Abbott, Lerg, Skjodt Named as 2018 Michigan Captains

  0 Wendy Mayer | March 28th, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

Michigan volleyball has named its captains for the 2018 season: seniors-to-be Maddy Abbott, Jenna Lerg and Carly Skojdt.

Skojdt, a 6-1 outside hitter, was a third team All-America and first team All-Big Ten selection in 2017 while acting as a team co-captain. She led the team in kills 23 times and posted eight double-doubles, while notching 3.67 kills and 2.31 digs per set and hitting at a .240 clip. The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree has posted 889 kills and 657 digs in her Wolverine career.

Lerg, a 5-6 libero, led the team in digs in 28 of its 33 matches, posting 486 saves or 4.12 digs per set in 2017. The Farmington Hills, Michigan, native tallied double-digit dig efforts in 27 matches, including 20 or more six times. All told, the two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection has pulled up 1,372 digs as a Wolverine.

Abbott, a 5-10 setter, saw limited action in 2017, but dished out 62 assists and accounted for 10 digs and three aces in just 16 stanzas. Abbott’s biggest impact on the Wolverines came as a freshman in 2015 when she posted 434 assists (4.06 per set), 119 digs (1.11) and 10 aces, while playing in all 33 matches. The two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection was dubbed as the team’s 2017 Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award Winner.

The trio has been a part of  65 wins for the Wolverines, including three NCAA Tournament berths and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2016. In 2017, Michigan posted a 21-12 record and seventh place Big Ten finish.

The Wolverines are slated for a European Tour this June.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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