When you watch Superior 6’3 sophomore & Husker commit Kalynn Meyer play volleyball, you kind of nod your head and think, “yep, she’s big time.” Whispers about some super freak athlete down in Superior with unlimited volleyball potential started about…
When you watch Superior 6’3 sophomore & Husker commit Kalynn Meyer play volleyball, you kind of nod your head and think, “yep, she’s big time.”
Whispers about some super freak athlete down in Superior with unlimited volleyball potential started about 18 months ago. They grew louder and louder with every passing month and it the crescendo has not stopped.
Meyer gave her commitment to play volleyball at Nebraska earlier this week despite having the option to play Division I basketball or compete at the Division I level in track & field.
“I’ve always imagined myself being a Husker,” Meyer said.
As to why she chose volleyball over the other sports she’s a standout in, it was a pretty simple explanation.
“I feel like I can succeed more (in volleyball),” she said.
The scary thing when you watch Meyer play is imaging what she will become over the next few years. She has the big frame with long arms and will only get stronger and stronger. She has surprisingly soft hands on the court and her defense is pretty good for Class C-2. But, you can tell she hasn’t had any major club volleyball experience to help refine her game and develop a more powerful and consistent approach and swing.
That will change this winter as Meyer has said she will either be playing for Nebraska Juniors or VCNebraska – both Lincoln-based clubs with strong ties to the Huskers.
Last year, as a freshman at Superior, Meyer finished with 272 kills (3.1 per set) while hitting .354 with 60 blocks. This year, Meyer has helped lead her team to a 22-3 mark and has 382 kills (5.8 per set) while hitting .324 with 47 ½ blocks with at least three more matches left to play.
To help everyone get a better idea of Kalynn Meyer the person, I threw some off-topic questions at her. Below are the questions followed by her answer.
Q: What’s the three best TV shows you’ve binge watched?
A: Friends, Full House and Impractical Jokers.
Q: What are the 5 most played songs on your playlist?
A: Thunder – Imagine Dragons; Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato; Let Me Go – Hailee Steinfield & Alesso; Havana – Camila Cabello; Unforgetable – Thomas Rhett.
Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: Hannah Werth.
Q: What’s the longest Snapchat streak you have?
Q: What’s the best thing about Superior?
A: Everyone knows everyone.
Q: At what age do you think kids should stop Trick-or-Treating and why?
A: 13 because most people who give out candy will frown at you if you show up. And, it isn’t nice to be taking all the candy before the little kids – who really enjoy it – do.
Q: Celebrity crush?
A: James Franco.
Q: Favorite Gatorade/Powerade flavor?
A: Cool Blue
Q: Favorite food?
Q: Favorite movie?
A: The Proposal.
Q: What school subject causes you the most stress?