Minneapolis - It was an exciting day for Gophers volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon as he added a talented player to the 2014 volleyball roster. That players is 6'3" middle blocker Molly Lohman of Mankato West High School.

"Molly is a wonderful addition to our program," McCutcheon said in a release. "We could not be happier that she's chosen to study and compete here at the University of Minnesota. She is a talented and driven volleyball athlete and we look forward to working with her in 2014 and beyond."

Lohman, an all-state selection, finished her high school career with 853 kills, 51 assists, 94 aces, 250 blocks and 307 digs. She was an AAU All-American with her Northern Lights club team. Lohman ranked No. 38 on Prep Volleyball's Top 100. 

Lohman's 115 blocks this year ranked second in Minnesota while her 365 kills ranked ninth.