NORFOLK, Neb. – Northeast Community College Head Volleyball Coach Amanda Schultze has been on the recruiting trail the last couple weeks and recently signed Jessi Brester of Howells-Dodge Consolidated last Friday.
As a senior, Brester recorded 39 ace-serves and 197 kills, including Third Team All-Conference honors by the East Husker Conference and Honorable Mention by the Norfolk Daily News, Nebraska Prep Dig, Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald.
“Jessi is a great kid and very athletic with a lot of potential,” Schultze said. “We have had her sister and cousin play for us the last couple years so we are excited to have another Brester on the team. I am looking forward to watching her grow as an athlete.”
During her junior year, Brester was named Honorable Mention by the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and Nebraska Prep Dig.
She says she has no plans to play Volleyball at a four-year college after her two years at Northeast are up. “As of right now I plan on just playing at Northeast, and then transferring to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln just to finish out my major in Ag Business. And so I think Northeast will just be where I’ll play. I won’t continue on anywhere else.”
Brester was an outside hitter for Howells-Dodge, and say she will play the same position for the Hawks.
Brester’s sister Sam Brester also played Volleyball for the Hawks for a year.
She is the daughter of Brian and Amy Brester.
Brester also plays Basketball and does Track for the Jaguars, and hopes the basketball season doesn’t come to an end on Wednesday against Fullerton in Sub-Districts. “I hope we can just get the win there and continue on so our season isn’t finished so soon. I mean bitter sweet moments of being a senior so I hope we can go as far as the state tournament and get things done.”
The Jaguars take on the Warriors at 7:30 p.m. in the D1-5 Sub-District at Shelby-Rising City.
Brester is on the Jaguars’ relay team in track, and says Howells-Dodge will have a new team in that sport this year.
Last season, the Hawks finished with a 21-15 record and an 8-1 conference record. Northeast was a perfect 11-0 on its home court, while making a third-consecutive trip to the NJCAA DII National Volleyball Tournament in Charleston, W.V.