North Dakota Volleyball POY: Katie Scherr

North Dakota Volleyball POY: Katie Scherr

Gatorade State Player of the Year

North Dakota Volleyball POY: Katie Scherr


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: Katie Scherr


School: Century (Bismarck, N.D.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-foot

Athletic achievement: She led the Patriots to a 36-2 record and the Class A state title this past season. The 2015 Western Dakota Conference Player of the Year, Scherr slammed 438 kills with 393 digs and 49 service aces while posting a kill percentage of .442. A three-time First Team All-State selection, she racked up nine digs and nine kills in the state-title-clinching win over Fargo Shanley.

Academic excellence: Scherr has maintained a 3.70 GPA.

Exemplary character: A member the National Honor Society and a devoted member of her church youth group, she has volunteered locally as a youth basketball and volleyball coach.


“Katie Scheer is not only a standout student-athlete and volleyball player, she is also a tremendous leader,” said Bismarck Century co-head coach Jamie Zastoupil. “She is a leader in all that she does both on and off the court. She makes everyone around her a better person and her leadership and sportsmanship is second to none. She has earned the respect from teammates, coaches and opposing teams.”

THE FUTURE: Scherr has verbally committed to play volleyball on scholarship at Colorado Mesa University in the fall of 2016.



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