The spring club may have gotten wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Nebraska’s recruiting efforts roll on regardless and Coach John Cook got some good news on Wednesday afternoon as Hayden Kubik verbally committed to the Huskers.
I am so excited to announce that I have verbally committed to continue my education and volleyball career at the University of Nebraska! I want to thank my coaches, family, friends, and teammates for helping me along this journey. I can’t wait to be a husker! GBR🌽❤️ pic.twitter.com/Zmz5P2Qu4N
— Hayden Kubik (@HaydenKubik1) June 17, 2020
If that name sounds familiar, it should. Her sister, Madi, just won Big Ten Freshman of the Year a Nebraska. The younger Kubik is a 2022 outside hitter from West Des Moines Valley who plays with Club Ignit Select.
As a sophomore, Kubik averaged 4.0 kills per set on .247 hitting, guiding the Tigers to a 38-5 record. PrepVolleyball.com named her a 2019 All-American and she was one of just seven sophomores among the 150 players recognized. Kubik was an impact player right away as a freshman as well, averaging 3.1 kills per set on .277 hitting while playing alongside her sister.
Kubik is Nebraska’s second 2022 commit, joining Lincoln North Star middle blocker/outside hitter Bekka Allick who picked Nebraska prior to her freshman year of high school.
The Kubik sisters should get the chance to play together again during Madi’s senior year at Nebraska, and the Kubik pipeline might not be done just yet.
Oh and there are still two more Kubik sisters that are younger! When @HaydenKubik1 graduates the next duo will be coming into high school. Not only are Hayden and Madi so talented but they are such great role models for younger athletes to look up to! pic.twitter.com/bmyXYQ9Xiu
— Chris Fitzgerald (@PrepDigChris) June 17, 2020
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.