High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Brooke Myers

Eye on POY: Wyoming volleyball

December, 6, 2011
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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.

McKenzie Hellbaum
Senior middle blocker and outside hitter, Wheatland (Wyo.)

2011 Team record: 24-16 (Class 3A)
2011 Team standing: lost Class 3A state semifinal to Douglas (Wyo.), 3-0

2011 Kills: 475
2011 Digs: 304
2011 Assists: 116
2011 Blocks: 57.5
2011 Aces: 48

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: University of Wyoming

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Owned a .285 hitting percentage and .433 kill percentage. Averaged 4.1 kills, 2.6 digs and 1.0 assists per set. 2009, 2010 and 2011 Class 3A First Team All-State selection as named by the Wyoming Coaches Association. 2009 Class 3A state champion.

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