Thursday, January 24, 2008

Huskers find setter

Nebraska coach John Cook went looking for another setter after Rachel Holloway transferred to Alabama and ended her volleyball career. Now it appears he's found her.

Former Penn State setter Jessica Yanz enrolled at Nebraska early this week. Yanz was a backup her freshman and sophomore seasons before deciding to transfer. She weighed her options and decided Nebraska was the place to go.

Yanz still must be released by Penn State before she will be eligible for the spring exhibition season and to play in the fall.

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Thursday, January 24, 2008 || 0 comments

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mancuso a Husker

It's not a big surprise, but Papillion-LaVista's Gina Mancuso has given her oral commitment to join John Cook's volleyball program for the 2009 season. The 6-foot outside hitter seems to be following a trend of smaller outsides for the Huskers, but there's no doubt the sister of former Husker Dani Mancuso can terminate.

Gina Mancuso has 1,650 carer kills and has a shot, though an outside one, of breaking the state record of 2,444 set by Papillion-LaVista's Kyla Roehrig, who now plays at the University of Minnesota.

Mancuso had 669 kills in leading the Monarchs to the Class A state championship this past season. Grand Island fans remember her and her teammates well. Papillion-LaVista beat the Islanders in five games to win the state title.

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Wednesday, January 16, 2008 || 0 comments

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cook gets recruit

The Nebraska volleyball team got some good news when Hannah Werth, a 6-1 outside hitter from Chatham, Ill., told coach John Cook that she would join the Husker program in the fall of 2009 the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Werth will be one of the top seniors in the nation next year. She comes from an athletic family that includes her brother, Jayson, who is an outfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Thursday, January 10, 2008 || 0 comments

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Pavan to Kentucky

Kentucky volleyball coach Craig Skinner got a huge recruit for his program when Becky Pavan signed on to join the Wildcats. Pavan, a 6-4 middle blocker from Kitchener, Ontario, is the sister of Husker All-American Sarah Pavan.

For more on Becky Pavan, check out the story below:

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Wednesday, January 02, 2008 || 0 comments

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