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THE WINNER: Taylr McNeil
School: Eagan (Minn.)
Athletic achievement: She led the Wildcats to a 30-2 record and the Class AAA state title this past season. McNeil recorded 563 kills, 337 digs, 56 blocks while compiling a .502 kill percentage. A four-time First Team All-State selection and a 2013-14 First Team Under Armour All-American as named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, she is ranked No. 46 nationally in the Class of 2014 by PrepVolleyball.com.
Academic excellence: McNeil has maintained a 3.63 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a youth volleyball coach and at an area hospital with career aspirations of becoming a nurse.
“Taylr McNeil is a terrific volleyball player and a great athlete,” said Smoak Vitek, head coach at Rosemount (Minn.). “When she was on her game she was difficult to stop. She also consistently demonstrated good leadership on the court.”
THE FUTURE: McNeil has signed with South Carolina.