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Volleyball adds six transfers – Wichita State Athletics

 

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WICHITA, Kan. — Head Coach Chris Lamb announced the addition of six transfer student-athletes to the Wichita State volleyball program.

Barbara Koehler – OH – Junior – SW Florida
Koehler was named the 2022 NJCAA DI Volleyball Player of the Year and AVCA Two-Year College Player of the Year after leading SouthWestern Florida to their first NJCAA National Championship in program history. She was selected the championship tournament MVP after recording a double-double in the championship game, one of seven double-doubles of the season. The 6’0 outside hitter has twice reached 20 kills in a game this season, including a 20-kill, 17-dig double-double in his season opener against Trinity Valley. Koehler averaged 3.74 kills per set on a .324 hitting percentage for the year, adding 45 serve aces and 225 digs. The Mato Grosso, Brazil native was a two-time First Team All-NJCAA Region VIII selection and a two-time First Team All-Suncoast Conference selection. He leaves as Southwest Florida’s all-time leader in both kills and aces.

Brooklyn Leggett – OH/RS – Redshirt Sophomore – Colorado Mesa
Leggett appeared in 47 sets for Colorado Mesa this season after redshirting in 2021. The Draper, Utah native collected 42 kills, highlighted by a season-best 11 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II tournament , followed by six more against Metropolitan State No. 1 ranked. Leggett was named to the 2020 AVCA All-America Watch List prior to her senior season at Corner Canyon High School and she twice secured all-state honors. A 2019 AVCA Phenom List pick, Leggett is also the Corner Canyon school record holder in the high jump.

Gabi Maas – DS/L – Sophomore – TCU
Maas overcame an early season injury appearing in 15 of TCU’s final 17 games, helping the Horned Frogs to a third-place finish in the Big 12 and an NCAA Tournament berth. The Aurora, Colorado native finished her true freshman season with 29 digs and a pair of service aces, picking up one apiece against Iowa State and Texas Tech. She set a season record with seven digs on the road in Kansas. Prior to her time at TCU, Maas starred at Cherokee Trail High School, where she averaged 5.7 digs per set as a senior to earn honorable mention All-State and a berth in the All-Star Game of the Colorado 5A coaches.

Megan Reilly – OH – Redshirt Sophomore – Arizona State
Reilly will be making his collegiate debut with the Shockers after redshirting at Arizona State following a stellar prep career at Northfield High School in Minnesota. As a senior, she was named to the 2020 Under Armor All-America Watchlist to go along with First Team All-State, All-Metro, and All-Region honors. Reilly holds the Northfield school records for both career and single-game kills, and finished her high school career with a . 380 hitting percentage over her six seasons as a varsity player.

Izzi Strand – S – Senior – UC San Diego
Strand started all 30 games as a setter last season for UC San Diego, averaging 9.4 assists per set while also contributing 106 kills. Defensively, the 6’1 setter averaged 2.32 fingers per set and hit 44 blocks. Strand dished out a season-high 59 assists against Long Beach State, one of 12 games on the season with at least 40 assists. He had a season-best 18 digs against Cal, and nearly recorded a triple-double against Cal State Northridge with eight kills, 44 assists and 10 digs. Strand also appeared in 13 games as a sophomore in 2021, but her freshman season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally born in Bellevue, Washington, but originally from Danville, California, Strand was a third-team all-state selection at Monte Vista High School.

Maddie Wilson – MB – Sophomore – Idaho
Wilson amassed 140 kills as a true freshman at Idaho in addition to 68 blocks, including a team-best 16 solo rejections. He had three double-digit kills, highlighted by a season-best 17 shutouts against Delaware State. Wilson hit five or more blocks four times, including 10 blocks in just three sets against Tarleton State. The Colorado Springs, Colorado native finished the year with a . 235 hit percentage and added six aces from the service line. Wilson was a First Team All-State selection as a senior in 2021, helping lead Palmer Ridge High School to a 4A State Championship.

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