Wisconsin Visits the Sports Pavilion Wednesday Night
Gophers fall in three sets to the Wolverines (25-21, 25-21, 25-22)
Minnesota battles the Wolverines at the Sports Pavilion
The Spartans visit the Sports Pavilion Wednesday, Nov. 9
Ashley Wittman had 11 kills to lead Minnesota past the Spartans
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Saw her first action of the season against Saint Louis (9/9) where she recorded four digs, three kills and two blocks in three sets had two blocks, one dig and one ace against Kansas (9/10) in one set in five sets, had three kills, three blocks (one solo) and one dig against UNI (9-10) played in four sets recording four blocks against Marquette (9/18) played in her first Big Ten match at the setter position against Northwestern (9/25) finished the night with 33 assists, four digs and one block played in one set against Michigan (10/7) and had two assists made her first career start against Northwestern (10/28) recording 31 assists, five digs, four blocks and an ace in her second career start, helped the Gophers upset then No. 3 Illinois (10/29) with 31 kill assists, four blocks, three digs and two kills with a .333 hitting percentage in three sets in five sets against Penn State (11/4) set a career-high 61 kill assists, 13 kills while recording her first double double as a Gopher and had three kills had 45 kill assists, nine digs, four kills for a .375 hitting percentage, three blocks and an ace against Ohio State (11/5) recorded a match-high 35 kill assists, a career-high four aces, four digs, three kills for a .600 hitting percentage and two blocks against Michigan State (11/9) had 27 kill assists, four digs, two kills, a block and an ace against Nebraska (11/16) competed in her first NCAA postseason competition when she started the Washington match (12/3).
High School: Graduated early from Lakeville North High School and competed in 2011 spring volleyball season. CLUB BALL: Helped her team to a fifth-place finish in the AAU Nationals in the summer of 2010 and was named an AAU All-American received "2009 Best Setter" honors at the National Junior Classic in Chicago named the Most Outstanding 16 and under setter at the Prepvolleyball.com Classic in 2009 was the Most Outstanding 15 and under player at the 2008 Prepvolleyball.com Classic was also a member of the M-1 Club program 2008 US Junior Olympic Championship, 10th-place open division. HIGH SCHOOL: Named Minnesota's Gatorade Player of the Year, which is given to Minnesota's base high school volleyball player as a senior, led Lakeville North to a 31-1 record and the Class AAA state title recorded 1,172 assists, 203 digs, 147 blocks, 132 kills and 66 service aces while averaging 13.1 assists per game named the 2010 Ms. Baden-Minnesota Volleyball Player of the Year 2010 Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year earned first-team all-state in 2010, second-team in 2009 and honorable mention in 2008 2009 Pioneer Press All State Team selection four-time all-conference honoree 2007 AAA MSHSL State Tournament third-place finish named KARE-11 Athlete of the Week ranked as the nation's No. 8 player and No. 1 setter as rated by PrepVolleyball.com graduated Lakeville North with a 3.82 grade point average.
PERSONAL: Born on July 22, 1993 daughter of Mark and Michele McNeil undecided on a major.
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