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Wisconsin athletics roundup: women’s hockey all-Americans, Big Ten volleyball weekly awards and more

Current and future Badgers have been racking up awards lately.

Tom Lynn

Over the past week there have been a few pieces of news that haven’t necessarily required a full post, but are still newsworthy. I’ve compiled some updates on the women’s hockey team, the volleyball team and the men’s basketball team here for your ease of consumption.

Women’s hockey

The USCHO All-America teams were announced last week and the Badgers had four players representing the squad. All-world forward Daryl Watts was on the first team, defenseman Grace Bowlby made the second team, forward Sophie Shirley made the third team and freshman forward Lacey Eden made the all-rookie team.

Wisconsin and the Northeastern Huskies were tied for the most players on the teams with four each.


Dana Rettke was named Big Ten Player of the Week for her dominating performances against Michigan over the last two matches of the season. Not only did Rettke help Wisconsin secure their second straight Big Ten title. she had 17 kills on 29 attacks (.586 hit percentage) in the first match to go along with five blocks while in the second match she had 11 kills (but one error) on 22 attacks (.455) to go along with five more blocks and four digs

In case you missed it on Sunday, the Badgers earned the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Men’s basketball

2021 hoops commit Matthew Mors has been a monster in South Dakota high school hoops for five years. I’ll just let the Midco Sports Network blurb speak for itself:

Mors is the first four-time winner of the MidcoSN Player of the Year. Matthew has put teams on notice since he broke into the varsity roster as a 7th grader and entered the starting lineup as an 8th grader. He finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Class AA history and number four in all classes with 2,707 points. His senior season was highlighted with a 17-3 regular season and a third-place finish at the state tournament.

“Matthew’s basketball IQ is so high. I’m appreciative he’s been so coachable for six years. He’s a truly special player,” said Head Coach Chris Haynes.

On the season, Mors averaged 24.5 PPG (54.3% shooting), 7.3 RPG, 3.0 APG. Can’t wait to see him in Madison.