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Setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson sets the ball at the Gophers game against the Badgers at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Gophers down Badgers for seventh consecutive win

October 23, 2017

In front of 5,541 fans at the Maturi Pavilion, Minnesota rallied to win its second match against Wisconsin this season. The No. 5 Gophers finished the match by winning the third set 25-21 and the fourth...

Outside hitter Alexis Hart pushes the ball past UCLA in the Sports Pavilion on Dec. 10, 2016.

By bringing track skill set to volleyball court, Alexis Hart excels

October 19, 2017

After she won the most recent Big Ten Player of the Week award, one wouldn’t guess Alexis Hart only picked up volleyball in high school. Hart set her high school's record in long jump, and has since...

No. 6 Minnesota volleyball continues to roll, sweeps Iowa for fifth straight win

October 17, 2017

After a back-and-forth first set, the Minnesota volleyball team stormed back to dominate the second and third set. Fueled by a team hitting percentages of .412 in the second set and .394 in the third,...

Minnesota sweeps Purdue at home

October 13, 2017

Trailing 11-4 in the third set, Minnesota’s hope for a match sweep seemed bleak. Instead, the Gophers went on a 10-3 run to tie the set at 14, eventually winning the set by a final score of 25-23, earning...

Freshman outside hitter Jasmyn Martin waits for Purdue to return the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

In her first year with the team, Jasmyn Martin gives Gophers volleyball depth off bench

October 12, 2017

Freshman outside hitter Jasmyn Martin didn’t always know that she wanted to play volleyball at the college level. In her sophomore year of high school, she faced a choice between basketball and volleyball...

Gophers Molly Lohman, left, and Alexis Hart touch hands after a point against Maryland on Sept. 23, 2016 in the Sports Pavillon.

No. 6 Minnesota hands No. 22 Michigan its second loss of the season

October 9, 2017

Just when it seemed victory was out of reach for the Gophers volleyball team on Saturday, they bounced back. Minnesota (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) used a 13-4 run in the first set and an 10-1 run in the second...

Freshman Lauren Barnes helps Gophers’ youth movement with defense

October 5, 2017

While freshman Stephanie Samedy has dazzled many with her kill totals this season, another freshman starter has shined on defense. Defensive specialist Lauren Barnes enters the second week of Big Ten play...

No. 6 Minnesota Volleyball wins rivalry match against No. 7 Wisconsin

October 5, 2017

   Despite dropping the first set to the Badgers, the No. 6 Gophers (14-2) volleyball team bounced back for a five-set victory Wednesday night. Matching up against a top ten opponent, and rival...

After losing two consecutive matches, Minnesota bounces back

October 2, 2017

After losing two straight matches, the Gophers volleyball team won easy on Saturday. Minnesota responded to a .183 hitting percentage Friday against Nebraska by hitting .333 against Iowa on Saturday, earning...

Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Taylor Morgan blocks the ball from Wisconsin at Maturi Pavilion on Nov. 26, 2016.

Taylor Morgan brings energy, enthusiasm from bench

September 28, 2017

It’s hard to miss Taylor Morgan on the sideline at Gopher volleyball games. Whether by dancing or energizing the team vocally, Morgan makes her presence known.  The redshirt sophomore has appeared...

Freshman opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy practices with a weighted ball on Wednesday.

Unranked Michigan State takes down first-ranked Minnesota at home

September 25, 2017

After a 12-0 start to the season, the No. 1 Minnesota volleyball team can finally remove the target from its back. The Gophers (12-1, 1-1 Big Ten) were swept by unranked Michigan State (9-2, 2-0 Big Ten)...

Freshman opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy at team practice on Wednesday.

Stephanie Samedy leads Minnesota into Big Ten play

September 21, 2017

Minnesota lost its leader in kills and AVCA Player of the year Sarah Wilhite to graduation in the spring. Freshman Stephanie Samedy has picked up where Wilhite left off. Samedy leads the team in kills...

Minnesota volleyball sweeps Idaho State to finish nonconference slate undefeated

September 18, 2017

The Gophers survived a scare against Boise State Friday night, winning in five sets. In the team's match against Idaho State, it was a different story. Minnesota overpowered Idaho State (3-10) in a sweep...

Gophers take first two matches

September 16, 2017

   The Gophers volleyball team again flexed their muscles Friday, beating Oregon State and Boise State in the first day of the Boise Tournament. Playing against Oregon State (8-2) in the first...


Gophers junior Samantha Seliger-Swenson sets the ball on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in a match against Maryland in the Sports Pavillon.

Seliger-Swenson sets up Gophers for promise

September 14, 2017

Junior Samantha Seliger-Swenson had to overcome early criticism from those at the NCAA level. “I remember the talks about her, Big Ten, Big 12, and [other] Power Five conference coaches… people were...

Gophers sophomore Samantha Seliger-Swenson sets the ball on Sept. 23, 2016 in a match against Maryland in the Sports Pavillon.

No. 1 Gophers win 3-1 against Texas, remain undefeated

September 11, 2017

In an early preview of what could potentially become a late-round NCAA tournament matchup, the No. 1 Gophers defeated the No. 5 Longhorns 3-1 in Austin, Texas.  “[I’m] just really proud of the...

Setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson cheers after the Gophers score a point on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion.

No. 1 Minnesota wins first two matches in Texas tournament to remain undefeated

September 8, 2017

Playing in two matches on Thursday, Minnesota (7-0) showed why it is ranked No. 1 in the nation, sweeping Denver and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the American Campus Classic in Austin, Texas.  The...

Gophers Middle Blocker Molly Lohman gets ready to strike the ball back to Maryland on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in the Sports Pavillon.

With quiet confidence, Molly Lohman comes into her own as senior leader

September 7, 2017

After starting in just nine matches as a freshman, senior Molly Lohman has made her way into a leadership role despite a reserved presence.  “Most people would say she’s pretty quiet,” said...

Senior libero Dalianliz Rosado poses for a portrait in the Sports Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Dalianliz Rosado becomes fluent in English and leadership as Gophers pursue title

September 1, 2017

Dalianliz Rosado arrived at Minnesota facing an adjustment unlike many other Division I athletes — she had to learn most of the primary language. The Gophers’ libero left her home of Puerto Rico to...