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:
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.