High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Helen Daly

Eye on POY: District of Columbia volleyball

December, 8, 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.

Darian Dozier
file photoDarian Dozier is a top candidate for Gatorade District of Columbia Volleyball Player of the Year
Darian Dozier
Senior outside hitter, St. John's (D.C.)

2011 Team record: 21-7
2011 Team standing: Lost in Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals

2011 Kills: 438
2011 Kill percentage: .514
2011 Digs: 167
2011 Aces: 49

Academics:
B average
Collegiate destination: South Carolina

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2010 and 2011 Fragile X Classic All-Tournament selection; 2011 Washington Post First Team All-Met; AVCA Under Armour All-American Second Team;

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