Numerous former Nebraska volleyball players are continuing their playing careers professionally in various leagues around the world.
Huskers playing overseas include:
Kayla Banwarth (Rabita Baku, Azerbaijan)
Morgan Broekhuis (CP y PD UCAM Murcia, Spain)
Lauren Cook (Guaynabo Mets, Puerto Rico)
Jordan Larson-Burbach (Dinamo Kazan, Russia)
Gina Mancuso (Rabita Baku, Azerbaijan)
Nancy Metcalf (Ageo Medics, Japan)
Tara Mueller (Power Cats Volleyball Dudingen, Switzerland)
Sarah Pavan (Unilever, Brazil)
Hannah Werth (Juncos Valencianas, Puerto Rico)
In Puerto Rico, Cook and Werth were recently named to the professional league’s all-star team. Cook currently plays for the Guaynabo Mets, while Werth is playing with the Juncos Valencianas. The all-star players will compete on Tuesday, March 11 in Playa de Ponce.
Larson-Burbach, an outside hitter with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, is competing once again for Dinamo Kazan in the Russia Super League. In the Russia Super League, Kazan topped Odintsovo 25-17, 25-17, 25-14 on Feb. 21. Larson-Burbach was credited with 11 kills on 25 attacks and two blocks for 13 points. She added a 58 positive reception percent on 12 chances. In CEV Champions League, Kazan will make its second appearance in the Final Four Tournament of the CEV Champions League. Kazan will travel to Baku, Azerbaijan for the Final Four scheduled for March 15-16.
Banwarth and Mancuso are both part of Rabita Baku for the 2013-14 club season. Rabita blanked Igtisadchi 25-21, 25-15, 25-20 on Feb. 21.The team was selected to host the CEV Champions League Final Four scheduled for March 15-16 and has a direct spot in the semifinals.