POTW-4: Player of the Week 4
Volleyball Awards

Weekly Volleyball Awards for the Best Players
in each Conference 

 POTW-4 stands for Volleyball Player of the Week for the fourth week of the NCAA women's volleyball season. 


Each conference awards the best player of the week awards for

Offensive, Defensive, Setter and Freshmen performances. 


Check out who won awards for Week 4 (Sept 11 - 17.)


Most conferences require their head coaches and sports information

directors to also vote on a preseason "All conference team."


These are individual player volleyball award recipients voted on as

recognition for being the best in their conference. .  


Weekly player of the week award categories include:

  • Offensive Player of the Week
  • Defensive Player of the Week
  • Freshman Player of the Week
  • Setter of the Week


The weekly awards usually consist of 1 - 5 playersdepending on the

conference, voted on by the head coaches of each team in that

conference. 


Other big name volleyball media outlets are announcing their own

"Player of the Week" awards. 


VolleyMob, PrepVolleyball, espnW and some times FloVolleyball name

their own Player of the Week winners as well. 


Meet the Hero Sports POTW-4

The Volleymob National POTW-4 is...


The media outlet Volleymob has a weekly Player of the Week

announcement where they pick a National Player of the Week along

with six honorable mentions and a group of players worthy of their

"Honorable Mention" group.  








And The PrepVolleyball.com PVB POTW is..


Discover the POTW-4 award winners from the following conferences: 

  • American Athletic 
  • America East
  • Atlantic 10
  • Atlantic Coast
  • Atlantic Sun
  • Big 12
  • Big East
  • Big South
  • Big Ten
  • Big West
  • Colonial Athletic Association
  • Conference USA
  • Horizon League
  • Ivy League


Former Penn State and Big Ten Player of the Week, Olympian and Pro Player Megan HodgeFormer Penn State and Big Ten Player of the Week, Olympian and Pro Player Megan Hodge


POW-4 Volleyball Player of the Week Volleyball Awards:
American Athletic Conference


Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Atlantic 10 Conference







POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Atlantic Coast Conference



POTW-4 Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Atlantic Sun Conference







POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Big 12 Conference


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POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Big East Conference




POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Big Sky






POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Big South Conference



POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Big Ten Conference



Press Release courtesy of Big Ten Conference

Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Illinois’ Brandi Donnelly, Iowa’s Gabrielle Orr, Michigan’s Carly Skjodt, Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson and Stephanie Samedy, and Penn State’s Simone Lee earn weekly honors

Co-Players of the Week

Carly Skjodt, Michigan

OH  Jr.  Indianapolis, Ind.  Carmel

• Averaged 4.1 kills and 2.6 digs per set to help No. 21 Michigan sweep N.C. State, Milwaukee and Cincinnati to win the Michigan Challenge

• Recorded a season-high 16 kills, while adding six digs and a block for a hitting percentage of .394 in the straight-set victory over Milwaukee

• Named Michigan Challenge MVP

• Earns her first career Player of the Week award

• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Abby Cole (Sept. 14, 2015)

 

Simone Lee, Penn State

OH – Sr. – Menomonee Falls, Wis. – Menomonee

• Averaged 3.6 kills and 1.7 digs per set to help No. 2 Penn State defeat Yale, Wake Forest and Ohio for the Penn State Classic team title

• Recorded a career-best five service aces, while adding 10 kills and a pair of blocks for a hitting percentage of .818 in the straight-set victory over Wake Forest

• Named the Penn State Classic MVP

• Earns her second career Player of the Week award

• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Ali Frantti (Sept. 11, 2017)

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Brandi Donnelly, Illinois

L – Sr.  Williamsville, Ill. – Williamsville

• Recorded 68 digs and 11 set assists to pace Illinois to the team title at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational

• Opened the tournament with a match-high 19 digs against Chattanooga, before turning in a 24-dig performance in three sets against Tennessee State

• The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree had a single receiving error in 49 opportunities, helping the Illini hold their opponents to a .133 hitting percentage

Collects her fourth career Defensive Player of the Week accolade and first the season

• Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Ali Bastianelli (Aug. 28, 2017)

 

Setter of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Jr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

• Posted 139 set assists to average 11.6 per set with a .333 hitting percentage in guiding top-ranked Minnesota to wins over Oregon State, Boise State and Idaho State  

• Added a season-best 59 assists along with 13 digs, and two block assists in the Gophers’ five-set win over Boise State

• Named to the Boise State Classic All-Tournament Team

• Receives her eighth career Setter of the Week citation and second of the season

Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Sept. 5, 2017)

 

Co-Freshmen of the Week

Gabrielle Orr, Iowa

S – Eagan, Minn. – Eagan HS

• Posted 117 set assists to average 11.7 per set with an .500 hitting percentage, leading Iowa to the team title at the American Volleyball Classic  

• Registered 15 digs and 13 kills on the weekend to help the Hawkeyes finish their non-conference slate with an 11-2 record, the team’s best start since 2006

• Named to the American Volleyball Classic  All-Tournament Team

Receives her first career Freshman of the Week award

• Earns Iowa’s first Freshman of the Week honor since the award’s inception in 2009

 

Stephanie Samedy, Minnesota

OPP – Clermont, Fla. – East Ridge

• Averaged 4.7 kills and 2.4 digs per set with two double-doubles and a .322 hitting percentage last weekend, helping top-ranked Minnesota claim the Boise State Classic Tournament team title

• Had a season-best 26 kills, 12 digs and four blocks against Boise State

• Named to the Boise State Classic All-Tournament Team

• Earns her second career Freshman of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Stephanie Samedy (Aug. 28, 2017)

 


POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Big West Conference





POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Awards: Colonial Athletic Association



POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Conference USA



POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Horizon League





POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Ivy League



POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards:
Mid American Conference


POTW-4 Volleyball Player of the Week Awards:
Mid Eastern Athletic Conference



POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards:
Mountain West Conference

POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards:
Ohio Valley Conference



Info courtesy of Austin Peay Press Release

O'Reilly, of Elgin, Illinois, earned a share of the adidas® OVC Defensive

Player of the Week honor, her first career weekly award.


She stepped into the libero role and earned all-tournament honors at the

Jacksonville Invitational last weekend. O'Reilly recorded 55 digs (5.00

per set) in the three-match event, including a 25-dig (6.25 per set)

performance against South Florida. In addition, she was charged with

only two reception errors during the event while receiving serve 76 times.


Stucker, of Johnston, Iowa, was the adidas® OVC Setter of the Week for

the third time in the season's first four weeks. She led the Govs to a team

.233 attack percentage during the Jacksonville event while averaging

13.18 assists per set (145 total assists). Stucker also had 33 digs and four

kills during the tournament. She saved her best outing for last with 57

assists (14.25 per set), eight digs and three kills in APSU's victory against

host Jacksonville.

POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Pac 12 Conference

POTW-4: Volleyball Player of the Week Awards:
Southeastern Conference





POW-4 Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Southland Conference


Central Arkansas’ Armstrong, McNeese’s McGownd Earn Week Four Volleyball Honors

The Sugar Bears’ Elizabeth Armstrong became the first setter to win the weekly offensive honor this season; McGownd named Defensive Player of the Week for second-straight week

 

FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas sophomore setter Elizabeth Armstrong

and McNeese sophomore libero Angela McGownd were selected as

the Southland Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week,

respectively, the league announced Monday. 


Volleyball Player of the Week Awards: Western Athletic Conference


Press Release: Courtesy of Western Athletic Conference 

UT Rio Grande Valley senior right side hitter Bojana Mitrovic has been named

Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 11-

17. This is her first WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and the third of her

career.


 The Novi Sad, Serbia native averaged 3.09 kills, 3.18 digs and 0.36 blocks per set as

the Vaqueros went 3-0 on the week, winning three straight matches for the first time

since capturing last year’s WAC Tournament title. Mitrovic opened the week with 11

kills, nine digs and a solo block in a sweep of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UTRGV’s

first sweep of the Islanders since Oct. 9, 2007, a span of 19 matches. In a thrilling five-

set win over Incarnate Word, she recorded her third double-double of the season with

a team-high 15 kills and 11 digs to go with two blocks. Mitrovic closed out the week

with eight kills and a season-high 15 digs in a sweep of Texas Southern.


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