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OMAHA, Neb. - Omaha native Amanda Foje will join the Creighton Volleyball
program beginning in the fall of 2013. Foje will serve as a defensive
specialist or libero with the Bluejays.
Foje played at Omaha Duchesne, where she was named Honorable-Mention
All-State in the fall of 2012 by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal
Star. She averaged 9.0 assists per set for the Cardinals, which ranked fifth
in the state in Class B.
In other Creighton Volleyball news, Bluejay sophomore Leah McNary was named
to the 2012 Cobra Magazine All-National Third Team. She is the first player
from the Missouri Valley Conference named to an All-National Team in the
four-year history of the publication.
Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook enjoys sharing with Husker players and recruits stories of fans' passion and devotion for the program.
This season provided another such story from the final year Nebraska played at the NU Coliseum, its on-campus home for all but one of the program's 38 seasons, before moving to the Devaney Sports Center next season.
LINCOLN — The Nebraska volleyball program received an early Christmas gift Wednesday that will help bring talent and experience to a young roster.
All-Southeastern Conference outside hitter Kelsey Robinson, who left Tennessee at the end of this season, confirmed Wednesday afternoon she will be transferring to Nebraska to play in 2013.
“I looked through all my options and it came down to Nebraska because I wanted to go somewhere I would be worked the hardest and pushed the hardest,” Robinson told the World-Herald Wednesday. “I’m familiar with (NU) Coach (John) Cook, and I just really respect the way he coaches. I want to be part of a program that truly loves the game and loves volleyball. You don’t really get that anywhere else.”
Cook said Wednesday he could not confirm whether Nebraska had added any player to the roster, citing NCAA rules, but Robinson said she planned to enroll at Nebraska for the spring semester in January. She will have one season of eligibility.
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton Volleyball team finished the season ranked 24th
nationally in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association poll,
released on Tuesday. It's the first time the Jays have been honored in the
year-end poll, and the fourth straight poll this season that Creighton has
been listed in the top-25.
Creighton's No. 24 ranking is three spots lower than where it was entering
the NCAA Tournament, as it was leapfrogged by semifinalist Michigan (No. 5)
in addition to Regional semifinalist squads from Michigan State (16),
Kentucky (20) and Wichita State (23).
In the final NCAA Volleyball RPI, Creighton finished at No. 24, its highest
mark in program history, and eight spots better than its previous year-end
best of 32 in 2010.
OMAHA, Neb. -- In addition to her head coaching duties at Bellevue University, Trish Siedlik has been named the head coach of the Great Plains Volleyball Association's newly-formed team in the USA Premier Volleyball League in an announcement made today by Great Plains' commissioner Sue Maihlot.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Senior setter Jordan Broady added to her long list of career accolades by being named to the Tachikara NAIA All-American second team in an announcement made today in conjuction with the NAIA Volleyball National Championship.
A three-time all-West Central Region first team honoree, Broady was named the 2012 MCAC Player of the Year, while also earning first team all-MCAC honors for the fourth time in her career.
Broady recorded a team-high 17 double-doubles on the season, including five triple-doubles.
The Midland University volleyball team has announced the signing of two more players for the 2013 season. Amanda Pieper and Anna Kitzelman have both signed their letter of intent to play for the Warriors.
Pieper and Kitzelman come to Midland from Fremont Senior High School where the Tigers finished with an overall record of 16-13 on the year, which marks their first winning season in 25 years.
“We are really excited to have Anna and Amanda join our volleyball program here at Midland University, said head coach Paul Giesselmann. “These are the first two Fremont High volleyball players to join our program since I have begun here. As both programs continue to develop, we are really looking forward to more
opportunities in the future to have local student athletes. Anna and Amanda are both high character young women that with more training will have the ability to develop into solid collegiate volleyball players.”
Pieper comes to Midland after having a successful high school career as a setter. Pieper has been named all-state honorable mention (2012), all-conference (2012), and all-conference honorable mention (2011, 2010). Peiper also served as a team captain for three years.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton Volleyball's Megan Bober and Kelli Browning have
been named Honorable-Mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball
Coaches Association. This marks the first time that Creighton has had two
women pick up All-America honors in the same season.
Creighton's previous All-America honorees include Kelly Goc (2007), Jessica
Houts (2008) and Bober (2010), who each earned honorable-mention accolades
as well. Bober is the first player in program history to earn All-America
A senior from Murdock, Neb., Bober was named MVC Player of the Year after
averaging 9.69 assists, 2.99 digs, 1.93 kills and 1.00 blocks per set. She
owned six triple-doubles and set a school-record with 24 double-doubles on
the fall. Bober is the nation's only player to average at least 9.6 assists,
2.9 digs and 1.00 blocks per set this season, and she wraps up her career
ranked first in matches played (128), matches started (128), consecutive
matches started (128) and sets played (480), second in assists (4,359) and
block assists (380), fourth in total blocks (422), fifth in assists per set
(9.08), sixth in aces (86), seventh in hitting percentage (.260) and points
(1151.0) and eighth in both digs (1,123) and block solos (42).
Lincoln, Neb. - Four Nebraska volleyball players were honored Wednesday morning, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 2012 All-America team. Senior setter Lauren Cook led the charge as a first-team selection, while senior outside hitters Gina Mancuso and Hannah Werth earned second-team honors and freshman middle blocker Meghan Haggerty was chosen as an honorable-mention selection.
Nebraska continues to lead the nation with 74 AVCA All-America certificates (first, second and third team) by 37 athletes with at least one Husker earning All-America honors in 31 consecutive seasons. In 13 seasons at Nebraska, Head Coach John Cook has coached his players to 39 All-America honors.
Cook continued to prove she is one of the nation's elite setters in her senior season, holding a nationally-ranked 11.15 assists per set average (1,372 total) in helping the Huskers finish second in the Big Ten in total assists (1,617) and hitting percentage (.292). She added another 28 service aces and 338 digs in the 2012 campaign and totaled 50 or more assists six times this season, including a season-high 56 against UCLA on Aug. 25. Cook recorded a team-best 17 double-doubles (assists-digs) on the year and helped Nebraska hit .300 or better in 18 out of 33 matches in 2012. After winning AVCA National Freshman of the Year honors back in 2009, this is her first time as an AVCA All-American.
CHADRON – Chadron State College interim volleyball coach Janel Baily has signed two high school seniors to National Letters of Intent and a junior college transfer will also be joining the Eagles, she said Tuesday.
The two high school seniors are Alia Brennan, a 5-foot-11 middle hitter from Chadron, and Shelby Gardner, a setter from Colby, Kan. Both recruits have a CSC heritage. Brennan will be the third generation from her family to attend the college and Gardner's father, Chris, played football for the Eagles.
Also joining the Eagles at the start of the spring semester is Hanna Flaming, a 5-foot-11 All-American outside hitter from Butler Community College.
“We are excited,” Baily said. “Alia and Shelby are both great students and extremely athletic and ready for the challenge of competing collegiately. Both of these girls were raised cheering for CSC and I'm pleased they have decided to become part of the Eagle family.”
In the fall, Brennan, who earned three letters in volleyball, helped guide the Cardinals to a 27-4 record and an appearance at the Nebraska State Volleyball Tournament in November. She was a two-time honorable mention all-state selection and all-conference as a junior and senior.
“Alia is a great grab for us because I know she will love Chadron but also because she is extremely athletic, competitive and loves to be coached,” Baily said.
Gardner, a four-year starter and three-time captain at Colby High, played on teams that compiled a record of 90-57 during her career. She was a three-time all-league selection and the Liberal Tournament MVP in 2011.
She is also a talented thrower for the Colby track and field team and has been her high school's Female Thrower of the Year twice.
“Shelby is a well-trained setter capable of running a quick 5-1 offense and will be fighting for playing time right away,” Baily said.
Flaming, a native of Benton, Kan., was recently named to the NJCAA Division II All-American volleyball team. She led the Butler Grizzlies to a 31-7 record and finished the season with 292 kills and hit .274, while adding 223 digs and 55 blocks.
“I'm excited to have a player of Hanna's caliber come in and she's going to help us out a lot,” Baily said.
She was also an all-conference and academic all-conference choice at Butler.
In high school she was a three-time all-state selection and she also earned all-conference honors in basketball and softball.
Baily said she expects to sign more student-athletes on April 17, the national signing date.