High School: Maryville (MO)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Kansas State
Notes: Nickname of HS is the Spoofhounds.
Recruiting Summary for Serena Sundell
April 2018 offer: Northwest Missouri State (D-II)
offers in 2019:
- April: Providence
- May: North Dakota State
- June: Saint Louis
- July: Colorado State, Indiana State
- August: Cleveland State, Missouri State
- November: Butler
- December: Kansas City
offers in 2020:
- January: Kansas State, South Dakota State
- February: Drake
March 29, 2020: committed to Kansas State
Maryville volleyball standout returned to court despite collegiate commitment (Northwest Missourian, 10/13/2020)
“I chose Kansas State because I developed a great relationship with the coaching staff and could already tell I would get along well with the girls,” Sundell said. “I love Manhattan because it is similar to Maryville in the fact that it’s a college town and K-State gets tremendous support from the community.”
With the season winding down in volleyball, Sundell said she hopes they can make a run in districts and perhaps farther. The Spoofhounds have put up a record 14-2 record on the season with two games left to play before the postseason.
Sundell set to play D-I basketball at K-State (Maryville Forum, 4/2/2020)
But the warm and fuzzy aspect is just part of Sundell’s reason for choosing to become a Wildcat. She clearly has a desire to compete.
“Being in the Big XII will give me an opportunity to play against some of the best players and teams in the country,” Sundell said. “This program has made the NCAA tournament six times out of the last 10 years. Since 2000, the program has had 11 alums drafted into the WNBA.”
Serena’s Support: Maryville junior keeping the game fun amidst rise and records (News-Press Now, 12/24/2019)
On the court, Sundell possess all the skills. From being the primary ball-handler for the 6-1 Spoofhounds to a scorer at all three levels, even showing an elite level to defend and rebound, there isn’t anything she does that doesn’t impress coach Quentin Albrecht.
“If you like basketball, what you’ll really like about Serena is she’ll dazzle you with the ball in her hand,” Albercht said, “but watch her on offense when she doesn’t have the ball in her hand, watch how she plays defense and watch how she goes for boards. She’s a complete player.”
See her MaxPreps page.