Eye on POY: Nevada volleyball

December, 7, 2011
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The window on the Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year race is closing, and time is running out for student-athletes to state their POY case. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Darby Reeder
Senior Outside Hitter, Whittell High (Zephyr Cove, NV)

2011 Team record: 24-12
2011 Team standing: Lost to Yerington in Class 2A state final

2011 Kills: 205
2011 Blocks: 12
2011 Digs: 564
2011 Aces: 64

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Oregon State (letter of intent)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State in 2009, 2010, 2011.

Carly Schiess
Junior Outside Hitter, Green Valley High (Henderson, NV)

2011 Team record: 31-6
2011 Team standing: Won Class 4A state title

2011 Kills: 281
2011 Blocks: 26
2011 Digs: 123
2011 Aces: 50

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Sunrise Region MVP; First Team All-State.

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011 campaign.

Makenna Lommori: Yerington High (Yerington, NV) SR S/OH
Nikki Drost: Green Valley High (Henderson, NV) SO OH
Lyndsey Anderson: Spanish Springs High (Sparks, NV) JR S
Kayla Agae: Silverado High (Las Vegas, NV) JR OH

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com or Twitter @ESPNHS_Awards.

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