2nd year Beach Club Director:
Jess (Schaben) Lansman
Former RC Alum & All-American & now an Omaha Supernova #10 pro team member
Jess is currently playing and in the starting line-up for the Omaha Supernovas as OPP and/or a Leftside. Omaha is one of seven teams in the PVF. The first ever professional women's volleyball league int the US. Jess, also will be the new Head Coach at Blair HS starting this fall (2024). She was the JV and varsity assistant in 2023.
SUPER SENIOR SEASON (2021)
Decided in December to use her extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA after she had begun her teaching career during the fall. Went 26-9 during her final season, playing solely on Court 4. Won 20 matches in straight sets. Played primarily with Sydney Moore and the duo went 17-9 together and 3-1 at the NCAA Championship. Started the season with wins in nine of her first 10 matches. Closed her season and career playing great volleyball in Gulf Shores with three straight-set victories in a row on Court 4 against TCU, Florida State and UCLA.
SENIOR SEASON (2020)
Compiled a 10-4 record with Sydney Moore on Court 2 in the first season that either of them had competed in collegiate beach volleyball. Earned her first collegiate beach win on February 22 against No. 19 Stanford in three sets. Clinched the match for LSU against No. 1 UCLA with a three-set win on February 29 in front of 2,407 fans at LSU Beach Volleyball Stadium, vaulting the Tigers to their first ever No. 1 ranking in both the AVCA and DiG Polls. Went 5-0 with Moore in the second week of the season and finished the season winning eight of their last nine matches together. Earned four wins over Top-20 teams on Court 2 during the season. Was an integral part of helping lead the Tigers to their first ever No. 1 ranking in both the AVCA and DiG Polls. Season was cut short due to Covid.
Played indoor volleyball and earned her undergraduate degree at Iowa State. Had early success in Ames, Iowa, playing in every match and was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2015. Became the first Iowa State player ever to finish with 300 or more kills in all four seasons of her career. Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention three times while at Iowa State.
RIVER CITY JRS
Jess played for River City Jrs from Fall of 2008 to 2015. She helped her teams win multiple tournaments culminating in the National Finals as the Runner-up in the 18 Premier Division in 2015. Jess was selected as an All-American three times as a River City Jr.