The D1 women's volleyball season is finally here and we can't wait to see what each team and conference has in store this year. Word on the street is that the teams this year are seeing more talent then ever before and the competition is more intense then it has ever been. Last week was opening week for D1 volleyball and we've already seem some impressive and surprising plays and wins from the top teams. Let the games begin!
WISCONSIN OPENS SEASON IN HAWAII
WHAT. A. START!
— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) August 27, 2016
It's really good to be Wisconsin right now! It doesn't get much better than the beginning the Badgers just had in the season opener like in Hawaii over the weekend, which was enough to move them up to the No. 2 spot in the D1 volleyball rankings. The team swept through the tournament, beating Kansas, Hawaii and Arizona. Molly Haggerty led the team with 14 kills while hitting .609 and senior Lauren Carlini recorded her second straight double-double with 41 assists and 10 digs.
NEBRASKA HUSKERS SWEEP TEXAS
— Husker Volleyball (@Huskervball) August 28, 2016
Nebraska took down Texas, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21, Saturday at the VERT Challenge. Kadie Rolfzen tallied 11 kills and 11 digs with a hitting percentage of .348. Amber Rolfzen added 10 kills and middle blocker Briana Holman had a .727 hitting percentage. Andie Malloy had nine kills and Mikaela Foecke had seven.
STANFORD TAKES DOWN MINNESOTA
— Stanford University (@Stanford) August 29, 2016
LAUREN CARLINI READY TO BRING NCAA TITLE HOME
— NCAA Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) August 25, 2016
Senior setter Lauren Carlini is ready to give this season all she's got to bring home an NCAA title before graduating. Carlini is convinced that ever since she arrives at Wisconsin, the team was destined to win its first national title. "Whether we win a national championship or not this year I know it's not going to make or break this program," she said. "I know at some point we will win a national championship as a program and everyone is going to be just as excited as the people on that team. We've all been on that journey and we've all been a part of this program and we've helped build that. It will be a very connecting time for everyone."