Volleyball Adds Dixon to Roster

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Sarah Dixon, a transfer from Arizona and highly-touted recruit out of high school, has been added to the K-State volleyball roster as an incoming sophomore, head coach Suzie Fritz announced.

A 5-foot-9 setter from Chino Hills, California, Dixon played in 19 sets as a true freshman at Arizona last season. She tallied 15 assists, seven digs, an ace and a kill while splitting time as the backup setter and a defensive specialist. Her best match came against Savannah State in mid-September when she recorded seven assists, two digs and a kill in the Wildcats’ sweep.

Dixon arrived at Arizona as No. 30 on PrepVolleyball.com’s 2015 Senior Aces list and a 2014 third team Under Armour All-American. The four-year letterwinner at Chino Hills High School capped her high school career by leading her team to a league championship and registering 985 assists, 245 digs, 66 kills, 52 aces and 23 blocks.

In addition to being named the team MVP as a senior, Dixon was named first team all-region three times and scholar athlete four times. She was the league leader in assists as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Outside of her high school career, Dixon played for Coast Volleyball Club and helped lead the 18-1 team to a bronze medal at the 2015 Girls Junior National Championships in New Orleans.

Dixon brings the number of newcomers on K-State’s 2016 roster to six. She will join fellow sophomore Cheyenne Hooper (transfer from K-State women’s basketball) and freshmen Maureen Schick, Elle Sandbothe, Rachel Stark and Peyton Williams.

Dixon is also the third current Wildcat who was selected as an Under Armour All-American in 2014, joining Alyssa Schultejans (second team) and Macy Flowers (honorable mention).

K-State, which returns 11 letterwinners from last year’s NCAA Tournament team, opens the 2016 campaign against Arizona in the Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 26. The home opener is set for September 2 against Michigan.