Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Nebraska comes in at #3 as they look to defend their National Championship in 2018; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 (#1-5).
That means Lexi Sun (hitting) won’t play her former Texas teammates until at least the NCAA tournament.
Following winning the 2017 NCAA Championships, Nebraska will not play in an offseason spring match this year.
The Nebraska state legislature adopted a resolution to honor the accomplishments of the Nebraska women’s volleyball team as national champions.
College volleyball stole the show in September with a schedule affected by hurricanes, impacted by major injuries and highlighted by milestone wins and upsets. The World Grand Champions Cup, AVP Championship and much more also dotted the volleyball landscape.
July brought the women’s World Grand Prix, the culmination of the men’s World League and several AVP and FIVB beach titles en route to the Beach World Championships slated for the end of the month.
After pushing Florida to the National Championship match, Mary Wise has been honored as the 2017 VolleyMob Women’s National Coach of the Year.
Nebraska has won two titles in three years and made three straight Final Fours. That success was fueled by watching Penn State dominate the sport for eight years.
With a 3-1 win over second-seeded Florida, No. 5 Nebraska claimed the 2017 NCAA Women’s Volleyball national championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The title marked Nebraska’s fifth NCAA Championship and second in three years.