After one season at Nebraska, 6-foot-2 middle blocker Fallon Stutheit is transferring to UNK.
She announced the news on Instagram and Twitter on Thursday evening.
Extremely grateful my experience at Nebraska but super excited to continue my academic & volleyball career at UNK 💙✨ pic.twitter.com/9QVKdNzcj0
— fallon stutheit (@FStutheit) April 23, 2020
Stutheit walked on at Nebraska after a standout high school career at Johnson-Brock and redshirted this season, playing an important role on the B-side in practice.
She played for her mother, Tera, at Johnson-Brock and won three Class D1 state titles during her career. As a senior, she averaged 5.1 kills per set on .415 hitting. As a junior, she put up 5.9 kills per set on .533 hitting including a 19-kill, 16-dig performance in the state championship game. As a sophomore, she set a Nebraska Class D1 record with 539 kills.
She played her club volleyball for Nebraska One and also played basketball for the Eagles.
Nebraska didn’t have a senior on its roster this season, but Stutheit is the fifth player to transfer out of the program since the end of the season.
At middle blocker, Nebraska returns starters Lauren Stivrins and Callie Schwarzenbach and adds Kalynn Meyer, a 6-foot-3 freshman from Superior, Nebraska. Meyer is ranked No. 21 overall in 2020 by PrepVolleyball.com and she was named an Under Armour First-Team All-American as a senior. Abby Johnson, a 6-foot-4 walk-on from Aviston, Illinois, could play either opposite hitter or middle blocker at Nebraska.
Coach John Cook told Hail Varsity that he is still looking to add more depth to the team at either outside hitter or middle blocker.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. 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.