Nov. 28, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women’s volleyball setter Marisa Main (Sr., Louisville, Ky.) and middle block Danielle Meyer (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named to the 2006 All-Big Ten Team while outside hitter Anna Szerszen (Fr., Conflans Ste Hne, France) was named to the 2006 All-Freshman Team.
Main has earned All-Big Ten honors the last three years. In Big Ten statistics, she is ranked fifth in assists with a 12.79 average. In conference play, Main hit .311 and averaged 1.46 kills, 2.51 digs, .34 blocks and .13 aces per game.
Meyer is a two-time All-Big Ten selection. She ranks ninth in points per game in conference play with a 4.68 average and was ninth in kills per game at 3.96. Meyer hit .259 in conference play and averaged .18 aces, 1.80 digs and .93 blocks per game.
Szerszen was one of six players named to the 2006 Big Ten All-Freshman Team. In conference play she averaged 4.92 points, 4.46 kills, .21 aces, 2.00 digs and .43 blocks per game while hitting .178.
Ohio State (23-7 overall, 13-7 Big Ten, fourth place) continues play this week as the 11th seed in the NCAA Championship. The Buckeyes face Belmont (24-6) at 5 p.m. Friday in Louisville, Ky. in the first round. Louisville (25-6) hosts Middle Tennessee (26-7) at 7 p.m. in the second first round match. The Friday winners play Saturday at 5 p.m. for a sport in the Seattle Regional, Dec. 8-9.
*2006 ALL-BIG TEN TEAM (Career) Unanimous Selection in ALL CAPS * 14 Players Named to All-Big Ten Team Due to a Tie Katie Bruzdzinski, Jr., OH, Michigan (1) Ashley Schatzle, Jr., OH, Michigan State (1) Kelly Bowman, Sr., S, Minnesota (2) MEREDITH NELSON, Sr., MB, Minnesota (2) Malama Peniata, Sr., DS, Minnesota (1) Marisa Main, Sr., S, Ohio State (3) Danielle Meyer, Jr., MB, Ohio State (2) NICOLE FAWCETT, So., OH, Penn State (2) Christa Harmotto, So., MH, Penn State (2) MEGAN HODGE, Fr., OH, Penn State (1) Stephanie Lynch, So., MH, Purdue (1) Brittney Dolgner, Fr., OH, Wisconsin (1) Taylor Reineke, Jr., MB, Wisconsin (2) Jackie Simpson, Jr., S, Wisconsin (1)
2006 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION Vicki Brown, Jr., MB, Illinois Katie Johnson, Jr., OH, Michigan State Jessy Jones, Jr., MB, Minnesota Melissa Walbridge, Jr., MH, Penn State Samantha Mader, Jr., OH, Purdue
2006 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Vanessa King, MB, Michigan State Kate Nobilio, LIB, Northwestern Anna Szerszen, OH, Ohio State Alisha Glass, S, Penn State Megan Hodge, OH, Penn State Brittney Dolgner, OH, Wisconsin
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Megan Hodge, Penn State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Malama Peniata, Minnesota
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Megan Hodge, Penn State
COACH OF THE YEAR (COACHES) Pete Waite, Wisconsin
COACH OF THE YEAR (MEDIA) Russ Rose, Penn State