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Today in Penn State sports: Nov. 27, 2017

Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Monday, Nov. 27:

Women’s volleyball

Pair earn weekly Big Ten awards

ROSEMONT, Ill. Penn State senior Haleigh Washington and sophomore Tori Gorrell both came away with Big Ten honors on Monday.

Washington was named the conference Player of the Week, while Gorrell earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. It was Washington’s 10th such career award, while it was Gorrell’s first.

Washington averaged 3.9 kills and 1.5 blocks per set with a .491 hitting percentage to lead Penn State past No. 11 Wisconsin and No. 8 Minnesota last week. Gorrell had 15 kills and 15 blocks, including a career-high nine blocks against the Gophers.

The Nittany Lions will open the NCAA tournament against Howard on 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rec Hall.

Women’s hockey

2 grab weekly honors

WINTHROP, Mass. Penn State’s Hannah Ehresmann was named the CHA Goalie of the Week on Monday, while teammate Natalie Heising was the CHA Rookie of the Week.

Over a three-game span last week, Ehresmann had a goals-against average of 1.23 while recording a save percentage of .937. Heising tallied three points on one goal and two assists.

The Nittany Lions will next play RIT on Friday and Saturday afternoons in Rochester, N.Y.

Field hockey

7 named to all-region team

Seven Nittany Lions discovered Monday afternoon they were named to the 2017 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Mideast All-Region team.

Among those selected to the first team were Moira Putsch, Katie Dembrowski, Skyler Fretz, Jenny Rizzo and Aurelia Meijer. Those on the second team were Gini Bramley and Cori Conley.

The Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Regional Players of the Year will be announced Tuesday, with the All-America squad coming out on Dec. 5 and the National Player of the Year on Dec. 14.