Gatorade State Volleyball Players of the Year


In its 25th anniversary year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, the Gatorade Company, in conjunction with ESPN RISE, announced its 2009-10 State Volleyball Player of the Year winners for the 50 states and District of Columbia. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. For more on the Gatorade Player of the Year program, click here.

Alabama: Chelsea Wintzinger, S, Huntsville High School (Huntsville, Ala.)

Alaska: Taylor Adams, MB, Dimond High School (Anchorage, Alaska)

Arizona: Stephanie Preach, S, Xavier College Prep (Phoeniz, Ariz.)

Arkansas: Hannah Allison, S/OH, Siloam Springs High School (Siloam Springs, Ark.)

California: Rachel Williams, OH, Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, Calif.) Read more

Colorado: Morgan Broekhuis, RS/S, Colorado Springs Christian High School (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Read more

Connecticut: Tessa Smolinski, OH, RHAM High School (Hebron, Conn.)

Delaware: Mariah Henley, OH/MB, Ursuline Academy (Wilmington, Del.)

District of Columbia: Jessie Egan, S/RS, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School (Washington, D.C.)

Florida: Maddie Martin, OH, H.B. Plant High School (Tampa, Fla.)

Georgia: Mary Hoey, OH, Pope High School (Marietta, Ga.)

Hawaii: Sarah Palmer, OH, Hawaii Baptist Academy (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Idaho: Morgan Odale, OH/MB, Eagle High School (Eagle, Idaho)

Illinois: Annemarie Hickey, OH, Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, Ill.)

Indiana: Taylor Unroe, OH, Muncie Burris Laboratory School (Muncie, Ind.)

Iowa: Hannah Willms, OH, Dike-New Hartford High School (Dike, Iowa)

Kansas: Chelsea Cook, MH, Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, Kan.)

Kentucky: Deja McClendon, OH, duPont Manual High School (Louisville, Ky.)

Louisiana: Hannah Miranda, S, Northlake Christian School (Covington, La.)

Maine: Michaela Campbell, OH, Greely High School (Cumberland, Maine)

Maryland: Katy Buck, OH, Mount de Sales Academy (Catonsville, Md.)

Massachusetts: Morgan Thatcher, MB/OPP, Brockton High School (Brockton, Mass.)

Michigan: Rachel Charles, L, Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)

Minnesota: Ashley Wittman, OH, Shakopee High School (Shakopee, Minn.)

Mississippi: Alison Welch, OH, Olive Branch High School (Olive Branch, Miss.)

Missouri: Jade Hayes, OH/MB, Ozark High School (Ozark, Mo.)

Montana: Kelsey Williams, OH, Helena High School (Helena, Mont.)

Nebraska: Lauren Sieckmann, S/RS, Marian High School (Omaha, Neb.)

Nevada: Siga Appelgate, OH, Green Valley High School (Henderson, Nev.)

New Hampshire: Maria Kuehl, OH, Farmington High School (Farmington, N.H.)

New Jersey: Ariel Scott, MB, Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township, N.J.) Read more

New Mexico: Halie Harton, OH, Goddard High School (Roswell, N.M.)

New York: Mary Cushman, OH, West Irondequoit High School (Rochester, N.Y.)

North Carolina: Madison Bugg, S/OH, Cardinal Gibbons High School (Raleigh, N.C.)

North Dakota: Angie Waller, MH, Fargo North High School (Fargo, N.D.)

Ohio: Dani Reinert, S, Ursuline Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Oklahoma: Micha Hancock, S/OH, Edmond Memorial High School (Edmond, Okla.)

Oregon: Liz Brenner, MB, Jesuit High School (Portland, Ore.)

Pennsylvania: Kate Begor, S, Mt. Lebanon High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Rhode Island: Elise Walsh, S, The Prout School (Wakefield, R.I.)

South Carolina: Kellie Schmidt, OH, Lexington High School (Lexington, S.C.)

South Dakota: Marcelina Glab, MB, Watertown High School (Watertown, S.D.)

Tennessee: Megan Devine, OH, Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, Tenn.)

Texas: Sara Shaw, OH, Westlake High School (Austin, Texas) Read more

Utah: Danica Mendivil, OH, Pleasant Grove High School (Pleasant Grove, Utah)

Virginia: Juliane Hanna, OH, Loudoun County High School (Leesburg, Va.)

Washington: Alexis Olgard, MB, Mead High School (Spokane, Wash.)

West Virginia: Lexy Kessel, OH/DS, Ripley High School (Ripley, W.Va.)

Wisconsin: Crystal Graff, OH, La Follette High School (Madison, Wis.)

Wyoming: Paige Hellbaum, OH, Wheatland High School (Wheatland, Wyo.)