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 Taylor Morgan as she is back for her red-shirt freshman season.
Get to know some of the newest members of Gopher Volleyball, this time with freshman Taylor Morgan
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Saw action in 42 sets for the Gophers • recorded 32 kills and 18 blocks • played in three sets during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Aug. 25-26) • played in fouru sets during the Diet Coke Classic and had four kills • saw action in four sets during the American Campus Classic • played in three sets of the Boise State Classic and had three kills and two blocks • saw action in the Michigan State match and recorded a block • played in two sets against Purdue • played three sets during the Illinois win and had two kills, one dig and one block • added a match-best 12 kills in the win over Rutgers • had a team-best four blocks (1-3) in the win over Maryland • saw action in the Penn State match and delivered a block assist.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 24 sets and 13 matches during the year • Saw action in her first collegiate game against No. 11 Stanford (8/28) • started against Green Bay, adding three blocks, 10 kills, hitting .500 (9/17) • .hit .667 and added three block assists against Toledo (9/17) • established one kill against Maryland (9/23) • hit .667 against Northwestern (10/9) • saw action against Iowa and No.1 Nebraska over the weekend (10/21-23) • saw action in two out of three sets against Rutgers, adding two blocks (10/28) • saw action against No. 13 Michigan State and No. 18 Michigan (11/18-20) • recorded two digs and one block in win over No. 3 Wiscsonsin (11/26).
Will miss the 2015 season due to an injury.
Played high school volleyball at Blaine • was ranked as the 89th recruit in the national recruiting class • played on the Blaine Varsity volleyball team since her freshman year and saw action as both a middle blocker and outside hitter • helped lead the Bengals to a state-tournament berth and was named to the state's all-tournament team • in that state tournament, had 35 kills as she led her team to a third-place finish • as a sophomore, had 230 kills and hit .409 as she garnered all-conference honors • after suffering an injury during her junior year, returned to the Bengals lineup and was named a team captain • also is a standout track athlete.
Born November 6, 1997 • daughter of Matt and Jennifer Bingle • has two sisters, Allie and Grace. Her father, Matt, is the University of Minnesota's director of women's track & field and cross country • undecided on a major • graduated from Blaine in 2015 • was on the student council and Business Professionals of America in high school.
Alumni Spotlight: Katrien De Decker
5/15/2018 - W. Volleyball
Gophersports.com recently caught up with one of our legendary Gophers, Katrien De Decker.
Big Ten/ACC Tickets Available May 8
5/7/2018 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota Volleyball opens the 2018 season at the Target Center as it hosts the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Aug. 24-25.
Spring Recap from the Gophers
5/2/2018 - W. Volleyball
The Gopher Volleyball program concluded the 2018 spring season last Saturday as the Gophers hosted an intrasquad scrimmage.