JOHNSON, Neb. – November has been a month to remember for Johnson-Brock’s Fallon Stutheit.
Her and her teammates claimed third place at the 2018 Nebraska School Activities Association State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 10 – the senior class’ fourth state trophy, including three straight state championships from 2015-2017.
She spent a week in Haiti with the Mission of Hope before Thanksgiving.
The 6’2″ senior wraps-up the month by signing her letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on her 18th birthday.
Stutheit verbally committed to the Huskers in Oct. 2015, her sophomore season, but made it official when she put ink to paper surrounded by her mom and coach Tera, her dad Jeremy, and brother Trey.
She says her signing day was a whirlwind of emotions, but she is excited to play for head coach John Cook and the five-time national champions.
“When I went on my official there, I just fell in love with the campus and I felt at home. All the players and coaches are so welcoming. I’ve always looked up to Nebraska volleyball players and I grew up watching them on TV. To make it official today is really exciting and definitely a dream come true.”
Stutheit owns the Class D1 state record with 539 kills in a season and is a two-time all-state first-team selection.
She says her time at Johnson-Brock High School was amazing and she couldn’t ask for a better four years.
“Just getting to play with so many amazing people. I’ve had such amazing teammates that have definitely made me who I am today. I wouldn’t be where I am without them for sure. It’s been incredible.”
While she primarily talked to Nebraska and always had the Huskers at the top of her list, she also considered Iowa State, Kansas State and South Dakota.
Stutheit believes she’ll either be a middle blocker or play on the outside for the Big Red. She’ll start training on May 10 – the day before she graduates high school – and will travel with the team later in the month to play matches in Asia.
She’ll remain on campus all summer training and taking summer classes as she pursues a degree in psychology.
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