LOVB Announces USA Volleyball Captain and Volleyball Legend Jordan Larson Will Join Its Pro League

LOVB StaffTuesday, Apr 16, 2024


Internationally renowned for her impact and leadership both on-and-off the court, Larson joins LOVB as a Founding Athlete and anchor for the league’s team in Omaha, as well as a key leader contributing to LOVB’s mission of expanding access to volleyball  

League One Volleyball (LOVB) – the largest brand in youth volleyball with its professional volleyball league launching in the U.S. later this year – today announced that Jordan Larson, one of the most accomplished players of her generation, has joined LOVB’s pro league. A three-time Olympic medalist and tireless advocate for the sport, Larson will anchor LOVB Omaha Volleyball, alongside fellow Husker alumna Justine Wong-Orantes. 

“Having Jordan join LOVB and play for LOVB Omaha Volleyball is a mic drop moment for volleyball fans in Omaha and across the U.S. Rarely do you come across a player who embodies the highest attributes of athleticism, leadership and advocacy in one person,” said Rosie Spaulding, LOVB Pro COO. “As LOVB focuses on creating better life outcomes for girls and women through the sport of volleyball, we couldn’t be more excited to work alongside Jordan to help us champion every player – and I know I speak for everyone when I say, we can’t wait to watch her play on home soil!” 

Growing up in the small town of Hooper, Nebraska, with a population of 882, Larson has long been focused on expanding access to the sport of volleyball. She herself is the living embodiment of LOVB’s commitment to create pathways from youth to pro, having grown up playing for LOVB Club Premier Nebraska. Nicknamed “The Governor” for her popularity in Nebraska, Larson went onto play on the U.S. Girls Youth National Team, and then joined the University of Nebraska where she helped the Huskers win a national championship title in 2006. She was a three-time All-American and was inducted into the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame. 

In 2009, Larson was named a member of US Women’s National Team, and became the team’s captain in 2017, a title she has held until today. During her storied Olympic career, Larson led the U.S. team to Gold during the 2021 Tokyo Games, where she was also named best Outside Hitter and MVP. In the 2016 Olympic Games, she helped the U.S. earn bronze and in 2012, the silver medal. She was also named Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2021 Sportswoman of the Year, earned USAV’s Female Indoor Player of the year honors in 2015 and 2016. 

Internationally, Larson has also earned a number of accolades, such as silver at the 2023 NORCECA Continental Championship; in 2021, 2019 and 2018, gold at FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round; silver at 2019’s FIVB World Cup; and bronze at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup where she was named Best Spiker. She has played professionally in Puerto Rico, Russia, Turkey and China.

“Increasing access to the sport of volleyball is core to who I am, so I could not be more excited to join an organization that is also so committed to advancing the game and every person who plays it,” said Larson. “Playing for LOVB Omaha Volleyball is an incredible full circle moment for me, and having the opportunity to play professionally for the first time in front of the community who has given me so much and supported me since I was young. With LOVB, I can’t wait to create even more impact on and off the court and inspire the next generation of young Nebraskan athletes to pursue their volleyball dreams.”

Larson’s role at the University of Nebraska will remain unchanged for the upcoming collegiate season. She will continue to serve as an assistant coach on head coach John Cook’s staff, where she is focused on recruitment and helping young players realize their potential at the collegiate level.

For more information about Larson joining LOVB Omaha Volleyball, please visit www.LOVB.com.

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