Sophomore Lindsey Krause becomes one of Nebraska volleyball’s major contributors

Head coach John Cook and volleyball player Lindsay Krause discuss Friday’s game against Iowa and its 300th straight sellout. Cook explains how Devaney has been improved and how fans continue to sell it out.

After Nebraska’s 3-0 win over Purdue on Sunday, sophomore Lindsey Krause had a crowd of fans waiting to take photos with the local hero. Krause did not hesitate to get in touch with her fans and enthusiastically participated in the photographing.

In her short time in Nebraska, Krause’s performance is impressive both on and off the court.

Krause was a major contributor to the Huskers’ two wins over Iowa on Friday and #19 Purdue on Sunday. Krause had 10 kills and 1 block against Iowa while hitting .471. In the match against Purdue, Krause had 7 kills and 1 block while hitting .333.

Part of Krause’s success in the last two games has been teammate Kennedi Orr at serve. While Krause has had many server changes throughout the season, she and Orr appear to be in sync due to their “similar personalities”.

“Kennedi brings a lot of fire to the pitch,” said Krause. “Both of us bring a lot of energy no matter what’s happening on the pitch, which helps me settle in.”

Krause has steadily improved throughout the season and has already surpassed her kill tally from last season, having racked up 16 kills against Creighton in September. Part of what has contributed to Krause’s growth is her gain in composure on the course, especially with constant setter changes.

“My composure has changed a lot over the course of the season,” said Krause. “I’ve gotten better at being prepared for changes on the pitch and not letting them affect me.”

Another factor Krause believes has contributed to her growth as a player is that her teammates support her in both good and bad performances. Teammate and winger Madi Kubik also noticed Krause’s development.

“She got into a lot of crazy situations with different players,” said Kubik. “She did a good job of doing her best.”