Lauren Cook
Contributing Writer
Lauren joined Hail Varsity in 2017 as a contributing writer covering Nebraska Volleyball. Lauren played volleyball at UCLA in 2009 and then finished her collegiate volleyball career at the University of Nebraska from 2010-2012. After college, she played professional volleyball in Switzerland and Puerto Rico before making her way back to Lincoln. Lauren considers herself a wine connoisseur and a major “foodie” and she also loves to travel the world. Lauren and her fiancé Jason are engaged to be married in 2018.
The Lo-Down: Talking Transfers and Nebraska
Nebraska Volleyball ∙ 13 days ago by Lauren Cook
What goes into the decision to transfer? Former Husker All-American, and one-time transfer, Lauren Cook looks at some of the factors that play a role in deciding to play elsewhere.
The Lo-Down: Would Fewer Subs Mean More Exciting Volleyball?
Former Husker All-American Lauren Cook looks at what reducing the number of subs available in college volleyball would do to the game.
The Lo-Down: What Makes the Perfect Beach Volleyball Duo?
In her latest column former Husker All-American Lauren Cook takes a look at college beach volleyball and the traits coaches are looking for when creating their teams.
The Lo-Down: What Makes Nebraska Volleyball So Successful?
Former Husker All-American Lauren Cook writes that there are three key pieces that have made Nebraska one of the preeminent programs in the country.
The Lo-Down: Exploring the World of Professional Volleyball
There is a level beyond college volleyball, one that exists primarily overseas. Former Husker Lauren Cook draws on her experience as a pro to share some insight on professional volleyball.
The Lo-Down: Tournament Time
The stakes go up in the NCAA Tournament and in this week's column former Nebraska setter Lauren Cook looks at what the Huskers will do to help manage the stress when a loss means the season is over.
The Lo-Down: What to Look for in a College Program
In her latest column former Husker Lauren Cook offers some helpful advice for young players and their parents considering college volleyball.
The Lo-Down: Why Club Volleyball is Important
In her latest column former Nebraska setter Lauren Cook offers some advice for parents and players considering club volleyball, including when to start and what to look for in a program.
The Lo-Down: Advantages of a Tall Setter
Setters have to be able to set first and foremost, but in her latest column former Husker setter Lauren Cook explains why coaches love to find players 5-10 or taller who can do that.
The Lo-Down: The Rise of Combination Plays
In this week's column former Husker setter Lauren Cook explains combination plays, a growing trend in volleyball, and why Nebraska doesn't use them very often.
The Lo-Down: The Value of Video
In her latest column former Husker All-American Lauren Cook takes you inside the film room to explain how volleyball teams use video review to scout and improve technique.
The Lo-Down: Tempo Time
Most offenses in volleyball want to go as quickly as they can. Former Husker setter and All-American Lauren Cook explains why in her latest column.
The Lo-Down Understanding Blocking
In this week's column former Husker All-American Lauren Cook explains how the Huskers teach, execute and call blocks.
The Lo-Down: Defense. Can You Dig It?
In her latest column, former Husker All-American Lauren Cook breaks down Nebraska's two primary defensive alignments and explains what each is intended to take away.
The Lo-Down: How Setters Signal
In her latest column, former Husker setter Lauren Cook explains what setters are saying with their hands when they signal to their teammates.
The Lo-Down: The Importance of Visualization
In her latest look inside the sport of volleyball, former Husker Lauren Cook explains the value of a positive mindset and getting mental reps in prior to a match.
The Lo-Down: It All Starts with Serve and Pass
How essential is successful serving and passing? Former Husker Lauren Cook writes that there's nothing more important in rally-score volleyball.
The Lo-Down: When to Tip, When to Attack
Former Husker setter and All-American Lauren Cook takes a look at the hitters this week and how they decide when to tip and when to take a swing.
The Lo-Down: When Setters Attack
Former Husker setter and All-American Lauren Cook breaks down how and when setters go on the attack.
The Lo-Down: Understanding Serving Zones
In the latest edition of The Lo-Down, former Husker All-American Lauren Cook explains serving zones and why they are one of key pieces to the volleyball chess match.
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