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Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball

November 20, 2012
Richmond High School



Co-Player of the Week

Stephanie Holthus, Northwestern

OH - Jr. - Burlington, Ill. - Central



*         Averaged 5.6 kills on .375 hitting and 4.4 digs per set in a weekend split
of Michigan and Michigan State, recording double-doubles in both games

*         Opened the weekend with a career-high 28 kills and 19 digs in a four-set
win against the Wolverines

*         Notched 11 kills and 12 digs against the Spartans

*         Reels in her second Player of the Week honor and third award overall

*         Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Stephanie Holthus (Aug. 29, 2011)



Mari Hole, Ohio State

OH - Sr. - Oslo, Norway - Berg



*         Averaged 5.9 kills on .317 hitting and 2.4 digs per set in road wins
against No. 21 Purdue (3-0) and Indiana (3-1)

*         Notched a double-double against the Boilermakers, posting 17 kills and 10
digs

*         Recorded 24 kills, seven digs and one block against the Hoosiers

*         Reels in the third Player of the Week honor of her career

*         Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Mari Hole (Nov. 19, 2012)



Defensive Player of the Week

Tori Dixon, Minnesota

MB - Jr. - Burnsville, Minn. - Burnsville



*         Led No. 14 Minnesota's defense in wins over No. 9 Nebraska (3-2) and Iowa
(3-0)

*         Notched 10 blocks over the weekend, an average of 1.3 per set, including
seven against the Huskers

*         Tallied three blocks, including one solo, against the Hawkeyes

*         Hit .457 for the weekend, averaging 3.5 kills per set

*         Earns the second Defensive Player of the Week award of her career

*         Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Tori Dixon (Nov. 5, 2012)



Setter of the Week

Micha Hancock, Penn State

S - So. - Edmond, Okla - Edmond Memorial



*         Helped No. 2 Penn State to its ninth Big Ten title in the last 10 years in
wins over No. 21 Purdue (3-1) and Indiana (3-0), averaging  10.4 assists, 2.0 digs
and 0.3 blocks per set

*         Tallied 35 assists, eight digs and two blocks against the Hoosiers and
posted 38 assists and six digs against the Boilermakers

*         Led the Nittany Lions to a .452 hitting percentage against Indiana and a
.317 clip against Purdue

*         Earns her sixth Setter of the Week honor this season and seventh award
overall

*         Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Micha Hancock (Nov. 5, 2012)



Freshman of the Week

Jocelynn Birks, Illinois

OH - Willow Springs, Ill. - Lyons Township



*         Averaged 5.2 kills on .246 hitting, 2.7 digs and 0.6 blocks per set
against Michigan and Michigan State

*         Notched a double-double in the four-set win over the Wolverines, posting
25 kills and 16 digs

*         Tallied 22 kills, eight digs and four blocks against the Spartans

*         Takes home her third Freshman of the Week honor and fourth award overall

*         Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Jocelynn Birks (Nov. 5, 2012)





2012 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Aug. 27         P:   Lexi Erwin, Jr., MICH

                              Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB

                        D:  Katie Slay, Jr., PSU

                        S:   Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB

                        F:   Katie Gallagher, IND



Sept. 3          P:   Micha Hancock, So., PSU

                       D:   Kori Moster, So., MSU

                              Tori Dixon, Jr., MINN

                        S:   Micha Hancock, So., PSU

                        F:   Meghan Haggerty, NEB



Sept. 10        P:   Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN

                        D:   Mary Ording, Sr., WIS

                        S:   Madalyn Shalter, Sr., NU

                        F:   Meghan Haggerty, NEB



Sept. 17        P:   Jocelynn Birks, Fr., ILL

                        D:  Alexis Mathews, Jr., MSU

                        S:   Madalyn Shalter, Sr., NU

                        F:   Jocelynn Birks, ILL



Sept. 24        P:   Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN

                        D:  Carly Cramer, Jr., PUR

                        S:   Alexandra Palmer, Jr., MINN

                                  Micha Hancock, So., PSU

                        F:    Annie Drews, PUR



Oct. 1             P:   Ariel Turner, Sr., PUR

                        D:  Tiffany Morales, Fr., MICH

                        S:   Micha Hancock, So., PSU

                        F:   Tiffany Morales, Fr., MICH



Oct. 8             P:   Alex Lovell, So., IOWA

                         D:  Katie Slay, Jr., PSU

                        S:   Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB

                        F:   Daly Santana, MINN



Oct. 15           P:   Jennifer Cross, Jr., MICH

                         D:   Ariel Turner, Sr., PUR

                         S:   Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB

                         F:   Alexis Viliunas, ILL



Oct. 22           P:   Lauren Wicinski, Jr., MSU

                         D:   Caitlin Hansen, Jr., IND

                         S:   Micha Hancock, So., PSU

                         F:   Daly Santana, MINN



Oct. 29           P:   Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN

                         D:   Annemarie Hickey, Jr., WIS

                         S:   Amanda Peterson, Sr., OSU

                         F:   Meghan Haggerty, NEB



Nov. 5            P:   Ariel Scott, Jr., PSU

                         D:   Tori Dixon, Jr., MINN

                         S:   Lexi Dannemiller, So., MICH

                                Micha Hancock, So., PSU

                         F:   Jocelynn Birks, ILL



Nov. 12          P:   Mari Hole, Sr., OSU

                         D:   Hayley Thramer, Jr., NEB

                         S:   Lexi Dannemiller, So., MICH

                         F:   Meghan Haggerty, NEB



Nov. 19          P:   Stephanie Holthus, Jr., NU

                                Mari Hole, Sr., OSU

                         D:   Tori Dixon, Jr., MINN

                         S:   Micha Hancock, So., PSU

                         F:   Jocelynn Birks, ILL



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