Headlines 2017
April 14, 2017  Coach Fritz Announces Commitments of Heyne, Smith
Brooke Heyne is a 5-11 OH, and the 2016-17 Gatorade Nebraska Volleyball Player of the Year! She led Skutt Catholic High School to a perfect 44-0 record, a second-straight state title and a No. 2 national ranking by PrepVolleyball.com. In her senior season, Brooke had 474 kills, 362 digs and 40 aces. Coach Fritz describes her as a very versatile player, strong as attacker, passer and defender.

Jacque Smith, a 5-7 libero, lettered all four years at St. Teresa's Academy in KCMO. She was named to the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Team this year, after setting the single-season digs record of 545. Jacque received all-state, all-district and all-region honors in her junior and senior season, and St. Teresa's made the state tournament both years. As Kersten Kober has completed her eligibility, Jacque has the opportunity to play an important role on the team. (K-State Sports release)

April 12, 2017  Elle Sandbothe to the USA Women's Junior National Team!
USA Volleyball and Kansas State announced today that K-State's own freshman middle blocker, Elle Sandbothe, made the USA Junior Women's National Team. She'll play in the Pan American Cup in Costa Rica in K-State's Final Week.

Elle, along with three other Cats, journeyed to Colorado in February to try out. (story) Jerritt Elliott, UT's head coach, will be the head coach of the USA team. Elle will be one of 12 players on the team. She was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team in November, 2016. Elle led the Cats in blocks per set in 2016. (season stats)

This is awesome!

April 11, 2017  Five Core Values Emphasized in Spring to Build Culture
Cobin McGuire's latest Sports Extra looks at K-State Volleyball's Five Core Values.
April 7, 2017  Michaela Franklin coaching Clemson
Michaela was on the 2003 Big 12 championship team, and after serving as an assistant here and there, she's been selected as Clemson's head coach. This Sports Extra looks back at her time here, her philosophy as a coach and Suzie's influence on her. "Championship behavior" is her theme.
March 8, 2017   Heightened Experience, Knowledge from USWNT Tryout
Sandbothe, along with Sarah Dixon, Alyssa Schultejans and Brynn Carlson, participated in the annual U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout over the weekend. Jeff Grove was there as an evaluator, and Rhino came by! Corbin McGuire has all the details in this Sports Extra.
February 27, 2017  Women's National Team Tryouts
Four Cats will take part in the USAVolleyball tryout for the Women's National Team.