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2020 MaxPreps High School Volleyball All-America Team
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized excellence in high school sports. This year's MaxPreps High School Volleyball All-America Team is a collection of 46 of the game's best.

Most are state champions, many are repeat All-America selections and all exemplify the drive and determination to be the best at their craft on the court.

The choices on the first and second teams all navigated an unprecedented season and all look to play at the next level. Given that some states are either gearing up to play in the spring or deciding if a season is safe, this list will feature additional players at the end of those seasons.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First Team

Hitters

Ally Batenhorst | Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas) | Sr.
The 6-foot-4 Nebraska-bound hitter pounded 574 kills while adding 371 digs and 548 serve receives, 33 blocks and 32 aces as the Spartans went 25-1 and captured the Texas 6A title.

Parker Bracken | Jackson Academy (Jackson, Miss.) | Sr.
Headed to LSU for beach volleyball, the state's all-time kills leader notched 473 this season with 330 digs and 324 receives. The 5-10 Bracken added 107 aces and 33 blocks as the Raiders captured the MAIS title.

Cecily Bramschreiber | Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas) | Sr.
The Dallas Morning News Player of the Year led the Leopards to a 26-0 mark en route to the Texas 5A title. The TCU-bound hitter posted 257 kills with 235 digs with 30 blocks and 21 aces.

Atlantis Clendenin | Parke Heritage (Rockville, Ind.) | Sr.
Added 688 kills to her 2,256 career total in a 24-7 season for the Wolves. Headed to IUPUI, she added 295 digs, 159 aces and 21 blocks.

Kaylee Cox | Flower Mound (Texas) | Sr.
Headed to Missouri, Cox led the Jaguars with 366 kills on the way to earning Dallas Morning News Hitter of the Year honors. She added 344 digs, 41 aces and 30 blocks for 23-2 Flower Mound. Cox helped the Jags to a 107-13 mark from her sophomore season on.

Carly Hendrickson | Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) | Jr.
The Florida commit helped the Cougars to an Ohio Division I title and 23-2 mark, posting 512 kills with 93 digs, 35 aces and 30 blocks.

Ali Hornung | Providence (Clarksville, Ind.) | Sr.
The six-rotation player did it all for the 23-7 Pioneers, dropping 446 kills with 368 digs. The Purdue-bound ended her Providence career with 1,734 kills.

Ngozi Iloh | McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.) | Sr.
The future Duke Blue Devil notched 5252 kills with 123 digs and 41 aces for the Chiefs. The 5A Player of the Year, Iloh helped McIntosh to a 33-1 mark in 2020 and its fourth straight state crown.

Lindsay Krause | Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.) | Sr.
The six-rotation player will stay in state and play for a Cornhuskers team loaded with top recruits. In 2020, the state Player of the Year led the 35-1 Skyhawks to a Class B title with 432 kills while hitting nearly 48 percent. She added 243 digs, 260 receives and 88 aces.

Mya Larson | Wahoo (Neb.) | Jr.
Leading the 35-0 Warriors to a C1 state title, the two-time Super State selection hit at 41 percent with 532 kills and 400 digs. She added 51 aces and 30 blocks.

Rya McKinnon | Hoover (Ala.) | Sr.
The Louisville-bound hitter was AL.com's Player of the Year and pasted 599 kills. She added 281 digs and 51 aces as the Buccaneers went 52-1 on the road to a 7A title.

Jenna Reitsma | Lowell (Mich.) | Sr.
A Michigan Miss Volleyball finalist, the Marquette pledge posted an eye-popping 897 kills while hitting at 31 percent for the 35-5 Red Arrows. She added 429 digs, 63 aces and 43 blocks as Lowell finished runner-up in the Division 1 bracket.

Mabrey Shaffmaster | New Castle (Ind.) | Sr.
The 6-1 hitter is headed to North Carolina, but MaxPreps Freshman and Sophomore of the Year ended her prep career with 469 kills, 445 receives, 278 digs and 53 aces.

Setters

Julia Bishop | Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.) | Sr.
Michigan's Miss Volleyball averaged 10.4 assists per set, the Marlins' star dished up 1,013 in total. She added 120 kills, 192 digs and 68 aces as Mercy went 33-2. In four seasons, Bishop finished with 5, 575 assists, third-most in state history.

Clara Brower | The Woodlands (Texas) | Sr.
The Houston Chronicle Setter of the Year led the Highlanders to a 23-4 mark, dishing up 891 assists, 314 digs and added 135 kills. The Georgia-bound Brower also tallied 55 aces.

Allie Gray | Skutt Catholic | Sr.
Gray to Krause was a winning combination for the Skyhawks as the future Sun Devil setter served up more than 12 assists per set. She totaled 1,023 on the season and finished with 3,249 in her career. She added 173 digs and 41 kills for the state champions.

Sophia Powell | Lowell | Sr.
Powell found Red Arrow hitters to the tune of 10.2 assists per set. She added 289 digs, 142 kills and 32 aces.

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Caroline Bien | Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.) | Sr.
With 285 receives, 257 digs and 242 kills, the future Jayhawk was named the 5A Player of the Year by the Kansas Volleyball Association. She led the Saints to a 29-2 mark and 5A crown.

Emery Dupes | Walton (Marietta, Ga.) | Sr.
She had 218 receives and 216 digs for the 21-2 Raiders. Dupes, who will play for Florida State, finished her career with more than 1,000 digs and serve receptions.

All-Around

Annie Antar | Klein (Texas) | Sr.
The Bearkats were paced by the North Florida commit, who tallied stats across the board. She posted 231 kills, 254 digs and 385 receives as Klein fell in the 6A championship to Seven Lakes.

Brooke Mosher | Waterloo (Wis.) | Sr.
The third player in her family to play Division I volleyball, she's headed to Illinois (her two sisters played at Marquette) after posting 463 kills, 254 digs and 385 receives for the 26-5 Pirates.

Ellee Stinson | Yorktown (Ind.) | Sr.
Leading the Tigers to a percent season, the Northwestern-bound Stinson had 453 digs, 308 kills while hitting at better than 26 percent and added 30 aces and 22 blocks for the 4A champions.

Madi Woodin | Elkhorn South (Omaha, Neb.) | Jr.
The Storm setter served up 1,104 assists with 256 digs and 47 kills as the South Dakota pledge led her squad to a 30-1 mark and Class A championship.

Second Team

Hitters

Callie Bauer | Hudson (Mich.) | Sr.
A future Hilltopper, she pounded 563 kills while hitting at 43 percent. She earned seven varsity letters with the Tigers and added 285 receives, 364 digs, 83 aces, 53 assists and 24 blocks this season on the volleyball court.

Merritt Beason | Gardendale (Ala.) | Sr.
The 6-3 hitter posted 693 kills at 35 percent hitting for the Rockets. The Florida-bound Beason was also named to the Al.com Super All-State team while adding 304 digs and 80 blocks.

Jacque Boney | St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.) | Sr.
While leading the Knights to a 26-4 mark, the Michigan pledge finished with 691 kills, 147 digs and 129 blocks. She finished with 1,975 career kills.

Alyssa Borellis | Notre Dame Prep (Pontiac, Mich.) | Jr.
The Mlive.com Division 2 first-team selection had 447 kills hitting better than 40 percent for the 37-10 Fighting Irish. The Ole Miss commit adding 239 digs and 51 blocks with 44 aces.

Gabrielle Essix | Hoover | Sr.
The 6-4 future Florida Gator joined McKinnon in leading the Bucs to a 52-1 mark and 7A title. Essix posted 429 kills while hitting close to 50 percent with 93 blocks.

Lauren Jardine | Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) | Sr.
The Deseret News' Ms. Volleyball, she notched nearly 500 kills with 276 digs and 49 aces for the 6A champion. She's headed to Wisconsin.

Charitie Luper | Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas) | Sr.
Originally opting not to play this season for the Bobcats, the UCLA commit joined the team soon after the season started and recorded 275 kills with 284 digs. She finished her career with 1,614 kills and 1,593 digs.

Alexa Markley | McIntosh | Jr.
An all-state selection by the state coach's association, the future Nittany Lion had 405 kills for the 35-1 Chiefs.

Jordan Middleton | Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) | Jr.
The USC pledge led the Huskies to their first state volleyball title, posting 20 kills in the championship match. On the season, she had 286 kills with 141 digs, 27 aces and 33 blocks.

Norah Sis | Papillion-LaVista (Papillion, Neb.) | Sr.
Staying in state at Creighton, Sis had 527 kills with 397 digs and 47 blocks to repeat as an Omaha World All-State first-team selection.

Paris Thompson | Fort Myers (Fla.) | Sr.
The Green Wave went 19-3 and the Notre Dame-bound hitter and Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball notched 413 kills, 228 digs and 42 blocks.

Addie VanderWeide | Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.) | Sr.
A Michigan Miss Volleyball finalist, she led the Eagles to a third-straight Division 2 title, posting 19 kills and 11 digs in the championship match. For the season, the 5-11 hitter had 592 kills, 390 digs and 43 aces.

McKenna Wucherer | Brookfield Central (Brookfield, Wis.) | Jr.
Headed to Minnesota, first team All-State pick posted 421 kills hitting better than 40 percent hitting. She added 201 digs and 29 aces as the Lancers finished 15-4.

Setter

Averi Carlson | Lovejoy | Jr.
The 2018 MaxPreps Freshman of the Year is a three-time All-American. She helped the Leopards to a 5A title and unbeaten mark with 679 assists. The Baylor commit added 165 digs and 48 kills.

Payton Chamberlain | Byron Nelson | Sr.
The Wyoming-bound setter rolled all sevens with 777 assists (10.4 per set) while chipping in 209 digs and 57 kills.

Elle Glock | Wahoo | Sr.
The USC commit led the Warriors with 1,018 assists, more than 11 per set. She added 218 digs and 65 kills for the state champions, finishing her career with 3.201 assists.

Claire Lewis | McIntosh | Sr.
Joining Markley as an all-state selection by the state coach's association, the Georgia State commit served up 1,012 assists with 262 digs and 75 kills.

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Eleanor Beavin | Mercy (Louisville, Ky.) | Sr.
Headed to home state Kentucky, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association's Defensive Player of the Year had 371 receives, 508 digs and 77 assists for the state runners-up.

Bre Skala | Skutt Catholic | Sr.
The third Skyhawk to earn All-American honors, the Regis University commit posted 401 digs and 272 receives for the state champs.

All-Around

Whitney Lauenstein | Waverly (Neb.) | Sr.
Another get for the Huskers, the Viking standout hit at 34 percent while totaling 485 kills on the season. She added 330 digs, 30 aces and 34 blocks for 22-7 Waverly.

Bergen Reilly | O'Gorman (Sioux Falls, S.D.) | So.
Showed no signs of the sophomore slump, leading the 26-0 Knights with 400 kills, 260 digs and 131 assists.

Devan Taylor | Klein | Sr.
With 242 kills and 243 digs, the Clemson commit helped the Bearkats to a 27-1mark.

Kendra Wait | Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner, Kan.) | Sr.
Had 494 assists, 238 digs and 87 kills for her 15-7 squad. The 2019 state Gatorade Player of the Year is headed to Creighton.
High school volleyball: Sizing up OFFICIAL National Player of the Year candidates - OFFICIAL
High school volleyball: Sizing up MaxPreps National Player of the Year candidates
While some states are well into their high school volleyball seasons, others are just warming up. Schools in the Midwest and South have eyes on the postseason while some programs in Texas are inching into double-digit contests.

States forging ahead with a traditional calendar, coupled with COVID-19 delays and later starts have made tracking players and teams a unique challenge.

We've assembled a list of 25 players who are into their seasons — some deep — while realizing those who've played longer will have the more appealing numbers. We'll update this list several more times throughout the school year and plan to add those schools with spring starts as well.
Averi Carlson, Lovejoy
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Averi Carlson, Lovejoy
MaxPreps National Player of the Year watch list

Ally Batenhorst | Sr. | OH | Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas)
The Spartans are off to a 9-0 start and the Nebraska commit is a big reason why. She's posted 200 kills (6.5 per set) in 31 sets this season. She's added 144 digs and 10 aces as large school volleyball in Texas is ramping up.

Eleanor Beavin | Sr. | L | Mercy (Louisville, Ky.)
With 301 digs (8 per set) and 222 serve receives in an 11-2 start for the Jaguars, the Kentucky commit is leading the way for Matt Thomerson's squad. Beavin is closing in on 1,500 digs for her career at Mercy.

Julia Bishop | Sr. | S | Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
The Michigan State commit has 593 assists (10.6 per game), 107 digs, 46 aces and 85 kills as the Marlins are 23-0 on the year. Bishop came into the season needing two assists to pass the 1,000-career mark and has now surpassed 1,500.

Clara Brower | Sr. | S | The Woodlands (Texas)
The Highlanders dropped their first match of the season on Tuesday, but the Georgia commit became the school's leading setter and now has 3,608 career assists. Brower has 256 assists (8.8 per set) on the season in 29 sets, while adding 97 digs and 37 kills. She also passed the 1,000-dig mark and sits at 1,035.

Riley Buckley | Jr. | MH | North Raleigh Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
The Knights are 11-1 as Buckley has posted 94 kills, 85 digs, 138 assists on the young season.

Averi Carlson | Jr. | S | Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas)
The Leopards are 3-0 after having to cancel the first two weeks of the season due to district COVID-19 policies. Now in action, the Baylor commit and MaxPreps Freshman of the Year two seasons ago is starting hot with 71 assists (7.9) thus far. She dished up 31 alone in the season-opening straight sets win over The Colony.

Payton Chamberlain | Sr. | S | Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas)
Like her fellow Texans, the Bobcats are just beginning and have started 5-1. The Wyoming commit has posted 186 assists (8.9 per set) to go with 25 blocks and 53 digs.

Kaylee Cox | Sr. | OH | Flower Mound (Texas)
The Jags are off to an 8-0 start and the preseason All-American is one reason why. Cox has 56 kills and 37 digs in 10 sets on the young season. A few more reasons why Flower Mound might be the team to beat in Texas — setter Caroline Dykes and hitters Angelique Cyr and Izabella Ortiz.

Shaye Eggleston | Sr. | OH | Brentwood (Tenn.)

The Alabama commit is looking to win her fourth state title — and the school's eighth straight — as the Bruins are off to a 31-3 start. Eggleston has 364 kills, 172 digs, 28 aces and 26 blocks while hitting at 33 percent clip.

Ashlyn Goolsby | Sr. | S | Walton (Marietta, Ga.)
A freshman when the Raiders were named the 2017 MaxPreps National Champion, Goolsby has come into her own and leads the team with 408 assists (10.2 per set). She's also tallied 86 digs and 42 kills as fellow senior Emery Dupes also helps pace 16-1 Walton.

Rylee Gray | Sr. | MB | Elkhorn South (Omaha, Neb.)
Hitting at a 47 percent clip for the 22-1 Storm, the Nebraska commit has 262 kills, 29 aces and 71 blocks in what's turning out to be an ultra-competitive season in the Cornhusker State. Junior setter Madi Woodin is also shining with 726 assists on the season.

Lauren Harden | Fr. | OH | Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.)
The lone freshman on the list, Harden is leading a quartet of hitters for the 20-0 Royals. She's notched 216 kills, 83 digs, 23 aces and 24 blocks in 59 sets. Harden has double-digit kills in 15 of 20 matches.
Lauren Harden, Hamilton Southeastern
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Lauren Harden, Hamilton Southeastern
Sydney Helmers | So. | OH | Assumption (Louisville, Ky.)
Another in the next line of standout hitters for Ron Kordes, the 6-3 sophomore leads the 9-1 Rockets with 118 kills (4.9 per set) on the young season.

Carly Hendrickson | Sr. | OH | Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati)
Has 301 kills (7.0 per set) on the season for the 12-1 Cougars and it closing in on 1,000 career kills. The future Florida Gator has 10 matches this season with at least 19 kills and a high of 35 in a four-set win over Seton.

Ali Hornung | Sr. | L/OH | Providence (Clarksville, Ind.)
Leading a quartet of hitters with more than 100 kills for the 18-6 Pioneers, the Purdue commit has 341 kills (4.4), 280 digs and 378 receives. She's hitting at a 38 percent clip.

Ngozi Iloh | Sr. | MH | McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.)
The preseason All-American is getting it done for the 24-0 Raiders, pounding out 327 kills (5.9 per set), hitting at 45 percent. The Duke commit also has 32 blocks and 18 aces for Georgia's top-ranked squad.

Lindsay Krause | Sr. | MH/OH | Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.)
The 6-3 Nebraska commit has 201 kills (5.4 per set) for the 15-1 Skyhawks. In 37 sets, Krause also has 41 aces and 116 digs while posting double-digit kills in all but two matches. Setter Allie Gray is also having a standout season thus far with 453 assists (12.2 per set).

Brooke Cirigliano | Sr. | MH | Padua Franciscan (Parma, Ohio)
The Miami (Ohio) commit leads the 15-0 Bruins with 163 kills (3.4 per set) while adding 71 blocks and 13 aces. Cirigliano is hitting nearly 50 percent and leads four senior hitters (Maria Futey, Kate Mihacevich and Jordan Chessar) with at least 100 kills.

Sophia Powell | Sr. | S | Lowell (Mich.)
One of two Red Arrows on the watch list, Powell has dished up 699 assists (10.1 per set) while also adding 94 kills and 165 digs for her 18-3 squad. Powell has tossed up double-digit assist in every match this season with highs of 51, 45 and 40.

Bergen Reilly | So. | S | O'Gorman (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
The Swiss Army knife has done a bit of everything for the 14-0 Knights this season. Reilly has 203 kills (5.2 per set), 20 aces, 37 blocks, 144 digs and 62 assists for the South Dakota squad. In 2238 sets for her young prep career, she has 1,114 assists, 586 digs and 457 kills.

Jenna Reitsma | Sr. | OH | Lowell (Mich.)
The Marquette commit is leading the Red Arrows with 491 kills (7.1 per set), in addition to 243 digs and 36 aces. She's notched 30 kills in a match three times this season and has double-digit kills in all but one match.

Ellee Stinson | Sr. | OH/L | Yorktown (Ind.)
The Tigers are 20-0 and the 5-3 senior is a big reason. The Northwestern commit has 203 kills and 313 digs and provides a great 1-2 punch with 6-0 senior Jaylynn Dunsmore (212 kills, 44 blocks).

Paris Thompson | Sr. | OH | Fort Myers (Fla.)
Headed to Notre Dame, Thompson surpassed 1,000 kills in her career with a 19-kill performance Wednesday in a sweep of Port Charlotte. the 6-3 hitter has posted 288 kills (5.8 per set) this season with 140 digs, 30 aces and 16 blocks.

Mabrey Shaffmaster | Sr. | OH | New Castle (Ind.)
The North Carolina commit set the school record for kills on Sept. 30, passing the 2,000 mark with a 46-smash night (also a record). She's got 409 kills on the year (6.3 per set) to go with 47 aces, 26 blocks, 244 digs and 397 serve receives as the Trojans look for a fourth straight state title. For her career, Shaffmaster has 2,166 kills and 893 digs.

Addie VanderWeide | Sr. | OH | Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
The Eagles are 16-0 and the 5-11 captain is a big reason why. She's posted 232 kills (5.3 per set), along with 165 digs and 19 aces. She's hit double-digit kills in 13 matches thus far with a high of 27 this week in a five-set win over Byron Center.
Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle
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Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle

2020 OFFICIAL preseason high school volleyball All-America team - OFFICIAL
2020 MaxPreps preseason high school volleyball All-America team
The 2020 high school volleyball season won't look like any we've ever experienced. Split seasons with some states forging ahead while others play in the spring or winter. Toss in masks for competitors, coaches and referees with no switching benches after sets and a whole bunch of hand sanitizer and 2020 definitely will be something different.

The one thing that won't be different is the talent. We're spotlighting some of that talent in our preseason All-America team. The list is filled with repeat recipients in addition to newcomers and state champions. We've already highlighted the top player in each state as well as the best team in each state. Next week, we will drop our first Top 25 rankings for teams playing in the fall.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First team

OH — Ally Batenhorst, Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas)
6-foot-4 | Sr. | Committed to Nebraska
One of a handful of future Cornhuskers on the All-American list, Batenhorst pounded 849 kills in 2019 (1,810 for her career) while adding 511 digs and 81 blocks for the 26-18 Spartans.

OH — Mele Corral-Blagojevich, Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Calif.)
6-1 | So. | Undecided
A freshman as six-rotation player on a Top 10 team must truly be special. And she was. Corral-Blagojevich posted nearly 400 kills with 126 aces while playing all but 10 sets for the Sea Hawks. Coach Tommy Chaffins praised her ability to not only swing the hammer, but understand what the defense was giving and adjust on the fly.

OH — Parker Bracken, Jackson Academy (Jackson, Miss.)
5-10 | Sr. | LSU (beach)

Picking up where she left off, Bracken already has 120 kills on the season for the Raiders. Last year's Gatorade selection, she totaled 648 kills, 517 digs and 120 aces while leading her squad to the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools title. She was a Clarion Ledger first-team pick.

6-1 | Sr. | Missouri
The future Tiger led the 41-4 Jags in kills with 573 while adding 444 digs, 37 aces and 55 blocks. She enters her senior season with 1,097 kills and 1,043 digs.

OH — Angelique Cyr, Flower Mound (Texas)
5-10 | Sr. | Arizona State
Second to fellow senior Cox in kills for the Jaguars with 422, Cyr added 30 aces and 368 digs. A 6A title winner her junior year, Flower Mound fell to Byron Nelson in the regional semifinals.

OH — Shaye Eggleston, Brentwood (Brentwood)
6-1 | Sr. | Alabama

The Volunteer State Gatorade winner won her third Tennessee AAA title this season (the seventh straight for Brentwood) while recording eye-popping number: 856 kills, 444 digs, 80 blocks and 87 aces.

OH — Alexia Jones, Dawson (Pearland, Texas)
5-10 | Sr. | Houston Baptist
She finished with 446 kills, 336 digs and 53 blocks for the 43-5 Eagles, which lost in the 6A regional semifinals to state runner-up Ridge Point.

OH — Lindsay Krause, Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.)
6-3 | Sr. | Nebraska

A MaxPreps All-American and state Gatorade recipient, Krause led the SkyHawks to a 34-5 mark and Class B title. She posted 360 kills, 152 digs and 28 blocks for Skutt Catholic. She also was part of the U18 gold medal team in Egypt last September while also landing on the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State first team and the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska first team.

OH — Charitie Luper, Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas)
5-8 | Sr. | UCLA
One of two Bobcats on the All-American team, Luper hit 492 kills with 508 digs and 50 blocks while missing time with an elbow injury. The UCLA-commit totaled 1,321 kills in her career to go with 1,293 digs.

OH — Elia Rubin, Marymount (Los Angeles)
6-0 | Jr. | Undecided
There was no sophomore slump for the Sailors' standout, individually, earned Nike TOC MVP honors. Marymount finished 33-5, falling to CIF and National Champion Torrey Pines in the SoCal semis, while Rubin notched 420 kills and a 43 kill percentage. She also added 44 aces, 44 blocks, 241 digs and 391 serve receives.

OH — Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle (Ind.)
6-1 | Sr. | North Carolina

The younger sister of the Trojans' duo, Mabrey pounded out 670 kills with 120 aces, 39 blocks, 228 digs and 337 serve receives as New Castle won its third straight Indiana title (the first 4A crown after back-to-back 3A championships.)
Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle
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Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle
OH — Mckenna Wucherer, Brookfield Central (Brookfield, Wis.)
6-1 |  Jr. | Minnesota

The future Gopher notched 346 digs last season en route to being named the Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year. She also led the state with 592 kills and led the Lancers with 65 aces.

MB — Cecily Bramschreiber, Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas)
5-8 | Sr. | TCU
In 140 sets, the Horned Frog commit tallied 661 kills, 447 digs, 50 blocks and 52 aces. Bramschreiber had seven 20-plus kill matches during a junior campaign that saw the Leopards go 48-5, win a 5A state title and cap the season on a 20-match win streak. 

MB — Jenna Reitsma, Lowell (Mich.)
5-11 |  Sr. | Marquette

While leading the Red Arrows to a 55-4 mark and Division I runner-up finish, Reitsma hammered 873 kills along with 422 digs and 86 aces. She's a repeat MaxPreps All-American and edged out a deep field in Michigan as the top player in the state.

MB — Addie VanderWeide, Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
5-11 | Sr. | Undecided
The Eagles standout tallied 558 kills in leading the Eagles to a No. 17 ranking, a 46-3 overall mark and a Michigan Division 2 title. VanderWeide hit at 32 percent and posted 373 digs in 126 sets for the Eagles. She enters her senior season with 1,518 career kills and 1,028 digs.

S — Clara Brower, The Woodlands (Texas)
5-9 | Sr. | Georgia
The future Bulldog led the Highlanders to a 47-5 mark, posting 1,551 assists overall and more than 10 per set in 146 sets played. She also added 410 digs, 182 kills and 52 aces in her junior campaign and has 3,352 overall assists, 938 digs and 316 kills.

S — Averi Carlson, Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas)
6-0 | Jr. | Baylor
The 2018 MaxPreps Freshman of the Year and 2019 All-American first-teamer guided the Leopards to a 48-5 mark and a 5A title. A year after posting 1,507 assists in a 5A runner-up finish as a freshman, Carlson tallied 1,327 assists (9.1 per set), 340 digs, 55 aces and 107 kills.

S — Payton Chamberlain Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas)
6-0 | Sr. | Wyoming
The MaxPreps All-American already surpassed the 3,000 assist mark for the 6A champion Bobcats, including 1,944 last season. The 6-foot future Cowboy averaged more than 13 assists while chipping in 302 digs and 117 kills.

S — Kennedi Orr, Eagan (Minn.)
6-0 | Jr. | Nebraska

The Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year as well as the Gatorade selection, Orr's numbers across the board were noteworthy: 411 assists, 380 kills and 230 digs. She led the Wildcats to a 29-3 mark and a runner-up finish in the 3A championship. She already has more than 1,600 assists and 800 kills in two years.

L/DS — Eleanor Beavin, Mercy (Louisville, Ky.)
5-6 |  Sr. | Kentucky

The state Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State pick, Beavin had 555 digs and 505 serve receives last year (with nearly 1,200 of each in her career).

L/DS — Lexi Rodriguez, Sterling (Ill.)
5-5 | Sr. | Nebraska

The state Gatorade Player of the Year led the Warriors to a repeat 3A title. She had 415 digs, 232 assists and 32 aces while missing time with a gold medal stint at the FIVB U18 World Championships in Egypt.

AA — Allie Gray, Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.)
5-11 | Sr. | Arizona State
Posting more than 12 assists per set (1,225 total), Gray joined with Krause to lead Skutt to a 34-5 mark and Class B title. She added 181 digs and 38 aces in 101 sets. She's notched 2,226 assists in her prep career.

AA — Kami Miner, Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Calif.)
6-0 | S | Sr. | Stanford

While Elia Rubin and fellow Sea Hawk Mele Corral-Blagojevich are worthy candidates and might be tops in following years, Miner's leadership, pedigree and stats are undeniable. The future Cardinal and daughter of former NBA player Harold Miner was a MaxPreps first-team All American in addition to playing on the gold-medal winning Girls U18 World Championship team last September in Egypt.

AA — Sophia Powell, Lowell (Mich.)
5-9 | Sr. | Undecided
The set to Reitsma's spike, Powell tallied 1,571 assists last season for the 55-4 Red Arrows. With nearly 11 assists per set, she also added 44 aces and 297 digs for the Division I runner-up.

AA — Bergen Reilly, O'Gorman (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
6-1 | So. | Undecided

A state Player of the Year nominee as a freshman, Reilly dished up 503 assists while adding 265 digs, 225 kills and47 aces for the 26-5 Knights, who fell in the AA title match. In addition to her state accolades, Reilly was a Freshman of the Year candidate from PrepVolleyball.com and named as one of 36 athletes to train as part of the Girls Incoming Youth Holiday National Training Team.
Jessica Smith, Aliso Niguel
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Jessica Smith, Aliso Niguel
Second team

OH — Samantha Francis, La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.)
6-6 | Sr. | Stanford
The Torreys' hitter crossed the 1,000-kill threshold as a junior, tallying 317 kills in 89 sets. She added 93 blocks as LJCD went 23-8 and fell in the SoCal playoffs to eventual D-I champion Vista Murrieta.

OH — Ali Hornung, Providence (Clarksville, Ind.)
5-9 | Sr. | Purdue
The Pioneers standout enters 2020 looking to go over 1,000 kills and digs for her career, sitting at 1,288 and 916, respectively. The future Boilermaker posted 392 kills and 266 digs in 100 sets for the 4A quarterfinalists. The 29-2 Pioneers only losses were to Center Grove in the quarters and a regular-season defeat by 4A champs New Castle.

OH — Devin Kahahawai, Kamehameha Kapalama (Honolulu)
6-0 | Jr. | Undecided

Led the DI state champion Warriors in kills with 381, while pouring in 33 aces, 51 blocks, 247 digs and 163 serve receives. Kahahawai was on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Fab 15 team.

OH — Hayden Kubik, Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa)
6-2 | Jr. | Nebraska

The Hawkeye State's No. 1 Class of 2022 recruit according to prepdig.com, Kubik had 491 kills, 228 digs65 aces and 28 blocks for the 5A runners-up.

OH — Evoni Lemons, Alpharetta (Ga.)
5-8 | Sr. | Undecided

The 42-7 Raiders were paced by Lemons' 667 kills, hitting at a 45 percent rate. She added 454 digs, 45 blocks and 29 aces as Alpharetta was ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25 during the 2019 season.

OH — Claire Little, Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.)
6-2 | So. | BYU
She stormed on to the scene with 461 kills while leading the Broncos to the CIF Division I state crown as a No. 5 seed. She posted 30 kills in the title match (a record for a freshman) and hit at 31 percent in 106 sets and added 247 digs, as well as 35 aces and blocks.

OH — Carlie Rzeszotarski, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Burnt Hills, N.Y.)
6-0 | Jr. | Undecided

Blasting 523 kills — the second highest single-season total in school history — as a sophomore and led the Spartans to a 44-6 mark and Class A state crown. She added 278 digs and 52 aces and should pass the 1,000 career kill mark this season.

OH — Norah Sis, Papillion-LaVista (Papillion, Neb.)
6-1 | Sr. | Creighton
She hit at 32 percent with 479 kills (1,383 in three seasons), 311 digs and 49 blocks in 100 sets as the Monarchs went 36-2, falling only to rival Papillion-LaVista South and Millard North in the Class A quarterfinals.

OH — Jessica Smith, Aliso Niguel (Calif.)
6-0 | Sr. | UCLA (beach)
Led the Wolverines to a 21-6 mark and CIF Division I quarterfinal finish. She tallied 424 kills while adding 242 digs and 93 aces. Smith enters her senior season looking to get over the century mark in kills with 807.

OH — Anjelina Starck, Rampart (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
6-2 | Sr. | Penn State
Led the 26-4 Rams with 430 kills while adding a second-best 353 digs. The Bishop Gorman transfer got better as the season went along, posting double-digit kill totals in Rampart's final 16 matches before falling to eventual 5A champion Valor Christian in the quarters.

OH — Paris Thompson, Fort Myers (Fla.)
6-1 | Sr. | Notre Dame

The Fort Myers News-Press chose her as its Player of the Decade. In 2019, she set a school record with 446 kills, including a single-game mark of 31. A three-year standout, Thompson is approaching 1,000 career kills.

MB — Ngozi Iloh, McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.)
6-1 | Sr. | Undecided
Was second on the AAAAA champions with 301 kills while adding 64 blocks and 37 aces for the 36-1 Chiefs, who were ranked for a portion of the season. She's off to a hot start already as the Chiefs are 5-0 and Iloh has 46 kills in 10 sets.

MB — Rylie Kadel, Legend (Parker, Colo.)
6-1 | Sr. | Duke

A first-team All-State pick for the Titans, Kadel blasted a team-high 428 kills with 71 blocks, 50 aces and 70 digs.

MB — Marianna Singletary, Porter-Gaud (Charleston, S.C.)
6-4 | Jr. | Undecided

In each of her first two seasons, Singletary has posted at least 500 kills, notching 539 (second-best in the state) last season for the Cyclones. She also had 93 blocks.

S — Caroline Dykes, Flower Mound (Texas)
5-10 | Sr. | East Tennessee State
The Jags setter tossed up nearly eight assists per set while notching 936 total for the season. She added 269 digs and 42 aces in 127 sets as Flower Mound went 41-4. A 6A title winner her junior year, Flower Mound fell to Byron Nelson in the regional semifinals.

S — Alyssa Eaton, Assumption (Louisville, Ky.)
5-8 | Sr. | Undecided
She dished up 820 assists (9.3 per set) and added 159 digs for the Rockets, which added a 22nd state title in 28 years last season. Eaton looks to cap her prep career winning a state crown in all four years as one of the leaders of Ron Kordes' squad.

S — Rachel Muisenga, Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.)
6-0 | Sr. | Penn State
The future Nittany Lion switched from hitter to setter last season and put up impressive state: 718 assists, 67 kills and 49 digs for the 41-1 Redwings, who won the 4A crown. As a sophomore hitter, Muisenga blasted 180 kills with 149 assists and 116 digs.

S — Elena Scott, Mercy (Louisville, Ky.)
5-8 | Sr. | Louisville
A Durango all-tourney team pick for the Kentucky runner-up Jaguars, Scott notched 800 assists, 326 digs and 160 kills as Mercy went 36-7. The Louisville commit enters her final season with 2,339 assists, 753 digs and 358 kills.

L/DS — Caroline Bien, Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.)
5-11 | Sr. | Kansas
Named to the Kansas 5A All-Tournament team, the 5-11 Bien had 349 kills, 319 digs and 513 serve receives for the Saints as they went 34-7 and earned the 5A title.

L/DS — Emery Dupes, Walton (Marietta, Ga.)
5-5 | Sr. | Florida State
The glue for the 32-8 Raiders and AAAAAAA champions, Dupes had 238 digs, 408 serve receives and 65 aces in her junior campaign. She's seeking to complete the career state title sweep having won crowns in 2017 and 2018 as well.

AA — Riley Buckley, North Raleigh Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
6-0 | Jr. | Missouri

Playing on a nationally ranked team, Buckley dished up 451 assists, 262 digs, 260 kills (while hitting .421) and 46 aces for a 31-4 team that also snagged the NCISAA state crown.

AA — Gracie Lynn Butler, Hazel Green (Ala.)
6-1 | Sr. | Samford

The All-State and al.com Hunstville All-Region Player of the Year smashed 23 kills and dug 19 balls in the Trojans' four-set loss in the 6A title game. She posted 771 kills, 135 blocks, 243 digs and 63 aces for 58-9 Hazel Green.

AA — Caroline Edgeworth, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
5-9 | Jr. | Undecided

As a sophomore, she broke single-season state records for assists (1,474 at 13.3 per set) an aces (122) last fall. She added 294 digs, 63 kills and 32 blocks and sits at 2,097 assist with two years in her prep career.

6-0 | Sr. | Colorado
The rising senior filled the stat sheet with 175 digs, 952 assists, 80 aces and 185 kills for the 36-4 Trailblazers, who fell to eventual D-I champion Vista Murrieta in the SoCal finals. Simpson has 3,127 assists, 535 digs and 342 kills for her career.

AA — Kendra Wait, Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner, Kan.)
5-10 | Sr. | Creighton

In addition to being a first-team 6A All-State pick, Wait also was the state Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior. She notched 944 assists, 417 digs, 143 kills and 52 aces for the 6A consolation winners.
Emery Dupes, Walton
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Emery Dupes, Walton
2020 OFFICIAL High School Volleyball All-America Team - OFFICIAL
2020 MaxPreps High School Volleyball All-America Team
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized excellence in high school sports. This year's MaxPreps High School Volleyball All-America Team is a collection of 46 of the game's best.

Most are state champions, many are repeat All-America selections and all exemplify the drive and determination to be the best at their craft on the court.

The choices on the first and second teams all navigated an unprecedented season and all look to play at the next level. Given that some states are either gearing up to play in the spring or deciding if a season is safe, this list will feature additional players at the end of those seasons.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First Team

Hitters

Ally Batenhorst | Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas) | Sr.
The 6-foot-4 Nebraska-bound hitter pounded 574 kills while adding 371 digs and 548 serve receives, 33 blocks and 32 aces as the Spartans went 25-1 and captured the Texas 6A title.

Parker Bracken | Jackson Academy (Jackson, Miss.) | Sr.
Headed to LSU for beach volleyball, the state's all-time kills leader notched 473 this season with 330 digs and 324 receives. The 5-10 Bracken added 107 aces and 33 blocks as the Raiders captured the MAIS title.

Cecily Bramschreiber | Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas) | Sr.
The Dallas Morning News Player of the Year led the Leopards to a 26-0 mark en route to the Texas 5A title. The TCU-bound hitter posted 257 kills with 235 digs with 30 blocks and 21 aces.

Atlantis Clendenin | Parke Heritage (Rockville, Ind.) | Sr.
Added 688 kills to her 2,256 career total in a 24-7 season for the Wolves. Headed to IUPUI, she added 295 digs, 159 aces and 21 blocks.

Kaylee Cox | Flower Mound (Texas) | Sr.
Headed to Missouri, Cox led the Jaguars with 366 kills on the way to earning Dallas Morning News Hitter of the Year honors. She added 344 digs, 41 aces and 30 blocks for 23-2 Flower Mound. Cox helped the Jags to a 107-13 mark from her sophomore season on.

Carly Hendrickson | Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) | Jr.
The Florida commit helped the Cougars to an Ohio Division I title and 23-2 mark, posting 512 kills with 93 digs, 35 aces and 30 blocks.

Ali Hornung | Providence (Clarksville, Ind.) | Sr.
The six-rotation player did it all for the 23-7 Pioneers, dropping 446 kills with 368 digs. The Purdue-bound ended her Providence career with 1,734 kills.

Ngozi Iloh | McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.) | Sr.
The future Duke Blue Devil notched 5252 kills with 123 digs and 41 aces for the Chiefs. The 5A Player of the Year, Iloh helped McIntosh to a 33-1 mark in 2020 and its fourth straight state crown.

Lindsay Krause | Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.) | Sr.
The six-rotation player will stay in state and play for a Cornhuskers team loaded with top recruits. In 2020, the state Player of the Year led the 35-1 Skyhawks to a Class B title with 432 kills while hitting nearly 48 percent. She added 243 digs, 260 receives and 88 aces.

Mya Larson | Wahoo (Neb.) | Jr.
Leading the 35-0 Warriors to a C1 state title, the two-time Super State selection hit at 41 percent with 532 kills and 400 digs. She added 51 aces and 30 blocks.

Rya McKinnon | Hoover (Ala.) | Sr.
The Louisville-bound hitter was AL.com's Player of the Year and pasted 599 kills. She added 281 digs and 51 aces as the Buccaneers went 52-1 on the road to a 7A title.

Jenna Reitsma | Lowell (Mich.) | Sr.
A Michigan Miss Volleyball finalist, the Marquette pledge posted an eye-popping 897 kills while hitting at 31 percent for the 35-5 Red Arrows. She added 429 digs, 63 aces and 43 blocks as Lowell finished runner-up in the Division 1 bracket.

Mabrey Shaffmaster | New Castle (Ind.) | Sr.
The 6-1 hitter is headed to North Carolina, but MaxPreps Freshman and Sophomore of the Year ended her prep career with 469 kills, 445 receives, 278 digs and 53 aces.

Setters

Julia Bishop | Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.) | Sr.
Michigan's Miss Volleyball averaged 10.4 assists per set, the Marlins' star dished up 1,013 in total. She added 120 kills, 192 digs and 68 aces as Mercy went 33-2. In four seasons, Bishop finished with 5, 575 assists, third-most in state history.

Clara Brower | The Woodlands (Texas) | Sr.
The Houston Chronicle Setter of the Year led the Highlanders to a 23-4 mark, dishing up 891 assists, 314 digs and added 135 kills. The Georgia-bound Brower also tallied 55 aces.

Allie Gray | Skutt Catholic | Sr.
Gray to Krause was a winning combination for the Skyhawks as the future Sun Devil setter served up more than 12 assists per set. She totaled 1,023 on the season and finished with 3,249 in her career. She added 173 digs and 41 kills for the state champions.

Sophia Powell | Lowell | Sr.
Powell found Red Arrow hitters to the tune of 10.2 assists per set. She added 289 digs, 142 kills and 32 aces.

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Caroline Bien | Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.) | Sr.
With 285 receives, 257 digs and 242 kills, the future Jayhawk was named the 5A Player of the Year by the Kansas Volleyball Association. She led the Saints to a 29-2 mark and 5A crown.

Emery Dupes | Walton (Marietta, Ga.) | Sr.
She had 218 receives and 216 digs for the 21-2 Raiders. Dupes, who will play for Florida State, finished her career with more than 1,000 digs and serve receptions.

All-Around

Annie Antar | Klein (Texas) | Sr.
The Bearkats were paced by the North Florida commit, who tallied stats across the board. She posted 231 kills, 254 digs and 385 receives as Klein fell in the 6A championship to Seven Lakes.

Brooke Mosher | Waterloo (Wis.) | Sr.
The third player in her family to play Division I volleyball, she's headed to Illinois (her two sisters played at Marquette) after posting 463 kills, 254 digs and 385 receives for the 26-5 Pirates.

Ellee Stinson | Yorktown (Ind.) | Sr.
Leading the Tigers to a percent season, the Northwestern-bound Stinson had 453 digs, 308 kills while hitting at better than 26 percent and added 30 aces and 22 blocks for the 4A champions.

Madi Woodin | Elkhorn South (Omaha, Neb.) | Jr.
The Storm setter served up 1,104 assists with 256 digs and 47 kills as the South Dakota pledge led her squad to a 30-1 mark and Class A championship.

Second Team

Hitters

Callie Bauer | Hudson (Mich.) | Sr.
A future Hilltopper, she pounded 563 kills while hitting at 43 percent. She earned seven varsity letters with the Tigers and added 285 receives, 364 digs, 83 aces, 53 assists and 24 blocks this season on the volleyball court.

Merritt Beason | Gardendale (Ala.) | Sr.
The 6-3 hitter posted 693 kills at 35 percent hitting for the Rockets. The Florida-bound Beason was also named to the Al.com Super All-State team while adding 304 digs and 80 blocks.

Jacque Boney | St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.) | Sr.
While leading the Knights to a 26-4 mark, the Michigan pledge finished with 691 kills, 147 digs and 129 blocks. She finished with 1,975 career kills.

Alyssa Borellis | Notre Dame Prep (Pontiac, Mich.) | Jr.
The Mlive.com Division 2 first-team selection had 447 kills hitting better than 40 percent for the 37-10 Fighting Irish. The Ole Miss commit adding 239 digs and 51 blocks with 44 aces.

Gabrielle Essix | Hoover | Sr.
The 6-4 future Florida Gator joined McKinnon in leading the Bucs to a 52-1 mark and 7A title. Essix posted 429 kills while hitting close to 50 percent with 93 blocks.

Lauren Jardine | Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) | Sr.
The Deseret News' Ms. Volleyball, she notched nearly 500 kills with 276 digs and 49 aces for the 6A champion. She's headed to Wisconsin.

Charitie Luper | Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas) | Sr.
Originally opting not to play this season for the Bobcats, the UCLA commit joined the team soon after the season started and recorded 275 kills with 284 digs. She finished her career with 1,614 kills and 1,593 digs.

Alexa Markley | McIntosh | Jr.
An all-state selection by the state coach's association, the future Nittany Lion had 405 kills for the 35-1 Chiefs.

Jordan Middleton | Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) | Jr.
The USC pledge led the Huskies to their first state volleyball title, posting 20 kills in the championship match. On the season, she had 286 kills with 141 digs, 27 aces and 33 blocks.

Norah Sis | Papillion-LaVista (Papillion, Neb.) | Sr.
Staying in state at Creighton, Sis had 527 kills with 397 digs and 47 blocks to repeat as an Omaha World All-State first-team selection.

Paris Thompson | Fort Myers (Fla.) | Sr.
The Green Wave went 19-3 and the Notre Dame-bound hitter and Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball notched 413 kills, 228 digs and 42 blocks.

Addie VanderWeide | Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.) | Sr.
A Michigan Miss Volleyball finalist, she led the Eagles to a third-straight Division 2 title, posting 19 kills and 11 digs in the championship match. For the season, the 5-11 hitter had 592 kills, 390 digs and 43 aces.

McKenna Wucherer | Brookfield Central (Brookfield, Wis.) | Jr.
Headed to Minnesota, first team All-State pick posted 421 kills hitting better than 40 percent hitting. She added 201 digs and 29 aces as the Lancers finished 15-4.

Setter

Averi Carlson | Lovejoy | Jr.
The 2018 MaxPreps Freshman of the Year is a three-time All-American. She helped the Leopards to a 5A title and unbeaten mark with 679 assists. The Baylor commit added 165 digs and 48 kills.

Payton Chamberlain | Byron Nelson | Sr.
The Wyoming-bound setter rolled all sevens with 777 assists (10.4 per set) while chipping in 209 digs and 57 kills.

Elle Glock | Wahoo | Sr.
The USC commit led the Warriors with 1,018 assists, more than 11 per set. She added 218 digs and 65 kills for the state champions, finishing her career with 3.201 assists.

Claire Lewis | McIntosh | Sr.
Joining Markley as an all-state selection by the state coach's association, the Georgia State commit served up 1,012 assists with 262 digs and 75 kills.

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Eleanor Beavin | Mercy (Louisville, Ky.) | Sr.
Headed to home state Kentucky, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association's Defensive Player of the Year had 371 receives, 508 digs and 77 assists for the state runners-up.

Bre Skala | Skutt Catholic | Sr.
The third Skyhawk to earn All-American honors, the Regis University commit posted 401 digs and 272 receives for the state champs.

All-Around

Whitney Lauenstein | Waverly (Neb.) | Sr.
Another get for the Huskers, the Viking standout hit at 34 percent while totaling 485 kills on the season. She added 330 digs, 30 aces and 34 blocks for 22-7 Waverly.

Bergen Reilly | O'Gorman (Sioux Falls, S.D.) | So.
Showed no signs of the sophomore slump, leading the 26-0 Knights with 400 kills, 260 digs and 131 assists.

Devan Taylor | Klein | Sr.
With 242 kills and 243 digs, the Clemson commit helped the Bearkats to a 27-1mark.

Kendra Wait | Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner, Kan.) | Sr.
Had 494 assists, 238 digs and 87 kills for her 15-7 squad. The 2019 state Gatorade Player of the Year is headed to Creighton.
High school volleyball: Sizing up OFFICIAL National Player of the Year candidates - OFFICIAL
High school volleyball: Sizing up MaxPreps National Player of the Year candidates
While some states are well into their high school volleyball seasons, others are just warming up. Schools in the Midwest and South have eyes on the postseason while some programs in Texas are inching into double-digit contests.

States forging ahead with a traditional calendar, coupled with COVID-19 delays and later starts have made tracking players and teams a unique challenge.

We've assembled a list of 25 players who are into their seasons — some deep — while realizing those who've played longer will have the more appealing numbers. We'll update this list several more times throughout the school year and plan to add those schools with spring starts as well.
Averi Carlson, Lovejoy
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Averi Carlson, Lovejoy
MaxPreps National Player of the Year watch list

Ally Batenhorst | Sr. | OH | Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas)
The Spartans are off to a 9-0 start and the Nebraska commit is a big reason why. She's posted 200 kills (6.5 per set) in 31 sets this season. She's added 144 digs and 10 aces as large school volleyball in Texas is ramping up.

Eleanor Beavin | Sr. | L | Mercy (Louisville, Ky.)
With 301 digs (8 per set) and 222 serve receives in an 11-2 start for the Jaguars, the Kentucky commit is leading the way for Matt Thomerson's squad. Beavin is closing in on 1,500 digs for her career at Mercy.

Julia Bishop | Sr. | S | Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
The Michigan State commit has 593 assists (10.6 per game), 107 digs, 46 aces and 85 kills as the Marlins are 23-0 on the year. Bishop came into the season needing two assists to pass the 1,000-career mark and has now surpassed 1,500.

Clara Brower | Sr. | S | The Woodlands (Texas)
The Highlanders dropped their first match of the season on Tuesday, but the Georgia commit became the school's leading setter and now has 3,608 career assists. Brower has 256 assists (8.8 per set) on the season in 29 sets, while adding 97 digs and 37 kills. She also passed the 1,000-dig mark and sits at 1,035.

Riley Buckley | Jr. | MH | North Raleigh Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
The Knights are 11-1 as Buckley has posted 94 kills, 85 digs, 138 assists on the young season.

Averi Carlson | Jr. | S | Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas)
The Leopards are 3-0 after having to cancel the first two weeks of the season due to district COVID-19 policies. Now in action, the Baylor commit and MaxPreps Freshman of the Year two seasons ago is starting hot with 71 assists (7.9) thus far. She dished up 31 alone in the season-opening straight sets win over The Colony.

Payton Chamberlain | Sr. | S | Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas)
Like her fellow Texans, the Bobcats are just beginning and have started 5-1. The Wyoming commit has posted 186 assists (8.9 per set) to go with 25 blocks and 53 digs.

Kaylee Cox | Sr. | OH | Flower Mound (Texas)
The Jags are off to an 8-0 start and the preseason All-American is one reason why. Cox has 56 kills and 37 digs in 10 sets on the young season. A few more reasons why Flower Mound might be the team to beat in Texas — setter Caroline Dykes and hitters Angelique Cyr and Izabella Ortiz.

Shaye Eggleston | Sr. | OH | Brentwood (Tenn.)

The Alabama commit is looking to win her fourth state title — and the school's eighth straight — as the Bruins are off to a 31-3 start. Eggleston has 364 kills, 172 digs, 28 aces and 26 blocks while hitting at 33 percent clip.

Ashlyn Goolsby | Sr. | S | Walton (Marietta, Ga.)
A freshman when the Raiders were named the 2017 MaxPreps National Champion, Goolsby has come into her own and leads the team with 408 assists (10.2 per set). She's also tallied 86 digs and 42 kills as fellow senior Emery Dupes also helps pace 16-1 Walton.

Rylee Gray | Sr. | MB | Elkhorn South (Omaha, Neb.)
Hitting at a 47 percent clip for the 22-1 Storm, the Nebraska commit has 262 kills, 29 aces and 71 blocks in what's turning out to be an ultra-competitive season in the Cornhusker State. Junior setter Madi Woodin is also shining with 726 assists on the season.

Lauren Harden | Fr. | OH | Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.)
The lone freshman on the list, Harden is leading a quartet of hitters for the 20-0 Royals. She's notched 216 kills, 83 digs, 23 aces and 24 blocks in 59 sets. Harden has double-digit kills in 15 of 20 matches.
Lauren Harden, Hamilton Southeastern
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Lauren Harden, Hamilton Southeastern
Sydney Helmers | So. | OH | Assumption (Louisville, Ky.)
Another in the next line of standout hitters for Ron Kordes, the 6-3 sophomore leads the 9-1 Rockets with 118 kills (4.9 per set) on the young season.

Carly Hendrickson | Sr. | OH | Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati)
Has 301 kills (7.0 per set) on the season for the 12-1 Cougars and it closing in on 1,000 career kills. The future Florida Gator has 10 matches this season with at least 19 kills and a high of 35 in a four-set win over Seton.

Ali Hornung | Sr. | L/OH | Providence (Clarksville, Ind.)
Leading a quartet of hitters with more than 100 kills for the 18-6 Pioneers, the Purdue commit has 341 kills (4.4), 280 digs and 378 receives. She's hitting at a 38 percent clip.

Ngozi Iloh | Sr. | MH | McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.)
The preseason All-American is getting it done for the 24-0 Raiders, pounding out 327 kills (5.9 per set), hitting at 45 percent. The Duke commit also has 32 blocks and 18 aces for Georgia's top-ranked squad.

Lindsay Krause | Sr. | MH/OH | Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.)
The 6-3 Nebraska commit has 201 kills (5.4 per set) for the 15-1 Skyhawks. In 37 sets, Krause also has 41 aces and 116 digs while posting double-digit kills in all but two matches. Setter Allie Gray is also having a standout season thus far with 453 assists (12.2 per set).

Brooke Cirigliano | Sr. | MH | Padua Franciscan (Parma, Ohio)
The Miami (Ohio) commit leads the 15-0 Bruins with 163 kills (3.4 per set) while adding 71 blocks and 13 aces. Cirigliano is hitting nearly 50 percent and leads four senior hitters (Maria Futey, Kate Mihacevich and Jordan Chessar) with at least 100 kills.

Sophia Powell | Sr. | S | Lowell (Mich.)
One of two Red Arrows on the watch list, Powell has dished up 699 assists (10.1 per set) while also adding 94 kills and 165 digs for her 18-3 squad. Powell has tossed up double-digit assist in every match this season with highs of 51, 45 and 40.

Bergen Reilly | So. | S | O'Gorman (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
The Swiss Army knife has done a bit of everything for the 14-0 Knights this season. Reilly has 203 kills (5.2 per set), 20 aces, 37 blocks, 144 digs and 62 assists for the South Dakota squad. In 2238 sets for her young prep career, she has 1,114 assists, 586 digs and 457 kills.

Jenna Reitsma | Sr. | OH | Lowell (Mich.)
The Marquette commit is leading the Red Arrows with 491 kills (7.1 per set), in addition to 243 digs and 36 aces. She's notched 30 kills in a match three times this season and has double-digit kills in all but one match.

Ellee Stinson | Sr. | OH/L | Yorktown (Ind.)
The Tigers are 20-0 and the 5-3 senior is a big reason. The Northwestern commit has 203 kills and 313 digs and provides a great 1-2 punch with 6-0 senior Jaylynn Dunsmore (212 kills, 44 blocks).

Paris Thompson | Sr. | OH | Fort Myers (Fla.)
Headed to Notre Dame, Thompson surpassed 1,000 kills in her career with a 19-kill performance Wednesday in a sweep of Port Charlotte. the 6-3 hitter has posted 288 kills (5.8 per set) this season with 140 digs, 30 aces and 16 blocks.

Mabrey Shaffmaster | Sr. | OH | New Castle (Ind.)
The North Carolina commit set the school record for kills on Sept. 30, passing the 2,000 mark with a 46-smash night (also a record). She's got 409 kills on the year (6.3 per set) to go with 47 aces, 26 blocks, 244 digs and 397 serve receives as the Trojans look for a fourth straight state title. For her career, Shaffmaster has 2,166 kills and 893 digs.

Addie VanderWeide | Sr. | OH | Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
The Eagles are 16-0 and the 5-11 captain is a big reason why. She's posted 232 kills (5.3 per set), along with 165 digs and 19 aces. She's hit double-digit kills in 13 matches thus far with a high of 27 this week in a five-set win over Byron Center.
Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle
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Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle