Kaycee Bugas of Mountain View Gets a Shot at Division I Volleyball
Mountain View’s Kaycee Bugas will continue her volleyball career at the collegiate level after recently signing with Dixie State University in Utah.
Bugas has been selected all-state and all-conference three times in her career. She helped Mountain View to the Class 3A state championship in 2020. The Buffalos were runner-up in 2021 and finished with a 33-4 record. Bugas played libero and was a team captain.
During her senior season, Kaycee finished with 553 digs, 48 service aces, and 103 assists. She had a passing average of 2.00 and a serve percentage of 89 percent.
Over three varsity seasons, Bugas had 1,553 digs, 152 aces and received a total of 1,911 serves. Her combined passing average was 1.94.
Mountain View head coach Diana Tims had a lot of praise for Bugas in a release from the high school.
“Kaycee is an amazing defensive player that sees the game well. She is aggressive and works incredibly hard both during the season and in the off-season to be her best. She has so much heart, is coachable, and is the type of kid every coach dreams of having in their gym! I am very excited for Kaycee and her next adventure!”
Bugas also plays basketball and soccer for the Buffalos. She is a two-time all-conference pick on the basketball court. She helped her team win a regional championship as a sophomore. In soccer, Bugas led Mountain View in scoring and assists in their inaugural season in 2021. She helped them to a fourth-place finish at the 3A state tournament.
At Dixie State University, Bugas will play for head coach Camilla Hafoka. Since 2013, the Trailblazers have made four NCAA appearances, one NCAA Sweet Sixteen, and won two conference championships. They are part of the Western Athletic Conference. The school is located in St. George, UT.
Hafoka released a statement on the signing of Bugas saying, “We are so excited to have Kaycee be a part of our team next year! We know that she will be able to contribute to the start of building our program and getting to where we envision it to be as we embark on this journey of becoming a new Division 1 program.”
Bugas plans on majoring in sports medicine. She would eventually like to work with college and/or professional athletes.
Information used in this story is courtesy of Mountain View High School