Volleyball standout Lauenstein to ‘step away’ from Huskers

Nebraska sophomore Whitney Lauenstein is stepping away from volleyball while she grieves the loss of her father.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 8:57 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2023 at 10:54 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -Nebraska volleyball player Whitney Lauenstein announced via social media that she will be taking a step back from the Huskers, following the loss of her father.

In a message posted on Instagram Lauenstein thanked both the volleyball program and Husker fans for their support during her time at Nebraska.

“Thank you everyone for the unconditional love and support the Nebraska fan base is unlike any other,” Lauenstein wrote.

The Nebraska native played two seasons with the Huskers under Head Coach John Cook. Lauenstein appeared in 123 matches and averaged more than two kills per set.

“We fully support Whitney and her family in making this decision and hope that she will find peace and healing,” Cook said. “There are bigger things in life than volleyball. Whit will be missed by everyone involved with our program, especially her Husker teammates and coaches. She will always be a Husker.”