High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Candace Richins

Eye on POY: Utah volleyball

December, 6, 2011
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.

Bailey Farris
Senior Middle Blocker, Morgan High (Morgan, UT)

2011 Team record: 25-4
2011 Team standing: Won Class 3A state title

2011 Kills: 405
2011 Blocks: 91
2011 Digs: 111
2011 Aces: 32

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: Utah Valley University (letter of intent)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Deseret News Miss Volleyball; Four-time All-State selection.

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