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Heartbreaking end to fantastic season

Volleyball season wrap up
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Libero Graduate Student Morgan Jensen (#20) leads a quick player huddle on the court for Whitewater.

The UW-Whitewater Volleyball team’s season came to an end after losing to Northwestern St. Paul 3-2 in the NCAA regional. The Warhawks jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead but unfortunately were not able to finish the job losing the next three sets 30-28, 28-26 and 15-11.

According to UWW sports, Jenna Weinfurt made history for the program as she set a record in that match for most attacks in a single match with 73. She also added a career high in kills with 26. Kirsten Anderson would have a strong defensive performance for the Warhawks as she would tally 11 blocks to put herself in second place for blocks in a single match. Morgan Jensen would also have a solid match registering 22 digs in the loss. 

Despite the heartbreak the Warhawks had a phenomenal season. According to the Warhawk athletics website, Whitewater had over half their opponents this season ranked or receiving votes in the national poll. This season the Warhawks also registered their most wins since 2016 with 28. The Warhawks also won the WIAC tournament after sweeping their rival UW-Oshkosh, ending their undefeated season, and earning them a spot in the NCAA tournament. Oshkosh was also ranked the best in the nation at the time. 

Not only did the Warhawks impress with their tough schedule but they were also able to take home some individual awards as well. Four Warhawks were selected to First Team All-WIAC including Jenna Weinfurt, Kirsten Anderson, Morgan Jensen and Aubrie Krzus. That would not be it though as Weinfurt would take home WIAC offensive player of the year. Jensen also won WIAC defensive player of the year. Krzus seems to have a bright future as she took home WIAC newcomer of the year. 

With several key players set to graduate the Warhawks will look to build off this success with a younger group next season.

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