of the Week: Sydney Hilley (Nov. 19, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Kenzie Knuckles, Nebraska

L – Yorktown, Ind. – Yorktown

Named to the Husker Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 5.86 digs per set in wins against No. 18 Creighton and RV UCLA

Notched 22 digs and six assists against No. 18 Creighton and 19 digs and four assists against UCLA

Receives her first career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Nicklin Hames (Nov. 12, 2018)