LINCOLN – Lincoln North Star junior Sarah Allick has confirmed that she is no longer committed to the University of Nebraska and has re-opened her recruiting process.
When contacted by Nebraska Prep Volleyball, Allick said she is essentially starting the recruiting process over after she and the Huskers parted ways in the last few days. NCAA Division I coaches are not allowed to comment about potential recruits.
It was about this time last year when Allick’s performance at the 2014 JVA Showcase at the Wisconsin Dells made her one of the hottest recruits in the Midwest. Then, in April of 2014, Allick gave her verbal commitment to the Huskers after considering offers from schools such as Iowa, UConn and others.
Allick was a second-team All Class A selection during the 2014 high school season by Nebraska Prep Volleyball after she helped guide Lincoln North Star to a 22-10 record and a trip to the state tournament. The 6-foot-1 middle hitter finished the high school season with 270 kills and 87 ace blocks.
In December of 2014, Allick was named one of the 13 best Class of 2016 middle hitters in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com and one of the top 50 players overall for 2016. Her explosive leaping ability and quickness to the pins is what caught the attention of college coaches and talent evaluators.
Allick is playing this club season for Nebraska Juniors 18 Black, a team which recently tied for 9th place at the 2015 JVA Showcase in the 18 Open division.
The parting of ways between the Huskers and Allick leaves Nebraska’s 2016 recruiting class at four. Those players being Marion, OH, setter Hunter Atherton, Hillsboro, KS, defensive specialist Alex Ratzlaff, Glen Ellyn, IL, OH Molly Haggerty and Scottsdale, AZ, middle Lauren Stivrins.
The Huskers also have LSU middle hitter transfer Briana Holman on campus and she will be eligible for 2016, unless she gets a full release from the Tigers before the 2015 fall season.