High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Courtney Schwan

Eye on POY: Washington volleyball

December, 9, 2011
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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.

Katlyn Mataya
Senior setter, Burlington-Edison (Burlington, Wash.)

2011 Team record: 31-0-2
2011 Team standing: Won Class 2A state title

2011 Assists: 884
2011 Kills: 46
2011 Blocks: 40
2011 Digs: 136
2011 Aces: 73

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Three-time Northwest Conference Player of the Year. Class 2A State Tournament co-MVP. Skagit Valley Herald Player of the Year.

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