Add another name to the seniors who will be back for another run at the national title for Wisconsin volleyball. And a pretty big one at that.
Four-time All-American middle blocker Dana Rettke will return to the Badgers for the fall campaign, per a report, loading up Wisconsin and head coach Kelly Sheffield for another run.
But now the post is back up, and the Badgers will return an almost fully loaded lineup to a team that has made back-to-back Final Fours — including a national title loss in 2019.
Rettke joins Sydney Hilley, Grace Loberg, Giorgia Civita and Lauren Barnes as seniors who pledged to return. Meanwhile, Molly Haggerty and Deahna Kraft have moved on from college while Nicole Shannahan transferred to the Tennessee Volunteers.
Save for Haggerty, the Badgers return most of their standout attack. And Devyn Robinson won’t be a freshman anymore.
Fans ready to pack the Field House next year must surely be thinking this will be the year.