Posted: 11:47 am Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Martin County volleyball star Nicole Walch commits to Nebraska 

By Jeff Greer

The hits just keep on coming for Martin County volleyball standout Nicole Walch. Along with her sister, Elise, our Big Schools Player of the Year last season, Walch led Martin County to a Class 5A state title last season and is the star of the top-ranked Tigers this year.

She can add going to a big-time college volleyball program to her list of accomplishments. Walch, a junior, committed to the University of Nebraska on Monday night, her coach Krissy Brown Schmidt confirmed.

“We sat down as a family and just made the decision,” said Walch, whose sister plays at Wisconsin. “I went out there the last week of the summer and I loved it.”

Nebraska has won three national titles since 1995. The Cornhuskers made the quarterfinals of last year’s national volleyball tournament.