“I wasn’t even halfway through the video before I was on the phone with somebody,” Kelly Sheffield said. Now Gulce Guctekin is joining the Badgers.
Fans filled the UW Field House to celebrate the Badgers' national championship victory over Nebraska.
Dildine, the first UW volleyball coach to receive a national honor, is in her ninth season with the Badgers as the recruiting coordinator and on-court assistant.
The Badgers’ quest for their first final four trip since 2013 and their first national title came to an end in a hard-fought 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23 loss to their Big Ten Conference rivals.
Haggerty, a redshirt sophomore, has three consecutive double-doubles for the Badgers as they head into the Sweet 16.
Sophomores Dana Rettke and Sydney Hilley and redshirt junior Madison Duello were named to the all-region team, while junior Tiffany Clark and senior Tionna Williams received honorable mention.
The Badgers won their NCAA second-round match in style with a 25-16, 25-12, 15-25, 25-13 victory to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the sixth consecutive season.
Wisconsin (22-6) — which opens the tournament Thursday vs. UW-Green Bay (20-10) at the Field House — has a six-match winning streak and is coming off an exhilarating five-set victory at Penn State last weekend.
Wisconsin's record assures them of hosting the first- and second-round matches next week at the UW Field House, but they most likely will not be among the top four seeds that will be in position to also host the following weekend.
Wohlert, a 6-7 right side and middle blocker from Indianapolis, is UW's only freshman this year.
Season ticket figures dropped by 3 percent over 2017 for Badgers football, while the volleyball and wrestling teams have reached new levels.
Junior defensive specialist Amber MacDonald has decided to end her UW volleyball playing career because of a lingering wrist injury.
She was the first four-time All-American and first three-time first-team All-American volleyball player in school history.
With the bulk of his roster returning from this year’s team that finished 22-10 and ranked No. 12 in the final coaches’ poll, Sheffield thinks the Badgers are among the handful of championship contenders next season and beyond.
Duello and the Badgers are set for the annual Cardinal vs. White scrimmage Friday night at the UW Field House.
Penn State is favored to win the title, followed by Nebraska, Minnesota and Michigan State.
This year’s volleyball team has eight new players, including a highly-regarded seven-player freshman class, along with just two seniors among the 17 players.
Carlini, who made the national team for the Pan American Cup in June, is the lone rookie among the five setters on the full U.S. roster of about 25 players.
Ashburn, a setter from Champlin Park High School, will be reunited with Sydney Hilley, UW's freshman setter who was her teammate in high school the past two years.
Haggerty, UW's top outside hitter, was the Big Ten freshman of the year and a third-team All-American last season.
After several months of enforced idleness, Tionna Williams would’ve been excited to be able to play volleyball just about anyplace.
For Devyn Robinson, it was love at first sight.
The UW class includes five players ranked among the top 37 in PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces.
As an intra-conference transfer, she will have to sit out the 2017 season and lose a year of eligibility, leaving her with two seasons to play for the Badgers.
Shanahan, a 6-1½ middle blocker, passes up scholarship offers to play for the Badgers.