HAYS— Former Hoisington Cardinal Mallory Flagor will close the final chapter of a succuessful career at Ft. Hays State this season.
A three-year letter winner with the Tigers, Flagor was a 3A Kansas Volleyball Association All-State First Team selection at Hoisington. She led all Kansas classes in kills with 692 and ranked second in the state in total blocks with 236, fourth in hitting percentage (.476) and fifth in service aces with 90.
As a freshman in 2012 at FHSU Flagor played in 30 matches making five starts. She recorded 77 kills for the season averaging 1.31 per set and had an attack percentage of .150. Flagor also recorded nine service aces, 54 digs, and 23 blocks for the season. She put down a season-high 11 kills in a three-set win at Johnson & Wales (Colo.) (9/22/12). It was the only match she reached double figures in kills for the season. Flagor had five or more kills in eight matches. She posted a season-high two service aces in three separate matches and recorded a season-high 11 digs against Northwestern Oklahoma State (10/6/12), the only match she reached double figures in digs for the season. Flagor registered a season-high two blocks in a match seven times as a freshman and earned her first FHSU letter.
Other FHSU highlights:
2013 (Sophomore): All-MIAA Honorable Mention selection at rightside hitter…Started six of her 29 matches played…Finished second on the team with 243 kills, averaging 2.48 per set…Ranked seventh on the team in hitting percentage (.165)...Ranked third on the team with 59 total blocks...Ranked third on the team in points with 275, averaging 2.81 per set...Reached double figures in kills in 11 matches...Provided a season-high 17 kills at Lindenwood-Belleville (10/19/13)…Had a season-high seven blocks against Washburn (11/5/13)...Reached a season-high six digs in a match twice...Earned second FHSU letter.
2014 (Junior): All-MIAA Second Team selection at rightside hitter...Started 27 of the 29 matches she played...Led the team with 348 kills, averaging 3.16 per set, and points per set (3.5)...Ranked second on the team in hitting percentage (.245)...Ranked third on the team in total blocks with 69...Had a season-high 24 kills against Southeastern Oklahoma (9/5/14), which also marked a team high for the season...Reached double figures in kills in 21 matches and had a 13-match streak of reaching double figures in kills from 9/5/14 to 9/27/14...Had a hitting percentage of .400 or higher in four matches, including a season-high .484 (17 kills, 2 errors, 31 attempts) at Lindenwood (10/4/14)...Produced a season-high six blocks against Southwest Baptist (10/24/14)...Had a season high seven digs at Southwest Baptist (9/26/14)...Earned third FHSU letter.
Fort Hays State Volleyball was voted eighth in the 2015 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll, released on Thursday morning (Aug. 13). Eighth is where the Tigers finished last year in the standings, a season in which they saw great improvement in MIAA play.
In 2014, the Tigers saw their win percentage in MIAA play make a jump of .130 from the previous year and they finished three spots higher in the MIAA standings. The Tigers won seven MIAA matches in 2014, tying the most they have ever won in the conference since joining in 2006. However, with the improvement, the Tigers still finished at 13-18 overall with 15 of the losses occurring in MIAA play. Outside of the very tough MIAA schedule, the Tigers finished 6-3 against non-conference competition.