Three Husker volleyballers honored

Kelsey Robinson

Three Nebraska volleyball players were honored Monday as Players-of-the-Week by the Big Ten Conference. Senior outside hitter Kelsey Robinson shared Co-Players of the Week honors with Lauren Wicinski of Michigan State.

Robinson, a transfer from Tennessee, led No. 10 Nebraska to wins over No. 8 Minnesota (3-0) and No. 23 Wisconsin (3-2).

She averaged 6.3 kills per set and posted a .417 hitting percentage in the two matches along with recording a double-double against the Badgers, tallying a career-high 29 kills and a team-high 22 digs.

Robinson added 29 digs on the weekend, averaging 3.6 per set, while earning her first career Big Ten weekly award.

Setter Lauren Cook was the last Nebraska player to earn Player of the Week award in August of last season.

Sophomore Meghan Haggerty earned Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors. The middle blocker notched 12 total blocks, averaging 1.5 per set in the two Husker wins last week. She also recorded a season-high 13 kills against the Badgers

Haggerty reeled in her fifth career Big Ten weekly award and first Defensive Player of the Week honor. The last Nebraska Defensive Player-of-the-Week winner was Hayley Thramer in November of last season.

A Husker also earned Freshman-of-the-Week honors. Amber Rolfzen, an outside hitter from Papillion won that award.

She tallied 12 total blocks, averaging 1.5 per set in the wins over Minnesota and Wisconsin. She also recorded a team-high eight blocks against the Badgers.

Rolfzen added 20 digs and 11 kills on the weekend en route to collecting her second Freshman-of-the-Week honor.

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