SE: Get to Know the Newcomers: Macy Flowers

  VIDEO:  Meet Macy Flowers

By Kelly McHugh-Stewart

Macy Flowers, a native of Chanute, Kansas, has been making a splash so far this summer with the Wildcat volleyball squad.

Moving to Manhattan in the beginning of June to begin training with her teammates and taking summer classes, the 6-foot-2 freshman middle blocker is focused and excited to finally be living out her long-time goal of playing volleyball for K-State.

“This summer I’ve been going to class, to practice and just getting used to everything,” said Flowers. “It’s been really exciting to finally move on to this next chapter of life after high school. It’s been a really cool experience so far.”

At Chanute High School, Flowers was named the 2014 Class 4A Division I Player of the Year as a senior. A two-time 4A Division I All-State First Team selection (2013-14) and three-time first team all-league recipient, she finished her senior season with 509 kills on a .386 hitting percentage while also adding 219 digs and 73 blocks. Her 509 kills were the fifth-most in the state, and she finished second in Kansas in hitting efficiency.

“My high school was a little bit smaller and we played a lot of smaller schools, so the biggest difference I’ve noticed so far has been the speed of the game,” said Flowers. “It’s a lot quicker now, and you have to react to that and adjust to it.”

With preseason training now underway for K-State, teammates have taken notice of Flowers and her ability to contribute on the court. The young middle blocker isn’t one to say much; rather, she lets her game do the talking.

“Macy has really impressed me,” said sophomore outside hitter Kylee Zumach, last year’s Big 12 Freshman of the Year. “She doesn’t really talk a lot, she’s a very quiet person, but she came in and just led by her actions and really blew up the gym this summer.”

On her playing style, Flowers said, “I’m a really, really quiet and reserved person off the court, but when I get in the moment of the game, I become loud. I become a different person almost. I would say I have a louder personality on the court.”

But it’s not just volleyball Flowers is excited for now that she’s a K-Stater – she’s excited for her studies as well. Following the footsteps of her veterinarian mother, Leann, Flowers plans on studying veterinary medicine during her time at K-State.

“My mom went to school here and loved it, and we came to football games growing up, so my family, they’re really excited,” she said with a smile. “They told me they’re going to try and come out to every one of my games. I’ve always wanted to come to K-State, so it’s been really exciting.”

Living out her dreams both on and off the court, Flowers is ready to take on her first year as a Wildcat and do whatever it takes to help K-State be successful this season.

“My goals are to make a difference on this team and to contribute in whatever way I can,” she closed.

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