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Monday, November 7, 2011
POY Potential: Alaska All-Tournament teams

By Ben Rohrbach

Gatorade Player of the Year 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 ESPNHS recruit rankings. That being said, the state’s returning Class 3A and 4A All-Tournament selections are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year conversation at some point.

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.