High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Kelly Perillo

POY Potential: Del. volleyball watch list

November, 4, 2011
Gatorade Player of the Year 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 ESPNHS recruit rankings. That being said, these are some of the early contenders who have entered the 2011-12 Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year conversation at some point.

Kelly Perillo
Senior outside hitter, Charter School of Wilmington (De.)

2011 Team record: 12-3
2011 Team standing: Play Appoquinimink in first round of state tournament Nov. 5
Additional considerations: 2010-11 Gatorade Delaware Girls Volleyball Player of the Year; 2010 First Team All-State selection

Patreece Spence
Senior outside hitter, Archmere Academy (Claymont, De.)

2011 Team record: 16-1
2011 Team standing: Play St. Georges Tech in first round of state tournament Nov. 5
Additional considerations: 2010 First Team All-State selection;

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Return of the POY: Delaware's Kelly Perillo

October, 13, 2011
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: Kelly Perillo

Position: Outside hitter

Grade: Senior

School: Charter School of Wilmington (Del.)

College: Undecided

Height: 6-foot

Notes: 2010-11 Gatorade Delaware Volleyball Player of the Year ... led Force (14-4) to the 2010 state quarterfinals ... two-time First Team All-State selection ... 2010 State Player of the Year finalist ... three-time First Team All-Blue Hen Conference selection

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