The Husker Volleyball team has a bright future ahead, filled with many talented recruits from across the country. 

The Huskers have the No. 1-ranked recruit in both the classes of 2021 and 2022.

They have the top three recruits in the nation in next year’s class. Kennedi Orr, a setter from Eagan, Minnesota is No. 1. Lindsay Krause, an outside hitter from Omaha Skutt is ranked No. 2, and Ally Batenhorst, an outside hitter from Katy, Texas, is ranked No. 3. 

In the class of 2022, Hayden Kubik is the No. 1 ranked recruit in the nation. Kubik is a junior outside hitter at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Her sister Madi Kubik is currently a sophomore outside hitter for the Huskers. 

Valley head coach Jeremey Mikesel believes Hayden will be more than ready to play at the collegiate level alongside her sister. 

“A lot of it comes down to the mentality of it’s never enough,” Mikesell said. “I think that you see it in all the great players that will continue to find ways to develop and learn a technique that maybe they’ve been struggling with.” 

“And Hayden’s exactly like that.”

Mikesell is excited for Hayden’s decision to play at Nebraska, and to play with her sister again. 

“A lot of what she’s working toward is to win that championship with her sister, and she’d love to do it as a freshman at Nebraska,” said Mikesell.  

Mikesell says Nebraska’s volleyball atmosphere is one of a kind and believes Kubik will love being a Husker: “Both she and Hayden have never shied away from being big in the moment.”  

Mikesell said they had a few schools in mind, “but when you see 8,000 fans in the stands cheering for you, I think that was a big sell for her; was to play on that stage.”