Micaya White notched 18 kills to lead a powerful and efficient attack from #6 Texas past #16 Kentucky in four sets.
The Power Five schools held the upper hand at the Bluegrass Invitational on Friday with Kansas rallying for a pair of five-set wins and host Kentucky No. 16 Kentucky picking up its first two victories of 2018.
No. 20 Northern Iowa knocked off its second Top 20 foe of the weekend, taking out No. 8 Kentucky, but it was No. 10 USC that came through the Trojan Invitational with a perfect 3-0 record and the title.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Texas comes in at #6, right on the cusp of the top five, in a group of teams that all made at least the Elite Eight in 2017.
Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Rachael Kramer will look to lead a Florida revival after the loss of a big senior class; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 (#6-10).
The final group of collegiate athletes that will be representing Team USA in 2018 was announced on Tuesday, the 24-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Detroit.
2017 Elite 8 participant Kentucky and 2017 Sweet 16 participant Illinois competed in a spring match on Friday, March 30 at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana.
Sophomore outside hitter Leah Edmond put down 21 kills and had help from three other double-digit kill efforts en route to a five-set comeback win over BYU and the program’s first ever Elite Eight berth.