Lastra Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas Kansas State senior Angie Lastra was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts against Texas Tech and Nebraska, as announced by the conference office Monday. The libero from Carolina, Puerto Rico, earns the accolade for the second time in her career and first time this year. She becomes the second Wildcat to be honored this season by the Big 12 as Nataly Korobkova earned the offensive distinction September 4th.


Lastra dished out a season-high 32 digs against the No. 2 Huskers on Saturday night in Kansas State’s 3-2 loss (30-24, 30-27, 25-30, 19-30, 8-15). The mark tied for fifth most in a five-game match in school history and is Lastra’s third best career mark. The senior has now registered five matches of 30 or more digs in her career, the most in KSU history. With the performance, Lastra also moved beyond 400 digs on the season and becomes the only Wildcat to have over 400 four seasons.


Lastra finished with a match-high 17 digs against Texas Tech Wednesday, leading the Cats to a 3-0 sweep of the Red Raiders in scores of 30-14, 30-19, 30-22.


Nebraska senior Sarah Pavan, who finished with 31 kills against K-State on Saturday and 22 versus Missouri Wednesday, received the Offensive Player of the Week honor.


Lastra and the 12th-ranked K-State Wildcats have their second-consecutive home match when the Cats welcome Texas A&M to Ahearn Field House for an FSN-televised contest Wednesday. For complete coverage of the K-State volleyball team, please visit