Big Ten hands out postseason volleyball honors

The Big Ten announced its postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with players from four schools earning recognition. Nebraska’s Kelsey Robinson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year, while Michigan State’s Kori Moster and Wisconsin’s Lauren Carlini were tabbed Defensive Player and Freshman of the Year, respectively. Penn State’s Micha Hancock earned Setter of the Year honors, and Nittany Lion head coach Russ Rose was tabbed Coach of the Year by Big Ten coaches and media.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kelsey Robinson, NEB
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Kori Moster, MSU
SETTER OF THE YEAR: Micha Hancock, PSU
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Lauren Carlini, WIS
COACH OF THE YEAR (COACHES AND MEDIA): Russ Rose, PSU

ALL-BIG TEN
JOCELYNN BIRKS, So., OH, ILL
Jennifer Cross, Sr., MB, MICH
LAUREN WICINSKI, Sr., OH, MSU
TORI DIXON, Sr., MH, MINN
ASHLEY WITTMAN, Sr., OH, MINN
KELSEY ROBINSON, Sr., OH, NEB
Kadie Rolfzen, Fr., OH, NEB
Stephanie Holthus, Sr., OH, NU
DEJA McCLENDON, Sr., OH, PSU
Micha Hancock, Jr., S, PSU
KATIE SLAY, Sr., MB, PSU
ARIEL SCOTT, Sr., OH, PSU
Val Nichol, Jr., OH/S, PUR
Lauren Carlini, Fr., S., WIS

Honorable Mention
Liz McMahon, Jr., OPP, ILL
Alexis Mathews, Sr., MB, MSU
Kori Moster, Jr., LIB, MSU
Mary Pollmiller, Jr., S, NEB
Kaitlyn Leary, Sr., OH, OSU
Carly Cramer, Sr., LIB, PUR

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Abby Cole, RS, MICH
Chloe Reinig, OH, MSU
Hannah Tapp, MB, MINN
KADIE ROLFZEN, OH, NEB
Taylor Sandbothe, MB, OSU
LAUREN CARLINI, S, WIS
Haleigh Nelson, MB, WIS

Unanimous selections in CAPS

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES
Courtney Abrahamovich, ILL
Jade Henderson, IND
Alli O’Deen, IOWA
Brittany Lee, MICH
Kristen Kelsay, MSU
Daly Santana, MINN
Morgan Broekhuis, NEB
Katie Dutchman, NU
Andrea Kacsits, OSU
Maggie Harding, PSU
Katie Griffin, PUR
Annemarie Hickey, WIS

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