2020 Kansas State Volleyball

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Re: 2020 Kansas State Volleyball

Post by sfs20 » March 31st, 2021, 11:15 pm

Playing a lot of freshman- and they have played well for being so young. Morris (L), Fernholz (MB), Nembhard (OH), Carter (OH) all started today.

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Post by wazucat » April 1st, 2021, 1:42 pm

sfs20 wrote:
March 31st, 2021, 11:15 pm
Playing a lot of freshman- and they have played well for being so young. Morris (L), Fernholz (MB), Nembhard (OH), Carter (OH) all started today.
Fritz seems to be playing the same game as Bruce, blow up your roster routinely then claim youth and inexperience is the problem only to rinse and repeat.

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Post by sfs20 » April 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm

wazucat wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 1:42 pm
sfs20 wrote:
March 31st, 2021, 11:15 pm
Playing a lot of freshman- and they have played well for being so young. Morris (L), Fernholz (MB), Nembhard (OH), Carter (OH) all started today.
Fritz seems to be playing the same game as Bruce, blow up your roster routinely then claim youth and inexperience is the problem only to rinse and repeat.
They redshirted a lot and most weren’t impactful enough to warrant that. Archibong was probably the best and this past fall she played really well but will be the only time she played a big role. She isn’t going to be back next year. Vernon won’t be either. They need to get a MB that can make a big splash.

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Post by cutshot » April 4th, 2021, 4:19 pm

Well now officially didn't make the tourney. Last year they lost Mutiri and Anna Dixon. Both would have been a huge help this year as they are both good players. I don't remember Suzie losing that many impactful transfers. Most have been fresh/soph that weren't getting any playing time. They are certainly low on the MBs right now and I would expect a transfer to come in to fill the hole. I'm suprised they didn't already get a MB to commit since she had to know Archibong/Vernon would likely leave at end of season. Who knowns with Hammontree (transferred to Ark State). Fritz did get Martin to transfer in and maybe she stays another season.

Looks like the volleyball facility won't start getting built until 2022. Any news on fritz's contract?

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Post by sfs20 » April 4th, 2021, 5:22 pm

It said they were the first team out. While it’s disappointing, it’s a big improvement from last year. Hopefully all the freshman stay and they can build on it. Definitely need to get one or two more MB’s. Fernholz is pretty solid but someone that could be an elite blocker would help. Hopefully Martin comes back.

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Post by cutshot » April 7th, 2021, 5:53 pm

Looks like Vernon (already known not to be coming back) and Carlson in the transfer portal. Even OH is going to be a bit thin next year w/o some transfers.

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Post by sfs20 » April 11th, 2021, 4:01 pm

Shelby Martin is in the portal as a grad transfer.

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Post by cutshot » April 22nd, 2021, 11:20 pm

Texas vs Kentucky in the finals. Good luck to Texas.

Kuck is also now in the portal (Carlson, Kuck, Vernon, Martin, and Hammontree (left much earlier though and went to Ark State)). Will be interesting where all these players go. Lots of really good players in the portal. Hope KSU get some good ones till fill the holes/upgrade.

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Post by Kid In the Hall » April 24th, 2021, 9:29 pm

And, to add the cherry on top, yet another Kansas/KC area player is invaluable in a team's run to the NCAA title (Lilley for Kentucky - the National Player of the Year). Of course, even when Fritz somehow gets a highly regarded player from the area, they end up transferring (Dixon).

If K-State/Mizzou/KU could lock down KC, any of them could be elite programs.

Alas...

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Post by sfs20 » April 24th, 2021, 10:00 pm

Mizzou must have a problem within the program because basically the whole team is transferring out. Might not be a good situation for Dixon who probably will stay.

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