High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Clear Lake

POY Potential: Top 5 Texas volleyball recruits

October, 27, 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. Klein Collins High (Spring, TX) Middle Blocker Molly McCage

  • PrepVolleyball Senior Aces rank: 1
  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Club: Woodlands Wave
  • College: Texas (verbal)
  • John Tawa, publisher of PrepVolleyball.com: "Blessed with exceptional speed and mobility from pin to pin and natural blocking ability, McCage is arguably the best blocker in the 2012 class. McCage, who rises off the floor with effortless grace and reaches into the rafters at about 10-7, captained the USA Youth National team to a Gold Medal, earning a berth to the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and the 2011 FIVB World championships. Hitting from a very high contact point, MCCage has incredible range as an attacker, and can pretty much score at will from anywhere on the court."

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