Father Ryan, Senior
Why chosen: Dorrell led Father Ryan to the Division II-AA state title with a win over Briarcrest in the championship match after being swept by the Lady Saints just two days earlier in the tourney. The 2015 Tennessee Gatorade state volleyball player of the year finished with 483 kills — including 90 in the state tournament — 315 digs, 67 blocks, 44 aces and 23 assists.
College plans: Committed to Colorado.
Quote: “It’s hard to even describe in words. This season was more than I could have ever expected. We all had in the back of our minds that we wanted to go to state and win, but we didn’t advertise it. It was unreal. It hasn’t even hit me. When I try to think of it and acknowledge it, it just doesn’t seem real.”
Family: Parents Karl and Kim, brother, Chandler (20).
Nickname: “My family calls me Lala, my friends call me Lo/Laur, and my teammates call me Lo-Do/Laur-Dorr or Dorrell. My most common nickname would be Lo.”
Best high school sports moment: “Being the underdog going into the state tournament and then winning it. No one expected us to get as far as we did, especially after losing to each team (St. Agnes, Baylor and Briarcrest) every time we played them in regular season.”
Favorite sports team: “USA women’s volleyball team.”
Dream job: USA women’s volleyball team.
Favorite teacher: Mrs. (Catherine) Cole (Social Sciences) or Mr. (William) Lancaster (English).
Instagram or Snapchat: “I love both of them too much, but I do use Snapchat more than I use Instagram.”
Fall or spring: “I would probably prefer fall because I’m a big fan of the cool weather, and it marks the beginning of my two favorite sports seasons — volleyball and football.”