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.
For the list of the other 2015-16 Gatorade State Volleyball POY’s, click here.
THE WINNER: Jenna Reiff
School: Chester (S.D.)
Position: Middle hitter
Athletic achievement: She led the Flyers to a 30-2 record and the Class B state title this past season. Reiff tallied 549 kills, 239 digs, 99 blocks and 44 service aces, while posting a .473 kill percentage and a .370 hitting percentage. A two-time First Team All-State selection, she concluded her prep volleyball career with 1,572 kills and 977 digs.
Academic excellence: Reiff has maintained a weighted 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally with find-a-cure campaigns to benefit breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease research, and has donated her time to a homeless shelter in addition to serving as a youth volleyball coach.
“Every coach schemed ways to try and stop Jenna Reiff, but unsuccessfully,” said Jill Christensen, head coach of Parker High. “I don’t need stats to know what she can do and did to us three times this season.”
THE FUTURE: Reiff has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at Northern State University in the fall of 2016.