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Caiya Stucky: Northwest dual athlete signs with Fort Hays State

Caiya Stucky: Northwest dual athlete signs with Fort Hays State

Northwest High senior Caiya StuckyCaiya Stucky is a senior at Northwest High School and has signed to play both softball and volleyball at Fort Hays State University. She plans to study criminal justice.

“I had opportunities to play either sport in college, but I love volleyball and softball and chose to do both,” said Stucky.

As a freshman at Northwest, Stucky was a three-sport athlete playing basketball, softball and volleyball. She decided to focus on softball and volleyball during her sophomore year and continued to do so for the past three years.

She’s received numerous awards in both sports.

In her freshman year, Stucky received an all-city honorable mention in volleyball, softball and basketball. Sophomore year she was named all-city first team middle blocker in volleyball. Junior year she was named to the all-city first team as a middle blocker and setter in volleyball and to the all-city first team as a softball pitcher. She was also named to the all-metro second team for softball and the 6A all-state second team for softball.

In her senior year, she helped lead Northwest volleyball to a city league championship with an undefeated record and the team reached the 6A state tournament. She earned honorable mention all-state honors and was voted the City League most valuable player. She was also named to the all-city first team as a middle blocker and setter in volleyball.

Cody Stucky, Caiya’s father and an interrelated teacher at Northwest, is also the school’s softball coach. Another daughter, Camdyn, a sophomore at Northwest, also plays volleyball and softball.

“Caiya’s a hard worker and a solid teammate that others look up to and want to be around,” her father said. “I think she enjoys showcasing her leadership through leading by example.”  

Emily Hiebert, Northwest’s volleyball coach, appreciated Stucky’s positive influence on the team.

“Caiya is a great athlete, volleyball player, leader, teammate, and an even better person,” said Hiebert. “I am so grateful I was able to coach her this year and I wish her nothing but the best. I know she will do great things!”

Stucky said she will look back at her time at Northwest fondly.

“I’ll miss being at Northwest,” said Stucky. “I’ve had a great four years at Northwest because I was so involved in school and athletics. Having my dad and my sister with me at school was also a perk. It was great getting to play softball and volleyball with my sister.”

 

Posted April 6, 2022