Whitney Lauenstein maintained functioning her means up in the beach ball globe, yet she has actually currently determined to tip apart from playing university beach ball.
The Nebraska beach ball junior-to-be doesn’t intend to maintain having fun. She revealed on social networks on Tuesday night that she would certainly leave the beach ball group to “concentrate on myself and also be with my household and also remain to recover because of the passing away of my father.”
Her papa Ryan, passed away in Feb. 2021, simply a couple of months prior to she signed up with the program.
Lauenstein’s tale is a great one for young professional athletes. After not making the university group as a senior high school fresher at Waverly, Lauenstein obtained a lot more significant regarding club beach ball and also stamina and also conditioning training and also made the group as a student. After that she established her objective to play significant university beach ball, and also she accomplished that, also.
At Nebraska, she was a normal starter as a student in 2022. Sometimes, she was a pressure. She led Nebraska in factors this period when incorporating eliminates, obstructs and also ace offers.
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She was just one of Nebraska’s 5 gamers on the AVCA all-region group.
Lauenstein balanced 2.78 eliminates per collection while striking .238 and also has a team-high 28 ace offers. She had a career-high 25 eliminates on .385 striking in a win versus Creighton on Sept. 7. It was one of the most eliminates by a Husker in a suit because Mikaela Foecke had 27 eliminates in the championship game suit versus Stanford in 2018.
Throughout the 3rd week of this period, Lauenstein had 12 eliminates with a .381 striking percent throughout Nebraska’s three-set win versus Long Coastline State.
“She struck some shots today that individuals aren’t mosting likely to quit on the nationwide group,” claimed Tyler Hildebrand, the Long Coastline State head train that trained Lauenstein for one period at Nebraska.
The Nebraska training team appeared to recognize this relocation was an opportunity after the period finished.
In late December, the Huskers included Merritt Beason to the lineup. The Florida transfer is a 6-foot-3 right-side player/outside hitter. She gained all-SEC honors in 2022.
Lauenstein claimed she hung out over the Xmas break making her choice.
In a message on social networks, Lauenstein claimed she treasured her time with her colleagues that have actually come to be several of her closest close friends. She claimed she’ll miss out on playing in suits at the Devaney Sports Facility.
“It will certainly be something I will certainly keep in mind for life yet I believe it’s important to place on your own initially prior to you devote to something large. Thanks everybody for the genuine love and also assistance,” Lauenstein created.
Nebraska train John Chef launched a declaration adhering to Lauenstein’s news.
“We completely sustain Whitney and also her household in making this choice and also hope that she will certainly discover tranquility and also recovery,” Chef claimed. “There are larger points in life than beach ball. Whit will certainly be missed out on by everybody included with our program, particularly her Husker colleagues and also trainers. She will certainly constantly be a Husker.”
The Huskers need to still have numerous alternatives at the outdoors player and also right-side player placements for following period. Returners at those places consist of Lindsay Krause, Ally Batenhorst and also Hayden Kubik. They’ll be signed up with by inbound freshers Harper Murray and also Caroline Jurevicius.
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