Oct. 24, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Freshman Kori Moster of the Michigan State volleyball team has been tabbed Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week as well as Big Ten Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office this afternoon (Oct. 24). At the end of the first half of conference play, Moster leads the league in Big Ten matches in both digs per set with 5.00 and total digs with 195.
Against a pair of ranked opponents last week, Moster averaged 6.5 digs per set versus No. 21 Michigan and No. 23 Ohio State. In the service game, Moster handled 43 receptions without committing an error. Moster also tied her career-best aces figure with three against UM.
To close out the weekend, the Cincinnati, Ohio, native tied a career-high digs mark with 28 against Ohio State, while adding 24 against the Wolverines on Wednesday. This marked Moster's fifth-straight match with 20 or more digs, and her 12th straight in double digit numbers.
Moster backed MSU to a win over Michigan for its first victory over a ranked opponent this season, and the first since defeating the Wolverines on Nov. 24, 2010.
This marks Moster's first defensive honor of her career and the second freshman laurel this season.
The Spartans host both Indiana and Purdue this week to open the second half of conference play. MSU first welcomes the Hoosiers on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. live on the Big Ten Network. The homestand concludes on Saturday, Oct. 29 with a 6:30 p.m. contest with the Boilermakers.