Three Huskers Honored with Big Ten Weekly Awards

Nebraska-Volleyball-HuskersThe Nebraska volleyball team had three players honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday as Kelsey Robinson was named the league’s Co-Player of the Week, Meghan Haggerty earned Defensive Player of the Week honors and Amber Rolfzen was selected as the Freshman of the Week.

The last time Nebraska had three players selected for weekly conference awards was on Oct. 27, 2008 when Jordan Larson (offensive player), Amanda Gates (defensive player) and Sydney Anderson (rookie) were all honored by the Big 12 Conference.

Robinson led the Huskers to wins over No. 8 Minnesota (3-0) and No. 23 Wisconsin (3-2) over the weekend. She averaged 6.3 kills per set and posted a .417 hitting percentage. She recorded a double-double against the Badgers, tallying a career-high 29 kills and a team-high 22 digs. Robinson posted 29 digs on the weekend, averaging 3.6 digs per set. She shares this week’s accolade with Lauren Wicinski of Michigan State. The honor marks her first Big Ten weekly award. The last Husker to earn Big Ten Player of the Week accolades was Lauren Cook on Aug. 27, 2012.

Haggerty also helped the Huskers post a 2-0 record on the weekend with 12 total blocks and an average of 1.5 blocks per set. She recorded a season-high 13 kills against Wisconsin and posted a .389 hitting percentage on the weekend. The honor marks her fifth career Big Ten weekly award and her first Defensive Player of the Week honor. The last Husker to earn Defensive Player of the Week accolades was Hayley Thramer on Nov. 12, 2012.

Amber Rolfzen tallied 12 total blocks on the weekend and averaged 1.5 blocks per set in helping Nebraska take down Minnesota and Wisconsin. She recorded a team-high eight blocks against the Badgers and added 20 digs and 11 kills on the weekend. Rolfzen collects her second Freshman of the Week honor as she last earned the award on Sept. 16, 2013.

 2013 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Sept. 2          P:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN

D:    Bethany Yeager, Sr., IOWA

S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU

F:    Maddie Mayers, ILL

Sept. 9          P:    Kaitlyn Leary, Sr., OSU

D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN

S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH

F:    Abby Cole, MICH

Sept. 16        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU

D:    Faye Adelaja, Fr., PUR

S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU

F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB

  Faye Adelaja, PUR

Sept. 23        P:    Stephanie Holthus, Sr., NU

D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN

S:    Caleigh Ryan, Fr., NU

F:    Caleigh Ryan, NU

Sept. 30        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU

D:    Ashley Wittman, Sr., MINN

S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB

F:    Haleigh Nelson, WIS

Oct. 7            P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU

  Kelsey Robinson, Sr., NEB

D:    Meghan Haggerty, So., NEB

S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU

F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB