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: My Proudest Moments and Biggest Regret as a Husker
7 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: My Proudest Moments and Biggest Regret as a Husker
Former Nebraska All-American setter Lauren West looks back on her Husker career and shares some of the best moments and one season she wishes would've gone differently.
The Lo-Down: The Evolution of Volleyball Uniforms
7 mo ago by Lauren West
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The Lo-Down: The Evolution of Volleyball Uniforms
In this week's Lo-Down former Husker All-American Lauren West looks at how volleyball uniforms have evolved to offer better function and, yes, a little fashion.
The Lo-Down: The Secret to Training Setters
7 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: The Secret to Training Setters
Former Nebraska All-American Lauren West breaks down how the Huskers train what continues to be a long line of impressive setters.
The Lo-Down: Who Are All Those People on the Huskers Bench?
7 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: Who Are All Those People on the Huskers Bench?
If you've watched a Nebraska volleyball match you know the Huskers' bench is well-populated place. Former Husker Lauren West breaks down some of the key people beyond the coaches in this week's Lo-Down.
The Lo-Down: A Day in the Life of a Nebraska Volleyball Player
8 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: A Day in the Life of a Nebraska Volleyball Player
In this week's Lo-Down former Nebraska volleyball All-American Lauren West looks at all of the things fans don't get to see leading up to the Huskers' preparation for a big match.
The Lo-Down: About Those Back-to-Back Big Ten Road Trips
8 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: About Those Back-to-Back Big Ten Road Trips
Nebraska volleyball will face two top-10 teams on back-to-back nights this weekend, a not uncommon weekend in the Big Ten. Former Husker Lauren West looks at what it takes for a team to have success on a grueling road trip.
The Lo-Down: How to Build a Defense-First Culture
8 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: How to Build a Defense-First Culture
Nebraska volleyball has had some powerful hitters in its history, but the current program is really built on defense. Former Husker Lauren West explains how that happens in her latest column.
The Lo-Down: Life as The Coach's Kid
8 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: Life as The Coach's Kid
What's it like being the daughter of one of the best volleyball coaches in the game? Former Nebraska All-American Lauren (Cook) West writes about her experience growing up in a volleyball family.
The Lo-Down: The Woman Behind It All for Nebraska Volleyball
8 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: The Woman Behind It All for Nebraska Volleyball
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
9 mo ago by Lauren West
The Lo-Down: What a Typical Day Looks Like for Nebraska's John Cook
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.
 
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