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Two Recent JUNIOR High School Graduates Commit to Nebraska Volleyball

In my recent post Volleyball Camp – How to Choose the Best Camp, I mentioned that at most Division I universities, especially the elite universities, scholarships have already been offered and accepted by high school juniors and seniors.  This article is proof:

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By: TODD HENRICHS / Lincoln Journal Star
Thursday, Jun 18, 2009

Amber and Kadi Rolfzen can forever debate who was the youngest player to ever commit to play at Nebraska.

The identical twins, recent graduates of Papillion Junior High, share that label after making their college plans known to Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook. The twins attended camp at NU last week.

“They recruited him, and he said, when you’re ready to come here, to let him know,” said Gwen Egbert, who will coach the pair at Papillion-La Vista South High School beginning this fall.

“They’re ready,” Egbert told the Journal Star on Thursday. “Obviously, it’s their dream.”

Members of the 15-and-under Premier Volleyball club team, the Rolfzens both stand about 6-foot-2 and can touch 10-feet.

Kadi plays as outside hitter and setter for her club team, while Amber plays as a middle hitter. Egbert said both are likely to play outside hitter in high school and at Nebraska.

“Athletically, they’re there,” Egbert said. “Hitting- and blocking-wise, they’re there.

“Defensively, their passing, they need to get better, but already, they can thump the ball.”

Recent NU graduate Jordan Larson gave the earliest commitment to the NU volleyball program, unofficially becoming a Husker only days after wrapping up her sophomore year.

The Rolfzen twins are still two years from that point. They’ll sign their letter-of-intent in November 2012 and join the Huskers following graduation in 2013.

http://www.huskerextra.com/articles/2009/06/18/volleyball/doc4a3a821c143e2574477041.txt

4 comments

  1. How does this happen? Forgive me for raining on their parade…but come on. What happen to the practice of ACT/SAT’s approach for UNL. I could’ve swore I read somewhere on the husker.com about certain criteria for even getting into the University. If that’s the case…i have a 14 year old who would like to commit to Manning or Palini, and I have a 7 year old who would be a great asset to the program as well. Both have attended several of the huskers camps etc. 14 year old has attended football camp for 4 years. Surely, there is more to this story. If not…great for the girls.

  2. How does this happen? Forgive me for raining on their parade…but come on. What happen to the practice of ACT/SAT’s approach for UNL. I could’ve swore I read somewhere on the husker.com about certain criteria for even getting into the University. If that’s the case…i have a 14 year old who would like to commit to Manning or Palini, and I have a 7 year old who would be a great asset to the program as well. Both have attended several of the huskers camps etc. 14 year old has attended football camp for 4 years. Surely, there is more to this story. If not…great for the girls.

  3. Heidi,

    It is a verbal commitment. As it states in the article, “They’ll sign their letter-of-intent in November 2012 and join the Huskers following graduation in 2013.” The young ladies are required to achieve the academic requirements of the university to be admitted. There is certainly some risk, both academically and physically, on Nebraska’s part, but Nebraska seems to know what they are doing 😉

  4. Heidi,

    It is a verbal commitment. As it states in the article, “They’ll sign their letter-of-intent in November 2012 and join the Huskers following graduation in 2013.” The young ladies are required to achieve the academic requirements of the university to be admitted. There is certainly some risk, both academically and physically, on Nebraska’s part, but Nebraska seems to know what they are doing 😉

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