No. Name Position Height Class Hometown (Previous School)
0 Anastasia Tsybaeva C 6-7 Junior Burbank, CA (East Los Angeles College)
1 Kaylee Page F 6-3 Senior Alma (Wamego HS, Nebraska)
2 Cymone Goodrich G 5-10 Freshman Chicago, IL (South Shore Int'l Prep)
5 Alisa Wiggins G 5-8 Freshman Montclair, NJ (Montclair HS)
10 Kayla Goth G 6-0 Junior DeForest, WI (DeForest HS)
11 Peyton Williams F 6-4 Sophomore Topeka (Cair Paravel HS)
12 Rachel Ranke G 6-1 Freshman Burnsville, MN (Eastview HS)
15 Kali Jones F 6-2 Junior Murrieta, CA (Murrieta HS, Mt. San Antonio)
22 Karyla Middlebrook G 5-7 Senior Blue Springs, MO (Blue Springs HS, Alabama)
33 Ashley Ray C 6-4 Freshman Girard (Girard HS)
40 Mary Lakes C 6-4 Freshman Peoria, IL (Manual HS)
50 Shaelyn Martin G 6-1 Senior Salina (Salina Central HS)

12/06/17  Setback Helped Set Up Goth's Successful Transition to Point Guard
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra focuses on the great success junior Kayla Goth has had at point guard this season. Corbin reports, "She leads the Wildcats in points scored (14.9 per game), assists (6.0 per game), field goal percentage (54.2) and 3-point percentage (42.9)." Included in the Sports Extra is a link to the Penn State highlights video. (link)
11/30/17  K-State WBB Eager for Big 12/SEC Challenge at No. 19 Missouri
Today's K-State Sports Extra has a detailed look at recent games, progress and points of emphasis, with comments from Coach Mittie and Kayla Goth. It includes a preview of tonight's Missouri game. (link)
11/29/17  Kayla Goth gives a status report on the team
Reporters visited with Kayla Goth for her thoughts on how the team is doing at this point. The practices have been focused primarily on themselves this week, but she commented briefly on Missouri... apparently a team from the SEC. (video)
11/12/17  Kaylee Page leads K-State women to season-opening victory
Coach Mittie wants his veterans to shoot, as Lewis and Wesemann have moved on. Ken Corbitt of has the details on Kaylee's strong start to the 2017-18 season.
11/12/17  Shaelyn Martin charges back into action for K-State women's basketball
Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal has a feature on Shaelyn in the paper's online CatZone. She's been recovering from a hand injury, and was iffy for the season opener. Apparently she's ready to go, considering the impressive 7-of-8 performance at the free throw line. Shaelyn took a couple of charges in her usual fearless style. (I asked her about her awesome charges last year. She said, "Just accept that it's going to hurt!" We're very fortunate to have such a versatile, smart player, and I know she's going to have a fine senior season. She's the ultimate example of a student athlete.
11/09/17  Laurie Koehn continues basketball as a coach
The Nov. 9 Manhattan Mercury has a nice feature on Laurie Koehn, who needs no introduction. She has joined Kami Ethridge as an assistant coach with University of Northern Colorado WBB. Here's Laurie's roster page.

No K-State athlete ever worked harder to improve than Laurie Koehn. She will be an excellent coach. How about some videos?

11/08/17  Early Signing Day: Savannah Simmons, Christianna Carr and Ayoka Lee!
Here are links to tweets from K-State Women's Basketball to announce these signees: Welcome to the neighborhood, ladies! Here's the release from KSU WBB.
11/02/17  K-State Teams Set for Exhibition Doubleheader vs. Emporia State
Corbin McGuire's latest excellent Sports Extra previews both of our programs' new players, and the season. Be sure to have a look!
11/01/17  Coach Mittie beats the Cats' zone defense
Coach Carr passes through the Cats' 2-3 zone defense to Coach Mittie, under the basket, who takes a step and nails a reverse layup. (Twitter video) (HD video download)
11/01/17  Priscilla Gary-Sweeney Reflects on Time with K-State WBB
Corbin McGuire's latest Sports Extra is a visit with Priscilla Gary-Sweeney, who has one of the five retired WBB jerseys in the Octagon o' Doom. Be sure to read this!
10/13/17  Fun times at the Miami Heat game
Instagram video
10/09/17  Youth-Filled K-State WBB Further Ahead Because of Offseason Opportunities
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra looks the adjustments on the part of the entire team and staff with seven newcomers.
10/08/17  Ashton Verhulst unofficially commits to K-State WBB
Ashton hasn't signed the letter, but she's tweeted, so that's semi-official, right? She's in school at Bishop Miege in Shawnee Mission, and her mother, Robin, played for Duke a quarter century ago. Ashton is currently 6' 2", and will be a Cat in 2020.
10/04/17  Media Day 2017 Video
Click right here! Oh... wait a minute... Here's 25 minutes' worth!
10/03/17  Broadcast Schedule for 2017-18 Finalized
K-Staters can look forward to all home Women's Basketball games being televised, with seven on ESPN3, which is available by various means. K-StateHD.TV will carry some games exclusively, and all home games on-demand. For all the good news, look here!
9/18/17  Tour the K-State Women's BB Facilities, 360°
Women's Basketball has just released this video tour of our facilities, K-State highlights and Manhattan!
9/07/17  Mittie Adds Tsybaeva to Roster for 2017-18
So... Coach Mittie completed his set of 2017-18 newcomers with Anastasia Tsybaeva, a 6' 7" junior center. (announcement) Here's a paragraph swiped from
Tsybaeva joins an incoming quintet of freshmen for the 2017-18 season including: guards Cymone Goodrich, 5' 10" (Chicago, Illinois), Rachel Ranke, 6' 1" (Burnsville, Minnesota), Alisa Wiggins, 5' 8" (Montclair, New Jersey) and posts Mary Lakes, 6' 4" (Peoria, Illinois) and Ashley Ray, 6' 5" (Girard, Kansas) and fellow junior college transfer Kali Jones, 6' 2" (Murrieta, California).
8/17/17  Women's BB Returns from Europe More Experienced, Ready to Play Together
Corbin McGuire has another must-read Sports Extra covering the Cats' 12-day European tour to Italy, the Vatican, Switzerland, Austria and Slovakia. The team went 2-2, and got valuable experience in learning to play together. Individually, Kaylee Page and freshman Rachel Ranke led with 11.3 points each. Peyton Williams averaged 11.0 points and 8.8 rebounds a game. She's off to Volleyball through November.
8/05/17  Cats Defeat All-Star Italy
Our Cats are undefeated in Europe after a 79-47 win over All-Star Italy today. Peyton Williams got a double-double, and led with 16 points. Shaelyn Martin almost got a triple-double. Here's the full story from K-State WBB. Video: sightseeing, days 1 & 2   sightseeing and practice, day 3
8/02/17  K-State WBB Ready to Build Connection During Europe Tour
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra has details and players' thoughts on the European tour that started today. Managers were loading a bus at 5 a.m., and I assume they're underway. It should be a great experience!
7/31/17  K-State women's basketball team set to embark on European tour
The Topeka Capital-Journal has a great preview of the Cats' 12-day European tour, which begins on August 2.
7/26/17  Mittie Adds Wiggins to Roster for 2017-18
Coach Mittie has announced signing Alisa Wiggins, a 5'8" guard from New Jersey. Wiggins joins freshmen guards Cymone Goodrich (Chicago, Illinois) and Rachel Ranke (Burnsville, Minnesota), along with posts Mary Lakes (Peoria, Illinois) and Ashley Ray (Girard, Kansas). The Wildcats also added junior forward Kali Jones (Murrieta, California). (1350 KMAN)
7/26/17  Chris Carr Feels Blessed to Become K-State WBB Assistant Coach
Corbin McGuire has filed another excellent Sports Extra on Chris Carr's promotion to assistant coach.
7/12/17  K-State is headed to Europe
From August 2 - 13, the Cats will visit and play in Italy, Switzerland and Austria. A tour like this is allowed by the NCAA once every four years, and it allows extra practice. (K-State release)
7/02/17  Missy Decker-Heidrick, Jay Heidrick talk about life during and after K-State
The Manhattan Mercury has a very good feature story on Missy and Jay, who both played for K-State in the 1990s. Missy, who now does WBB broadcasts with Brian Smoller, had the unique experience of playing for Susan Yow, Brian Agler, Jack Hartman and Deb Patterson! Jay, an attorney, played for Tom Asbury. This is very enjoyable to read, as it really takes you back to some great times. I started going to WBB in 1996, when Jack Hartman coached part of 1995-96, and remember Missy playing. Of course, I saw every home game Jay played in, too.
6/27/17  Stone's Travel-Filled Basketball Career Laid Groundwork to Become K-State WBB Assistant Coach
In Corbin McGuire's in-depth Sports Extra, we learn about new assistant coach Jayci Stone's journey to Manhattan .
2/17/17  Savannah Simmons tweets commitment to K-State WBB
Savannah @savvysimmss tweeted today, "I can't wait to be a Wildcat." She has only a verbal commitment, so fans should not make direct contact. Savannah is finishing her junior season at The John Carroll School in BelAir, Maryland.

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