Husker Update: T&F, Soccer, Volleyball

Track & Field

Three-time Nebraska track and field All-American Angela Mercurio was named the NCAA Woman of the Year at the award ceremony on Sunday night.

Mercurio became the second University of Nebraska student-athlete all-time to receive the honor, joining former Nebraska volleyball national champion Billie Winsett-Fletcher (1996).

Mercurio was a four-year letterwinner on the Nebraska track and field team and was a three-time second-team All-American in the triple jump. She also earned the conference title in the event at the 2019 Big Ten Indoor Championships before going on to place ninth in the triple jump at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Soccer

The Nebraska soccer team (4-9-4, 3-5-2 Big Ten) dropped a 2-0 decision to 10th-ranked Wisconsin at McClimon Track/Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

The match marked the Huskers’ penultimate game of the regular season, as they host Penn State next weekend. NU has 11 points in the Big Ten standings (three points for a win and one point for a tie), which puts the Huskers in a three-way tie for sixth (as of the end of their Sunday game). The top eight teams in the Big Ten standings at the end of the regular season (based on point total) advance to the conference tournament.

The Huskers conclude their regular season next weekend at home when Penn State visits Hibner Stadium on Sunday. NU’s Senior Day ceremony will take place before the match, set to kick off at 1:05 p.m. (CT).

Volleyball

The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team won its fourth straight match with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-13) sweep of the Maryland Terrapins at XFINITY Center Pavilion on Saturday night.

Lexi Sun had 12 kills on .417 hitting to lead the Huskers (15-2, 7-1 Big Ten). Madi Kubik had 10 kills and eight digs while hitting .333, and Jazz Sweet and Lauren Stivrins chipped in six kills each. Callie Schwarzenbach finished with five kills.

The Huskers are on the road again next weekend, at Indiana next Friday and at No. 20 Purdue next Saturday.

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