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WSC Volleyball Signs Four Recruits

Posted: 15 November, 2012

WAYNE - Wayne State College head volleyball coach Scott Kneifl announced today the signings of four high school standouts to the 2013 recruiting class that have either signed national letters of intent or scholarship offers to attend Wayne State College and play volleyball for the Wildcats in the 2013-14 academic year. Joining the Wildcat program are Alyssa Frauendorfer of Humphrey, Katie Kurtz of Papillion, Michaela Mestl of Kearney and Sydney Rose of Wakefield.
                Alyssa Frauendorfer is a 6-0 middle/outside hitter from Humphrey High School in Humphrey, Nebraska. She led the Bulldogs to back-to-back State Championships in volleyball in 2011 (Class D-1) and 2012 (Class D-2). This season, Frauendorfer recorded 491 kills, 132 blocks and 18 aces while helping the Bulldogs to a 33-2 record.  She holds multiple school records in volleyball as she is the all-time leader at Humphrey Public in blocks in a season (135), blocks in a game (10), blocks in a career (403), digs in a career (1,225), kills in a game (33), kills in a season (494) and kills in a career with 1,625.  Frauendorfer also excels in basketball and track and field.  She led Humphrey to a Class D-1 runner up finish in basketball as a junior and a fourth place finish as a sophomore in Class D-1, earning All-State honors three seasons already while being named the Huskerland Prep Class D-1 Player of the Year.  In track and field, she won four Class D gold medals in the long jump, triple jump, 200 and 400 meter dashes as a junior and is a two-time state champion in the triple jump.  Frauendorfer also excels in the classroom, earning Academic All-State honors in volleyball, basketball and track and field and was a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner in Nebraska this year.
                “Alyssa brings a ton of athleticism with a great work ethic to our program,” remarked Coach Kneifl. “She is a dynamic volleyball player who can play multiple positions and will make an immediate impact to our offense next season.”
                Katie Kurtz is a 5-11 middle blocker from Papillion LaVista South High School in Papillion, Nebraska. She helped the Titans to three straight Class A State Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and a Class A State runner-up finish in 2009.  Kurtz was the team leader in blocks the last two seasons and recorded 55 blocks with 170 kills this season.  She recorded an impressive 154-6 record during her high school career and played on two unbeaten state championship teams while also being ranked #1 by Max Preps/Prep Volleyball.  As a junior, Kurtz received honorable mention Class A All-State honors. 
“Katie is a very solid middle blocker with a winning attitude,” stated Kneifl. “Her high level of play in high school and club will give her a chance for playing time early in her career.”
                Michaela Mestl is a 5-6 outside hitter/defensive specialist from Kearney Catholic High School in Kearney, Nebraska. Mestl She helped Kearney Catholic to the 2012 Class C-1 State Championship with an undefeated 36-0 season recording 283 kills. She was also part of teams that were Class C-1State Runner-up in both 2010 and 2011.  Mestl was a three year starter at Kearney Catholic and as a junior was named Kearney Hub Volleyball and Athlete of the Year along with being named a finalist for the Omaha World Herald Athlete of the Year.  In basketball last season as a junior, Mestl earned All Lou Platte Conference honors averaging 13 points a game and helped the Stars to a Class C runner-up finish in track and field last spring winning the 100 meter dash, placing second in the long jump while also running a leg on the state championship 400 meter relay team.
                “Michaela is a talented volleyball player who competes hard on every point.  She is a talented hitter, passer and defender,” said Kneifl. “Her defensive talents and attitude will improve our defense immensely.”
                Sydney Rose is a 5-6 setter/defensive specialist from Wakefield High School in Wakefield, Nebraska.  She is a multi-sport standout for the Trojans, starting four years in volleyball, two years in basketball and four years in track and field.  Rose was an All Lewis and Clark Conference selection in volleyball four seasons and honorable mention Class C-2 All-State volleyball selection by the Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star.  She holds numerous school records in volleyball at Wakefield, including career assists (1,725), digs (950) and service aces (158).  This season as a senior, Rose helped Wakefield to a 23-10 record, recording 758 set assists, 300 digs, 77 kills, 57 service aces and 39 blocks.  She also excels in the classroom earning Academic All-State honors in volleyball the last two seasons.
                “Sydney has an incredible work ethic and desire to improve,” remarked Kneifl. “She has grown up around our program and we look forward to her becoming an important part of our team.”
                Wayne State College is ranked 16th in this week’s AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll with a 22-8 record.  The Wildcats meet Northern State Friday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NSIC/US Bank Volleyball Tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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