The outside hitter is one of four seniors intending to come back; two seniors have announced they won't return and two seniors have yet to announce their plans.
Sydney Hilley will return for one last season as setter for the University of Wisconsin volleyball team.
"There’s just no way we could look back and say we just won a Big Ten championship and just made it to our fourth final four and say this was a failure," Kelly Sheffield said.
The unbeaten Badgers saw their quest for the first national title in program history come up short Thursday with a loss to No. 4 Texas, 24-26, 19-25, 23-25 in a national semifinal match at the CHI Health Center Arena.
The top-seeded University of Wisconsin volleyball team turned in an impressive effort Thursday night, despite falling to the No. 4 Texas Longh…
The top-seeded University of Wisconsin volleyball team fell to the No. 4 Texas Longhorns 26-24, 25-19, 25-23 Thursday in an NCAA semifinal sho…
Powerhouse programs Wisconsin and Texas have spent much of the season ranked 1-2 in the national volleyball rankings.
The 6-8 senior middle blocker becomes just the sixth player to achieve the feat.
Molly Haggerty and Dana Rettke record 17 and 16 kills respectively for UW, which will face Texas on Thursday night.
Molly Haggerty had 14 kills and Devyn Robinson added 11 as the No. 1 Badgers swept the No. 16 Cougars 25-20, 25-17, 25-12 to advance to the Elite Eight for the 11th time in program history.
The No. 1 Badgers advanced to the regional semifinals for the eighth time in eight seasons under coach Kelly Sheffield with a sweep of Weber State 25-17, 25-19, 25-15 Thursday night in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Obviously, that was a long time ago, but I don’t think it has ever left any of our minds,” said senior Dana Rettke, one of seven returning players who were on the court for that loss to Stanford.
UW coach Kelly Sheffield and Kentucky coach Craig Skinner grew up in Muncie, Indiana.
Not only is she an All-American setter for the No. 1 University of Wisconsin volleyball team, she’s also the program’s first ever first-team Academic All-American.
Badgers volleyball senior Sydney Hilley repeated as Big Ten Setter of the Year.
Unbeaten UW sweeps Michigan 25-23, 25-12, 25-11 at the UW Field House.
The Badgers (11-0) hadn’t played since Feb. 21 at Michigan State because of COVID-19 issues, but UW got the victory with starting setter Sydney Hilley still sidelined.
UW hits .360 for the match while holding Purdue to just .119.
There are four All-Americans, but 11 of the 20 players have yet to play in a UW match and eight are new to the program.
The disappointment of losing the NCAA title match was overpowered by a combination of pride and reward for a season that took Kelly Sheffield's Badgers volleyball team within one step of the sport’s pinnacle and the optimism that even brighter days are on the horizon.
The Badgers, in their third NCAA championship match, came up short Saturday as they fell to reigning champion Stanford 25-16, 25-17, 25-20 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Reporter Dennis Punzel asked Badgers fans on Twitter what they thought of Wisconsin's loss to Stanford in the NCAA championship Saturday night…
The University of Wisconsin volleyball team, playing in their third NCAA championship match in school history, came up short against reigning …
Get the latest analysis, injury reports and highlights as the No. 4 seed UW volleyball team battles the No. 3 Stanford Cardinal for the NCAA championship on Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
The Badgers (26-6) will face the Bears (29-1) at 6 p.m. Thursday in Pittsburgh.