Three Husker seniors are eligible to return next season. It's unlikely they all do, but they'll partake in senior night and decide after the season.
Led by Lexi Rodriguez, Nebraska’s 78 digs Friday are a school record in a three-set match — “Maryland couldn’t get the ball down.”
Kubik has led the Huskers in kills in 12 straight matches, but that doesn't change her responsibilities in the serve-receive game.
As a defensive specialist this season, Knuckles is giving the team a lift in bursts, whether it's with a back-row kill or thumping a serve.
During Big Ten play, Madi Kubik is averaging 4.39 kills per set with a .270 hitting percentage. We've seen this kind of hot play from her before.
While Nicklin Hames only missed the team's opening weekend, the effects of her absence were felt well into the regular season.
It was already milestone week for coach Dani Busboom Kelly and the Louisville volleyball team. Now, add a win over the Huskers to the list.
The Huskers have difference-makers on defense, and John Cook is shifting his substitution tactics to get them on the floor more.
The Huskers' next four opponents: No. 19 Creighton, No. 20 Utah, No. 14 Stanford No. 10 Louisville. "I like our schedule," Cook says.
Lauren Stivrins and Nicklin Hames were named captain for the third time each, and were joined by first-timer Kenzie Knuckles.
The Huskers identified serving as an area of emphasis leading into this season. There's been marked improvement — and the stats back it up.
When right-side hitter Riley Zuhn suffered a season-ending injury last week with a broken bone in her foot, the Huskers entered the caution zone.
Middle blocker Lauren Stivrins had 18 kills, six blocks and smashed the kill on match point. Lexi Sun had 17 kills, including three big ones in the fifth set, and two blocks.
It’s impressive the number of Division I liberos that come from the area because it’s not a huge metro — Yorktown, with a population of about 10,000, while nearby Muncie has about 70,000 residents.
Viewership on the Big Ten Network is typically strong when the Nebraska volleyball team plays, with three of the most-watched matches on BTN all-time including the Huskers.
Stivrins needed just 20 attempts to reach her total, and with just one hitting error, she had a .850 hitting percentage.
Husker veteran Lauren Stivrins says she's "like a happy mom" with a group that has become closer off the court as it stays in "our own little bubble."