FRITZ ON MOLLY: "Molly was a tremendously succesful three-sport athlete at Manhattan High. It will be exciting to watch her develop as she concentrates just on volleyball. She is highly intelligent, has a strong work ethic and is tremendously competitive. Those three things are going to be what takes her game to the next level."
At MANHATTAN HIGH SCHOOL (1998-2002): Letterwinner in volleyball three years at Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kan. ... Three-year starter for the Indians... The first Manhattan High product to play at K-State since Rhonda Hughes and Alison Mott in 1991... Led the Indians to a 38-5 record her senior year, including an I-70 League title and a third-place finish at the Kansas State 6A Volleyball Championships... Manhattan was named the Kansas Volleyball Association 6A Program of the Year... Named to the Class 6A all-tournament team... A member of the 2002 Kansas Volleyball Association (KVA) all-star team... Twice earned first team All-I-70 league honors... Named three times as a member of the Kansas Volleyball Association All-Academic team... Lettered four years in soccer and three years in basketball... Perhaps her finest sport, she turned down several scholarship offers to play soccer, including Big 12 Conference member Iowa State... Selected three times to the Class 6A All-State first team, Central Region first team and I-70 League first team... Guided the Indians to a 16-3-2 record and a third-place finish at the Kansas State 6A Soccer Tournament as a senior, the team's fourth straight final-four appearance... Coached in soccer three years by Margaret McLaughlin, the wife of former Wildcat head coach Jim McLaughlin... Named a two-time honorable mention all-state selection in basketball... Helped the team to a sub-state runner-up finish all four years and back-to-back league championships for the first time in 10 years... Averaged 11.4 points/game, 8.8 rebounds/game, 2.5 assists/game and 2.1 steals/game as a senior... Her 8.8 rebound/game average were the second-most in school history, while her 503 total rebound ranked third all-time ... A tremendous all-around student, she was named the McDonald's/SportsRadio 1350 KMAN Student-Athlete of the Year... A member of numerous academic clubs, including the National Honor Society and Spanish Club... Vice-President of Student Council as a senior... Coached in volleyball by Lori Martini, who provides color commentary for many K-State home matches on the radio.
PERSONAL: Molly Beth Lindquist was born Nov. 21, 1983, in Manhattan, Kan. ... The daughter of Jim and Mary Lindquist... The oldest of two children... Has a brother, Matt, 15... Aunt, Meghan Lindquist, played volleyball at Cloud County Community College... Is planning a major in biology with intentions to go to medical school.