High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Bishop Dwenger

POY Potential: Top Ind. volleyball recruits

October, 25, 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 five 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. Penn (Mishawaka, Ind.) right-side hitter Annie Drews
  • PrepVolleyball Senior Aces rank: No. 29
  • Height: 6-foot-4
  • Club: Circle City Gold
  • College: Purdue University (verbal)
  • John Tawa, publisher of PrepVolleyball.com: "A tall lefty who can hit with power and precision, Drews was a relative unknown when she committed to Purdue. By the time she 'blew up' as a player at AAU Nationals last summer, showing off her imposing block and fast arm, she was already spoken for. A strong athlete, Drews possesses a positive attitude and competitive streak that will serve her well in the Big Ten."

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