Lauren West
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 husband, Jason, married in 2018.
The Lo-Down: The Woman Behind It All for Nebraska Volleyball
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 13 hrs ago by Lauren West
In her latest column former Nebraska All-American Lauren West sheds some light on one of the people instrumental in the Huskers success –– her mother, Wendy, the ultimate coach's wife.
The Lo-Down: What a Typical Day Looks Like for Nebraska's John Cook
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 7 days ago by Lauren West
Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for one of the best volleyball coaches in the country, Nebraska's John Cook? We have an inside source for that as Lauren West gives you a look in the latest Lo-Down.
The Lo-Down: Why There's No Place Like Nebraska
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 14 days ago by Lauren West
In her latest column former Nebraska volleyball All-American Lauren West looks at some of the behind-the-scenes advantages that help set the Huskers apart.
The Lo-Down: Why Blocking Is the Slowest Skill to Develop
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 21 days ago by Lauren West
Former Nebraska volleyball All-American Lauren West examines why blocking at the college level is such a challenges in her latest column, The Lo-Down.
The Lo-Down: Pros and Cons of a Home-Heavy Nonconference Schedule
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 28 days ago by Lauren West
Nebraska volleyball will play nine of its 10 nonconference games at home this season. Former Huskers All-American Lauren West breaks down the pros and cons of such a schedule in the latest Lo-Down.
The Lo-Down: What Happened Between the National Title and Now
Nebraska volleyball didn't just kick back and enjoy its 2017 national title. Former Husker All-American Lauren West fills you in on all the work that's put in during the offseason.
The Lo-Down: Nebraska Volleyball Finds Its 'Why' for 2018
Former Nebraska volleyball All-American Lauren (Cook) West explains the importance of the Huskers' team mottos and how the players select them each season.
The Lo-Down: Talking Transfers and Nebraska
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 11 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 11 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 11 mo ago by Lauren West
In this week's column former Husker All-American Lauren Cook explains how the Huskers teach, execute and call blocks.
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