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Wisconsin volleyball: Badgers sign Iowa transfer Joslyn Boyer

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The former Hawkeyes libero will add more depth to UW’s back row.

Joslyn Boyer celebrates a point for the Hawkeyes.
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Head coach Kelly Sheffield continues to load up his back row with former rivals’ liberos.

Former Iowa libero Joslyn Boyer will join the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team for the fall season, via the transfer portal as UW looks to strengthen its defense.

Boyer, who played at the same club team as Dana Rettke and current libero Lauren Barnes, played two seasons with the Hawkeyes. As a freshman, she averaged 1.77 digs per set. She took over the libero jersey during the past season and had 3.72 digs per set.

A native of Downers Grove, Ill., Boyer told the Wisconsin State Journal she was excited about the step up in competition at UW compared to Iowa — the Hawkeyes went only 14-37 during her two seasons there — and Boyer wants to compete for her spot.

“I want to be the best and play with the best and play against the best,” Boyer said. “I think that’s another reason why I really wanted to stay in the Big Ten because it’s the best conference in the country.”

Boyer — who has three years of eligibility left — will likely compete with sophomore Anna McDonald, sophomore Izzy Ashburn and freshman and fellow transfer Sydney Reed for time in the back row alongside Barnes and Giorgia Civita.