Wildcats of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Lauren Mathewson of the K-State volleyball team and Alex Hrebec of the K-State football team are this week’s Wildcats of the Week, announced on Tuesday morning by the Kansas State Athletic Department. This is Mathewson’s second honor of the season, while it is Hrebec’s first honor of the year.

Lauren Mathewson, So., Libero, Kansas City, Mo./ Park Hill South HS

Lauren Mathewson won the battle of liberos on Wednesday night in Missouri as she and the Tigers’ Caitlyn Vann went head-to-head as two of the top defenders in the Big 12. Mathewson tallied 27 digs for her eighth 20-dig match of the season and third in the last six. Her eight 20-dig matches are tied for third in a single season in K-State history and she is already in seventh for a career.

Alex Hrebec, RFr., LB, St. Louis, Mo./Oakville HS

Alex Hrebec, walk-on turned starter this season at linebacker, tallied career-highs for tackles, sacks and tackles for loss in Saturday’s win over Iowa State. The redshirt freshman totaled 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks and tackles for loss, while also pulling in one interception in which he returned for 50 yards, the first of his career. His 1.5 TFLs tied his career-high he set at Missouri just two weeks prior. Hrebec finished the season second on the team with 68 tackles.

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)
Nov. 18             Jamar Samuels (MBB)               Shalee Lehning (WBB)

Nov. 25             Alex Hrebec (FB)                       Lauren Mathewson (VB)