A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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THE WINNER: Maddy Doyle
School: Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
Position: Outside hitter
Athletic achievement: Doyle recorded 717 kills, 501 digs, 121 assists, 107 blocks and 55 service aces this past season while posting a hitting percentage of .387 and leading the Marlins (65-4) to the Class A Regional Final. A two-time First Team All-State selection, she is the 2011 Michigan Miss Volleyball award winner.
Academic excellence: Doyle has maintained a 3.51 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A member of her school’s French Club and Science Club, Doyle has volunteered locally as a Catholic Youth Organization camp counselor and as a youth volleyball coach.
“Maddy Doyle has the ability to completely take over a game,” said Mercy head coach Loretta Vogel. “Her knowledge of the game is well beyond that of most college athletes. She is a true leader on and off the court.”
Doyle has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at George Washington University beginning in the fall of 2012.