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Hot Reads: Jordan Larson Will Captain Team USA in Lincoln
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Hot Reads: Jordan Larson Will Captain Team USA in Lincoln

May 09, 2018

If you're going to play in Nebraska, you gotta have some Cornhuskers on the court. And USA Volleyball will next week when the women's national team visits Lincoln to take on Poland, Turkey and Italy at the Devaney Center May 15-17 in the Volleyball Nations League.

Two-time Olympian and former Husker Jordan Larson was named captain of the team for the competition. She'll be making her return to the Devaney Center alongside outside hitter Kelsey Robinson and libero Justine Wong-Orantes.

The three Huskers are part of eight former Big Ten players on the 14-woman roster. S Micha Hancock (Penn State), M Tori Dixon (Minnesota), M Lauren Gibbemeyer, OPP Annie Drews (Purdue) and OH Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (Illinois) will also represent the conference in Lincoln.

Team USA, ranked second in the latest FIVB rankings, faces No. 22 Poland on May 15, No. 12 Turkey on May 16 and No. 7 Italy on May 17. All matches start at 7 p.m. CT.

Tickets are available here.

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