High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Katie Lindelow

POY Potential: Top La. volleyball recruits

October, 20, 2011
10/20/11
7:30
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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 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. Mandeville High (La.) outside hitter and 2010-11 Gatorade Girls Volleyball Player of the Year Katie Lindelow
  • PrepVolleyball Senior Aces rank: 70
  • Height: 6-foot-0
  • Club: LAVB
  • College: LSU (verbal)
  • John Tawa, publisher of PrepVolleyball.com: "Named 2010 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year, Lindelow is as tough as they get. Constantly willing her team to finish higher than most expect, she is a great team player who will do whatever is necessary for her team. A gifted all-around player, Lindelow, who tore the ACL and MCL in her left knee on Oct. 13, excels no matter what position she plays."

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Return of the POY: La.'s Katie Lindelow

October, 14, 2011
10/14/11
8:00
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The 2011-12 Gatorade State Volleyball Players of the Year selection process is underway, and what better way to kick off coverage than with profiles of returning underclassmen winners? Repeating is no guarantee, but here's a snapshot of what this year’s challengers can shoot for …

Name: Katie Lindelow

Position: Outside hitter

Grade: Senior

School: Mandeville (La.)

College: Louisiana State University (verbal)

Height: 6-foot

Notes: 2010-11 Gatorade Louisiana Volleyball Player of the Year ... led Skippers (24-11) to the Division I state semifinals ... 2010 First Team All-District selection ... 2009 Nola.com All-Metro selection

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