Husker Volleyball Graduate Student Manager Found Dead

The Nebraska Volleyball team received tragic news over the weekend as a member of the staff passed away.

Lincoln police say the death of a 22-year-old University of Nebraska-Lincoln student early Sunday morning appears to be accidental.

Officer Angela Sands said at about 9:30 a.m. police went to Seventh and N streets on a report of a body found.
She said they found Dane LeClair, of Pittsford, New York, who died after falling from the fourth floor of a parking garage.

Sands said that after reviewing video surveillance, it happened around 3:40 a.m. and appeared to be accidental. She said an autopsy would be done to determine if alcohol was involved.

The University of Nebraska athletic department released this statement from John Cook this morning:

Over the weekend, Nebraska volleyball graduate student manager Dane Leclair tragically passed away. Here is a statement from head coach John Cook:

“The Nebraska volleyball family is devastated to learn of the tragic passing of one of our graduate student managers, Dane Leclair. From the moment Dane joined our program this summer, he made a lasting positive impact on all of us with his big smile and friendly personality. Dane brought a lot of energy to our team, and our players and staff will greatly miss him.”

A native of Pittsford, N.Y., Leclair joined the Nebraska volleyball program as a graduate student manager in the summer of 2019 and was an MBA student at UNL. Leclair finished a playing career at Loyola Chicago in 2019, where he set personal bests in kills (117), aces (9), digs (116) and blocks (45) as a senior.

Courtesy: University of Nebraska Athletics

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