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Going forward, we will try to post new recruiting activities in this thread.

Let's also try and use a common template for new additions to the thread, like we do with the other Recruiting sub-forums/stuck threads.

Player: Ice Man
Hometown: Papillion, NE
School: Papillion South
Club: vcNebraska
Position: OH
Height: 6-1
High School Class: 2014
Offers: Nebraska, Penn State, UCLA, Wayne State

Highlights:

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Player: Raegan LeGrand
Hometown: Papillion, NE
School: Papillion South
Club: Nebraska Juniors 161
Position: L
Height: 5-10
High School Class: 2016
Offers: Nebraska, Missouri

Highlights:

 

 

Committed to USC

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Player: Audriana Fitzmorris

Hometown: Lenexa, Kansas

School: St. James Academy

Club: Invasion Volleyball Club 16-1

Position: Middle Blocker

Height: 6-5

High School Class: 2016

Offers: Nebraska, Kansas St. (That I know of for sure)\

 

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Player: Sarah Allick
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
School: Lincoln North Star
Club: Nebraska Juniors 18 Black
Position: MB
Height: 6-1
High School Class: 2016
Offers: Nebraska, Creighton, Iowa, UCONN

Highlights:


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OWH article on Allick:

 

From Japan to Texas to Iowa, and finally, to Lincoln, the Allick family had built the tight-knit bonds of a military family regularly on the move. So when their oldest daughter had college volleyball scholarship offers all over the country, Sarah Allick decided no more uprooting.

 

Allick, a 6-foot-1 sophomore middle blocker from Lincoln North Star, accepted a scholarship offer from Nebraska Sunday night, becoming the third player to join NU’s class of 2016.

 

“I really wanted to share (her college career) with them,” said Allick, whose family moved to Lincoln from Essex, Iowa, when she was in eighth grade.

 

“We’ve been together through everything and I wanted to finish this out together.”

 

Allick said she accepted the scholarship tender after her second unofficial visit this weekend, which opened with her receiving the offer Friday from NU coach John Cook. She said she also had offers from Iowa, Creighton, Connecticut, and Maryland.

 

In Allick, the Huskers will be getting an elite athlete with room to grow physically and in volleyball skill. A latecomer to the spotlight, she has had a whirlwind two seasons that took her from a JV player at the start of her freshman year at North Star to a starter who had 210 kills and 128 blocks in leading the Navigators to a 22-11 record and a state tournament berth in 2013.

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Player: Tiani Reeves
Hometown: Gothenburg, NE
School: Gothenberg H.S.
Club: Nebraska ONE 17-1
Position: OH
Height: 6-1
High School Class: 2015
Offers: Kansas, Nebraska

Highlights:

 

 

:bigredn:

 

http://journalstar.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/gothenburg-s-reeves-commits-to-nu-volleyball/article_5958bf85-c3a5-5395-94f5-9fff6bbcc997.html

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:bigredn:

 

 

Player: Lauren Stivrins
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
School: Chaparral High School
Club: Arizona Storm
Position: MB
Height: 6'4"
High School Class: 2016
Offers: USC, UCLA, Nebraska

 

 

 

 

 

LINK

Stivrins' club coach, Terri Spann, previously coached at Texas Tech and Arizona State, and has been very impressed with Stivrins.

 

“It’s funny, John (Cook) told me flat out if he couldn’t get Lauren he was not going to recruit another middle out of this class, because there are honestly only a small handful of elite middle blockers. Lauren, in my eyes, is the best, but nationally, some coaches might say in the top one or two.

 

“We won 15 open and 16 open two years in a row for a reason. She was a huge reason why we did. She dominates in the middle. She’s explosive. She’s very rare, because most middles are just kind of there to block and maybe hit one or two types of sets. Our offense is run around her when she’s in the front row. We give her the ball more than anyone else, sometimes. Because of her jumping ability and athleticism, she just dominates.”

 

 

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Player: Lauren Stivrins

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

School: Chaparral High School

Club: Arizona Storm

Position: MB

Height: 6'4"

High School Class: 2016

Offers: USC, UCLA, Nebraska

 

 

 

 

 

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Stivrins' club coach, Terri Spann, previously coached at Texas Tech and Arizona State, and has been very impressed with Stivrins.

 

“It’s funny, John (Cook) told me flat out if he couldn’t get Lauren he was not going to recruit another middle out of this class, because there are honestly only a small handful of elite middle blockers. Lauren, in my eyes, is the best, but nationally, some coaches might say in the top one or two.

 

“We won 15 open and 16 open two years in a row for a reason. She was a huge reason why we did. She dominates in the middle. She’s explosive. She’s very rare, because most middles are just kind of there to block and maybe hit one or two types of sets. Our offense is run around her when she’s in the front row. We give her the ball more than anyone else, sometimes. Because of her jumping ability and athleticism, she just dominates.”

 

 

 

This is a huge get!

 

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/High-Performance/HP-Indoor/HP-Newsletter/2014-Issues/March-2014/HP-Female-Athlete-Spotlight

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Player: Chesney McClellan

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
School: Bearden H.S.
Club: K2
Position: MH
Height: 6-4
High School Class: 2017
Offers: Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin

Highlights:

 

 

:bigredn:

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Wait I just opened this thread for the first time, the first girls's name is Ice Man??

 

Edit, NM I just realized this is a reference to Top Gun after googling the name.

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Player: Tiani Reeves

Hometown: Gothenburg, NE

School: Gothenberg H.S.

Club: Nebraska ONE 17-1

Position: OH

Height: 6-1

High School Class: 2015

Offers: Kansas, Nebraska

 

Highlights:

 

 

:bigredn:

 

http://journalstar.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/gothenburg-s-reeves-commits-to-nu-volleyball/article_5958bf85-c3a5-5395-94f5-9fff6bbcc997.html

Her mom was my high school Spanish teacher. Haha just found out she was going to play for the Huskers. Basically watched her grow up.

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Holman, who earned first-team All-American honors in 2014, confirmed to The World-Herald Thursday night she would be transferring to Nebraska from LSU, ending several weeks of speculation and giving Nebraska a huge recruiting victory over defending national champion Penn State, Holman’s other main suitor.

"This has been like a month-long process so it’s been very hard,” Holman said in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight. I’m so excited for the future and what Nebraska has to offer."
The 6-foot-1 Holman, a two-time All-SEC pick, led the Tigers last season in kills (3.94 kills per set) and blocks (1.47 bps) while hitting .383, leading LSU to a 20-9 record. In her final match as a Tiger, she had 19 kills in LSU's loss to Oregon in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
It isn’t immediately known when Holman will be eligible to play as a Husker. She said she is making the trip to Lincoln this weekend to begin classes when NU’s spring semester starts Monday. However, Holman has not yet received a release from her scholarship at LSU, a situation she said was “an ongoing process.” If LSU withholds a release, Holman would have to sit out the 2015 season and have two years of eligibility left starting in 2016.

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Player: Alex Ratzlaff
Hometown: Hillsboro, KS
School:Hillsboro High School
Club: Crossfire
Position: DS/OH
Height: 5-10
High School Class: 2016
Offers: Nebraska, Kansas State, Colorado

Highlights:

 

 

:bigredn:

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Here's a quick run-down on the 2015 class from Huskers.com. Lots of talent here.

 

Mikaela Foecke, 6-3, MB/OH, Fort Madison, Iowa (Holy Trinity Catholic)
Mikaela Foecke (pronounced FECK-ee) will join the Huskers from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Fort Madison, Iowa. Foecke was one of the country's most highly touted recruits, rated the No. 2 prospect according to PrepVolleyball.com. Foecke earned MaxPreps 2013 Junior Volleyball Player of the Year honors after averaging more than six kills per set as a junior and leading Holy Trinity to a 45-6 record and the Iowa Class 1A state championship match.

 

Kenzie Maloney, 5-8, DS/L, Louisville, Ky. (Assumption)
Kenzie Maloney joins the Huskers as a defensive specialist/libero from Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky. Maloney was named an Under Armour Second-Team All-American last week, as well as the Kentucky Seventh Region Player of the Year this season. She is rated as the top libero by PrepVolleyball.com and the No. 24 overall prospect. Along with Foecke, Malone was a starter on the U.S. Youth National Team that won a silver medal in the Youth World Championships in 2013.

 

Tiani Reeves, 6-1, MB/OH, Gothenburg, Neb. (Gothenburg)
Tiani Reeves joins the Huskers from Gothenburg High School in central Nebraska. Reeves was named an Under Armour Third-Team All-American last week. As a junior, the 6-1 middle blocker/outside hitter amassed 369 kills and hit .350 for the Swedes and was a Lincoln Journal Star first-team Super-State pick. She helped Gothenburg finish 27-5 last season and displayed one of the best reaches in Nebraska high school volleyball history.

 

Brooke Smith, 5-10, S, Weatherford, Texas (Azle)
Brooke Smith joins the Huskers from Azle High School in Weatherford, Texas. Smith is the lone setter in the Huskers' 2015 class. She will provide depth behind Kelly Hunter, the only other setter on the Huskers' roster for next season. Smith led Azle High to a 20-16 record in 2013 and helped her Tejas Volleyball club reach the Junior Olympics this summer.

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An article on Foecke from the Des Moines Register:

 

Q: Your future collegiate coach at Nebraska, John Cook, has praised you as a 'small-town Iowa kid.' No matter what happens in the future—Olympics, pro volleyball, etc.—will you always be that small town kid?

 

A: They say most people want to leave small town Iowa, but I love it. My dream is to come back here and live and stay. I love this community and I love the people. It's something I'll always carry with me. Right up until the time I come back.

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I am a bit confused, when is signing day for volleyball? Did Strivrins not sign with NU?

 

---edit---

NVM, I see now that she is a 2016 class target. I really should pay more attention.

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Player: Sarah Allick

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

School: Lincoln North Star

Club: Nebraska Juniors 18 Black

Position: MB

Height: 6-1

High School Class: 2016

Offers: Nebraska, Creighton, Iowa, UCONN

 

Highlights:

 

 

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:bigredn:

No longer :bigredn: She has decided to re-open her recruitment.

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Player: Tiani Reeves

Hometown: Gothenburg, NE

School: Gothenberg H.S.

Club: Nebraska ONE 17-1

Position: OH

Height: 6-1

High School Class: 2015

Offers: Kansas, Nebraska

 

Highlights:

 

 

:bigredn:

 

http://journalstar.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/gothenburg-s-reeves-commits-to-nu-volleyball/article_5958bf85-c3a5-5395-94f5-9fff6bbcc997.html

 

All-class gold medal winner in the Long Jump and Triple Jump.

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I was unaware that 2016 Neb. volleyball recruit Molly Haggerty officially decommited. In any event, she has commited to Wisconsin. Saw it coming after the middle sister transferred.

 

Jeff Sheldon

Former #HuskerVBall commit and sister of NU middle Meghan Haggerty pledges to Wisconsin. A top '16 outside hitter.

Jeff Sheldon added,

Jonathan Burke @jonathanburke77
Congrats to @haggerty_molly for committing to the University of Wisconsin!

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Player: Callie Schwarzenbach

Hometown: Kearney, Missouri
School: Kearney High School
Club: Highlands Performance (Kansas City)
Position: MH
Height: 6-4
High School Class: 2018
Offers: Nebraska, Kentucky

Highlights:

:bigredn:

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Player: Jazz Sweet
Hometown: Topeka, Kansas
School: Shawnee Heights
Club: Topeka Impact
Position: Opp
Height: 6-3
High School Class: 2017
Offers: Nebraska, Penn State, Kansas, Florida

 

:bigredn:

 

 

 

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Player: Jazz Sweet

Hometown: Topeka, Kansas

School: Shawnee Heights

Club: Topeka Impact

Position: Opp

Height: 6-3

High School Class: 2017

Offers: Nebraska, Penn State, Kansas, Florida

 

:bigredn:

 

 

 

What a sacchariferous name!

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Signed today:

 

Hunter Atherton, 5-11, Setter, Prospect, Ohio (Dublin Coffman HS)

• Will join the Huskers from Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio
• On track to graduate early and join the Huskers for the 2016 spring semester
• Ranked the No. 41 prospect in 2016 by PrepVolleyball.com and the No. 8 setter
• Named an Under Armour First-Team High School All-American
• All-Ohio First-Team selection
• Leads Dublin Coffman High School, Ohio’s No.1-ranked team entering this weekend’s state tournament
• Averaging 9.6 assists per set as a senior with 137 kills, 67 blocks and 37 aces
• Played club volleyball with Mintonette Sports VBC

Atherton: "I chose Nebraska for its amazing volleyball culture, unparalleled atmosphere on game day, the integrity of the coaching staff, and the ideas that the University of Nebraska has on developing the person as a whole. Nebraska truly feels like home to me and I am very excited to officially become a Husker!"

Alex Ratzlaff, 5-10, Outside Hitter, Hillsboro, Kan. (Hillsboro)
• Will join the Huskers from Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Kan.
• Averaged 7.0 kills and 5.8 digs per set as a senior, leading Hillsboro to a 27-13 record in Kansas 3A
• Had 6.8 kills per set as a junior to lead the Trojans to the Kansas 3A state championship match with a 39-5 record
• Won state titles with Hillsboro as a freshman and sophomore
• Selected to the USA Volleyball High Performance Indoor Women’s Junior A1 National Training Team Program
• MaxPreps Small Schools All-American
• Kansas Volleyball Association All-State First-Team selection
• Served 413 career aces at Hillsboro for a 26.7 ace percentage

Ratzlaff: "The tradition and reputation at Nebraska is second to none. I feel honored to have the privilege of playing in such a respected volleyball program. I can't wait to play in front of the most loyal fans in the nation! Go Big Red!"

Lauren Stivrins, 6-4, Middle Blocker, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral HS)
• Will join the Huskers from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Ranked the No. 9 prospect in 2016 by PrepVolleyball.com and No. 3 middle blocker
• Led Chaparral to the Arizona Division I state tournament as a senior with 5.3 kills per set, playing outside hitter
• Trained with the USA Volleyball High Performance development program
• Arizona All-State Honorable Mention
• Added 147 career blocks, 92 aces and 459 digs
• Father is Alex Stivrins, a member of Lincoln East’s 1978 Class A state championship basketball team and former player at Creighton and Colorado
• Played club volleyball for AZ Storm, which won the 16 open division at the USA Volleyball junior national championships in 2014

Stivrins: "I chose to be a Husker because of the winning tradition, not to mention the fact that no venue compares to the Devaney Center, and nowhere else can you find a fan base so loud and proud as the University of Nebraska. The sky is the limit when it comes to Nebraska volleyball, and there is no other program that I'd rather reach it with. Go Big Red!"

 

Huskers.com

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The question Capri Davis had been waiting on for months was written in neat block letters on the silky sand of a Hawaiian beach. And before the encroaching tide could wash it away, she knew the answer.

Davis, a volleyball prospect from Mansfield, Tex., phoned Nebraska coaches in Hawaii, where NU is in the middle of its beach volleyball season, to let them know she would accept their offer to join the Huskers in the class of 2018.
"Once my dad finally told me he was ok with me going,” Davis said, "I jumped into his arms and started crying."
Davis accepted Nebraska’s offer Sunday, a few days after receiving a picture hinting at the impending offer. In the wet sand leading into the surf was written “Capri? ... 2018.” Davis phoned Husker coaches on Saturday, who formally extended a scholarship offer. After sleeping on it and talking with her family, Davis accepted the next day.
The 6-foot-1 Davis, who is finishing her sophomore year at Lake Ridge High School near Dallas, was named named first team All-District 14-5A by the Dallas Morning News. A middle blocker her first few seasons, she said she will begin training to play outside hitter at the college level with her Texas Image club team in hopes of becoming a six-rotation player. That would be a similar path to NU freshman Mikaela Foecke who moved to outside hitter after primarily playing middle in high school.

 

OWH

 

 

I guess I'd be OK with it if she followed in Foecke's footsteps....

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Congrats, to our newest recruit and my cousin, on her commit to the Program

Anezka Szabo

http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/anezka-szabo/iCNOUDNrEeS00gAmVebEWg/default.htm

 

 

 

Hard to judge by just a photo, but she looks like a nice person. :D

 

 

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Congrats, to our newest recruit and my cousin, on her commit to the Program

Anezka Szabo

http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/anezka-szabo/iCNOUDNrEeS00gAmVebEWg/default.htm

Awesome news! Another Husker from Sioux Falls!

 

Also, I'm guessing your family is Hungarian (ancestry) based on the dog breed and surname. Cool.

 

Edit* to be clear, I'm referring to Your profile picture, Vizsla1. The Vizsla is a cool breed of dog with an interesting history. Great companion and hunting dog, if a little on the hyper side.

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Player: Hayley Densberger
Hometown: Malcom, NE
School: Malcom
Club: VCNebraska
Position: DS/L
Height: 5-9
High School Class: 2017
Offers:

 

:bigredn:**Walk-on

 

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Player: Madi Endsley
Hometown: Temecula,CA
School: Temecula Valley H.S.
Club: Coast Volleyball Club
Position: OH
Height: 6-3
High School Class: 2020
Offers: Nebraska, USC, Washington

 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/7129719/madison-endsley

 

 

http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/volleyball/one-look-was-enough-for-newest-nebraska-volleyball-recruit/article_70d42b3b-bc85-508e-8bd1-2b12966ab4cf.html

 

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