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Thursday, October 20, 2011
POY Potential: Top La. volleyball recruits

By Eric Snyder

The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of's Senior Aces rankings.

That being said, the state’s top recruits as ranked by are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

1. Mandeville High (La.) outside hitter and 2010-11 Gatorade Girls Volleyball Player of the Year Katie Lindelow
2. Fontainebleau High (Mandeville, La.) outside hitter/middle blocker Haley Bonneval
Each Gatorade State Player of the Year is challenged by thousands of fellow high school athletes. These are a few of the returning volleyball underclassmen that also contended in 2010-11 …

Fayette Adelaja SR OH Parkview Baptist; Katherine Broussard  JR OH Metairie Park Country Day; Marlee Bean SR S Mt. Carmel

A dedicated POY team at ESPNHS manages the Gatorade Player of the Year program selection process and oversees all research, reporting, comparative analysis and criteria-compliance on the award program’s behalf.