LINCOLN, Neb. – Callie Schwarzenbach – a 6-foot, 4-inch high school senior from Kearney, Mo., and the granddaughter of Red and Carolann Schwarzenbach of Hot Springs – recently signed a letter intent to play Div. I volleyball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
A middle blocker on her high school team in Missouri, Schwarzenbach is the No. 10 overall high school prospect according to PrepVolleyball.com. As a senior this past season, she averaged 4.2 kills per set and 1.3 blocks per set while hitting .383 and was a Class 4 all-state selection. The Bulldogs finished second in their district in 2017 with a 19-10-3 record. Schwarzenbach played club volleyball for KC Power, which won the USA Volleyball U18 national championship last April and is ranked as the No. 2 club team in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com. Schwarzenbach is also a standout in basketball and track and field at Kearney High School.
“Callie is a talented three-sport athlete,” said Nebraska head coach John Cook. “She is a big middle blocker who played for a KC Power team that won a U18 national championship. Her dad, David, is the principal at her high school. We first found out about Callie from (former Husker assistant coach) Dani Busboom Kelly’s dad, who was talking to farmers over coffee in Cortland one day. Callie is a very smooth athlete for her size.”
Other post-season awards earned by Schwarzenbach include being named a Mo-Kan All-Star, which propelled her to compete in the recent Missouri-Kansas All Star Game played at Avila University. She is also a top-four finalist for the Evelyn Gates Award, presented to the best volleyball player in the Kansas City Area. The award ceremony is being held this Thursday, Nov. 16, at Park Hill South High School.
In addition, as Missouri Class 4 All-State selection, she will also be competing in the state’s all star game on Dec. 2 at the University of Central Missouri.
Her parents are Dave and Lynn Schwarzenbach. She also has a brother Cade, who is a high school sophomore.