Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Previous School: Jefferson CC
Coach’s Comments: Kacie is a defensive specialist with loads of experience and great ball control. She is an athletic player who anticipates very well and is not afraid to get on the floor and make the big play. She will help solidify our great back row defense along with our other primary passers.
Ritter is a transfer from Jefferson Community College where she played two seasons of volleyball. Her Jefferson team finished as the No. 12 ranked team in the nation, while reaching as high No. 8 during the year. Ritter was named an Academic All-American at Jefferson and posted a two-year total of 580 digs. Ritter prepped at Scott City High School where she played volleyball and was also a member of the cheerleading squad. She helped lead her team to conference and district titles in 2005 and 2006, and a state tournament quarterfinal appearance in 2006. Ritter was a two-time all-conference, all-district, all-region, all-region tournament and Southeast Missourian Team. She was also named all-state and Gatorade Player of the Year. Ritter earned team awards including most kills, most assists, serving award, and twice voted team MVP. Ritter earned All-American honors as a cheerleader. Off the court, Ritter was the senior class treasure and a member of the Honor Society and Honor Roll, while also earning the U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award. While at Jefferson, she was named on the Dean’s List all four semesters.