Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Rita Liliom of the K-State volleyball team and Robert Streb of the men’s golf team are this week’s Wildcats of the Week, announced on Tuesday morning by the Kansas State Athletic Department. Liliom is the first three-time recipient of the honor this season.



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


Senior outside hitter Rita Liliom helped lead the Wildcats to a 1-1 record on the week with a win over the Oklahoma Sooners in four sets and a tightly contested loss at No. 3 Nebraska. Liliom had her fifth match with 20 or more kills in the win over OU. She tallied 22 kills and hit .245 in the win and marked her ninth double-double of the season with 11 digs. She also added three block assists and a solo stop in the match. Against Nebraska, Liliom notched 13 kills and hit .345 with seven digs. She also added four blocks. For the week Liliom hit at a .280 percentage and averaged 5.00 kills per set with 2.57 digs and 1.14 blocks.




Robert Streb, MGolf, Sr., Edmond, Okla./Edmond North HS

Senior Robert Streb carded his lowest round of the Pacific Invitational on the final day and tied for second place after carding a 3-under par 210, tying his best finish this season. With Streb’s performance, the Wildcats were able to capture their second team title this fall.

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)

Oct. 28             Mitchell Gregson (Golf)              Nataly Korobkova (VB)

Nov. 4              Lamark Brown (FB)                    Soriana Pacheco (VB)

Nov. 11             Robert Streb (Golf)                    Rita Liliom (VB)