Madison area colleges are coming up with nothing but aces in regard to their women’s volleyball programs.
Though the 2nd-ranked Badgers recently lost a hard-fought battle to 15th-ranked Penn State, they’re 14-2 in conference play, and 23-2 overall. The 2021 national champions hope to repeat that feat with the coming NCAA tournament that begins at the end of the month. Their next match is at Purdue on Friday.
Competing at the NJCAA Division II level for the first time in program history, the WolfPack reached the Region 4 finals for the first time in six years. The No. 2-seeded team defeated No. 7-seed Milwaukee Area Technical College in the semifinals, before falling to No. 3 Rock Valley College in the championship match. They ended their season with a 23-10 record.
Edgewood College’s women’s volleyball team just won the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Championship, defeating Aurora University. By doing so, they punched their ticket to the DIII NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. They’ll be facing Northwestern-St. Paul in the first round.