Wisconsin Badgers volleyball: Dana Rettke to return to UW, compared

Add another name to the seniors who will be back for another run for the Wisconsin National Volleyball Title. And a pretty big one at that.

US quadruple center tackle Dana Rettke will return to the Badgers for the fall campaign, according to a report, charging Wisconsin and head coach Kelly Sheffield for another run.

There was buzz from Tuesday night on his return, from an article by Dennis Punzel was posted to Madison.com (apparently by accident) confirming a fifth season for Rettke.

But now the job is back and the Badgers are returning an almost fully loaded squad to a team that has made two 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 have pledged to return. Meanwhile, Molly Haggerty and Deahna Kraft left college while Nicole Shannahan transferred to Tennessee Volunteers.

With the exception of Haggerty, the Badgers return most of their exceptional offense. And Devyn Robinson will no longer be in first grade.

Combine that former Iowa libero, Joslyn Boyer, transferred to the Badgers and the return of Barnes and Civita – and the addition of Sydney Reed – defense seems to be supported as well.

Fans ready to pack Field House next year must surely be thinking that it will be the year.


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