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Nebraska Volleyball: Foecke Leads Huskers In Big Ten Honors

The Huskers get five players on first and second teams.

Jon Johnston

Mikaela Foecke lead a group of five Husker volleyballers who made the First- and Second-team All Big Ten teams this season.

Foecke was one of 10 unanimous selections and no stranger when it comes to winning awards. From the Nebraska athletic department:

The two-time NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player was named Big Ten Player of the Week four times this season, and she has climbed to No. 6 on Nebraska’s career kills list and is No. 9 in career aces. Foecke was an AVCA Second-Team All-American last year and is one of 10 NCAA Senior CLASS Award finalists this year.

Senior libero Kenzie Maloney and sophomore Lauren Stivrins also earned First Team honors. Nebraska matched Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin with three players on the first team each.

Nicklin Hames and Callie Scharzenbach made the All-Freshman Team, letting everyone know that Nebraska doesn’t rebuild but reloads every year in volleyball.

The Big Ten’s coach of the year went to Minnesota’s Hugh McCutcheon as the Gophers went 19-1 in conference play to win the conference and get the #2 overall national seed in the NCAA volleyball tournament.

Nebraska received the #7 overall national seed and will host their first two games of the tournament at home. Those games will be televised on NET in the state of Nebraska and streamed on BTN2Go.

2018 All-Big Ten Volleyball

First Team

Ali Bastianelli, Sr., Illinois*

Jordyn Poulter, Sr., Illinois*

Jacqueline Quade, Jr., Illinois*

Erika Pritchard, So., Maryland

Carly Skjodt, Sr., Michigan*

Regan Pittman, So., Minnesota

Stephanie Samedy, So., Minnesota*

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Sr., Minnesota*

Mikaela Foecke, Sr., Nebraska*

Kenzie Maloney, Sr., Nebraska

Lauren Stivrins, So., Nebraska

Jonni Parker, Fr., Penn State

Kendall White, Sr., Penn State*

Sherridan Atkinson, Sr., Purdue*

Blake Mohler, Jr., Purdue

Madison Duello, Jr., Wisconsin

Sydney Hilley, So., Wisconsin

Dana Rettke, So., Wisconsin*

Second Team

Ashlyn Fleming, Jr., Illinois

Deyshia Lofton, Jr., Indiana

Taylor Louis, Sr., Iowa

Jenna Lerg, Sr., Michigan

Alexis Hart, Jr., Minnesota

Taylor Morgan, Jr., Minnesota

Adanna Rollins, Fr., Minnesota

Kaitlyn Hord, Fr., Penn State

Bryanna Weiskircher, Sr., Penn State

All-Freshman Team

Paige Jones, Michigan

CC McGraw, Minnesota

Adanna Rollins, Minnesota

Nicklin Hames, Nebraska

Callie Schwarzenbach, Nebraska

Kaitlyn Hord, Penn State

Jonni Parker, Penn State

“Of The Year” Awards

Player of the Year: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Sr., Minnesota

Defensive Player of the Year: Kendall White, Sr., Penn State

Co-Setter of the Year: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., Illinois

Co-Setter of the Year: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Sr., Minnesota

Freshman of the Year: Jonni Parker, Penn State

Coach of the Year (Coaches and Media): Hugh McCutcheon, Minnesota