Some Minnesotan names to know at various levels of volleyball:
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM
Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul): First-team All-America for the Gophers in 2009.
Tori Dixon (Burnsville): First-team All-America for the Gophers in 2013.
Sarah Wilhite (Eden Prairie): 2016 national player of the year for the Gophers.
Hannah Tapp (Stewartville): First-team All-America for the Gophers in 2015.
Paige Tapp (Stewartville): Two-time third-team All-America for the Gophers.
Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Hopkins): First-team All-America for Gophers in 2016.
Molly Lohman (Mankato): Honorable-mention All-America for Gophers in 2016.
Jasmyn Martin (Brooklyn Park): Big Ten Freshman of the Week for Gophers Oct. 9.
Sydney Hilley (Champlin Park): Big Ten All-Freshman Team this year for Wisconsin.
Jenny Mosser (Lakeville): Pac-12 All-Freshman Team this year for UCLA.
Tina Boe (Plymouth): Summit League All-Freshman Team this year for Denver.
Brie Orr (Eagan): Iowa’s starting setter all season as a freshman.
Claire Sheehan (Isanti): Iowa’s second-best kill-per-set average (2.54) as a freshman.
Mariena Hayden (Belle Plaine): Freshman nearly broke UNLV service ace record with 43.
Kennedi Orr (Eagan): Nation’s No. 1 recruit for Class of 2021, committed to Nebraska.
CC McGraw (Prior Lake): 2017 Under Armour first-team All-America, future Gopher.
McKenna Melville (Eagan): Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year headed to Central Florida.
Kayla Blair (Prior Lake): Senior blocking machine is headed to Michigan.
Grace Persson (Eden Prairie): Senior outside hitter is headed to Michigan.
Elizabeth Juhnke (Lakeville): A junior, she’s the state’s most powerful hitter.