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Who's got next in Indiana?

8/25/2008

Who's got next? Each month, ESPN Rise finds out. Here is the athlete we recognized from Indiana in September:

HAYLEY BENNINGER
NEW CASTLE -- GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

Benninger pulled a Carmelo Anthony
last season, showing up as a freshman
and leading New Castle to the Class
4A state championship. Unlike her
NCAA hoops counterpart, however,
Benninger is sticking around for an
encore. After showcasing her athleticism
by amassing 494 kills and 100
blocks last season, Benninger is widely
recognized as one of the top players in
the country. The 5-foot-11 outside
hitter was named National Freshman
of the Year by PrepVolleyball.com,
and she's still just scratching the surface
of her abilities.