High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: St. Josephs Academy

Missouri Girls Hoop POY: Maddie Stock

March, 8, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Maddie Stock

THE BASICS

School: St. Joseph’s Academy (St. Louis, Mo.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-1

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Stock averaged 17.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.0 steals, 3.2 assists and 2.3 blocks per game this past season, leading the Angels (25-6) to the Class 5 state quarterfinals. A three-time Class 5 All-State selection and a three-time St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro pick, she connected on 99 attempts from 3-point range as a senior. Stock concluded her prep basketball career with 1,800 points.

Academic excellence: Stock has maintained a 3.88 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A member of the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society, she has volunteered locally at an area food bank and as a youth counselor.

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Missouri Volleyball POY: Alyssa Jensen

December, 14, 2011
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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.

THE WINNER: Alyssa Jensen

THE BASICS

School: St. Joseph’s Academy (St. Louis, Mo.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Setter
Height: 5-foot-11

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Jensen recorded 783 assists, 182 digs, 49 kills, 37 blocks and 33 service aces this past season, leading the Angels (24-9) to the Class 4, District 3 semifinals. A two-time Class 4 First Team All-State selection, she was also a 2010 PrepVolleyball.com All-American when she set a school record with 989 assists.

Academic excellence: Jensen has maintained a B-plus average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Jensen has volunteered locally at the Shriners Hospital for Children, as a youth volleyball coach and as part of a fundraising campaign to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

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