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: M.E. Dodge
School: East Troy (Wis.)
Position: Outside hitter
Athletic achievement: She recorded 670 kills, 428 digs and 43 service aces while posting a kill percentage of .486 and leading the Trojans (32-10) to the Division 2 state final this past season. A three-time First Team All-State selection, Dodge was named the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s All-Area Player of the Year.
Academic excellence: Dodge has maintained a 3.50 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America, she has volunteered locally on behalf of a nursing home and animal shelter in addition to donating her time as a youth volleyball coach.
“M.E. Dodge is hands down the most complete player that I have coached against in many, many years,” said Charlie Berg, head coach at Westosha Central High. “She can do it all. She plays with a certain flair and smooth flow in her game. She is also a fine classy young lady with no arrogance in her. She is respectful to her coaches, teammates and everyone who has any connection with her.”
THE FUTURE: Dodge has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2016.