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POY Potential: Top 3 Va. volleyball recruits

October, 14, 2011
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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 PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces rankings.

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

1. Heritage High (Leesburg, Va.) middle blocker Kelsey Hrebenach
  • PrepVolleyball Senior Aces rank: 47
  • Height: 6-foot-1
  • Club: Virginia Elite
  • College: Maryland (verbal)
  • John Tawa, publisher of PrepVolleyball.com: "Hrebenach is just fun to watch. Her athleticism is hard to match, showcased by her special jumping ability. She is very quick laterally and when she hits a slide heads turn. Few, if any, are better off of one foot."

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