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Hancock Named AVCA National Player of the Week

After being named the Big Ten Setter of the Week for the third straight week, star setter Micha Hancock was named the Division I National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Hancock led the Nittany Lion offense to a .273 hitting percentage after dishing out 88 assists in two games last week, and she personally hit .542 in wins at No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 17 Minnesota.

She had nine kills on 12 strikes in a rematch of last year’s national title game with Wisconsin, and the Nittany Lions won in straight sets. Finishing with a double-double, Hancock tallied 38 assists and 10 digs in the win. Against the Gophers, Hancock had four kills and three aces to go along with a staggering 50 assists.

After notching five aces last week, Hancock is averaging 1.10 aces per set this season, enough to lead the nation. There’s no doubt that Hancock is arguably one of the best players in the country, and the Player of the Week honor just reaffirms that.

Overall, Hancock has led Penn State to a 14-1 season, with the lone loss coming from Stanford, the current No. 1 in the AVCA Coaches Poll. Although the season is still in its infancy, there’s no doubt that the Nittany Lions will be one of the last teams standing come December.

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Ted Hozza

Ted is a senior majoring in Community, the Environment, and Development, or as his friends here at Onward State like to call it, Architecture. You can probably find him at the Phyrst late at night with other Onward Staters if he's not somewhere else editing articles. You can follow him on Twitter @TedHozza or email him at [email protected]

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