What a team! Check out the 2016 All-Big Ten Volleyball Team

What a team! Check out the 2016 All-Big Ten Volleyball Team

The Big Ten announced the 2016 postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin earning recognition.

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The Golden Gophers’ Sarah Wilhite was named the Big Ten Player of the Year by a vote of the conference’s coaches. Nebraska’s Justine Wong-Orantes was tabbed the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year while Minnesota’s Samantha-Seliger Swenson was named Setter of the Year. Wisconsin’s Molly Haggerty earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors, while Nebraska head coach John Cook was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the conference’s coaches and media contingent.

View the full 2016 All-Big Ten Volleyball Team below.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sarah Wilhite, MINN
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Justine Wong-Orantes, NEB
SETTER OF THE YEAR: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, MINN
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Molly Haggerty, WIS
COACH OF THE YEAR (COACHES AND MEDIA): John Cook, NEB

ALL-BIG TEN
Ali Bastianelli, So., MB, ILL
Jordyn Poulter, So., S, ILL
ABBY COLE, Sr., MB, MICH
Alyssa Garvelink, Jr., MB, MSU
SARAH WILHITE, Sr., OH MINN
SAMANTHA SELIGER-SWENSON, So., S, MINN
Hannah Tapp, Sr., MB, MINN
Kelly Hunter, Jr., S, NEB
Amber Rolfzen, Sr., MB, NEB
KADIE ROLFZEN, Sr., OH, NEB
JUSTINE WONG-ORANTES, Sr., L, NEB
TAYLOR SANDBOTHE, Sr., MB, OSU
SIMONE LEE, Jr., OH, PSU
HALEIGH WASHINGTON, Jr., MB, PSU
DANIELLE CUTTINO, Jr., OH, PUR
LAUREN CARLINI, Sr., S, WIS
Haleigh Nelson, Sr., MB WIS
Tionna Williams, So., MB, WIS

HONORABLE MENTION
Brandi Donnelly, Jr., L, ILL
Jazzmine McDonald, Sr., MB, IND
Loxley Keala, Sr., S, IOWA
Gia Milana, Fr., OH, MD
MacKenzi Welsh, Fr., S, MICH
Autumn Bailey, Jr., OH, MSU
Rachel Minarick, Jr., S, MSU
Molly Lohman, Jr., MB, MINN
Mikaela Foecke, So., OH, NEB
Briana Holman, Jr., MB, NEB
Symone Abbott, Jr., OH, NU
Taylor Hughes, So., S, OSU
Faye Adelaja, Sr., MB, PUR
Molly Haggerty, Fr., OH, WIS

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Jacqueline Quade, OH, ILL
GIA MILANA, OH, MD
MacKenzi Welsh, S, MICH
Alexis Hart, OH, MINN
Tori Gorrell, MB, PSU
Kendall White, L, PSU
MOLLY HAGGERTY, OH, WIS

ALL CAPS denotes unanimous selection

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES
Katie Stadick, ILL
Jessica Leish, IND
Ashley Mariana, IOWA
Samantha Higginbothem, MD
Kelly Murphy, MICH
Allyssah Fitterer, MSU
Paige Tapp, MINN
Brooke Smith, NEB
Caleigh Ryan, NU
Kylie Randall, OSU
Faye Adelaja, PUR
Laura Broerman, PSU
Mikaela Matthews, RU
Tori Blake, WIS

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