Nov. 5, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- University of Michigan volleyball sophomore setter Lexi Dannemiller (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) was named Co-Setter of the Week, the Big Ten Conference announced today (Monday, Nov. 5).
Dannemiller, who earned her first Setter of the Week honor this season after being a four-time Freshman of the Week recipient in 2011, was one assist away from tying a career high in the five-set win over No. 4 Nebraska on Friday night (Nov. 2). Her 64 assists were a season high and she made it a double-double with 14 digs. Dannemiller also had three blocks in the upset win over the Cornhuskers. She had 18 assists in the third set and eight in the fifth set. The following match against Iowa (Nov. 3), Dannemiller had 28 assists, seven digs and two blocks. She also helped the Wolverines to a .451 hitting percentage, their highest for a match since the 2005 season. Dannemiller is averaging 10.77 assists and 2.47 digs per set in 2012.
Dannemiller shared the honor with Penn State's Micha Hancock. In other weekly Big Ten awards, Penn State's Ariel Scott was named the Player of the Week, Minnesota's Tori Dixon was the Defensive Player of the Week and Illinois' Jocelynn Birks was the Freshman of the Week.
Michigan will host Wisconsin this Friday (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m. It will be Parents Night at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverines will then host Senior Night against Minnesota on Saturday (Nov. 10) at 7 p.m.
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