Minnesota and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

by | Oct 9, 2017 | RRSN News | 0 comments

Minnesota’s Molly Lohman, Jasmyn Martin and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, along with Penn State’s Haleigh Washington earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Haleigh Washington, Penn State

MB – Sr. – Colorado Spring, Co. – Doherty

Averaged 3.9 kills and 1.9 blocks per set with a .531 hitting percentage to help No. 3 Penn State defeat Ohio State and Northwestern on the weekend

Put down a career-high 20 kills on a hitting clip of .500, while adding eight blocks and two digs in the Nittany Lions’ five-set win over Ohio State

Added 11 kills, seven blocks and three digs to hit .588 against Northwestern

Earns her eighth career Player of the Week award

Last Penn State Player of the Week: Haleigh Washington (Oct. 2, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Molly Lohman, Minnesota

MB – Sr. – Mankato, Minn. – Mankato West

Registered 17 blocks, nine kills, four digs and two service aces on the weekend to help the sixth-ranked Gophers defeat a pair of top-25 ranked conference opponents

Posted a match-high seven blocks in the Gophers’ five-set victory over No. 7 Wisconsin

Posted 10 blocks, five kills and three digs on 10 attempts to hit .400 against No. 22 Michigan

Collects her third career Defensive Player of the Week accolade and second this season

Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Molly Lohman (Sept. 25, 2017)

Setter of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Jr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

Posted 96 set assists to average 12.0 per set in guiding No. 6 Minnesota to wins over No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 22 Michigan

Added a season-best 62 assists along with 12 digs, and a block assist in the Gophers’ five-set win over No. 7 Wisconsin

Registered 34 assists and seven digs to help the Gophers hit .354 in their straight-set victory over No. 22 Michigan

Receives her ninth career Setter of the Week citation and third of the season

Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Sept. 18, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Jasmyn Martin, Minnesota

OH – Brooklyn Park, Minn. – Hopkins

Averaged 3.4 kills per set with a .328 hitting percentage as No. 6 Minnesota went 2-0 in Big Ten action on the weekend

Posted a career-high 17 kills in the Gophers’ five-set win over No. 7 Wisconsin

Registered 10 kills and hit .400 in the straight-set victory at No. 22 Michigan

Garners her first Freshman of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Stephanie Samedy (Sept. 18, 2017)

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