Over 29,000 fans attended high school baseball state tournament in Iowa last week - OFFICIAL
Over 29,000 fans attended high school baseball state tournament in Iowa last week
While Major League Baseball is suffering through cancellations and postponements in trying to get its season off the ground amid the pandemic, the Iowa high school baseball tournament went off without a hitch last week. Over 29,000 fans attended the event at Principal Park in Des Moines – home of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

The event was played throughout last week with state championships in all four classes held Saturday. According to a Twitter account devoted to the Iowa high school baseball tournament, 29,904 fans passed through the turnstiles – the highest turnout since 2014.
Due to virus concerns, ticket sales for each game were capped around 1,800, according to a press release distributed by the IHSAA. Capacity at Principal Park is 11,500.

While reports from last week's championships have been positive, the state's summer baseball and softball seasons haven't been without adversity when it comes to the novel coronavirus. ESPN reported in early July that at least 25 of 338 baseball teams and 20 softball teams have encountered some type of exposure to COVID-19.

Class 4A baseball championship contender Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines) ended its season around the same time after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19. The school's softball team also ended its season prematurely.

The season got underway a month later than originally scheduled. Those initial baseball and softball contests in Iowa were the first high school sports events since the pandemic shut things down in March.
High school sports amid the pandemic: 10 things that look different this fall - OFFICIAL
High school sports amid the pandemic: 10 things that look different this fall
American Fork (Utah) athletic director Jeremy Lewis was thrilled that high school sports were back, but he had an obligation to make sure all new protocols were followed. So, in the middle of the first half of his football team's varsity game with Timpview (Provo) last week, he halted play, got on a loudspeaker and told the estimated 1,000 fans in the stands to wear masks, get back to their assigned seats and practice general social distancing guidelines laid out by state and local officials.

Otherwise, the game wouldn't go on.

We're still in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, after all.

For the most part, fans obliged immediately, the game went on a few minutes later, American Fork prevailed 31-21 to move to 2-0 and high school sports continues throughout the state of Utah and in many other parts of the country.

Heading into the final weekend of August, 16 of the 50 states have decided to wait until 2021 to partake in high school sports due to COVID-19. The other 34 have committed to play in the fall with seven already having kicked things off and 10 more scheduled to do so by Friday. All have written up new safety guidelines that have led to many new rules and new looks in and around respective playing fields.

An athletic director stopping a game is one of those new looks. Here are nine others we've seen over the past two weeks:
A Skyridge (Lehi, Utah) player is flanked by a pair of masked teammates.
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A Skyridge (Lehi, Utah) player is flanked by a pair of masked teammates.
• Masked attackers — Tall, athletic front-row players on the volleyball court can be intimidating enough. But many players are choosing to don masks — they are not required but recommended in many states — giving an even more ominous look from the other side of the net.

New handshake line — Instead of lining up on either side of the 50-yard-line to shake in football, the COVID-19 acknowledgement is to line up on the hashes, raise a helmet and shout out appropriate sentiments, whatever those may be.

Check, and double check, that schedule — The calendar is subject to change. Contests have been and likely will continue to change, many at the last moment. In Indiana last week, Center Grove (Greenwood) had its opener put in jeopardy because Warren Central (Indianapolis) was under quarantine. Center Grove quickly rescheduled, beat Decatur Central (56-14) and now plays a cleared Warren Central squad on Friday.

Buy those tickets — With limited seating capacities due social distancing measures, football games are selling out quickly. Fremont (Provo, Utah) posted on Twitter today that tickets to its home game Friday with Roy were all gone.

Friday night stream — With fan restrictions and games selling out, fans — even parents — might be confined to their home computers, laptops or phones to watch the action. Same goes for reporters, too. Standout performers might be doing some of their post-game interviews via phone. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of public schools in Texas, recently announced it will lift a ban temporarily on live telecasts and streaming of football games to allow fans to at least watch games.

Spreading out — The tight shoulder-to-shoulder, player-on-top-of-player mob look on football sideline now looks more like a pre-game exercise line. Mandates to keep players at a distance stretches now 80 yards from the 10-yard-line to the 10. It used to be a 50-yard team box, from the 25 to the 25.

One-sided — The days of switching sides after each volleyball set is now done. Teams are required to stay on one side of the court for the entire match.

Temperature checks — Ready, aim, thermometer. Not only are players constantly asked to remove their helmets to test for fevers with new digital thermometers, but fans allowed into games in many places must go through the same testing, too.

• Air celebrations — It's difficult, almost sad, to squelch teens from celebrating any triumph on the field or court, but guidelines highly recommend they are done without physical contact. So, young athletes of today are inventing new touchless celebrations that are both inspirational and, of course, creative.

Despite all the precautions, masking and social distancing, once the players are on the field and the competition commences, it all looks and feels pretty much like it did before COVID-19.

And that's a very appealing picture.
Some volleyball players are choosing to wear masks.
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Some volleyball players are choosing to wear masks.
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in OFFICIAL Top 25 after starting season 20-0 - OFFICIAL
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 after starting season 20-0
Barbe (Lake Charles, La.) last won a MaxPreps National Championship in 2014 when it finished 39-2. The Buccaneers are making another run at a possible national crown with 20 straight wins to start the 2021 season after an 8-2 win Tuesday over crosstown rival Sam Houston. That streak is enough to put Barbe at No. 2 in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings.

Barbe sits behind No. 1 Buford, which continues to clobber opponents with its pitching and hitting. Dylan Lesko proved that point when he struck out 10 and hit a home run against Marist. Lesko is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game.

Calvary Christian Academy avenged its loss to IMG Academy with an 8-2 win. However, the Eagles fell to Pembroke Pines Charter to drop two spots to No. 7.

Meanwhile, Madison Central (Miss.) continues its rise up the rankings, jumping five to No. 4 after four lopsided wins by a combined score of 49-7.

Dropped out:
Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)

Game of the Week: Calvary Christian Academy 8, IMG Academy 2. The Eagles avenged their earlier loss to the Ascenders with an impressive effort by pitchers Irving Carter and Andrew Painter. Carter struck out eight in five innings while Painter fanned two.

Player of the Week: Malachi Lott, Gregory-Portland. In a win over Flour Bluff, Lott hit a home run and also threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Recruit Watch: Brock Selvidge, Hamilton. In the season opener for the Huskies, Selvidge showed why he's one of the top two-way players in the nation, hitting two home runs and striking out six in three innings pitched.

Game to Watch: Barbe vs. Sam Houston. The state of Louisiana's two best teams reside right in Lake Charles. The two teams played on Tuesday and play again Thursday.
Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
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Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
18-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Habersham Central 10-1, 13-0; def. Marist, 7-2, def. Dacula, 7-1, 12-0.
Stats: Jackson Gaspard was 3-for-4 with a double in the first win over Habersham while Jax Brockett threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts in the second game. Dylan Lesko struck out 10 against Marist and hit a home run. He added two doubles and a home run in a 12-0 win over Dacula.
Next: March 29 vs. Central Gwinnett.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
20-0 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. St. Louis Catholic, 6-1; def. Zachary, 10-4, 9-4, 6-1 and 5-4. Def. Sam Houston, 8-2.
Stats: Donovan LaSalle and Kameron Edwards both had home runs in the 9-4 win over Zachary with Edwards also hitting a grand slam in the 6-1 victory.
Next: Thur. vs. Sam Houston, Sat. vs. Sulphur.

3. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
11-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Durant, 10-2
Stats: Dominic Castellano struck out eight against Durant.
Next: Wed. vs. Bartow, Fri. vs. Sickles.

4. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
11-0 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. North Pike, 12-3; def. Newton County, 13-1; def. Neshoba Central, 15-3, def. Northwest Rankin, 9-0.
Stats: Braden Montgomery had a home run and Gatlin Sanders was 4-for-4 with five RBI against North Pike. Hunter Hines went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
Next: Sat. vs. West Jones.

5. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
14-1 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Monsignor Pace, 11-0; def. Hollywood Hills, 16-0, def. Flanagan, 8-1; def. Cypress, 11-2.
Stats: Jake Clement and Grant McDonald both hit home runs against Monsignor Pace while Chris Arroyo struck out 13 in six innings. Arroyo and Clement combined to toss a no-hitter. Aiden Minott had a home run against Hollywood Hills.
Next: No games scheduled.

6. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
3-1 | Last week: 4
Results: Def. Chaparral, 6-4; def. Chandler, 12-7, lost to Red Mountain, 2-1; def. Chandler, 6-4.
Stats: Brock Selvidge had two home runs and struck out six in three innings against Chaparral. Prince DeBoskie was 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI against Chandler.
Next: Fri. vs. San Luis.

7. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
11-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. North Broward Prep, 6-5; def. IMG Academy, 8-2; def. South Plantation, 15-7; def. Sagemont, 13-3, lost to Pembroke Pines Charter, 5-3.
Stats: Irving Carter struck out eight against IMG Academy while Jonathan Lane was 4-for-4 with two doubles. Lane, Erik Blair and Alex Ulloa each had a home run against South Plantation.
Next: TBA

8. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
12-2 | Last week: 3
Results: Lost to Calvary Christian Academy, 8-2; def. Doral Academy, 7-1.
Stats: Elijah Green was 2-for-4 with a double against Calvary Christian. Jackson Ferris struck out 10 against Doral.
Next:  Wed. vs. Bob Jones (Ala.), Thur. vs. Baylor (Tenn.), Fri. vs. Allatoona (Ga.).

9. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
11-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Defeated Winter Haven, 4-1; def. George Jenkins, 6-2. Also has a win over Calvary Christian.
Next: Wed. vs. Inspiration Academy and Winter Haven.

10. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.)
11-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Did not play
Next: Thur. vs. Clearwater Central Catholic, Fri. vs. Berkeley Prep.

11. Auburn (Ala.)
16-1 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Harris County, 10-0; def. Trinity Christian, 10-0; def. Cullman, 2-0.
Stats: Ryan Austin had a double and a home run with five RBI against Harris County. Brady Fuller had a double and a home run against Trinity Christian. Austin and Patrick McGlon both hit home runs against Cullman.
Next: Fri. vs. Cullman, Sat. vs. Huntsville and Bob Jones.

12. Carrollton (Ga.)
17-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. South Paulding, 2-0; def. Douglas County, 15-1 and 9-1.
Stats: Eli Runyan struck out 8 against South Paulding. Ace Williamson had a triple and three RBI against Douglas County.
Next: Wed. vs. Rome, Thur. vs. Florence, Fri. vs. Rome.

13. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
18-2-2 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. San Marcos, 8-4, 3-0; def. Hays, 4-3.
Stats: Dylan Schlotterback was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the first game against San Marcos while Ethan Roark threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the second game.
Next: Thur. vs. Hays.

14. Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.)
12-1 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Grace Christian, 9-7; def. St. John Paul II, 4-2, def Cardinal Newman, 4-3.
Stats: Cade Bush had three home runs and was also the winning pitcher against Grace Christian.
Next: Fri. vs. Palm Beach Central.

15. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
11-1 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Pembroke Pines Charter, 6-3.
Stats: Daniel Cuvet was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBI in the win.
Next: Wed. vs. Chaminade Madonna.

16. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
20-0-1 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Flour Bluff, 12-0; def. Victoria West, 9-3, def. King, 4-0.
Stats: Malachi Lott hit a home run and threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts against Flour Bluff. Walker Janek also had a double and a home run in the win.
Fri. vs. Victoria East.

17. Sam Houston (Lake Charles, La.)
17-3 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Airline, 17-4; def. St. Pius, 10-1; lost to Dutchtown, 5-1; def. Vanderbilt Catholic, 6-1. Lost to Barbe 8-2
Stats: Sam Ardoin had two doubles and Andrew Glass had two triples against Airline.
Next: Thur. vs. Barbe, Sat. vs. Comeaux.

18. Tompkins (Katy, Texas)
18-1-1 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Morton Ranch 38-0, def. Seven Lakes, 8-1, def. Mayde Creek, 10-0.
Stats: Drew Markle and Cash Russell each had five RBI and Tyler Brownlee and Jace LaViolette had six RBI apiece against Morton Ranch. LaViolette also had three doubles and Markle had two. Tompkins had 27 base hits in the win.
Next: Fri. vs. Cinco Ranch; Sat. vs. Langham.

19. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
0-0 | Last week: 17
Results: Did not play
Next: Opens season Sat. vs. Catholic Central.

20. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
3-0 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. Soddy Daisy, 19-0; def. Rabun Gap, 6-4.
Stats: Daniel Corona, Jay Dill and Vito Valincius each hit home runs against Soddy Daisy. Valincius also hit a home run against Rabun Gap.
Next: Wed. vs. Florence, Thur. vs. IMG Academy, Fri. vs. Bob Jones.

21. Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)
14-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Central Gwinnett, 15-0; def. Lanier, 3-0, 9-5.
Stats: Brady House was 4-for-4 with two doubles in the win. He also had a home run in each of the wins over Lanier.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Lanier.

22. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
6-0 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Summit, 8-3; def. Lebanon, 6-2; def. Tullahoma, 8-5; def. Christ Presbyterian, 8-1; def. Heritage, 9-5, Bearden, 9-1.
Stats: Hudson Seiglar had two home runs against Summit while Hunter Merrick hit one out against Tullahoma and Angus Pence had one against Christ Presbyterian.
Next: Wed. vs. Bearden; Fri. vs. Dobyns-Bennett.

23. Owasso (Okla.)
12-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Community Christian, 13-5; def. Prague, 13-1; def. Verdigris, 12-2; def. Sallisaw, 11-3; lost to Union 5-2.
Stats: Brennan Phillips had a home run against Community Christian. Solomon Skalnik was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Verdigris. Phillips had two doubles and four RBI while Brody Green had a home run against Sallisaw.
Next: TBA

24. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
18-3 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Brandeis, 3-0; lost to Johnson, 1-0.
Next: No games scheduled.

25. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
1-0 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Franklin (Elk Grove), 8-1.
Stats: Liam Little hit a home run in the win.
Next: Sat. vs. Tracy.
USC-bound quarterback Jake Garcia, legendary coach Rush Propst start anew at Valdosta on Friday - OFFICIAL
USC-bound quarterback Jake Garcia, legendary coach Rush Propst start anew at Valdosta on Friday
There's lightning and humidity that Southern California native Jake Garcia has adjusted to living in Georgia. Also, In-N-Out Burger was replaced by the Waffle House. And there's that language shift, too. 

"Kids talk a little different than I'm used to," Garcia said. "Like everyone says 'fixins,' around here and I'm like 'what the heck are 'fixins?' I learned right away that just means side orders."

Even though the lifestyle is slower-paced in the 229, the learning curve for the bright, upbeat USC-bound quarterback has been fast and furious since his Aug. 5 announcement of his transfer from La Habra (Calif.) to Georgia power Valdosta, which opens its season Friday at home against Warner Robins (Ga.)

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior felt he needed another high school season to prepare for college. Garcia plans to enroll early at USC and with California postponing its 2020 football campaign to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, he and his father Randy made the bold, calculated and adventurous move to The Peach State.
Jake Garcia starred two seasons at Southern California power Narbonne (Harbor City).
File photo by Steven Silva
Jake Garcia starred two seasons at Southern California power Narbonne (Harbor City).
Valdosta, located 15 miles from the Florida border in between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, has more wins than any program in America and last spring hired legendary coach Rush Propst, winner of more than 300 high school games.

In less than a month, Garcia has taken on a new state, new coach, spread offense, weather pattern, social structure, language gap and food stop. But three days before his first game out of California, all is going as planned.

"It's been a great transition," he said Tuesday. "My teammates accepted me and have been super welcoming. I feel at home, and I feel like we're on our way to a state championship run. ... It's definitely a different atmosphere here. You feel that Southern hospitality. It's fast living in LA. Down here it's a slower pace, but it's a great place for family and to win some football games."

He hit the mother lode at Valdosta, which has won 928 games, claimed 24 state and six mythical national crowns since its 1913 beginnings. Propst, the former reality TV star on MTV's popular "Two-A-Days," was previously at Hoover (Ala.) and Colquitt County (Norman Park, Ga.) and won a combined seven state championships, while going 313-92 over a 30-year career.

Propst is high energy and definitely hasn't taken it easy on Garcia, who admitted to struggles at first. He said he's since found his rhythm.

This week, Garcia was named to a watchlist with 21 other high school players for The Touchdown Club of Atlanta's Mr. Georgia Award. One other quarterback, Georgia-bound five-star Brock Vandagriff, of Prince Avenue Christian (Athens) was on the list.

"Coach Propst definitely has a plan and I love it," he said. "The organization and schedule we have, the time commitment and focus required here is great. There's a lot of little things and details we pay attention to. We hold each other accountable. It's the most college-oriented program I've definitely been in."

Which is just why Garcia transferred in the first place, he said. He needed more reps and wants to hit the ground running at USC.

"I think senior year is really important time to learn and get better," he said. 

Garcia was raised to be a quarterback. His dad played the position at Wilson (Los Angeles), the University of Nebraska and in semipro police athletic leagues until he was 40.

Jake Garcia began his prep career at Long Beach Poly (Calif.), transferred to Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.), where he led his team to 19 wins over two seasons on the field. All but two and a league title were forfeited last winter due to using ineligible players, which led to the reassignment of its head coach and Garcia's transfer to La Habra.  

When the California Interscholastic Federation officially pushed all fall sports to 2021, Garcia looked for a place he could refine his football skills. He had family in the Atlanta area and decided Valdosta was the perfect fit.

So far, so good.

"I definitely wanted to start with a winning program and a winning coach and you can't get any better than here," Garcia said.

Garcia should help with all that success. According to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, Garcia rates a 9 out of 10 in arm strength and 8 in accuracy, delivery and intangibles. He projects him as an "impact upper tier Power 5 starter and future NFL draft pick." Biggins compares him to Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

"He has a loose, athletic frame with a pure stroke and effortless delivery," Biggins wrote. He throws with touch and accuracy, can change speeds and has a nice feel for the position. He has improved athletically and looks comfortable rolling out and throwing on the run."

Garcia shouldn't be doing much moving in Probst's spread attack, which requires getting the ball out quickly. There's a lot to learn in the system, but like The Waffle House, Garcia enjoys all the fixins.

"We definitely spread things out and get the ball into the playmakers' hands," Garcia said. "All our running backs and receivers are involved. There's a lot of reads and line checks I have to make. I'm super excited to run it because it puts a lot on my plate."
Rush Probst during a 2016 game at Colquitt County.
File photo by Will Fagan
Rush Probst during a 2016 game at Colquitt County.

OFFICIAL/AVCA Players of the Week - OFFICIAL
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

6'1" | Senior | OH/MH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 74
Kills/Game: 9.25
Digs: 17
Digs/Game: 2.125
Blocks: 14

6'2" | Junior
13 Sets Played

Kills: 76
Kills/Game: 5.85
Digs: 72
Digs/Game: 5.54
Receptions: 75
Rcpt/Game: 5.77
Aces: 9
Blocks: 8

5'10"  | Senior | OH/MB
10 Sets Played

Kills: 45
Kills/Game: 4.5
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.4
Receptions: 7
Rcpt/Game: 0.7
Blocks: 8

Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 42
Kills/Game: 4.2
Digs: 11
Digs/Game: 1.1
Receptions: 41
Rcpt/Game: 4.1
Aces: 3

6'2"  | Senior | MH/OH
9 Sets Played

Kills: 53
Kills/Game: 5.9
Digs: 29
Digs/Game: 3.22
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 4.33
Blocks: 5

5'7" | Senior | S
6 Sets Played

Assists: 84
Assists/Game: 14
Team Hitting%: 0.405
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 2.17
Aces: 7

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (Fort Wayne, IN), 32 - 2
6'1"  | Junior | OH
3 Sets Played

Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 12.33
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 7
Receptions: 18
Rcpt/Game: 6
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

6'1" | Freshman | OH
18 Sets Played

Kills: 95
Kills/Game: 5.28
Digs: 53
Digs/Game: 2.94
Receptions: 40
Rcpt/Game: 2.22
Aces: 10
Blocks: 4

6'0" | Senior | OH
9 Sets Played

Kills: 76
Kills/Game: 8.44
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 2.56
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 1.22
Aces: 2
Blocks: 1

5'10" | Senior | OH
11 Sets Played

Kills: 53
Kills/Game: 4.818
Digs: 48
Digs/Game: 4.36
Receptions: 44
Rcpt/Game: 4
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

5'5" | Senior | OH/DS/L
9 Sets Played

Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 4
Digs: 40
Digs/Game: 4.44
Receptions: 69
Rcpt/Game: 7.67
Aces: 5
Blocks: 1

5'10" | Senior | S
16 Sets Played

Assists: 170
Assists/Game: 10.63
Team Hitting%: 0.247
Digs: 48
Digs/Game: 3
Aces: 3
Blocks: 14

5'10" | Senior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 4.5
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 2.88
Receptions: 38
Rcpt/Game: 4.75
Aces: 4
Blocks: 2

5'8" | Junior | OH
16 Sets Played

Kills: 106
Kills/Game: 6.63
Digs: 71
Digs/Game: 4.438
Receptions: 106
Rcpt/Game: 6.63
Aces: 4
Blocks: 7

5'8" | Junior | OH
19 Sets Played

Kills: 88
Kills/Game: 4.63
Digs: 44
Digs/Game: 2.32
Receptions: 28
Rcpt/Game: 1.47
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

5'11 | Sophomore | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 52
Kills/Game: 5.2
Digs: 38
Digs/Game: 3.8
Receptions: 22
Rcpt/Game: 2.2
Aces: 2
Blocks: 4

New Hampshire
Junior | OH/DS
12 Sets Played
Kills: 38
Kills/Game: 3.17
Digs: 40
Digs/Game: 3.33
Aces: 12
Blocks: 2

North Carolina
Senior | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 24
Kills/Game: 4
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 2.17
Receptions: 31
Rcpt/Game: 5.17
Aces: 5

North Dakota
5'8 | Senior | MH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 3.7
Digs: 33
Digs/Game: 3.3
Receptions: 6
Rcpt/Game: 0.6
Aces: 3
Blocks: 2

8 Sets Played

Assists: 112
Assists/Game: 14
Team Hitting%: 0.263
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 1.63
Aces: 3

5'5 | Senior | S/DS
11 Sets Played

Assists: 129
Assists/Game: 11.73
Team Hitting%: 0.279
Digs: 17
Digs/Game: 1.54
Aces: 7
Blocks: 2

South Carolina
6'1 | Senior | OH
7 Sets Played
Kills: 44
Kills/Game: 6.29
Digs: 25
Digs/Game: 3.5
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 5.57
Aces: 1
Blocks: 2

South Dakota
Warner High School (Warner, SD), 19 - 1
5'7 | Junior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 42
Kills/Game: 5.25
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.5
Receptions: 3
Rcpt/Game: 0.38

6'2 | Senior | MH
10 Sets Played
Kills: 58
Kills/Game: 5.8
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 1.3
Receptions: 2
Rcpt/Game: 0.2
Aces: 1
Blocks: 3

Senior | OH
12 Sets Played
Kills: 67
Kills/Game: 5.58
Digs: 49
Digs/Game: 4.08
Receptions: 52
Rcpt/Game: 4.3

Sophomore | OH/DS
12 Sets Played
Kills: 59
Kills/Game: 4.917
Digs: 75
Digs/Game: 6.25
Receptions: 35
Rcpt/Game: 2.92
Aces: 10
Blocks: 1

West Virginia
Senior | OH/DS/OPP
12 Sets Played

Kills: 45
Kills/Game: 3.75
Digs: 26
Digs/Game: 2.1669999999999998
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 4.25
Aces: 7
Blocks: 2

5'8 | Senior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 38
Kills/Game: 4.75
Digs: 31
Digs/Game: 3.88
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 6.38
Aces: 2
Blocks: 5

5'11 Junior, OH
14 Sets Played

Kills: 65
Kills/Game: 4.64
Digs: 54
Digs/Game: 3.86
Receptions: 42
Rcpt/Game: 3
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

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 in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on AVCA, check out the AVCA website at