Korobkova, Liliom Earn All-Region

MANHATTAN, Kan. The AVCA announced its All-Region teams on Wednesday and two Kansas State Wildcats received recognition from the coaches. Nataly Korobkova was named to the All-Central Region Team for the second straight season and fellow senior Rita Liliom received honorable mention.


Korobkova backed up her All-American season last year with another strong performance to finish her career. Korobkova finished the year with 389 kills and hit .257 and tallying 0.95 blocks per set to help the Wildcats finish third in the highly competitive Big 12 Conference. She posted 12 matches with 15 or more kills including three with at least 20 kills. Korobkova finished her career tied for fifth in school history with 11 20-kills matches. Her second AVCA All-Central Region Team honor adds to her list of accomplishments for the season after being selected to the All-Big 12 First Team.


Liliom pounded out 500 kills her senior year en route to being named AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention. Liliom averaged 4.10 kills per set and hit .207 while reaching double digits in kills in every match but one this year. She posted a season-high 23 in a comeback win on the road against Baylor and reached 20 kills six times bringing her career total to 10. Liliom became the 15th player in school history to reach 1,000 career kills this season and finished with 1,210 in eighth place. Liliom also earned first team All-Big 12 honors this season.