Foote, Lindquist to Join K-State Volleyball Squad
June 21, 2002
Manhattan, Kan. - Head women's volleyball coach Suzie Fritz announced Friday the addition of Kristen Foote and Molly Lindquist to the Wildcat squad as walk-ons, beginning this fall. Foote is a senior transfer from the University of South Carolina at Aiken, while Lindquist is a freshman from Manhattan (Kan.) High School.
"Kristen and Molly are great additions to our team," said Fritz. "Kristen will add valuable experience to the setter position after seeing playing time at both USC-Aiken and Emporia State, while Molly is a tremendous all-around athlete after excelling at three sports at Manhattan High. We look forward to them joining the squad this fall."
A 5-foot-9 setter from Manhattan, Kan., Foote spent the past two seasons as the back-up setter at Division II USC-Aiken after playing her freshman year at Emporia (Kan.) State. She saw action in 32 matches for the Lady Pacers in her career, averaging 6.82 assists/game and 0.90 digs/game. Foote also totaled 22 kills on a .304 hitting percentage with 25 aces and six total blocks. During her two-year career, she helped guide USC-Aiken to a 43-22 record, including back-to-back third-place finishes in the Peach Belt Conference. She played in 27 matches for Emporia State in 1999, averaging 1.87 assists/game and 0.71 digs/game. A 1999 graduate of Rossville High School, Foote was the Class 2A Player of the Year her senior season and a three-time selection to the all-state team. She still holds the school record with 763 assists.
A talented three-sport athlete, Lindquist excelled in volleyball, basketball and soccer for Manhattan High School. A three-year letterwinner for the Indians, she guided the volleyball team to a 38-5 overall record and third-place finish at the Class 6A State Tournament, where she was named to the all-tournament team. She was a first team All-I-70 league performer her junior and senior seasons, while she was a three-time member of the Kansas Volleyball Association All-Academic Team. She also starred on the basketball court and soccer field for Manhattan, where she was a three-time Class 6A first team all-state selection in soccer and two-time honorable mention all-state pick in basketball. As a senior, she averaged a team-best 11.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in helping the Indians to an I-70 league basketball title and a sub-state runner-up finish. In soccer, she led the Indians to four straight semifinal appearances at the state tournament, including a third-place finish in 2002 with a 16-3-2 mark. A tremendous student off the playing field, she was recently named the McDonald's/SportsRadio 1350 KMAN Student-Athlete of the Year. She had scholarship offers to play soccer at several Division I schools, including Iowa State.
Lindquist is the first Manhattan High School product to play at K-State since Rhonda Hughes and Alison Mott in 1991.
Foote and Lindquist are the fourth and fifth additions to the team for the 2002 season, as they join previously announced signees Joy Hamlin (Winfield, Kan.), Jamie Perkins (Council Bluffs, Iowa) and Faaalo Taumanupepe (Long Beach, Calif.).
Foote and Lindquist will join a Wildcat squad in 2002 that must replace three starters, including co-captains Lisa Mimick and Liz Wegner, who earned first team All-Big 12 honors this year. The Wildcats finished the 2001 season ranked 18th nationally in the USA Today/AVCA Top 25 poll with a 20-8 overall record and 15-5 mark in the Big 12 Conference.