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The legend begins in 2007. The Michigan volleyball team has just completed its first week of practice when Stesha Selsky walks into coach Mark Rosen’s office.
The boot, the sweatshirt and the glum expression on junior outside hitter Alex Hunt’s face said it all. With the Michigan volleyball team’s most dominant hitter sitting on the bench, what little magic left in a season that had started out with so much promise was gone.
After a disappointing sweep at the hands of the Nittany Lions the previous night, Michigan returned to Cliff Keen Arena on Saturday night to face a physical and aggressive Ohio State team, fresh from a sweep of its own against Michigan State.
Five service errors for the No. 13 Michigan volleyball team in the first set established the tone of Friday night’s matchup against No. 20 Northwestern. But despite losing the first set and committing more mistakes than the Wildcats, the Wolverines rebounded to win in four sets. Michigan (7-1 Big Ten, 18-2 overall) and Northwestern entered […]
The offense has seen its share of ups and downs this season. Juniors Louie Caporusso, Carl Hagelin and Matt Rust have provided somewhat of a scoring punch. And freshman Chris Brown has been a solid contributor since day one. But the group as a whole has been inconsistent all season