CLAFLIN — Central Plains High School all-state volleyball player Kylee Kasselman has signed a scholarship offer to play volleyball at Hesston College. Kasselman placed for a Central Plains volleyball program that placed third, first and second in Class 2A the past three years.
A 4-year starting outside hitter, Kasselman recorded more than 1,000 kills in her career.
“In addition to being a heavy hitter, she provided needed defense for the Oilers with 72 blocks and 670 digs,” said Central Plains coach Lisa Crites. “She served with 94 percent accuracy.”
Olathe Heritage Christian defeated Central Plains 25-12, 25-15 in the 2016 Class 2A state championship. The Oilers finished 40-3.
In 2015, Central Plains defeated Olathe Heritage Christian 25-17, 22-25, 25-21 to complete a 43-0 season. In 2014, the Oilers defeated Spearville 25-23, 25-18 for third place. The Oilers lost to Washington County, the eventual state champion in the Class 2A semifinals.
The Oilers finished with a 149-18 record during Kasselman’s career, with six losses occurring the past three seasons. Personal accomplishments include Central Prairie League 1st team, 2016; KVA All Tournament Team, 2015, 2016; KVA All State Class 2A, 2nd team, 2015, KVA All State Class 2A, 1st team 2016, KVA All Academic 1st team, 2014, 2015, 2016; and Hutchinson News All Area 2nd team, 2016.
Kasselman has played for the Central Plains girls basketball team, which has captured three consecutive Class 2A state basketball championships. Central Plains beat Olpe 62-51 in 2016. Central Plains beat Moundridge 46-33 in 2015. The Oilers defeated Jefferson County North 47-45 in 2014.
In track, Kasselman competes in the long jump, javelin, 400-meters, and relays.