This fall, the Michigan volleyball team will welcome a highly-touted group of freshmen to Ann Arbor. The class is comprised of outside hitters Jess Robinson and May Pertofsky, setter Madison Dowd and libero Amber Beals.
After a record-setting tenure at Michigan, Carly Skjodt is heading to the West Coast.
The two-time All-American will take a fifth year with the Pepperdine beach volleyball team as a graduate transfer.
“We are really excited to be Carly’s and her family’s home for her last year in the collegiate level,” said Waves’ coach Marcio Sicoli in a release. “I can't wait to add her skills, personality and work ethic to our team culture. She will be a fundamental piece on the quest to our national championship goal.”
Last Monday, James Madison upset the Michigan softball team on its own field to punch a ticket to the Super Regional. After the handshake line, the Wolverines walked off the field for one final time, heads hanging low. For all an outright Big Ten regular season championship and conference tournament title are worth, Michigan felt as though it fell short.
After capturing the outright Big Ten regular season championship and conference tournament title, No. 15 seed Michigan earned the right to host the NCAA Tournament double-elimination regional round. The Wolverines will welcome James Madison, DePaul and Saint Francis (Pa.) to Alumni Field this weekend. The Daily breaks down the Ann Arbor regional:
In 35 years at the helm of the Michigan softball program, coach Carol Hutchins has seen more than a few senior classes come and go.
Her program challenges all players to meet a specific set of expectations, but the task of leadership falls particularly on the seniors’ shoulders. This season, seniors Faith Canfield, Natalie Peters, Alex Sobczak, Katie Alexander and Mackenzie Nemitz have taken those expectations to an entirely new level.
When the team returned to campus from summer break in the fall, the group called for a meeting.
Two weeks ago, it seemed out of the cards. But after a pair of massive dominoes fell into place, the Michigan softball team was selected as one of the 16 host sites for the four-team regional round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.