The Gopher Volleyball program concluded the 2018 spring season last Saturday as the Gophers hosted an intrasquad scrimmage.
The University of Minnesota will send the largest collegiate contingent to the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout, March 2-4, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Gophersports.com caught up with Maddie Beal, Sophie Beckley and Kayla Buford in this recent Gopher Spotlight.
Gophersports.com caught up with one of its newest Gopher Volleyball members, Sophie Beckley
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON
Academic All-Big Ten selection • played in six sets during her junior year and had two aces and three digs • saw action during the American Campus Classic and recorded a dig • played in the Idaho State match and recorded two aces in the win • saw action in the Illinois match • played in the Penn State match and recorded two digs.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten • saw action in 31 sets and had 43 digs • recorded five digs against Green Bay (9/17) • earned career-best eight digs twice on the weekend against Maryland and No. 17 Ohio State, also recorded her first kill (9/23-24) • added six kills on the weekend against Indiana and No. 14 Purdue (9/30-10/2) • had six digs against Penn State (10/5) • established seven digs in the win over Northwestern (10/9) • saw action and recorded one dig against Wisconsin (10/12) • saw action against No.14 Michigan State (10/15).
Saw her first action as a Golden Gopher in the UCF match (9/12) • saw action in the Sam Houston State match (9/19) • saw action in the win over Northwestern (11/11) • saw action against Purdue (11/21).
Played her high school career at Bishop Blanchet High School • as a senior last year with the Braves, played as a six-rotation outside hitter, where she had 335 kills, 338 digs and 18 blocks • a two-time all-metro selection her senior and junior years • all state honorable mention as a sophomore and freshman • four-year letterwinner in volleyball, was also a part of the team that made a state appearance in 2013 • played with her indoor and beach club team, Sudden Impact, from 13s-18s • with Sudden Impact, was the team's libero for their 15s-18s teams • on the beach, finished first or second in every local beach tournament in the summer of 2014.
Born January 21, 1997 • daughter of Jeanne Niese and Greg Beckley • has an older sister, Kalin • ecology, evolution and behavior major • working on three minors: Spanish, marine biology and fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology • was a member of the National Honor Society, first honor roll, a scholar athlete • graduated from Bishop Blanchet High School in 2015.
Trio Earns Spot on USA Prelim Roster
6/18/2018 - W. Volleyball
Gophers alums Hannah Tapp, Paige Tapp and Sarah Wilhite are on USA Volleyball's Pan Am Cup preliminary roster
Samedy Shares Her USA Volleyball Experience
6/7/2018 - W. Volleyball
Gopher volleyball standout Stephanie Samedy has had a busy month since finishing her freshman year of college.
Gopher Ties Compete With USA Volleyball
5/30/2018 - W. Volleyball
The University of Minnesota has four Gopher connections competing with USA Volleyball teams this summer.