High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Martenne Bettendorf

Oregon Volleyball POY: Martenne Bettendorf

December, 14, 2011
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 49 fellow Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year winners, click here.

Gatorade POY: Martenne Bettendorf
PrepVolleyball.comMartenne Bettendorf amassed more than 1,800 kills in her prep career.
THE WINNER: Martenne Bettendorf


School: Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-foot-1


Athletic achievement: Bettendorf led the Rams to a 33-0 record and a third straight Class 6A state title this past season. She recorded 511 kills, 149 digs, 57 blocks and 30 service aces while posting a hitting percentage of .481. The 2011 Class 6A Player of the Year, Bettendorf was also an American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour First Team All-American selection. She concluded her prep volleyball career with a school-record 1,839 kills.

Academic excellence: Bettendorf has maintained a B average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Bettendorf has volunteered locally at an area homeless shelter, with the Special Olympics and donated hair to Locks of Love.

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Eye on POY: Oregon volleyball

December, 4, 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.

Martenne Bettendorf
Senior outside hitter, Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.)

2011 Team record: 33-0
2011 Team standing: Won Class 6A state title

2011 Kills: 511
2011 Blocks: 57
2011 Digs: 149
2011 Aces: 24

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Oregon (verbal)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Under Armour First Team All-American selection; PrepVolleyball.com No. 41 Senior Aces.

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