Thursday afternoon, Michigan volleyball’s Abby Cole announced from her Instagram that she would be joining Barnes Arico’s squad as a senior next year.
The Big Ten is now one of the most competitive leagues in the nation, and will be well-represented in the NCAA Tournament at the season’s end.
A group of five sophomores and four freshmen make up the core of the Wolverines’ 2015-16 roster.
Michigan’s sophomore guard is now readying for another five-month-long grind after reeling in hype, highlights and accolades throughout her freshman campaign.
Though the WNIT was a second chance for Michigan, it’s no longer the goal.
The trash talking has already begun in the Ristovski household.
With its first chance to impress coach Kim Barnes Arico, the Michigan women’s basketball team’s stockpile of freshmen embraced the opportunity.
With 2:48 left in the first quarter of Saturday’s exhibition game, Michigan women’s basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico called a timeout. Her team led, 21-13, but it was giving Ferris State too many scoring opportunities for her liking.
With the loss of three seniors who started every game last season, there are three spots in the air, leaving Barnes Arico to pick from a primarily young team dominated by underclassmen.
The senior’s consistency has been the strongest asset of her game, and Michigan will need it now more than ever.