Minnesota Volleyball is getting that preseason poll love:
The preseason hype is well deserved considering the fact that Minnesota is coming of a fantastic 2015 season that saw the Gophers go 30-5, win the Big Ten title, and advance to the NCAA Final Four. While the Gophers lost B1G Player of the Year and First Team All-American Daly Santana to graduation, they return a lineup that is still loaded with talent. Senior Hannah Tapp was a unanimous All-B1G selection and a First Team All-American, sophomore Samantha Seliger-Swenson was B1G Freshman of the Year and a Second Team All-American, and senior Paige Tapp was B1G Honorable Mention and a Third Team All-American in 2015.
Minnesota will need that talent as they face a Big Ten that returns a large number of top teams including defending national champion Nebraska.
In other words, you should expect some fun competitive volleyball to be played in the Sports Pavilion as Minnesota defends their Big Ten title this fall.