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Paige Bueckers of Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) was named the MaxPreps Female Athlete of the Year, but who are the top athletes in the other states?

From Maine to Hawaii and Alaska to Florida, the nation is chock full of amazing talents. All-state honorees, players of the year and record-setters dot the list as MaxPreps chooses the top athlete in every state in the country, along with the District of Columbia.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Alabama
Grace Carr, Mountain Brook (Birmingham)
The Class 7A state Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, Carr led her team to a state championship and finished with 713 kills and 583 digs on the season.

Alaska
Destiny Reimers, Anchorage Christian (Anchorage)
Reimers earned all-state honors three times in her career and led Anchorage Christian to a 23-1 record and a state championship.

Arizona
Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro (Tucson)
One of the leading scorers in the country, Brown averaged 31.4 points in leading Sahuaro to the state championship game and a 28-2 record.

Arkansas
Jersey Wolfenbarger, Northside (Fort Smith)
The MaxPreps state basketball Player of the Year is one of the top recruits in the Class of 2021. She led Northside to a 25-3 record while averaging 18.7 points per game.

California
Te-Hina Paopao, La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla)
A MaxPreps first team All-American, Paopao averaged 22.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in helping La Jolla Country Day to a No. 1 ranking in the nation.

Colorado
Julianna Dalton, Chaparral (Parker)
Dalton earned All-American honors by Under Armour after leading Chaparral to a Class 5A state championship. She had 313 kills and 289 digs and was the state's 5A state player of the year.

Connecticut
Sydney Masciarelli, Marianapolis Prep (Thompson)
The top distance runner in the state finished seventh at the Foot Locker championships and was second in the Foot Locker northeast regional.

Delaware
Allie Kubek, Sanford (Hockessin)
Kubek has been all-state three times and helped lead Sanford to an 18-2 record this year while averaging 20.2 points per game.

Washington, D.C.
Kiki Rice, Sidwell Friends
A Gatorade state Player of the Year in soccer and basketball, Rice averaged 26.8 points in leading her team to a 25-6 record this year.

Florida
O'Mariah Gordon, Braden River (Bradenton)
A two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year, Gordon was a fourth-team MaxPreps All-American while averaging 23.1 points per game.

Georgia
Savannah Bray, Etowah (Woodstock)
Named the Class 7A state Player of the Year, Bray led her team to the state semifinals. She posted 734 kills and 705 dogs and had a state record 2,304 kills, according to the Tribune Ledger.

Hawaii
Elena Oglivie, 'Iolani (Honolulu)
A three-time Gatorade State Player of the Year in volleyball, Oglivie played for Team USA during the World Championships and also had 259 kills for ‘Iolani during the fall season.

Idaho
Peyton McFarland, Boise
At 6-foot-4, McFarland ranks as one of the top post players in the Class of 2020. She averaged 16.2 points and 9.1 rebounds while leading her team to a 17-9 record.

Illinois
Katelynne Hart, Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn)
The state Class 3A champion in cross country for the fourth time, Hart finished fourth at the Foot Locker National Championships.

Indiana
Madison Layden, Northwestern (Kokomo)
Layden finished her career as one of the state's all-time leading scorers with 2,360 points. She earned all-state honors three times and averaged 25.6 points this year.

Iowa
Caitlin Clark, Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines)
Clark twice earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors, including her senior year when she averaged 33.4 points. She scored 2,547 points in her four-year varsity career.

Kansas
Kendra Wait, Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner)
Wait posted 2,669 assists and 1,078 digs in her high school volleyball career, according to Gatorade. She was also the Kansas Gatorade State Player of the Year in track and field as a junior.

Kentucky
Anna DeBeer, Assumption (Louisville)
DeBeer helped lead Assumption to a state championship and earned MaxPreps first team All-America honors. She had 409 kills and 287 digs on the season.

Louisiana
Jerkaila Jordan, John Curtis Christian (River Ridge)
Jordan led the Patriots to a 27-4 record and a fourth straight Division I championship. She was also a four-time state championship game MVP. She finished the season averaging 21.7 points per game.

Maine
Emily Archibald, Kennebunk
A soccer and basketball standout, Archibald averaged 20 points and 13.5 rebounds for the basketball team and was named league player of the year for the second time.

Maryland
Mary Grace Goyena, Mount de Sales Academy (Catonsville)
Mount de Sales won the IAAM volleyball championship on the play of Goyena, who had 410 kills on the season.

Massachusetts
Francesca Frelick, Austin Prep (Reading)
The returning Division III Player of the Year in softball, Frelick was also a four-time CCL all-star in ice hockey.

Michigan
Jess Mruzik, Mercy (Farmington Hills)
A MaxPreps All-American, Mruzik led Mercy to a 59-1 record and a state championship. She had 495 kills and 209 digs on the season.
Jess Mruzik, Mercy
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Jess Mruzik, Mercy
Minnesota
Paige Bueckers, Hopkins (Minnetonka)
The MaxPreps National Athlete of the Year will play at UConn next year after averaging 21.4 points and 9.4 assists per game at Hopkins.

Mississippi
Jaccoria Bracey, Ruleville Central (Ruleville)
Averaging 35 points per game, Bracey was the MaxPreps state Player of the Year in 2020. She finished her career as one of the state's all-time leading scorers with 4,334 points.

Missouri
Birdie Hendrickson, Logan-Rogersville (Rogersville)
A two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year, Hendrickson led her team to the state finals and had 483 kills and 382 digs on the season.

Montana
Kyndall Keller , Havre
Keller earned all-state honors three years in a row and led her team to a 20-2 record in 2020. She averaged 18.7 points during the season.

Nebraska
Lindsay Krause, Skutt Catholic (Omaha)
A MaxPreps second team All-American, Krause led her team to a Class B state championship and had 360 kills and 143 digs on the year.

Nevada
Audrey Boch Collins, Clark (Las Vegas)
Boch Collins became the first girls tennis player to win the single state championship four years in a row. She is one of the top-ranked high school players in the country.

New Hampshire
Shauna Vadeboncoeur, Exeter
Just a sophomore, Vadeboncoeur was the Division I girls hockey Player of the Year after registering 42 goals with 17 assists.

New Jersey
Anna Morris, Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township)
A basketball and volleyball standout, Morris led her team to a Non-Public Tournament of Champions title in volleyball and had 413 kills for the season. She's headed to Northwestern on a basketball scholarship.

New Mexico
Viane Cumber, Sandia (Albuquerque)
Cumber, a junior, led her team to a 21-5 record and averaged 22.4 points and 10.6 rebounds.

New York
Katelyn Tuohy, North Rockland (Thiells)
The top distance runner in the country for three years in a row, Tuohy is a four-time Gatorade Player of the Year winner. She won the Nike Cross Nationals for the third straight year.

North Carolina
Saniya Rivers, Ashley (Wilmington)
Already a two-time Gatorade state Player of the Year, Rivers returns for her senior season next year as one of the top all-around players in the Class of 2021. She averaged 250 points and 11.8 rebounds at Ashley.

North Dakota
Abigail Duchscherer, Kindred
Only a sophomore, Duchscherer is already one of the top basketball players in the state as she has been named all-state three times and is closing in on 2,000 career points.

Ohio
Madeline Westbeld, Fairmont (Kettering)
A McDonald's All-Star Game participant, Westbeld helped her team to the regional finals and a 25-3 record. She averaged 18 points and 11.2 rebounds on the season.

Oklahoma
Aaliyah Moore, Moore
A MaxPreps All-American, Moore is one of the top players in the Class of 2021. She averaged 21.9 points and 10.9 rebounds this season.

Oregon
Fiona Max, Summit (Bend)
Finishing 10th at the Nike Cross Nationals, Max earned All-American honors. She is a two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year honoree and she led Summit to the Class 6A state championship this year.

Pennsylvania
Marlee Starliper, Northern York (Dillsburg)
One of the top cross country and track and field long distance runners in the nation, Starliper finished fifth at the Nike Cross Country Nationals and second at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

Rhode Island
Keri Spitler, North Kingstown
Spitler led her team to a second straight state volleyball championship and a 19-0 record. She had 283 kills and 129 digs on the year.

South Carolina
Loyal McQueen, Wilson (Florence)
McQueen was one of the top scorers in the state with 27.3 points per game and over 2,000 in her career. She is a three-time all-state pick by the state coaches association and played five years on the varsity.

South Dakota
Kadye Fernholz, Miller
A second team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Fernholz had 575 kills and 437 digs in leading Miller to a 34-3 record.

Tennessee
Alex Walsh, Harpeth Hall (Nashville)
The nation's No. 2 swimming recruit, Walsh set a national high school record in the 100 backstroke this year.

Texas
Paige Flickinger, Byron Nelson (Trophy Club)
The MaxPreps Volleyball Player of the Year, Flickinger led her team to a Class 6A state championship and had 797 kills and 813 digs on the season.

Utah
Kennady McQueen, North Summit (Coalville)
A two-sport star, McQueen averaged 20.7 points per game in basketball for a team that went 24-2. In volleyball, she had 215 kills and 222 digs.

Vermont
Kristyna Kaltounkova, Vermont Academy (Saxtons River)
A native of Czechoslovakia, Kaltounkova has been one of the top hockey players in New England for the past four seasons, recently committing to play at Colgate.

Virginia
Sydney Reed, Flint Hill (Oakton)
The VISAA Division I player of the year, Reed led Flint to a 31-1 record and a state title. She had 253 digs and 243 kills on the season.

Washington
Hailey Van Lith, Cashmere
Van Lith was rated as one of the top guards in the country this year and was the Seattle Times State Player of the Year. She ended her career as the state's all-time leading scorer with 2,994 points.

West Virginia
Skye Stokes, Oak Glen (New Cumberland)
Stokes led Oak Glen to a 38-0 record, a Class AA state championship and was named the state Player of the Year. She had 392 kills, 158 aces and 235 digs.

Wisconsin
Lexi Donarski, Aquinas (La Crosse)
A McDonald's All-Star Game selection, Donarski averaged 24 points per game and led her team to a 22-1 record. She is a three-time all-state pick.

Wyoming
Danilynn Schell, Kelly Walsh (Casper)
Schell is a four-time all-state pick and she led Kelly Walsh to a Class 4A state title and a 35-1 record. She also had 528 assists on the season. She was also one of the top players on the basketball team that won the Class 4A state championship.
Kennady McQueen, North Summit
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Kennady McQueen, North Summit
High school girls basketball rankings: Crown Point cracks OFFICIAL Top 25 after winning Indiana Class 4A state title - OFFICIAL
High school girls basketball rankings: Crown Point cracks MaxPreps Top 25 after winning Indiana Class 4A state title
A weird season may soon get weirder.

Just as some teams are celebrating their state titles and planning postseason banquets, California's 1,300 high schools may finally be ready to start playing.

Lawsuits across the state had been filed, urging the California Interscholastic Federation and state officials to allow basketball to be played despite county health department objections. The suits were based on the fact that football has been permitted – the first games will be Friday – so basketball should proceed as well.

According to one lawyer who filed a suit, state officials have agreed to allow basketball to move forward, though nothing has been signed yet. But even if the state doesn't agree, a court decision set for Friday could open the doors to gyms regardless.

Though this move might not mean every school in California will start playing but expect the top teams and bigger schools to be back in action sooner rather than later. There will be no state championships or major tournaments.

Practice could conceivably begin March 15 with the first games in early April and the schedule running through June – though all of that could easily change. Still, California coaches and players, who a few weeks ago had pretty much resigned themselves to a lost season, may be back on the court, as opposed to back in court, in a couple weeks.

And who knows? Maybe back in the national rankings before all is said and done.

NOTE: Coaches and team personnel are encouraged to update schedules and results on MaxPreps – especially those in the mix for MaxPreps Top 25 consideration. For assistance or questions, please reach out to [email protected]
Rori Harmon and No. 7 Cypress Creek have made short work of opponents thus far in the Texas Class 6A state tournament.
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Rori Harmon and No. 7 Cypress Creek have made short work of opponents thus far in the Texas Class 6A state tournament.
MaxPreps Top 25 Girls Basketball Rankings

Record: 19-0 | Last week: 1
As befits the No. 1 team in the country, Lake Highland Prep rolled to a Class 4A state championship, winning the title game 84-30 with a running clock in the second half. GEICO Nationals may be next for Prep.

2. Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.)
Record: 17-0 | Last week: 2
The next game in the AAAAAA state tournament will likely be against 26-0 Buford, which obviously will come into the game confident and ready to prove itself against the No. 2 team in the country.

3. Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Record: 24-0 | Last week: 3
In early January, Centerville came to Mount Notre Dame and lost by nine. Wednesday, the two teams meet again in a regional semifinal on a neutral court. Since then, Centerville avenged its only other loss with a 22-point win, so this will be far from a walkover for the No. 3 team in the country.

4. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
Record: 11-0 | Last week: 4
More than a few quality teams have circled the Hopkins game on their calendars with hopes to break the Minnetonka team's stranglehold on the state. The next to try will be No. 20 Chaska on Thursday – but note that the last 74 teams that have played Hopkins have lost.

5. Edison Academy (Detroit, Mich.)
Record: 6-0 | Last week: 5
Faces another challenge when once-beaten Arbor Prep comes to Detroit on March 11. Until then, though, it should be smooth sailing.

6. Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis, Mo.)
Record: 24-0 | Last week: 6
Heavy favorite to win the District 5 and Class 6 championships. The biggest challenge should come from Kickapoo, which lost to IWA by five back in December.

7. Cypress Creek (Houston, Texas)
Record: 31-0 | Last week: 7
The Cougars have pasted their first four playoff opponents by an average margin of 42.5 points. But the state 6A semifinals, which start this weekend, will not be so easy.

8. Norman (Okla.)
Record: 15-0 | Last week: 8
Tulsa Union, which has lost just once, looks to be the biggest barrier on the way to a 6A title.

9. St. John-Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.)
Record: 11-0 | Last week: 9
A 62-55 win over a talented Trenton Catholic Academy team marks St. John-Vianney as the best in the Northeast. The season will conclude with a league tournament this weekend, but barring disaster, SJV has passed its biggest test.

10. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 10
Season complete.

11. DeSoto (Texas)
Record: 25-2 | Last week: 11
DeSoto will have a chance to justify this ranking, despite those two losses, should it find its way to a 6A playoff game against unbeaten No. 7 Cypress Creek.

12. Newark (Ohio)
Record: 25-1 | Last week: 12
Set to play 21-1 Dublin Coffman or 18-3 Reynoldsburg on Friday with the winner advancing to the Division I final four. But Reynoldsburg has lost to Newark twice already this season and coaches will tell you beating a good team three times in a row is no easy task.

13. Grandview (Aurora, Colo.)
Record: 11-0 | Last week: 13
Two relatively easy regular season games remain before the 5A playoffs begin.

14. Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 14
Season complete

15. Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
Record: 23-0 | Last week: 15
A state title run along with a spot in the MaxPreps Top 25 will likely have to go through once-beaten Herriman.

16. Ponchatoula (La.)
Record: 31-0 | Last week: 17
The Green Wave are two wins away from capturing the Class 5A state title.

17. New Hope Academy (Landover Hills, Md.)
Record: 12-3 | Last week: 22
An unforgiving schedule continues with unbeaten Westtown on the road Friday. A win there might just earn New Hope a trip to GEICO Nationals.

18. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
Record: 21-2 | Last week: 18
Barring an unexpected GEICO Nationals invitation, the season is most likely complete.

19. Rutgers Prep (Somerset, N.J.)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 19
Big test ahead Saturday against Saddle River Day.

20. Chaska (Minn.)
Record: 12-0 | Last week: 20
Maybe Chaska was looking ahead a little – the final score against Wayzata was just 61-59, but a win's a win. And the win sets up Thursday's home game against No. 4 Hopkins as one of the best in the country.

21. Hazel Green (Ala.)
Record: 35-1 | Last week: 21
Meets Carver Montgomery on Wednesday for the Class 6A title in a rematch of a game Hazel Green won by nine points earlier this season.

22. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
Record: 25-2 | Last week: 24
Became the sixth team in Florida history to win four state titles in a row, and the 5A title didn't come easily. Palm Bay, like American Heritage, has plenty of Division I talent, and the 41-36 win was a battle from tip to horn.

23. Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record: 27-1 | Last week: 23
In the strange world of Tennessee's postseason, Bearden and Maryville will play for the AAA Region 2 District 4 title Wednesday – but both the winner and loser will still move on.

24. Pius X (Lincoln, Neb.)
Record: 23-0 | Last week: 25
After disposing of Millard North on Tuesday, Pius X moves to the Class A semifinals. Look for Fremont and Millard South to be the toughest outs.

25. Crown Point (Ind.)
Record: 25-1 | Last week: NR
Jumps into the rankings thanks to winning the Indiana Class 4A title. The only loss of the season came at the hands of Silver Creek (Sellersburg), which just won the 3A championship.

Dropped out: No. 16 Anderson County (Lawrenceburg, Ky.)
High school football: After quarterbacking Texas team in the fall, Jayce Knapp returns home to Oregon and plays another season in the spring - OFFICIAL
High school football: After quarterbacking Texas team in the fall, Jayce Knapp returns home to Oregon and plays another season in the spring
We've heard of many high school athletes playing two sports in one season during the pandemic. Jayce Knapp is the first we've heard of playing one sport in two different seasons during the same school year — in two different states.

In fact, the reason Knapp, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior quarterback, was able to manage this is because his family lived in two different states with different approaches to handling COVID-19.

Knapp played two varsity seasons for Wilsonville (Ore.), the second as a starter in 2019, when he threw for 1,676 yards, 20 touchdowns and just four interceptions for an 8-3 Wildcats team.

The following year, his dad's business led a family move to Texas, where Knapp played in five games at Del Valle. Again, Knapp put up some good numbers, throwing for more than 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns (four interceptions). He piled up 336 yards and three touchdowns in the final games of the season, a 39-34 loss to Austin.
Jayce Knapp during his 336-yard passing performance for Del Valle in the fall against Austin.
File photo by Sean Roach
Jayce Knapp during his 336-yard passing performance for Del Valle in the fall against Austin.
Texas was one of 35 states to play a traditional fall season, though it did delay its top two divisions (6A and 5A) six weeks. Del Valle is an unincorporated part of Travis County, near Austin.

The family moved back to Wilsonville in the winter and because Oregon changed football to the spring, Knapp was able to strap on the pads and helmet one more time. 

He said he was content to just play the role as backup in the abbreviated six-week season, but an injury to starter Chase Hix thrust Knapp back to starring for his hometown school, leading the Wildcats to a 6-0 record.

Knapp threw just four passes in the first two games but by Week 5 he was at his best, completing 30 of 39 attempts for 395 yards and five touchdowns in a 37-14 win over Canby. He finished 70 of 103 for 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns in the shortened season.

He told Jerry Ulmer of OSAAtoday.com that it was "heartbreaking" not being able to play for a state championship after most of the 19 seniors on Wilsonville were on a 5A quarterfinal team in 2018 as sophomores.

"I know we're a state championship-caliber team," he said. "I think we'd definitely make a run all the way to the state championship, and we'd have a good chance of winning it."

Knapp told Ulmer playing in Texas was a unique and expansive experience.  

"The speed down there is insane," he said. "The competition down there was crazy. It gave me the confidence to come here and play well. I lived, ate and breathed football for four months. But once it was over, I was like, 'This is my home.' I just couldn't live there anymore. I had to come back. ... Texas taught me a lot."
Jayce Knapp played in five games in Texas during the fall before returning home to play six games for his hometown Wilsonville squad in Oregon.
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Jayce Knapp played in five games in Texas during the fall before returning home to play six games for his hometown Wilsonville squad in Oregon.



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.
Senior project: Memories from Class of 2020 high school athletes - OFFICIAL
Senior project: Memories from Class of 2020 high school athletes
Video: Congratulations 2020 Seniors
A tribute to this year's resilient high school graduates.

Gabby Hansard anticipated an emotional finish, but not quite like this.

The senior at Live Oak Classical (Waco, Texas) helped her basketball team win on Senior Night and afterward the squad "shared very kind words," before presenting Hansard with a basketball signed by all her teammates. 

"Of course I began to cry during this extremely bittersweet moment," Hansard said. "And then all of my teammates wrapped me in a giant group hug. I think my coach may have even shed a tear."

She called it her favorite moment of a rich and memorable three-sport prep career.

Hansard was one of more than 400 student surveyed by MaxPreps to reveal their most cherished high school memory that was featured in the above video entitled "Congratulations 2020 Seniors."

MaxPreps video editor Michelle Gaudy produced a lively video that captured pictures, video and words supplied by the student athletes, many of whose senior seasons were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

But high school kids, especially prep athletes, are a resilient group. Life lessons they learned on the field can be applied immediately. Like never giving up or giving in.

Kenneth Munoz, a baseball player from Orange Vista (Perris, Calif.) said his life was forever changed with a memorable rally that was his favorite high school sports memory.

"We came back in the last inning with a nine-run rally with two out to walk it off right before sunset," he wrote.
Kenneth Munoz, Orange Vista
File photo by Tom Houston
Kenneth Munoz, Orange Vista
Here are other favorite moment responses broken down by categories:

Travel bonds

"Getting to travel with your teammates to different fields. It would bring everyone closer as a team, even our coaches. The only way you win is being one with your team." Adam Sanchez of Warren (San Antonio) baseball, tennis

"Being on all the late night bus rides heading home from games, laughing at the fun times we had during games and tournaments." Bryce Hamlin of Sands (Ackerly, Texas) football, basketball, track, tennis

"All the bus rides to games in basketball we would all sing and bond." Elbreha Drayden of York County Tech (York, Pa.) basketball, field hockey

Friday nights

"Our pep rallies in the afternoon and going on to our school bonfire behind our football stadium as the football team dances to the school band." Jose Jimenez of Nogales (Ariz.) football, track

"Pep rallies." Madison Blue of Van (Texas) soccer, basketball

"Friday Night Lights." Carson Baker of Skyline (Lehi, Utah) football

Game night

"The atmosphere on game days. I loved getting ready to go to battle with my brothers. No other feeling like it." Cade Lewis of Highland (Hardy, Ark.) basketball, basketball, cross country

"Every time I got on the court." Charles Ward of Fairdale (Ky.) basketball

Personal and triumphant

"Getting my first tackle of the season as a female football player" Vivian Harris of Mira Mesa (San Diego)

"Hitting a walk-off right after finishing my AP research exam presentation." Kyle Wu of Mercer Island (Wash.) baseball

"Scoring a winning goal with 34.5 seconds left." Mac Casper of Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury, Mass.) ice hockey, lacrosse

History lesson

"Kicking a 42-yard field goal in our first win against a rival school in 21 years . ... on my birthday." Rob Myrick of Pinellas Park (Largo, Fla.) football, soccer

"When our class won our first playoff game in 10 years and first one at home in nearly 20 years." Dom Oto of East Allegheny (North Versailles, Pa.) football

"Being the first girl on my high school football team to score a point in a game." Sawyer Mohney of Warren (Pa.) football, soccer, bowling

Short answers, wide scope

"Being part of a team." Zoie Harrison of Colonial Heights (Va.) basketball

"Meeting new people while playing basketball." — Lavon Moore of Samuell (Dallas, Texas) basketball

"Making my first varsity team." Daniel Patino of Mater Academy Charter (Hialeah Gardens, Fla.) soccer

"Playing soccer with my friends."Camryn Garcia of Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial (Corpus Christi, Texas) soccer

"Team dinners." Braden Zickuhr of Arroyo Grande (Calif.) baseball

"Making new friendships on and off the court." Neveah Fernandez of Venture Academy (Stockton, Calif.) basketball, softball, track

Long answers, family ties

"Being part of a football team because we were a real close brotherhood and it shaped me to not just be a great player, but also a respectful man." Hunter Adolph of Philo (Duncan Falls, Ohio), football

"Going through all loses and defeats together as a whole and bonding as a whole team, as brothers." Humberto Sanabria of Far Northeast Warriors (Denver) soccer

"An overall feeling of being a family. Being a part of the softball team was always fun since everything we did, we did tougher. I always felt part of something bigger than just a player on a field playing a game." Kennedy Michewicz of Northridge (Greeley, Colo.) softball

"All the practices that I never really wanted to go to because they all made me so much better and opened my eyes to the hard work that creates greatness."Daryn Batts of Skyline (Dallas) basketball, track
Daryn Batts, Skyline
File photo by Michael Horbovetz
Daryn Batts, Skyline
"I have had my best friends playing with me for our school team since the seventh grade." Abby Hornbuckle of Grissom (Huntsville, Ala.) softball

"Being able to play football and basketball all four years with teams I call my family no matter what." Isaiah Cardenas of Maxwell (Calif.) football

"Playing the game I love with friends that lasts a lifetime, and given the opportunity to represent my school and play in front of all my family and friends." Madisen Duryea of Bradshaw Mountain (Prescott Valley, Ariz.) softball

Saving best until last

"Pitching a perfect game in my last high school game." Northwood (Pittsboro, N.C.) baseball pitcher Tyler Johnson

"Hitting a home run in my last at-bat of my high school career before the pandemic canceled my season." Joseph Galindo of Quartz Hill (Calif.) baseball

"I'm a goalkeeper so I usually don't get to play the field or score, but during my final high school game I was able to do both. ... and I helped my team win. It was a good way to end my high school career." Andy Rapp of Clark (San Antonio, Texas) soccer

"Playing our last game and hearing all the fans cheering for us. It was super crazy and loud." Lauren Wilson of Terry Sanford (Fayetteville, N.C.) lacrosse

"My favorite high school memory was senior night for basketball. It was everything I was hoping it would be." Brandy Thompson-Ruiz of Moon Valley (Phoenix) basketball, softball