Molly Haggerty Will Sit Out During Wisconsin’s Opening Scrimmage

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 18th, 2017 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

Tonight Wisconsin will take part in their annual cardinal and white scrimmage, with a huge recruiting class coming in and players making comebacks from injuries. One player who has been struggling with an injury in the offseason is Molly Haggerty.

Haggerty had a huge freshmen season for the Badgers, being named an AVCA Third Team All-American, the AVCA Northeast Region Freshman of the Year, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year among many. Last season, Haggerty put down 385 kills on a .239 hitting percentage, while adding 276 digs and 50 blocks.

In the offseason, Haggerty underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in her lower back, which caused her to have to sit out during the sprint. In the spring, she was released back into light exercise but suffered a recurrence of the initial injury.

Preseason began last week, with Haggerty taking her first swings since preseason.

The upcoming scrimmage will not feature a returned Haggerty to the court, though it is uncertain if her injury is to blame for her absence. Tonight, Wisconsin will take the court at 6:30 PM at the UW Field House with free admission. The Badgers will officially begin their 2017 campaign when they host the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on August 25-26.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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