There should be no question that Nebraska is a volleyball state. With storied histories and national championship banners flying, it is clear this sport is played well in this state.
Eight of the 15 four-year programs in the Nebraska averaged 20-plus wins per season for the entirety of the decade. None won more matches than the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers. UNK put together a combined record of 321-28, averaging more than 32 wins per year.
The Lopers, under coach Rick Squiers, won eight conference regular season championships (6 MIAA, 2 RMAC), six conference tournament titles (4 MIAA, 2 RMAC), and had a national runner-up finish (2019). They won more than 90 percent of their matches (.902).
The company the Lopers keep in the state is of high caliber. Also in that group of programs with more than 200 wins in the 2010s are Bellevue (294-123), Nebraska (281-49, NCAA champs 2015, 2017), Creighton 251-82), Midland (246-94), Wayne State (237-83), Hastings (228-97, NAIA champs 2016), and Doane (206-125).