K-State Announces 2015 Recruiting Class

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State volleyball head coach Suzie Fritz announced the 2015 recruiting class on Friday as a pair of high school All-Americans, Macy Flowers (Chanute, Kansas) and Alyssa Schultejans (Silver Lake, Kansas), will join the program.

"Alyssa and Macy are exceptionally talented, especially in terms of where they are at coming in to K-State and what they have been able to accomplish throughout their prep careers," said Fritz. "They give us a physical presence, and they are tremendous athletes. They are also wonderful students and people. I think they will be great additions to our program.

"This class probably has as much potential as any class we have had in recent years. It's a pretty small class, but they have tremendous potential."

Schultejans will step foot on the K-State campus as the record holder for career kills (1,985) at all levels of high school in Kansas. This season, the 6-2 outside hitter helped lead Silver Lake High School to its second straight 3A state title as she had 732 kills and was named to the Under Armour High School All-America Second Team.

As a junior, Schultejans was named the 2013 Class 3A Player of the Year after she had 632 kills and helped lead the Eagles to their first state title since 2007.

Over the course of her volleyball career at Silver Lake, in which she was a four-time letterwinner, Schultejans was named first team all-state twice, all-state tournament team three times, and all-league four times. The honor roll student was also named the MaxPreps/AVCA Kansas High School Player of the Week in late October of this season.

Flowers was named an honorable mention for the Under Armour High School All-America Team this year after she tallied 509 kills on a .386 hitting percentage and led Chanute High School to its second consecutive state tournament appearance. The 6-3 middle blocker also had 219 digs, playing all six rotations for the first time in her career.

In 2013, Flowers was named first team all-state for Class 4A-Division I after she registered 413 kills and 113 blocks and helped the Blue Comets finish third at the state tournament. She earned one of her two MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week awards as a junior, garnering the second one as a senior, while she was also selected to the all-state tournament team in 2013. She earned a spot on the all-state tournament team this year as well.

Flowers, an honor roll student, was a two-time letterwinner in basketball at Chanute as well, earning third team all-league honors. She is the daughter of Ron and Leann Flowers, who both graduated from Kansas State. 

Schultejans will enroll at K-State in the spring of 2015 while Flowers will join the program in the summer. The duo are also the fourth and fifth Wildcats in program history to be named to the Under Armour High School All-America Team.

"These two, in addition to some of the younger players that are already contributing this year, put us in position to compete with some of the best teams in the country going forward," added Fritz. "The future of K-State volleyball looks pretty bright."

Last year's recruiting class was ranked No. 27 in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com. The rankings from that organization come out in early summer.

K-State is currently No. 23 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, holding a 20-6 overall record and 7-5 record in Big 12 action.