How special is Norene Iosia, who led Redondo Union High School (Redondo Beach, California) to a 37-5 record in 2012 and within one win of a berth in the California Division I state championship match? The 5-9 setter was the only freshman named to the 12-player CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA team, representing the best of the best in the Southern Section’s most competitive classification. Indeed, she is the ONLY freshman listed on ANY of the Southern Section’s 10 all-star teams.
Because Iosia stands alone as a freshman in one of the nation’s hotbeds of volleyball, she is PrepVolleyball.com’s 2012 National Freshman of the Year.
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