Nebraska has landed its second 2025 recruit, and she won’t have to travel far when the time comes for college.
Lincoln Lutheran libero Keri Leimbach announced her commitment to Nebraska on Saturday, joining Mercy (Michigan) setter Campbell Flynn in Nebraska’s 2025 recruiting class. PrepVolleyball.com has Leimbach ranked 36th nationally and seventh at her position. She plays her club ball for Nebraska One and has been a part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program over the past few years.
I am so so excited to announce that I have committed to play volleyball at the University of Nebraska. I would like to thank God, my family, coaches, and teammates who have helped me along the way. Thank you to Coach Cook, Coach Reyes, Coach Hunter, and Coach Larson! GBR ❤️🌽🏐 pic.twitter.com/TfcCID23FT
— Keri Leimbach (@KeriLeimbach) June 17, 2023
The 5-foot-4 defensive specialist is a two-year starter heading into her junior year at Lincoln Lutheran. This past season, she averaged 4.9 digs per set with 68 aces as the Warriors went 40-0 and repeated as C-2 state champions. She recorded double-digit digs in 11 of her last 12 matches starting with a career-high 33 in a three-set win over Grand Island Central Catholic.
As a freshman in 2021, Leimbach averaged 4.8 assists per set with 67 aces as Lutheran went 38-2 with a state championship.
Leimbach’s commitment gives Nebraska back-to-back in-state libero recruits as she follows 2024 Bennington defensive specialist Olivia Mauch in choosing to stay home and play for the Huskers.