High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Litsa Darby

Eye on POY: South Carolina volleyball

December, 8, 2011
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.

Litsa Darby
Senior Setter, Ashley Hall High (Charleston)

2011 Team record: 39-9-2
2011 Team standing: Lost in finals of SCISA Class 3A tournament

2011 Kills: 111
2011 Blocks: 29
2011 Digs: 305
2011 Aces: 40
2011 Assists: 919

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: South Carolina

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Region Player of the Year; Four-time All-State selection; 3,884 career assists

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