Wyoming Volleyball POY: Cosette Stellern

Wyoming Volleyball POY: Cosette Stellern

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Wyoming Volleyball POY: Cosette Stellern

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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: Cosette Stellern

THE BASICS

School: East High (Cheyenne, Wyo.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-foot

Athletic achievement: The state’s returning Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year, Stellern led the Thunderbirds to a 33-1 record and a second consecutive Class 4A state championship this past season. In a title-clinching sweep of Evanston, she recorded nine kills on 18 attempts and added four blocks. Also the state’s Player of the Year as named by both the Casper Star-Tribune and WyoSports.com, Stellern slammed 280 kills while posting a .534 kill percentage and .420 hitting percentage in 34 matches. She tallied 96 blocks, 54 digs and 22 assists.

Academic excellence: Stellern has maintained a 3.44 GPA.

Exemplary character: A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and her school’s peer-mentoring program, she has volunteered on behalf of her church, the Salvation Army, Operation Christmas Child, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Cheyenne Animal Shelter, a retirement home and Cheyenne Frontier Days. An accomplished saxophonist and violinist, Stellern has also donated her time locally by serving at-risk children as well as coaching youth volleyball and basketball.

THE PRAISE

“Anyone who watches Cosette Stellern play volleyball can see what her coaches know: Cosette loves her teammates, loves the game and loves to compete,” said East head coach Dan Box. “Cosette is the energy engine that drives our team. She is an unbelievable force as a hitter, and more importantly she is a positive, team-first player. She is the kind of athlete that comes around once in a coaching lifetime.”

THE FUTURE: Stellern will begin her senior year of high school in the fall of 2016.

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