Lexi Sun
Many Mini-Plans, but the Big Plan Still, Hopefully, Ends in Omaha
13 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Though Tyler Hildebrand has been gone for the last two years, he coached or recruited many of the players currently on the roster back in 2017 and those relationships he established and maintained have made for a smooth transition in his return to Lincoln.
Padding the Stats: Projecting Huskers Seniors Who Will Return in 2021
26 days ago by Jacob Padilla
One Hail Varsity reader sent in a Mailbag question this week that I thought deserved more than a few sentences in response, so I decided to tackle that in-depth in my Wednesday column instead.
Serve and Pass Improvement Key for Huskers
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Serve, pass and defense. That simple mantra is the foundation on which John Cook has built his program. Nebraska used that formula to advance to four straight Final Fours. However, the 2019 team followed a slightly different script and it led to an earlier-than-normal exit from the NCAA Tournament.
Consistency Will be Key for Huskers at Outside Hitter
3 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. Next up is outside hitter.
2019 Nebraska Volleyball Position Reviews: Outside Hitter
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
This week, Hail Varsity is looking back and looking ahead with a position-by-position breakdown of the 2019 Huskers and the reinforcements on the way. Let’s start with the outside hitters.
Padding the Stats: Final Reflection on 2019 Nebraska Volleyball Season
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska may not have have made it all the way to the top of Mt. Everest or gotten revenge on Stanford and Wisconsin, but there's still plenty to celebrate about the 2019 season.
Lauren Stivrins and Lexi Sun Named AVCA All-Americans
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The AVCA released its All-America teams on Wednesday morning and four Huskers earned recognition. Junior Lauren Stivrins was named to the second team, junior Lexi Sun was a third-team pick and sophomore Nicklin Hames and freshman Madi Kubik were both honorable mention selections.
Badgers Bounce Huskers from NCAA Tournament
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The third time wasn’t the charm for the Huskers as the fourth-seed Wisconsin Badgers swept fifth-seeded Nebraska again on Saturday evening, ending the Huskers’ season in the regional finals.
Huskers Roll to Sweep Over the Rainbow Wahine in Regional Semifinal
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Fifth-seeded Nebraska earned its rematch with No. 4 Wisconsin, sweeping 12th-seeded Hawaii in a round of 16 match-up at the Wisconsin Field House on Friday afternoon.
Huskers Keep Focus on Hawaii While Making Their Way to Wisconsin
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska wants another crack at Wisconsin this season, but first the Huskers have to get by a tough Hawaii team in the Sweet 16 and they're not looking past the Rainbow Wahine.
Sweet, Sweet Victory Sends Nebraska to the Sweet 16
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 5 Nebraska had to dig deep on Saturday night after dropping the first set to Missouri, but the Huskers rallied to win in four and punch their ticket to the Madison regional in the final match of the year at the Devaney Center.
Stivrins, Kubik Ball Out as No. 5 Huskers Sweep Ball State
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Lauren Stivrins and Madi Kubik led the fifth-seeded Huskers to a first-round win over Ball State in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night, sweeping the Cardinals at the Devaney Center to advance to the second round.
Sun Is Brighter Than Ever After Full Year in Huskers' Program
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
John Cook’s challenge to Lexi Sun heading into this season was simple: learn how to play Nebraska volleyball. Sun embraced that challenge and the result was a big spike in her efficiency and an All-Big Ten season in her second year as a Husker.
Five Huskers Honored by Big Ten
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Five Huskers received recognition from the Big Ten on Wednesday afternoon when the conference released its postseason honors.
No. 6 Nebraska Ready to Trust Its Training Ahead of NCAA Tournament
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
John Cook's message to his team as the Huskers head into their final week of practice before the NCAA Tournament begins is simple: trust your training.
Nebraska Named No. 5 National Seed in NCAA Tournament
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The NCAA Tournament Committee tabbed Nebraska as the No. 5 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. The Huskers will play Ball State at the Devaney Center in the first round.
No. 6 Huskers Suffocate Ohio State to Close Out Regular Season
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 6 Nebraska closed out the regular season with a strong defensive effort on Saturday night, sweeping Ohio State at the Devaney Center. The Huskers beat the Buckeyes 25-15, 25-16, 25-19 in front of a crowd of 8,170 to finish 25-4 overall and 17-3 in Big Ten play.
No. 6 Huskers Topple Terrapins in Three Sets
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Lexi Sun and Lauren Stivrins carried the load early, Madi Kubik took over in the middle and Jazz Sweet closed it out as the No. 6 Huskers (24-4, 16-3 Big Ten) toppled the Terrapins (13-18, 5-14) 25-20, 25-15, 25-18 at the Devaney Center on Friday night.
No. 5 Badgers Overpower No. 6 Huskers in Madison
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 6 Nebraska's rematch with No. 5 Wisconsin on Sunday followed a similar script to round one as the Badgers swept the Huskers while hitting over .300.
No. 6 Huskers Fend off Early Hawkeye Haymaker to Win in Five
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
A week after sweeping Iowa on its own court, the No. 6 Huskers needed five sets to get past the Hawkeyes in round two at the Devaney Center on Saturday night.
 
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