Gophers volleyball winter workouts feature three big-time freshmen

The Minnesota Gophers are reloading once again on the volleyball court. Coach Hugh McCutcheon landed three freshmen that will make an immediate impact this year. All three graduated high school early in order to join the Gophers for winter workouts.

***Click the video box above to watch interviews with McCutcheon, Wucherer, Hanson, and Booth***

McKenna Wucherer was the No. 1 2022 recruit in the country, per Prepvolleyball.com. She committed to the Gophers in 8th grade. She was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Wisconsin for 2021.

Julia Hanson is from Prior Lake high school and she had numerous college offers.

Carter Booth is a 6-foot-7 middle blocker out of Denver. Booth’s father, Calvin, is a former Minnesota Timberwolves player and is the current general manager of the Denver Nuggets. Booth was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Colorado for 2021.

“These freshman will have a chance to contribute for us this season. It’s helpful that all of them enrolled early at the “U” and that we have some great veteran leadership to help show them the ropes of how we do things here,” said McCutcheon.

McCutcheon is entering his 11th season as the Gophers head coach.