The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 30, 2000, Page 9, Image 9

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    Fab Four take team to new heights
VOLLEYBALL from page 10
Holmquist has numbers off
the chart this season.
The 6-foot-4 middle blocker
out of Houston leads the nation
in blocks per game (2.02) and
also carries a .424 hitting per
centage which ranks second all
time on the NU regular season
Pilakowski has impressive
numbers of her own. Cook
claims the left-side hitter has the
highest hitting percentage (.351)
for her position in the nation.
She also leads the Huskers in
kills (4.22) and digs (2.67) per
Pilakowski uses straight ath
letic ability to put up those num
The 6-foot-l Columbus
native shattered the NU volley
ball performance index record in
the offseason. When Pilakowski
is at the top of her jump she skys
to a height of 10-foot-2.
And Pilakowski probably
isn’t even be the best sophomore
athlete at NU. That honor goes
to, the Big 12 player of the year -
setter Cepero, the heart and soul
of Nebraska’s undefeated 2000
regular season.
Cepero has made the setter
position her own and there is
already talk she will be the future
setter of the 2004 Olympic team.
Cook compared the 6-foot-2
setter from Dorado, Puerto Rico
with former Laker great Magic
Johnson was a 6-foot~9 point
guard that changed his position.
Cook feels Cepero has done the
same by creating a mismatch
every time she steps onto the
“Greichaly is doing things
that we haven't seen players do
in a long time," Cook said. "I
think a lot of coaches if they find
the opportunity to get that ath
lete that can develop they will
switch to the 6-foot-2 setter.
“When I listened to the TV
match at A&M they talked about
her all the time on what she can
do and how she changes the
Cook even related another
story on what kind of impact
Cepero has had at her position.
Erin Aldrich, a national
champion high jumper from
“Greichaly is doing things that we haven’t seen
players do in a long time. I think a lot of
coaches if they find the opportunity to get that
athlete that can develop they will switch to the
6-foot-2 setter.n
John Cooil
NU volleyball coach
Texas and also a former volley
ball player approached Cook
with a nice compliment towards
“She said ‘I want to play with
Greichaly,’” Cook said. "She
asked if she’d go to the national
team, because if she does she
would want to play with
Greichaly. That’s a pretty nice
In Nebraska volleyball histo
ry, the closet thing to the “The
Fab Four” would be the great
1995 team led by classmates
Allison Weston, Christy Johnson
and Billie Winsett.
That trio won the 1995
national championship and
compiled a four-year record of
110-14. In two years, “The Fab
Four” is 53-5 and has a shot at
three national titles.
Holmquist said she was
already hearing the compar
isons to the '95 team.
“They are like idols here in
the program,” Holmquist said. “A
lot lately he (Cook) has really
going back to them and using
that team as examples. We
watched film on what we do in
games compared to what they
did in '95.
“We really see their team
chemistry on the court, and he
tells how they’ve reacted. I think
he’s been talking to them lately
on what he can do to motivate us
in different ways.
"He really focuses on them as
role models for us.”
Four teams compete for NCAA victory
OPPONENTS from page 10
over 21-6 South Carolina on Friday.
Nebraska Coach John Cook said he knew
very little about the three opponents coming
into Lincoln. He said it was tough to predict a
winner in the George Washington-South
Carolina match.
Gamecocks senior outside hitter Mandy
Quarterman said the Gamecocks would be
fully concentrated on GWU, even with unde
feated Nebraska lingering as a possible sec
ond-round opponent. However, she said
even if South Carolina did meet up with the
Hukers, NU’s perfect regular season record
no longer mattered.
“We will take the NCAAs one game at a
tune,” Quarterman said. “Everybody is 0-0
Even so, Coronel is glad to open up with
somebody besides Nebraska.
“At least we’re not playing Nebraska in
the first round,” Coronel said. “We’ll proba
bly at least draw a bi-partisan crowd.”
Princeton was not as fortunate. The 20-8
Ivy League champs have the unenviable task
of tangling with 28-0 Nebraska before the
Comhusker throng at the Coliseum.
“To be in the Coliseum, that’s what the
last 28 matches have been about, “ Cook
said. “Most teams are not used to that envi
ronment, and with finals coming up, it
reduces the stress of traveling on the ath
Cook has been on the opposing side
against Nebraska, twice losing to NU at the
Coliseum in the NCAAs while coaching at
Wisconsin. He remembers the challenge it
“It feels like you have to play your best
and hope that Nebraska has an off night,”
Cook said. “But it’s still an uphill batde, and
the crowd is just one more thing you have to
deal with.”
Nonetheless, Princeton is excited about
the chance to take on the home-team
“We’re really fired up because we have
the opportunity to play the best team in the
nation,” senior outside hitter Sabrina King
said to The Daily Princetonian. “It’ll be a
great experience, no matter what It’ll be fun
to say we were there, and we played the best
of the best”
Sutton wants OSU
to go back a year
SUTTON from page 10
co-existed well.
Williams is averaging 14
points per game to lead the
team, while Baker is the do-all
player, averaging 13.5 poinfs, six
rebounds and six assists per
Sutton said most of his team
could be classified in Baker's
category - athletic, quick play
ers whom he can groom.
One who caught Sutton's eye
was Melvin Sanders. Sanders, a
sophomore junior college trans
fer, should take over Mason's roll
as the team stopper on defense
and OSU's best leaper.
Through the Cowboy's first
two games, Sanders has aver
aged 10 points a game.
Sutton also raved about
freshman Terrance Crawford,
saying he was the best player to
come out of Oklahoma last year.
While Sanders and Crawford
are ready to be groomed, some
of Sutton’s youngsters won’t
even be available for a bath.
Two freshmen, David
Anderson and Bernard Kidd,
have already had knee surgery,
and only Anderson is practicing.
Another prize recruit, freshman
Ivan McFarlin, did not qualify
academically and will join jun
ior Antoine Broxsie, a transfer
from Minnesota, on the practice
squad. Broxsie finds himself on
the bench because of an ongo
ing NCAA investigation into the
Minnesota program. Sutton
said McFarlin and Broxsie likely
wouldn't play this season.
But Sutton still trucks on,
even though he is a little fright
ened by this being his youngest
team ever in three decades of
coaching. He said he saw his
youngsters playing inconsistent
early on, but he hoped they
mold together by the time con
ference play rolled around.
Adding salt to Sutton's
wounds is the expansion of
OSU’s home court, Gallagher
Iba Arena.
Practicing away from their
home floor has made it hard on
the new guys who want to find
their groove, and for Sutton as
“It is going to be a marvelous
facility, but it is testing our
patience,” Sutton said.
Sutton’s Cowboys face UNLV
in Oklahoma City on Saturday.
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This is where it gets tricky,
though, with giants like Hawaii
and Southern California, who
won't be intimidated by
Nebraska’s size and skill
because they have it too.
No worry. Nebraska has the
Greichaly Cepero factor at its
The sophomore Big 12
Player of the Year has been
called every superlative imagi
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The 6-foot-2 setter is skilled
beyond her years, but her great
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