Krystle Kallman, a three-year starter at center back for West Virginia and key member of last year's Big East Tournament championship squad, is joining younger sister Kylie Kallman at Minnesota for her final year of eligibility.
During Kallman's time at West Virginia, she was a key member of defensive backfields that allowed just 20, 13 and 19 goals during the past three seasons.
She returns to Minnesota, where she attended Woodbury High School.
Sister Kylie started all 19 games as a freshman for the Gophers, who went 9-8-2 in 2007.
Minnesota will return all 11 starters in 2008 and also welcome a strong freshman class, led by the program's first-ever U.S. under-17 national team player in goalkeeper Cat Parkhill.
The Gophers opened their spring exhibition season with a trip to Southern California, where fell, 1-0, to defending national champion USC and won a shootout with San Diego.