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THE WINNER: Abby Detering
School: Lake Catholic (Mentor, Ohio)
Athletic achievement: She recorded 309 assists, 285 kills, 173 digs and 71 blocks this while compiling a kill percentage of .440 and leading the Cougars (20-6) to the Division II regional semifinals this past season. A two-time First Team All-State selection, Detering is a 2013-14 Honorable Mention Under Armour All-American as named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and was named the 2013 Cleveland Plain Dealer Volleyball Player of the Year.
Academic excellence: Detering has maintained a 3.52 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally at an area soup kitchen during the holidays and as a youth volleyball coach.
“Abby Detering is the finest player I have ever coached at Lake Catholic,” said Lake Catholic head coach Rick Severino. “Her energy and work ethic on and off the court have made her stand above the rest.”
THE FUTURE: Detering has signed with Florida.