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Nebraska Volleyball vs Illinois NCAA Regional and Thursday Night Game Thread

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The Huskers and Illini meet for the third time this season

Jordan Opp

How to watch/listen
First serve: Thursday 12/9, 8:30 pm CT
TV: ESPNU
Streaming: ESPN app; Watch ESPN
Radio: Husker Radio Network
Live stats: Accessible by going to the Huskers volleyball schedule and looking for the live stats icon next to tonight’s match info
Location: Austin, Texas

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown (High School/Previous School)

1 Nicklin Hames S 5-10 Sr. Maryville, Tenn. (Webb School)

2 Kenzie Knuckles DS/L 5-8 Jr. Yorktown, Ind. (Yorktown)

3 Kayla Caffey MB 6-0 Sr. Chicago, Ill. (Mother McAuley/Missouri)

4 Anni Evans S 5-9 So. Waverly, Neb. (Waverly)

6 Keonilei Akana DS/L 5-9 So. Hauula, Hawaii (Kamehameha Kapalama)

7 Rylee Gray MB 6-4 Fr. Elkhorn, Neb. (Elkhorn South)

8 Lexi Rodriguez DS/L 5-5 Fr. Sterling, Ill. (Sterling)

9 Kennedi Orr S 6-0 Fr. Eagan, Minn. (Eagan)

10 Madi Kubik OH 6-3 Jr. West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)

11 Lexi Sun OH 6-2 Sr. Encinitas, Calif. (Santa Fe Christian/Texas)

13 Whitney Lauenstein OH 6-2 Fr. Waverly, Neb. (Waverly)

14 Ally Batenhorst OH 6-4 Fr. Houston, Texas (Seven Lakes)

20 Kalynn Meyer MB 6-3 So. Superior, Neb. (Superior)

22 Lindsay Krause OH 6-4 Fr. Papillion, Neb. (Skutt Catholic)

25 Callie Schwarzenbach MB 6-5 Sr. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney)

26 Lauren Stivrins MB 6-4 Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: John Cook (22nd year; San Diego, 1979)
Associate Head Coach: Tyler Hildebrand (2nd year; Long Beach State, 2006)
Assistant Coach: Jaylen Reyes (4th year; BYU, 2015)
Director of Operations: Lindsay Peterson (16th year; Nebraska, 2003)
Video & Administrative Coordinator: Brian Magbitang (2nd year; Wichita State, 2016)
Graduate Assistant: Ryan Vorderer (2nd year; Lindenwood, 2018)
Volunteer Assistant: Kelly Hunter (2nd year; Nebraska, 2017)