Tuesday, 30 May 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Huskers Meet Shockers in Central City for Spring Match Presented by FNBO

Huskers Meet Shockers in Central City for Spring Match Presented by FNBO

• The Nebraska volleyball team will play its 2023 Spring Match presented by FNBO against Wichita State at the new Bison Activity Dome in Central City on Saturday, April 29. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m., with doors opening 90 minutes prior to first serve. The Huskers will sign autographs after the match. Ticktes to the match were sold out in 52 minutes.  
• For the second consecutive year, the Huskers’ spring match will be televised statewide on Nebraska Public Media and streamed online on B1G+. Larry Punteney and Kathi Wieskamp will be on the call. 
• The Huskers Radio Network will broadcast all the action on their radio affiliates, including 107.3 FM in Lincoln. A live audio stream will be provided at Huskers.com and the Huskers app. John Baylor and Lauren (Cook) West will provide color commentary.


• Nebraska has 14 players on its roster for the 2023 season and all 14 have been practicing with the Huskers this spring. 

• NU has no seniors on its roster and six of the 14 players are new to the program. Five of the six newcomers are freshmen: libero Laney Choboy, middle blocker Andi Jackson, outside hitters Caroline Jurevicius and Harper Murray, and setter Bergen Reilly. Junior outside hitter transfer Merritt Beason, an All-SEC performer at Florida, is the only upperclass newcomer. Beason amassed 565 kills in two years at Florida and was on the All-SEC and AVCA All-Region Team in 2022. 

• Junior libero Lexi Rodriguez led the Huskers to a nation-leading .128 opponent hitting percentage in 2022 with 4.26 digs per set. Rodriguez is a two-time All-Big Ten First Team selection and AVCA All-American.

• Rodriguez leads the Huskers along with fellow junior outside hitter Lindsay Krause, who has 507 career kills. Ally Batenhorst has 339 kills in two years with the Huskers and was on the Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team last season. 

• Middle blocker Bekka Allick will look to build on a strong freshman campaign in which she was an AVCA All-Region and All-Big Ten Freshman selection after 1.89 kills per set and a team-high .326 hitting percentage. 


• The Volleyball Day in Nebraska outdoor event in Memorial Stadium sold out on Thursday morning, the third day tickets were on sale to the public.


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