Gardner Edgerton High School senior Cassie Wait was recently voted the Kansas City Star Metro Player of the Year.
Wait, who has signed with the University of Kansas (KU), adds the award to an already lengthy list of honors. Earlier this year, Wait was named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and was the Kansas 6A Player of the Year. She was also named to the All- American first team. She was also the Eastern Kansas League co-player of the year.
“I think it’s her ability to be a six-position player,” said GEHS coach and Cassie’s father Darrell Wait. “Because she jumps so well and swings so hard people tend to gloss over how good she is defensively, but she is a well-rounded player.”
She concluded this season with 526 kills, a .402 hitting percentage and 512 digs for a Blazer team that took third place at 6A state. She finished her career with 1,704 kills and 1,635 digs.
Wait just returned from participation in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Under Armour All-America game in Louisville. She hopes the experience will help with the transition to the KU team next fall.
She maintains a 4.0 grade-point average and serves on student council, National Honor Society and as a youth volleyball coach.