Middle blocker Kayley Hollywood has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with Kansas State volleyball during the spring signing period, head coach Suzie Fritz announced Wednesday. This is according to a release from K-State Athletics.
Hollywood, a 6-foot-5 middle blocker from Houston, Texas, comes to K-State as a three-year letterwinner at Fort Bend Austin High School. Accumulating 630 kills and 297 blocks in her career, she helped the Bulldogs reach the state championship tournament in three consecutive seasons, including a spot in the 6A state finals in her sophomore campaign.
Hollywood capped her standout career with 161 kills, 76 blocks, 39 aces and a .350 hitting percentage in her senior season, earning a spot on the Texas Sports Writers Association 6A Second Team.
Named Player of the Year in her district in 2017, she was a three-time first-team all-district selection for head coach Jennifer Moote’s squad at Fort Bend Austin.
Hollywood was named one of Prep Volleyball’s Senior Aces as one of the top 250 recruits in the country and played her club volleyball for Houston Skyline Juniors under head coach Brenden Kowalski.
Hollywood will join the Wildcat volleyball program in the summer, joining fellow 2018 signees Abigail Archibong (Shawnee, Kansas), Holly Bonde (Minooka, Illinois) and Gloria Mutiri (Sand Springs, Oklahoma). Archibong and Mutiri have been a part of spring workouts after enrolling at K-State in the spring semester.