Haleigh Washington Earns Second 2015 B1G Player Of The Week Award
The nation’s former No. 1 recruit is living up to the hype, as sophomore Haleigh Washington won her second Big Ten Player of the Week honor this season.
Washington, hailing from Colorado Springs, Colorado, committed to Russ Rose wanting to play for a championship-caliber team — and through one season, she has. Had Washington not been injured early in her freshman campaign, she’d have been more seriously considered for the Freshman of the Year award — an honor that went instead to teammate Ali Frantti.
Penn State spent the last weekend at the USF Invitational, facing off against the likes of St. John’s, Auburn, and host Southern Florida. Washington tallied multiple career-highs, including an .846 hitting percentage against Auburn and a season-high 11 blocks against St. John’s — the second-highest blocking total in a three-set match in Penn State history. Washington also, unsurprisingly, took home Most Outstanding Player honors from the weekend tournament.
No. 1 Penn State is back in action as Big Ten play opens up this Wednesday. No. 16 Wisconsin (most recently seen losing to Penn State in the NCAA quarterfinals last year) will be in Rec Hall for a 7 p.m. serve. Be sure to come out and support one of Penn State women’s volleyball and the conference’s best player, Haleigh Washington.