Each week, we’ll again have a brief notebook to pick some highlights and notes.
Last Week’s Results: 8/24 - def. Fairfield, 3-1; 8/25 - def. William & Mary, 3-1; 8/25 - lost @ Duke, 3-0
This Week Matches: 8/31 - vs. Bradley; 8/31 - vs. Western Michigan; 9/1 - vs. SEMO; 9/1 vs. East Carolina
Player of the Week: Rachel Neuberger, MB, Jr., Muskego, Wis. Neuberger figures to be one of the Panthers’ leaders on both offense and defense this season and she was steady and solid all weekend long. She wound up averaging 3.64 kills per set and committed just five errors all weekend, hitting .449 over the three matches. Her efforts landed her a spot on the Duke Invitational All-Tournament Team.
News and Notes: Kayla Price joined Neuberger on the all-tournament team … the Panthers had never played either Duke or Fairfield before this weekend … UWM is now 2-0 all-time against William & Mary … Susie Johnson is now 3-3 in season openers as the Panthers’ head coach … UWM’s starting lineup in the season opener was plenty young, as freshmen Maggie Dunbar and Nicole Latzig along with sophomores Julie Kolinske and Kayla Price earned nods in the opening seven … the 9-10 person rotation for the weekend also included two other freshmen – Maisey Mulvey and Sammi Herron … Milwaukee looks like it will have a balanced defensive effort in the back row, as four players finished the weekend averaging at leads 2.3 digs per set … Latzig made a nice mark on defense in the front row, averaging better than a block per set … Kolinske had double-doubles in all three matches over the weekend and opened the year with a 19-kill effort against Fairfield.