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Dallan Hayden named 2020 HIGHSCORE Tennessee High School Football Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Dallan Hayden named 2020 MaxPreps Tennessee High School Football Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school football. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Dallan Hayden of Christian Brothers (Memphis) is the 2020 MaxPreps Tennessee High School Football Player of the Year. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior running back ran for 2,010 yards and 24 touchdowns in just nine games this fall, helping the Purple Wave go 7-4.

Against Conway (Ark.) on Oct. 23, Hayden carried 41 times for 326 yards and four touchdowns. He topped the 200-yard mark in seven of nine games.

College programs like Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and Texas A&M have already extended offers. 247Sports rates Hayden as a top 250 prospect in the Class of 2022.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which will be released Jan. 29.
Dallas Hayden (1) prepares to take a hand-off from Christian Brothers quarterback Ashton Strothers during a game in October.
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Dallas Hayden (1) prepares to take a hand-off from Christian Brothers quarterback Ashton Strothers during a game in October.
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Players of the Week - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Feb. 22-28

Virginia
Freshman | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 25
Kills/Game: 4.17
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.67
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 1.83
Aces: 5
Blocks: 9

Washington
5'8" | Senior | S
7 Sets Played

Assists: 82
Assists/Game: 11.71
Team Hitting%: 0.168
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 3
Aces: 3
Blocks: 5


About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program:
The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to MaxPreps.com call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on the AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org
Lauren Betts named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Colorado High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Lauren Betts named 2020-21 MaxPreps Colorado High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Lauren Betts of Grandview (Aurora) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Colorado High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-7 junior post sparked the Wolves to a 17-1 record and the Class 5A state semifinals.

Betts averaged 17.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.9 assists a game while shooting an incredible 80 percent from the field. Betts had nine double-doubles on the season and had five or more blocked shots four different times.

Betts is the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2022 by ESPN Hoopgurlz and has committed to play at Stanford.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
Lauren Betts in action during Colorado's Class 5A state tournament.
Photo by Steve Abeyta
Lauren Betts in action during Colorado's Class 5A state tournament.
Greatest female high school coaches from all 50 states - HIGHSCORE
Greatest female high school coaches from all 50 states
March is Women's History Month and MaxPreps is recognizing the top female high school coaches of all-time in every state.

Many of the coaches, such as Leta Andrews, Julie Gordon and Jodi Manore, rank among the all-time winningest coaches in the nation, in their sport or in their state.
Sister Lynn Winsor (back left) poses with her Xavier College Prep golf team in 2015. She has more than 500 career wins in her career.
File photo by Mark Jones
Sister Lynn Winsor (back left) poses with her Xavier College Prep golf team in 2015. She has more than 500 career wins in her career.
Alabama
Julie Gordon | Montgomery Academy (Montgomery) | volleyball

With over 2,100 career wins in four sports, Gordon ranks as the winningest female coach of all-time. She has 1,454 career wins in volleyball and ranks as the state's all-time leader in that sport.

Alaska
Donna Dooley | Dimond (Anchorage) | volleyball

A member of the Alaska Hall of Fame, Dooley ignited the Lynx volleyball dynasty as she won three state championships and led them to five straight state championship finals.

Arizona
Sister Lynn Winsor | Xavier College Prep (Phoenix) | golf

She has over 500 career wins, 25 losses and 37 state championships in nearly 45 years as the Gators' coach.

Arkansas
Barbara Gilliam | Drew Central (Monticello) | girls basketball

Ranks as the state's winningest female basketball coach with a record of 730-274 in 32 seasons with the Pirates.

California
Daelea Aldrich | Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) | volleyball

One of the greatest winning percentages in volleyball history with a record of 668-76 and six state championships during her 25-year career.

Colorado
Laurice Hunter
| Evergreen | volleyball
Won nine state volleyball championships at Evergreen and compiled a record of 483-72. She also had a team that won 184 straight matches.

Connecticut
Jean Hunt
| Farmington | girls basketball
A coaching pioneer in Connecticut, getting her start in the 1970s. She led teams in three different sports to a total of 10 undefeated seasons and a total of 500 career wins.

Delaware
Karen Kohn
| DuPont (Wilmington) | field hockey/girls basketball
Excelled as a field hockey and girls basketball coach for nearly three decades. She had a record of 227-86 in basketball with a state championship and a record of 202-69 with two state championships in field hockey.

Florida
Louise Crocco
| Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) | volleyball
The all-time leader in volleyball wins in Florida with 1,132 and just 113 losses. She also coached girls basketball and softball and had 1,452 career wins in the three sports.

Georgia
Marcia Ward
| Westminster (Atlanta) | volleyball
Ranks among the state's all-time wins leaders in volleyball with 844 to go with just 180 losses. Her teams won a total of five state championships.

Hawaii
Doris Hakman
| Punahou (Honolulu) | girls tennis
A part of the Punahou girls tennis dynasty, Hakman helped the Buff'n Blue win eight straight state championships between 1966 and 1972.

Idaho
Launa Moser
| Preston | volleyball
Coached 41 seasons and led her teams to 19 state volleyball tournaments with a total of five state championships. She compiled a career winning percentage of .830.

Illinois
Dorothy Gaters
| Chicago Marshall | girls basketball
Has a record of 1,133 wins and 206 losses in her 44-year career at Marshall. Her teams have won 10 state championships and she is a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Indiana
Jean Kesterson
| Cathedral (Indianapolis) | volleyball
A member of the American Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Indiana Coaches Hall of Fame, Kesterson won eight state championships with Cathedral.

Iowa
Eavon Woodin
| Waverly-Shell Rock (Waverly) | volleyball
No one has won more games as a volleyball coach in Iowa than Woodin, who won 1,069 games in her career. She has a career record of 1,069-294-49.

Kansas
Gwen Pike
| Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission) | volleyball
Set the state record for career coaching wins in volleyball at 1,224-239. She's led her team to 21 state championships.

Kentucky
Donna Moir
| Sacred Heart (Louisville) | girls basketball
Named the national Coach of the Year by the NFHS in 2020, Moir ranks fifth all-time in Kentucky in wins with 683. She has also won three state championships from 2002 to 2004.

Louisiana
Edna Tarbutton
| Baskin | girls basketball
Tarbutton led Baskin to 218 straight wins during the 1940s — the longest win streak in high school girls basketball history. She also led Baskin on a 71-game win streak to give the team a record of 289-1. She finished her career with 654-236 with nine state championships, including eight in a row.

Maine
Meredith Messer
| Camden Hills (Rockport) | girls soccer
In 24 seasons, Messer led the Windjammers to 263 wins, including 69 in a row at one point. She was named the National Soccer Coach of the Year in 2019 by the NFHS.

Maryland
Lillian Shelton
| Severna Park (Md.) | field hockey
Ranks as one of the winningest field hockey coaches of all-time. She posted a record of 544-60-10 over the course of 40 years. She led the Falcons to 20 state championships.

Massachusetts
Vi Goodnow
| Frontier Regional (South Deerfield) | field hockey/girls basketball
Coached for 44 seasons and over 1,500 career games, winning 84 percent of them. She won 633 games in basketball and 478 in field hockey. The Western Massachusetts award to the top girls basketball Player of the Year is named in her honor.

Michigan
Jodi Manore
| Bedford (Temperance) | volleyball
No coach has won more games in one sport than Manore, who has 2,099 victories in close to 40 years at Bedford.

Minnesota
Wendy Kohler
| Alexandria | girls basketball
Spent over 33 years with the Cardinals and is a member of the Minnesota Girls Coaches Hall of Fame. She won 579 games as a basketball coach, the most ever by a female coach in the state.

Mississippi
Lucy Seaberry
| East Side (Cleveland, Miss.) | girls basketball
One of the few coaches with over 800 wins in Mississippi history, she had 809 between 1968 and 2001. She was the state coach of the year in 1995 when she won a state championship with a 35-2 record.

Missouri
Lori Hanaway
| Lee's Summit | volleyball
The second-winningest coach in Missouri volleyball history, Hanaway had 749 wins with eight state championships through 27 seasons when she was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Montana
Vicki Brown
| Hellgate (Missoula) | girls basketball/volleyball
A Hall of Fame coach in Montana where she guided the Knights' girls volleyball and basketball teams for over 20 years. She won a state title in volleyball and was twice named state Coach of theYear.

Nebraska
Sharon Zavala
| Grand Island Central Catholic (Grand Island) | volleyball
The all-time winningest volleyball coach in Nebraska, Zavala had 921 victories in her 40-year career. Her teams won nine state championships and finished second eight times.

Nevada
Karen Weitz
| Centennial (Las Vegas) | girls basketball
Weitz has produced one of the top programs on the West Coast as Centennial has won 12 state championships and posted a 673-84 record during her 25 seasons at the helm.

New Hampshire
Marge Fisk
| Dover | girls basketball
Coaching girls basketball during the 1970s and early 1980s, Fisk became a Hall of Fame coach, winning multiple state championships during her tenure.

New Jersey
Danyle Heilig
| Eastern (Voorhees, N.J.) | field hockey
Heilig's field hockey teams dominated for 20 years posting a record of 527-16-10 with 21 state championships.

New Mexico
Flo Valdez
| Roswell | volleyball
Had a great career in two different states as she won a combined 1,100 matches as a volleyball coach at Roswell and in Texas at El Paso.

New York
Sally Kus
| Sweet Home (Amherst) | volleyball
Kus led the Panthers on one of the longest winning streaks in high school history with 292 wins over a 10-year period. Under Kus, Sweet Home was recognized by Volleyball Magazine as the nation's greatest high school program in the sports' first 100 years. Kus had a career record of 792 wins and 29 losses.

North Carolina
Ann Harris
| Jordan (Durham) | volleyball
With a career winning percentage of .940, Harris ranks as one of the most successful volleyball coaches in North Carolina history. Her Falcon teams won six state championships, including four in a row.

North Dakota
Kathy Aspaas
| Minot | swimming
During her 45 seasons as a swimming coach at Minot and later Century (Bismarck), Aspaas won a total of 28 state championships.

Ohio
Mary Jo Huisman
| Mother of Mercy (Cincinnati) | girls basketball
Huisman spent most of her career at Mother of Mercy, but she got her 700th win in 2020 while at Talawanda. She ranks second in Ohio girls basketball history with 707 all-time wins.

Oklahoma
Bertha Teague
| Byng | girls basketball
Finished her career as the nation's winningest girls basketball coach. In 43 years at Byng, Teague had a record of 1,157-115 with seven state championships.

Oregon
Teresa Zimmerle
| Jesuit (Portland) | volleyball
No female volleyball coach has won more games than Zimmerle, who has 481 wins and 58 losses in 27 seasons at Jesuit. She's also won seven state titles including the last two in 2018 and 2019.

Pennsylvania
Sheron Watson
| Norwich | volleyball
Posted a winning percentage of .9683 with a record of 642-21 as one of the nation's best volleyball coaches. She led Norwich to 12 state championships and 13 straight WPIAL titles.

Rhode Island
Cindy Neal | Smithfield (Esmond) | girls basketball
Neal coached basketball and track for close to 30 years at Smithfield and was an athletic director for an additional 20 years. She is a member of the RIIL Hall of Fame and was the girls basketball director for the RIIL following her retirement.

South Carolina
Paula Kirkland | Dorman (Roebuck) | volleyball
Coaching for nearly 40 years, Kirkland has won more volleyball matches than any South Carolina coach. Following the 2020 season, Kirkland had a career record of 999-157-5 with 13 state championships.

South Dakota
Lolly Forseth
| Lincoln (Sioux Falls) | gymnastics
Involved in gymnastics for 40 years, Forseth was the first female inducted into the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She coached two different schools to a total of 11 state titles. Her teams had a record of 154-9.

Tennessee
Barbara Campbell
| Brentwood | volleyball
Campbell ranks No. 3 in career wins in high school volleyball with 1,765. Campbell, who recently announced her retirement, also won 16 state championships.

Texas
Leta Andrews
| Granbury | girls basketball
No basketball coach, male or female, has won more games than Andrews, with a 1,416-355 record. She reached the state Final Four tournament 16 times with a state championship in 1990.

Utah
Carol Benson
| Ogden | tennis
A Hall of Fame tennis coach, Benson led Ogden to 17 state championships between 1979 and 1998.

Vermont
Mona Garone
| Bradford | girls basketball
Garone won over 500 games in her career at Bradford, making the Final Four 31 times and winning 10 state championships. She also won three state championships in field hockey while at Oxbow.

Virginia
Marie Crump
| Powhatan | softball
A member of the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, Crump won five state championships in softball and is the state's career wins leader with over 700.

Washington
Nola Ayres
| Sehome (Bellingham) | gymnastics
Ayres' lost just one match in her coaching career, winning 26 league titles and 22 state championships with one of the nation's top gymnastics programs.

West Virginia
Shirley Brown
| Woodrow Wilson (Beckley) | volleyball
Brown is one of the winningest coaches in West Virginia history, capturing over 1,300 wins during her tenure with a pair of state championships.

Wisconsin
Betty Lange
| Newman (Wausau) | volleyball
Lange has been one of the most successful volleyball coaches in the state over the past decade, winning four consecutive state Division 4 titles between 2013-16.

Wyoming
Wendy Schuler
| Evanston | girls basketball
A four-time state coach of the year, Schuler has a career .730 winning percentage in basketball while at Evanston. She coached 30 years, winning eight regional championships.
High school basketball: First-team HIGHSCORE All-American TyTy Washington commits to Kentucky - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: First-team MaxPreps All-American TyTy Washington commits to Kentucky
MaxPreps first team All-America selection and Arizona Player of the Year TyTy Washington of AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) announced Wednesday he will attend the University of Kentucky next season. The rapidly rising 6-foot-3 guard looks to help the Wildcats after a 9-16 finish last season.

The future Wildcat averaged 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds and was among the leading candidates for MaxPreps National Player of the Year honors. Washington led AZ Compass Prep to a 28-2 record and No. 2 ranking in final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings, the first for the school.

Washington began the season as the 57th overall prospect in the Class of 2021, according 247Sports rankings. The elite guard prospect rose to five-star status and is regarded as the No. 16 prospect, according to 247Sports' most recent update.

MaxPreps All-America Teams: Overall | Junior | Sophomore | Freshman | Coach of the Year

Washington chose Kentucky over Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, LSU and Oregon. Washington most recently starred in the Iverson Classic, where he recorded a game-high 22 points against the nation's top high school players and won the 3-point shootout.

The guard should make an immediate impact in the SEC next season as the potential one-and-done prospect will likely be inserted into the starting rotation as a freshman.
TyTy Washington announced he'll play for the University of Kentucky next season.
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TyTy Washington announced he'll play for the University of Kentucky next season.