Volleyball

Junior setter MacKenzi Welsh had a kill and an ace on Wednesday.

Out of the corner of her eye, junior setter MacKenzi Welsh saw Penn State’s middle blocker take a half-step towards senior outside hitter Carly Skjodt, Michigan’s most dangerous offensive weapon.

Redshirt junior middle blocker Cori Crocker was sidelined with an injury during October.

Now in his 20th season at the helm of the women’s volleyball program, the Michigan head coach sees things through a lens fundamentally different than many others. To Rosen, effort and growth are equally important to scores and his team’s record.

Junior setter Mackenzi Welsh had a six-point scoring streak on Saturday.

There was almost as much red as maize and blue in the stands at Cliff Keen Arena on Saturday night, which made for an intense — and loud — match. The No.15 Michigan women's volleyball took on No. 6 Nebraksa in front of a sold-out crowd.

Freshman setter Erin O’Leary played in her first match as a Wolverine on Wednesday night.

The collective look of surprise from everyone except the Wolverines could be seen when Michigan volleyball coach Mark Rosen opted to pull career starter Mackenzi Welsh for freshman Erin O’Leary against Maryland during a 3-0 loss on Wednesday night.

Sunday, Michigan avenged its loss to the No. 5 Badgers in Madison, defeating them four sets.

Just over a week after the No. 14 Michigan volleyball team dropped a five-set heartbreaker at home to Wisconsin — beginning a three-match losing streak — the Wolverines came through with their biggest win of the season.

Junior setter MacKenzie Welsh returned to the lineup for Michigan in its loss to Indiana.

The Michigan women's volleyball team fell to Indiana in four sets on Wednesday.

Mark and Leisa Rosen have left an undeniable mark on their program in their 20 seasons at the helm.

Mark and Leisa Rosen have left an undeniable mark on the Michigan volleyball program.

Freshman outside hitter Paige Jones had an 18-kill performance at a .349 clip on Saturday night.

What the audience might not have seen coming, however, was freshman Paige Jones’ 18-kill performance at a .349 clip while almost single-handedly winning the first set for the No. 12 Michigan volleyball team.

Senior libero Jenna Lerg finished Saturday's match against Minnesota with a team-high 19 digs.

No. 7 Wisconsin’s 6-foot-8 sophomore middle blocker challenged No. 12 Michigan (18-4 overall, 7-4 Big Ten) all night, and the injury-hampered Wolverines were unable to answer in a 25-18, 16-25, 22-25, 25-21, 11-15 loss at Crisler Center on Friday night.

Sophomore middle blocker Kiara Shannon posted two kills out of 16 swings on Saturday night.

With a trio of starters sidelined due to injury, the No. 12 Michigan volleyball team (18-5 overall, 7-5 Big Ten) struggled to find consistency in a 25-27, 10-25, 20-25 loss to No. 3 Minnesota (18-2, 12-0) on Saturday night.