WAYNE – With NSAA State Volleyball Championships taking place this weekend in Lincoln, one member a part of a Class A qualifying team will join the Wildcats next year.
Wayne State College head volleyball coach, Scott Kneifl announced Thursday late afternoon that Rachel Walker of Lincoln Southwest High School will join WSC in the 2018 season. Walker signed a national letter of intent during the NCAA early signing period.
Lincoln Southwest (30-3) is the #2 seed in Class A of the State Volleyball Championships. LSW will face #7 Millard North at 7:30 p.m. from the Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday night.
Rachel Walker is a 5-9 setter/outside hitter from Lincoln Southwest High School who is a four-year starter in volleyball while also starting one year in basketball and one in track and field. She has recorded 891 assists this season with 80 kills, 45 service aces and 42 blocks. In her four years, Walker has 795 career kills, 2379 assists (6.92 per set), 233 service aces and 901 career digs.
Last season as a junior, Walker earned Class A Second Team All-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star while helping the Silver Hawks to a 22-12 record and a trip to the Class A State Tournament. She also earned First Team All-City and Heartland Athletic Conference honors and is also an Academic All-Conference honoree. Walker was named AAU 16 Premier Most Valuable Player in 2016 while helping team win a national title.
The Wildcats are ranked 22nd in the AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll and are 18-10 overall and tied for sixth in the NSIC with an 11-7 league mark heading into this weekend’s home matches vs. St. Cloud State Friday night at 6 p.m. and #6 Minnesota Duluth Saturday at 4 p.m.