Following an impressive showing in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Wisconsin volleyball (2-0) is looking to keep its early season momentum going in the Northern Colorado/Colorado State Classic tournament this weekend.
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The rest of the Badger sports schedule is full of even more intriguing matchups. Here are four you need to attend in Madison.
At the beginning of last season, new head coach Kelly Sheffield took over a national program that seemed to have fallen dormant. After a streak of nine straight NCAA tournament appearances, former head coach Pete Waite’s program missed the tournament six times in a row.
Head coach Kelly Sheffield said he expects his team to respond well after splitting its pair of conference games this past weekend.
Indiana native sees success in first season at UW
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Board recognized the success and efforts of UW-Madison women’s volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield at a meeting Friday.
When the Badgers took the court in Seattle to play with a national title on the line, they seemed like the team of destiny, having just rolled past No. 1-seeded Texas. However, No. 2-seeded Penn State (19-1 Big Ten, 34-2 overall) was once again too much for the Badgers (12-8, 28-10) to handle, taking the title, 3-1.
Setter Lauren Carlini was the first Wisconsin freshman to earn All-American honors after being named to the second team. The Badgers made it to the NCAA Final Four for only the second time in school history.
While most of the campus is hunkered down studying, the women’s volleyball team is taking flight on the court and on a plane to Seattle to play in the NCAA Final Four. The Badgers (12-8 Big Ten, 27-9 overall) beat Purdue last weekend to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2000. Wisconsin’s next opponent is No. 1 Texas (27-2, 16-0).
Senior libero Annemarie Hickey will anchor the tough Wisconsin defense against a strong offensive Texas team.
Head coach Bo Ryan reaches 300 career wins for Wisconsin
The Badgers (11-7 Big Ten, 22-8 overall) traveled to the Great Lakes state for a pair of matches this weekend, coming out with two solid wins against ranked opponents.
Senior libero Annemarie Hickey is third in both all-time digs and digs per set for Wisconsin.
While the Badgers (8-6 Big Ten, 19-7 overall) have had quite a few big weekend matchups, this weekend’s homestand may be one of their biggest.
The Wisconsin volleyball team returned home this weekend to take on Nebraska Friday night and Iowa on Sunday. The No. 16 Badgers lost to Nebraska 3-1, but came back to defeat Iowa in a three game sweep.
After recording 62 digs last Saturday against Purdue, freshman setter Lauren Carlini was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week.
After a stunning loss to unranked Illinois on Sunday, the Badgers are looking to kick off the second half of the Big Ten season with a bang.