OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha volleyball head coach Rose Shires announced Wednesday that Sarah Wing will join the Maverick program this spring as a transfer from the University of Iowa.
“We are thrilled that a player of Sarah’s caliber decided to join our program,” said Shires. “She’s known nothing but winning throughout her career, and she played against some of the best teams in the country this past season. That experience is invaluable.”
Wing, a 6-foot-1 middle blocker, is a native of Blair, Neb. and a graduate of Omaha Marian High School.
As a freshman at Iowa, she totaled 12 kills, 1.13 points per set, 30 blocks and 1.11 blocks through 27 sets played. Her debut season with the Hawkeyes was highlighted by a career-high of seven blocks against Northwestern along with a performance of six blocks in the win over then-No. 6 Wisconsin, who advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament this past season.
During her high school career, she tallied 555 kills, a 0.355 hitting percentage, 63 service aces and 198 total blocks. Over a three-year span, her team went 112-11 and garnered two state titles (2015, 2017) and back-to-back conference championships from 2015-16.
As an individual, she was named to the Class A First Team All-State, Super State Second Team, Third-Team All-Nebraska and First Team All-Metro as a senior in 2017. In her junior season, she helped her team to a Metro Conference title and a semifinal appearance in the NSAA State Tournament where she earned Class A First-Team All-State (Lincoln Journal Star), Super State Third Team, Class A Second Team All-State (Omaha World Herald) and Second Team All-Metro. As a sophomore in 2015, she helped her team to the NSAA Class A State title, a Metro Conference title and was named Class A Honorable Mention All-State by both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald.
In her career, she tallied two Super State, Class A First Team All-State and All-Metro Conference selections (2016-2017).
“Sarah’s athleticism and competitive spirit will raise the level of play in the gym and ultimately give us extreme versatility along the front line moving forward,” said Shires. “She will also be a great fit culturally with a team-first mentality.”