FRITZ ON KRISTEN: "Kristen has three years of collegiate volleyball experience and will play a valuable role in helping to develop our offense and in our preparation for opponents. She is a local all-state talent and we are pleased to have her join our team."
AT USC-AIKEN (2000-01): Letterwinner in volleyball two years at the University of South Carolina at Aiken, a Division II school... Transferred to USC-A after her position coach, Will Condon, moved from Emporia State to become head coach of the Lady Pacers... The back-up setter to starter Candice Anderson both seasons... Helped the team to 19-12 overall record in 2001, including a 7-7 mark in the Peach Belt Conference... Saw action in 16 matches and 32 overall games as a junior... Led the team with a .375 hitting percentage... Second in assists with 197, an average of 6.16 assists per game... Also tallied 0.25 kills per game, 0.41 aces per game and 0.91 digs per game... Helped the team to a 24-10 overall record in 2000, including a 9-5 mark in the Peach Belt... Saw action in 28 games as a sophomore... Second in assists with 212 and averaged 7.57 assists per game... Set a career-high in assists with 33 in back-to-back matches against Catawba College (Oct. 6) and Queens College (Oct. 7)... Also averaged 0.50 kills per game, 0.43 aces per game and 0.89 digs per game... Coached in volleyball by Will Condon.
AT EMPORIA STATE (1999): Letterwinner in volleyball one year at Emporia State University, a Division II school in Emporia, Kan. ... Helped the Hornets to a 23-16 overall record, including a third-place finish with a 10-6 mark in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)... The back-up setter to starter Jayme Adams... Saw action in 27 matches and 62 overall games as a true freshman... Second on the team with 116 assists an average of 1.87 assists per game... Also averaged 0.21 kills per game, 0.26 aces per game and 0.71 digs per game in limited action... Tallied a .231 hitting percentage on 39 total attacks... Coached in volleyball by longtime ESU coach Maxine Mehus.
AT ROSSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (1995-99): Letterwinner in volleyball three years at Rossville High School in Rossville, Kan. ... Two-year starter for the Lady Dawgs... A two-time selection to the Class 3A all-state first team... A member of the 1999 Kansas Volleyball Association (KVA) all-star team... Led Rossville to a runner-up finish in the Kansas State 3A Volleyball Championships as a senior... Still holds the school single-season record for assists with 763... Named the Kansas Sports Magazine and Kansas High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) 2A Player of the Year as a junior... Also earned recognition to the Kansas Volleyball Association (KVA) 2A all-tournament team in 1997... Selected first team All-Mid-East League as both a junior and senior... Totaled over 1,300 assists in her career... Played for the Manhattan Junior Volleyball Club from 1992-97, where the team was a Regional Silver Champion in 1996 and a Regional Silver Third Place finisher in 1997... Also played for the Renegades Club (1998) and Topeka Juniors (1999)... Lettered two years in basketball and track... Rossville qualified for the 2A State Basketball Tournament her senior season... Coached in volleyball by Cathy Foote.
PERSONAL: Kristen Lee Foote was born Aug. 11, 1981, in Manhattan, Kan. ... The daughter of Mitchell and Cathy Foote... Mother, Cathy, is the head volleyball coach at Rossville High School in nearby Rossville, Kan. ... Father, Mitch, was a linebacker on the Kansas State football team from 1978-81 for head coach Jim Dickey... Wants to open her own Christian bookstore... Is planning a major in business administration.