All 14 Big Ten volleyball teams are in action this weekend, with Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Nebraska playing at home. Conference teams will participate in three top-25 matchups.
8th-ranked Minnesota righted it’s ship following tough ranked losses last weekend to then-18th-ranked Oregon and then-second ranked Stanford with a sweep of Green Bay in Minneapolis, Minn., Thursday night.
As a multi-sport coach and administrator, Ann Lawver was one of the pioneers of Indiana University women’s athletics. She was the first coach for the Hoosier volleyball program, leading the squad from 1975-83.
After cutting their teeth in year one, the nation’s second year head coaches are busy building the culture and bolstering rosters in year two at the helm.
Loyola Marymount checks in at the top of the rankings in both kills per set (16.03) and assists per set (15.13), while Emma Johnson has hit at a .529 clip and Tess Reid is tops nationally in assists per set (13.19).
After piling up 40 kills, 16 digs and seven blocks and hitting over .400 for the weekend in a pair of wins over Top 10 foes, Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer takes our Week 3 Player of the Week honor.
John Cook gave another update on Lexi Sun as we head into the fourth week of the season.
Boston College’s previous-best winning streak to start a season? 4 matches. They’re now 9-0 in 2018.
BYU, one of three undefeated teams among the Top 10, climbed two spot from No. 3 to No. 1 after a 3-0 weekend at the Marquette Invitational. Alabama claimed its first ever national ranking, checking in at No. 25.
Illinois’ Cooney and Poulter, Nebraska’s Foecke, Ohio State’s Gruensfelder and Penn State’s Hord earned Big Ten weekly honors for their Week 3 efforts.