The Gatorade State Volleyball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Bailey Choy
School: Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Athletic achievement: She distributed 574 assists with 197 digs and 15 service aces, leading the Raiders (17-3) to the Division I state final this past season. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State Player of the Year, Choy was also named the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Player of the Year in her final prep campaign.
Academic excellence: Choy has maintained a 3.38 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as part of a community clean-up initiative at Neal Blaisdell Park in Honolulu and as a youth volleyball coach.
“Bailey Choy is fluid as an athlete and has a very high volleyball IQ, which helps her to excel as a setter,” said Iolani head coach Kainoa Obrey. “Her hands are strong and deceptive and she makes good choices to distribute the ball to all hitters. She is a leader on and off the court and she communicates well, pushing herself and her teammates to be better.”
THE FUTURE: Choy has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at the University of Utah in the fall of 2016.