Kansas University volleyball signee Katie Martincich recently was named the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year. Martincich, a 5-foot-10 setter from Roeland Park Miege High, will join the Jayhawks for the 2005 season.
Martincich comes to KU with a long list of high school accolades after leading Miege to three straight Class 5A titles. A three-time first-team All-Eastern Kansas League selection, Martincich was named the 2004 EKL Player of the Year as well as an all-state and 5A all-tournament honoree.
"Katie is a setter who has led her (high school) team to three straight championships," KU coach Ray Bechard said. "She has unbelievable leadership skills and really understands the flow of the game and how to distribute the ball. Many schools on the East and West Coast would have loved to have her, and we think she is the top setter prospect in this part of the country."