Charles Page High School volleyball standout Gloria Mutiri has announced her decision to play collegiate ball for Kansas State University in Manhattan. The 6'2" senior previously committed to Ohio State University in September of last year before decommitting this August to look for a school closer to home.
Mutiri has been the leading scorer for the Sandites for the past four years, and is also a star on the Lady Sandite State Semifinalist Basketball team that won the Frontier Valley Conference last year. She is currently averaging 4.5 kills per set this season, not including the Stillwater tournament played this past weekend. Her season stats currently stand at 309 kills, 58 blocks, 64 digs, and 22 aces.
Kansas State is currently 8-7 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats are in their seventeenth season under Head Coach Suzie Fritz, who has amassed a 316-178 record in her time with the program. Last year the team went 21-10, tied for fourth in the Big 12, and made the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Their last conference title came in 2003.
The Big 12 is a highly competitive volleyball conference with three of their nine teams ranked at present time. Texas is currently fifth, Kansas is eleventh, Iowa State is eighteenth. Baylor also received votes and currently holds a 12-3 record. Kansas State is in a bit of a rebuilding year after graduating five starters, but the Wildcats have only one senior in their current starting lineup, setting them up for an experienced unit in the coming year.