Jordan Larson and Kelsey Robinson will have a return engagement to their University of Nebraska roots as the No. 3 U.S. Women’s National Team hosts a four-team round-robin week of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League June 4-6 in Lincoln, NE.
The U.S. Women, which won the inaugural 16-team event last year and the $1 million top prize, will host No. 9 Korea on June 4, No. 13 Germany on June 5 and No. 4 Brazil on June 6.
DAILY SESSION SCHEDULE: Tuesday, June 4 Brazil vs. Germany, 4:30 p.m. CT USA vs. Korea, 7:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, June 5 Korea vs. Brazil, 4:30 p.m. CT USA vs. Germany, 7:30 p.m. CT Thursday, June 6 Germany vs. Korea, 4:30 p.m. CT USA vs. Brazil, 7:30 p.m. CT
The U.S. and Brazil have had a long-standing rivalry with tremendous respect for each other’s program over the last four decades, including facing each other in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games gold-medal match. The two powerhouses have played each other 50 times since 2008 and the U.S. has won 22 of the matches.
The U.S. opened the inaugural Volleyball Nations League last May on the Nebraska campus and went on to win the first-ever VNL title with a 17-2 overall record.
Larson and Robinson starred in Husker scarlet and cream uniforms winning all-American honors before joining the U.S. Women’s National Team. Larson is a two-time Olympic medalist as an outside hitter, including silver at the 2012 London Games and bronze at the 2016 Rio Games. Robinson, who was part of the 2016 Olympic bronze-medal team with Larson, transitioned to libero during last year’s VNL from her typical outside hitter role and became one of the top liberos in the world.
Team USA Meet-and-Greet and VIP Tickets A unique ticket opportunity for the event includes a Team USA Meet-and-Greet on June 2 from 3-4 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena. In addition to the meet-and-greet, the plan includes a chalk talk with Kiraly, a greeting from Larson, an autograph session with all the U.S. Women in Lincoln for the matches, a chance to watch the U.S. Women practice the afternoon of June 2 immediately after the meet-and-greet, a mini volleyball and an event program.