MANHATTAN – Kansas State soccer head coach Mike Dibbini continues to strengthen the 2021 roster, as the Wildcats have added Texas Tech transfer forward Marisa Weichel.
Weichel joins her sister, Maddie, on the K-State roster. Marisa will begin her eligibility with the Wildcats as a junior.
The Weichels are the second set of sisters to play for K-State, joining the Fiser sisters from the 2016 season.
“Marisa is a physical presence in the attack,” said Dibbini about the latest addition to the attack. “She plays well with her back to goal and has a big time shot. She will be dangerous in the attack for us with her valuable experience in the Big 12. It will also be nice to see her and her sister combine together in the attack and add some chemistry for us.
Weichel played in eight career matches at Texas Tech, registering two goals with five total shots including three on goal. Weichel broke into collegiate soccer by scoring a goal 27 seconds into her first match at San Diego State on August 22, 2019.
In her prep career at Papillion-LaVista South, Weichel carded 37 goals and 19 assists in 53 matches. In 2019, Weichel helped the Titans to their first Class A state tournament appearance since 2011 by scoring a team-high 16 goals and dished out eight assists.
For her efforts, Weichel was named to the 2019 Lincoln Journal-Star Class A Super State Second Team, the 2019 All-Nebraska Girls Second Team and All-Metro First Team by the Omaha World-Herald, 2019 All-Class A First Team and a 2019 TopDrawerSoccer.com Spring All-State selection.
In addition to joining her sister, Weichel is the fourth Wildcat on the K-State roster from the Cornhusker State by teaming up with Marissa Gohr (Omaha) and Erin Morrissey (Omaha).
K-State capped its Big 12-only schedule with a record of 3-6-0. This marked the most wins in league play since the program started as a member of the Big 12 in 2017.
The Wildcats, winners of three of their final five matches, also clinched a seventh-place finish in the league standings which marked its highest finish in the league standings.
Kansas State 2021 signees
Name, Position, Hometown, School
Adah Anderson, M, Kansas City, Mo., Park Hill South HS
Rebecca Bartosh, M/D, Hiawatha First Nation, Ontario, Canada, Pittsburgh/Thomas A. Stewart
Katy Coffin, M, Grand Junction, Colo., Grand Junction HS
Kenzi Gillispie, D, Newton, Kansas, Circle HS
Juliann Kidd, D, Houston, Texas, Memorial HS
Jael Larson, F, Durango, Colo., Arizona State/Durango HS
Joey Lujan, M, Gilbert, Arizona, Perry HS
Brooke Sullivan, F, Wichita, Kansas, Goddard HS
Kursten von Klahr, D, Kannapolis, N.C., North Carolina State/Northwest Cabrrus HS
Marisa Weichel, F, Papillion, Neb., Texas Tech/Papillion-LaVista South HS
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