Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Josh Moore of the K-State football team and Rita Liliom of the volleyball team are this week’s Wildcats of the Week honorees, announced on Tuesday morning by the Kansas State Athletic Department. This is the second time this season that Liliom has garnered the honor.

 

Male

Joshua Moore, CB, So., Pompano Beach, Fla../Blanche Ely HS

Sophomore defensive back Joshua Moore was a standout in Saturday’s contest at Colorado as he helped a Wildcat defense limit the Buffaloes to just 14 points. Moore collected a career-best and game-high 13 tackles, nine of which were solo, as well as one fumble recovery, one interception and two pass breakups at Colorado. Moore’s 13 tackles were the second-most of any player in the Big 12 this past weekend.

Female

Rita Liliom, Sr., OH, Budapest, Hungary/Csik Ferenc

 

Senior outside hitter Rita Liliom put her name in the record books against Texas Tech on Saturday night by joining the 1,000 kill club at Kansas State. Liliom tallied 11 kills on 20 swings and had no attack errors to hit .550 in the sweep over the Red Raiders in the Wildcats’ only match of the week. Her 1,002 career kills put her 15th all-time at K-State and she could move into 11th if she remains at her current pace. The dominating performance against Texas Tech also got Liliom out of a recent slump. Despite continuing to get her kills, she had not hit higher than .230 in eight matches. Liliom also tied a career-high four service aces in the effort. 

 

 

Wildcats of the Week honorees

Date                 Male                                         Female

Sept. 2             Josh Freeman (FB)                    Megan Farr (VB)

Sept. 9             Courtney Herndon (FB)              Nataly Korobkova (VB)

Sept. 16            N/A                                           Rita Liliom (VB)

Sept. 23            Brandon Banks (FB)                  Beverly Ramos (XC)                                         

Sept. 30            Lamark Brown (FB)                    Lauren Mathewson (VB)                                    

Oct. 7               Robert Streb (Golf)                    Beverly Ramos (XC)

Oct. 14             Josh Freeman (FB)                    Lauren Mathewson (VB)

Oct. 21             Joshua Moore (FB)                    Rita Liliom (VB)