Huskers Named to Roster for U.S. Women's Red-Blue Scrimmage
U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly announced the roster of athletes who will participate in the Red-Blue intrasquad scrimmage today in Santa Monica, Calif.
Current and former Huskers listed on the roster include Lauren Cook, Kayla Banwarth and Kelsey Robinson. The scrimmage will be played at Santa Monica High School’s North Gym and is free to the public.
The second Red-Blue scrimmage will take place at Los Angeles at Windward School on May 24. Irvine Valley College will host a Red-Blue scrimmage on May 31 in Irvine, Calif.
The U.S. Women's National Volleyball team officially opened its summer training block on May 6. Additional members of the team will return to training later this month and throughout the summer. Several athletes who have completed their collegiate eligibility will be in the gym at various times during the summer as part of a tryout process to earn a spot on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, while a select group of college seniors-to-be will be in the gym on a short-term basis to help acclimate to the team for a possible return following their collegiate careers.
In professional action around the world, Jordan Larson-Burbach led Dinamo Kazan to its third consecutive Russia Super League title last week. After losing the opening match of the best of five final round series against second-seed Dinamo Moscow, top-seed Dinamo Kazan rebounded to win three consecutive matches in straight sets to win the league championship. Larson-Burbach posted 17 points with 14 kills on 31 attacks, two blocks and an ace on May 7, while adding 11 points in their victory on May 11. She collected nine points in the three-set victory on May 12.