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 Evolution of Volleyball Uniforms
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 3 days ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 days ago by Lauren West
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?
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 17 days ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 24 days ago by Lauren West
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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?
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 11 mo ago by Lauren West
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
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 11 mo ago by Lauren West
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 ⋅ 11 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.
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