Another “Sweet 16” has been raised at Ahearn Fieldhouse after last season’s upset of #2 Nebraska, and the Cats have plenty of expectations with virtually their entire roster back. The Big 12 conference named three K-Staters preseason all-league. Junior middle blocker Kaitlynn was a unanimous choice after an all-American season a year ago. Junior outside hitter Lilla Porubek was honorable mention all-Big 12 last season, and receives a preseason nod. Senior Caitlyn Donahue receives the first mention from the Big 12 in her career, as she was named preseason all-Big 12. The Cats open the season on Friday, August 24th against UC Irvine at 7:30pm.