Friday, April 10, 2009

It's been a good spring for the Nebraska volleyball team. The Huskers wind up their spring exhibition schedule by playing Wichita State Saturday in Scottbluff. Earlier this spring, Nebraska won at Hawaii and defeated Missouri State in Lincoln last weekend.

John Cook is putitng a young team on the court this spring. Senior Kori Cooper will be the only senior next year, and Cooper is out this spring as she recovers from a knee injury suffered late in the regular season last fall. That means juniors like Sydney Anderson, Kayla Banwarth and Tara Mueller have to step things up.

Freshmen Hannah Werth and Megan Pendergast have already enrolled and are practicing with the Huskers this spring. Werth will be one of the candidates to replace the graduated Jordan Larson when the Huskers start playing for real next fall.

Sophomore Brooke Delano played all three front row positions last year. Now she's practicing solely at rightside and Cook has liked what he's seen from her there. Jordan Wilberger, who filled in for Cooper when she was injured last year, has been playing well in the middle along with redshirt freshman Allison McNeal.

It will certainly be interesting to see what Cook comes up with for a lineup when fall rolls around.

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Friday, April 10, 2009 || 2 comments

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