Stivrins & Sun preseason All-Big Ten, Huskers picked third by league coaches

Stivrins & Sun preseason All-Big Ten, Huskers picked third by league coaches

Big Ten coaches believe Nebraska has a pretty good team this season.

League coaches voted the Huskers third in the preseason poll, behind Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Badgers and Gophers both made the national semifinals last season, while Nebraska fell to Wisconsin in the regional finals. Wisconsin is the defending Big Ten champion and NCAA runner-up.

National coaches see those three schools in a different order. The preseason AVCA poll has Nebraska ranked fifth, with Minnesota at seven and Wisconsin occupying the top spot.

Making the Preseason All-Big Ten Team are seniors Lauren Stivrins and Lexi Sun.

Stivrins is a two-time AVCA All-American and two-time All-Big Ten First-Team selection. Sun earned her first ever All-America accolade in 2019 while earning first-team All-Big Ten honors.

Nebraska opens the season Friday at Indiana.