Washington Volleyball POY: Shayne McPherson

Washington Volleyball POY: Shayne McPherson

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Washington Volleyball POY: Shayne McPherson

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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: Shayne McPherson

THE BASICS

School: Kennedy Catholic (Seattle, Wash.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Outside hitter
Height: 5-foot-7

Athletic achievement: She led the Lancers to a 29-2 record and the Class 3A state championship this past season. McPherson tallied 300 kills, 262 digs and 93 service aces while posting a kill percentage of .475. The MVP of the Class 3A state tournament and the Player of the Year in the Seamount Conference, she was a 2015 Honorable Mention Under Armour All-American selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Academic excellence: McPherson has maintained a 3.77 GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a tutor to at-risk elementary school students and as a youth volleyball coach.

THE PRAISE

“Shayne McPherson doesn’t have the size of some others, but she is totally dynamic and her defense is amazing,” said Tawnya Brewer, head coach of Burlington-Edison High. “Hands down, she is the best all-around player. Her serve absolutely killed us.”

THE FUTURE: McPherson has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at the University of Washington in the fall of 2016.

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