Lincoln Southwest standout signs with Wayne State
Wayne State College head volleyball coach Scott Kneifl announced Thursday that Rachel Walker of Lincoln Southwest High School has signed a national letter of intent during the NCAA early signing period to attend Wayne State College and continue her volleyball career in the 2018-19 academic year.
Walker is a 5-foot-9 setter/outside hitter from Lincoln Southwest, and is a four-year starter in volleyball while also starting one year in basketball and one in track and field. This season, Walker has helped her team to a 30-3 record and a No. 2 ranking in Class A entering this weekend’s state tournament. She has recorded 891 assists this season with 80 kills, 45 service aces and 42 blocks. In her four-year career, Walker has 795 career kills, 2379 assists (6.92 per set), 233 service aces and 901 career digs.
Last season as a junior, Walker earned Class A second-team All-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star while helping the Silver Hawks to a 22-12 record and a trip to the Class A State Tournament. She also earned first-team All-City and Heartland Athletic Conference honors and is also an Academic All-Conference honoree. Walker was named AAU 16 Premier Most Valuable Player in 2016 while helping her team win a national title.
“Rachel is a proven leader and winner,” Kneifl said. “She is a very knowledgeable player that can train in multiple positions for the Wildcats. Her ability to find ways to win at both the high school and juniors level will be a huge asset to our gym. We are very excited she chose to become a Wildcat.”