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Wisconsin volleyball: three Badgers named to US National Team camps

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The Badgers are going international y’all with chances to add some blue to their normal red and white unis.

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Two Badgers were named to the USA Collegiate National Team while another was selected to the U20 National Training Team.

Four-time All-American Dana Rettke is joined by freshman and first team All-Big Ten player Devyn Robinson to the Collegiate National Team. The pair — selected by the coaches on the US National Team — will compete train with a group of the 29 best college players in the country between June 13 and 18.

While Rettke has trained with the national team before, this will be Robinson’s first experience with the Collegiate National Team. You would expect that would be a huge benefit to Robinson’s growth, who already was one of the top attacking threats on the Badgers’ deep attack.

Meanwhile, defensive specialist Sydney Reed was one of 20 players named to the 2021 Women’s Indoor U20 National Training Team. She’ll be competing and training with the aim to make the 12 player roster for the 2021 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship held July 9-18 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Kortrijk, Belgium. That team meets up at a training camp held June 28-July 8 at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reed is a legacy at Wisconsin — her father Earl “J” Reed was a football player who won the 1999 Rose Bowl with the Badgers — but started out at North Carolina in the fall in 2020 before transferring after the fall season.

Reed played in seven matches for the Tar Heels before transferring. She averaged 1.3 digs a set and added .4 assists and .2 aces per set as well. Before college, Reed was the 2019-20 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia.

Reed will be competing for time in a crowded back row at Wisconsin made even more crowded by the transfer of former Iowa libero Joslyn Boyer. Reed will be eligible to play in matches in the fall, and she’ll get some high level reps at the camp and could possibly compete for a World Championship, which is pretty cool.

Congrats to the three Badgers who will be wearing the red, white and blue this summer!