Mikaela

Foecke

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Outside Hitter
Height: 6'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: West Point, Iowa
High School: Holy Trinity Catholic
Major: Animal Science

Bio

Honors & Awards
• AVCA All-America Second Team (2017)
AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2015, 2016)
NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player (2015, 2017)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2015, 2017)
• PrepVolleyball.com National Freshman of the Year (2015)
• PrepVolleyball.com All-America First Team (2017)
• PrepVolleyball.com All-America Third Team (2015)

• All-Big Ten Team (2017)
• All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2016)
• AVCA All-North Region First Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team (2015, 2017)
• Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2017)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Oct. 30, 2017)
Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2015)

Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 14, 2015; Sept. 21, 2015)
AAU Sullivan Award Finalist (2016)
Nebraska Female Newcomer of the Year (2016)

Nebraska Scholar Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2016, 2017)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017; Beach-2017)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)

2017 (Junior)
• Selected the co-Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championship with teammate Kelly Hunter after leading the Huskers to their fifth NCAA title all-time with 20 kills and 14 digs in the championship match against Florida
• Became the fourth player in NCAA history to twice be named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and the first to earn the honor in non-consecutive years
• Named an AVCA second-team All-American and was unanimously selected to the All-Big Ten team and was an AVCA All-North Region pick for the third straight year
• Averaged a team-high 3.53 kills per set on .290 hitting with 2.36 digs per set in her first season as a six-rotation player
• Led the team in service aces with 39 and had nine double-doubles on the season, including in both the NCAA Semifinal and Final

• Had 19 kills and a career-high 19 digs against Penn State in the NCAA Semifinals
• Had 18 kills on .375 hitting in regional final win at No. 6 Kentucky en route to being named the regional’s Most Outstanding Player
• Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 30 after 14 kills, five digs and three blocks at Michigan State and 13 kills, nine digs and five blocks at Michigan
• Set a season high with 21 kills on .476 hitting at Purdue on Oct. 13
• Opened the season with the first two double-doubles of her career, collecting 13 kills and 17 digs against Oregon and 18 kills, 16 digs against Florida
• Had 20 kills and 10 digs while hitting .364 against Purdue on Nov. 3
• Served four aces and had four blocks with her 18 kills and 16 digs at Florida
• Named to the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team after a .737 hitting percentage (14 kills, no errors, 19 attacks) against Oral Roberts
• Had 17 kills and eight digs against Illinois on Oct. 21
• Notched 15 kills and nine digs against Wisconsin, one night after posting 10 kills and 11 digs in a sweep of Minnesota
• Recorded 15 kills and 11 digs at Ohio State on Nov. 17
• Had 13 kills and 13 digs vs. UCLA on Sept. 8
• Pounded 11 kills with no errors for a .579 hitting percentage at Rutgers on Sept. 23
• Hit a career-best .800 (12 kills, 0 errors, 15 attacks) against Rutgers on Nov. 12

2016 (Sophomore)
• Received AVCA All-America honorable mention for the second straight year after averaging 2.93 kills per set on .304 hitting
• Named to the AVCA All-North Region First Team for the second time and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention
• Tallied a season-high 20 kills with three blocks in a win over Minnesota on Oct. 23
• Put down 19 kills with three blocks in a 3-2 win at Penn State on Nov. 4
• Had 18 kills on .417 hitting with six digs against Michigan on Nov. 26
• Knocked down 17 kills at Michigan State on Sept. 24 to lead the Huskers to a 3-2 comeback win
• Had 15 kills and hit .538 to open the season against Florida
• Recorded 10 kills on a season-high .600 hitting percentage with a season-best eight digs at Iowa on Nov. 19
• Posted 12 kills on .455 hitting with five digs against Gonzaga on Sept. 16
• Tallied 10 kills with six digs and three blocks at Ohio State on Oct. 14
• Had 10 kills with six digs and four blocks against Penn State on Nov. 16
• Reached double-digit kills 15 times, including a seven-match stretch late in the season
• Served 24 aces and posted 46 blocks on the season

2017 Beach Volleyball
• Went 5-7 with Kenzie Maloney as her partner in Nebraska's No. 4 spot
• Beat No. 11 Arizona State's No. 4 pair 

2015 (Freshman)
• Was the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, becoming just the third freshman to earn the honor, after 19 kills on .385 hitting in the championship win against Texas
• Earned AVCA All-America honorable mention and All-North Region First Team
• Named the PrepVolleyball.com National Freshman of the Year and a third-team All-American
• Was a unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection

• Averaged 3.09 kills per set with a .277 hitting percentage
• Had a career-high 22 kills in a 3-2 comeback win at Penn State on Oct. 2
• Hit .632 vs. Georgia Tech with 12 kills and no errors on Sept. 12 and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Sept. 14
• Followed with Big Ten Freshman of the Week again on Sept. 21 after 13 kills and four digs in back-to-back matches at Creighton and at Iowa State
• Reached double-digit kills in six consecutive matches from Sept. 5 to Sept. 19 after making a switch from the right side to the left side
• Opened her first-career NCAA Tournament with 12 kills in first and seconds round wins while also adding a career-high nine digs and five blocks in the win over Harvard
• Posted 15 kills at Maryland on Nov. 14 and followed with 13 kills and a .455 hitting percentage vs. Indiana on Nov. 18
• Served 26 aces to rank second on the team
• Served five aces in back-to-back matches at Northwestern and Illinois on Oct. 16 and 17

2016 Beach Volleyball
• Combined with Brooke Smith to go 1-5 and went 0-3 with Sydney Townsend 

Before Nebraska
• Mikaela Foecke (pronounced FECK-ee) joined the Huskers from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Fort Madison, Iowa
• Was one of the country's most highly touted recruits, rated the No. 2 prospect according to PrepVolleyball.com
• Named the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a senior after totaling 812 kills, 270 digs, 170 aces and 95 blocks, leading Holy Trinity Catholic to a 48-4 record and the school's first state title in any sport
• Named an Under Armour First-Team All-American
• Was a two-time Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year and first-team American Family Insurance All-USA honoree
• Earned MaxPreps 2013 Junior Volleyball Player of the Year honors after averaging 6.08 kills per set as a junior and leading Holy Trinity to a 45-6 record and the Iowa Class 1A state championship match
• Was a member of the USA U20 Junior National Team as a 17-year-old, winning gold at the NORCECA Championship in Guatemala in 2014
• Competed at the 2013 FIVB U18 World Championship in Thailand, leading Team USA to a silver medal
• Led the state of Iowa in kills as a sophomore (5.43 per set), junior (6.08 per set) and senior (6.35 per set)
• Tallied a state-record 2,813 career kills
• Played club volleyball with Club Fusion

Personal
• Born Feb. 22, 1997 in West Point, Iowa
• Parents are Brian and Kathleen Foecke
• Major is animal science

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2017 Volleyball Championship Ceremony
Highlights vs. Colorado 12/8/17
NCAA Round 2 Press Conference