Nov 21, 2023

Rodriguez earns B1G Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Nov 21, 2023 4:21 PM

Story by NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska junior libero Lexi Rodriguez was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, the conference office announced. 

For the two-time All-American, it's the second time this season and fifth time in her career she has received Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. 

Rodriguez led the Huskers to a Big Ten title over the weekend with 5.67 digs per set in sweeps of Michigan and Iowa. The Sterling, Ill., native had 19 digs in a sweep at Iowa on Sunday as the Huskers clinched the outright Big Ten title. She also had 15 digs and four set assists in a 3-0 win over Michigan on Friday, as the Huskers held the Wolverines to a .047 hitting percentage. 

For the week, the Huskers held their two opponents to a combined .086 hitting percentage, and they continue to lead the nation in opponent hitting percentage at .131.