Friday, December 9, 2011
Eye on POY: Washington volleyball
By Eric Snyder
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.
Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: HS sophomore
How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Two-time Narrows League MVP; 2011 Class 4A First Team All-State selection.
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.
Emmy Allen: Jackson (Mill Creek, Wash.) junior outside hitter
Haley MacDonald: Jackson (Mill Creek, Wash.) junior setter
Olivia Magill: Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) senior middle blocker
Kam McLain: Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) senior middle blocker
Sarah O'Connor: Roosevelt (Seattle, Wash.) senior outside hitter