South Carolina Volleyball POY: Maddie Palmer

South Carolina Volleyball POY: Maddie Palmer

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South Carolina Volleyball POY: Maddie Palmer

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THE WINNER: Maddie Palmer

THE BASICS

School: Hillcrest (Simpsonville, S.C.)
Grade: Senior
Position: OH
Height: 6-foot

Athletic achievement: She led the Rams to a 58-5 record and the Class AAAA state championship this past season. A Class AAAA First Team All-State selection as named by the South Carolina Coaches Association for Women's Sports, Palmer amassed 509 kills, compiling a .404 hitting percentage and .513 kill percentage, to go along with 392 digs, 56 blocks and 25 service aces. In the Rams’ 3-2, title-clinching victory against Wando (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.), she totaled 23 digs, 17 kills, four service aces and three blocks.

Academic excellence: Palmer has maintained a 3.61 GPA.

Exemplary character: A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and her school’s Solid Rock Club, she has volunteered on behalf of her church, the Meals on Wheels Association of America, the Harvest Outreach Center, Feed My Starving Children and Generations Group Home. Palmer has also donated her time organizing a childcare service for special needs children.

THE PRAISE

“Maddie is a great all-around player,” said Hillcrest head coach Lynn Avant. “She can take over a match with her attacking and her blocking. When the game is on the line, she wants the ball.”

THE FUTURE: Palmer remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

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