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State-by-State Players of the Year (Part I)

Torrey Pines setter Carly Diehl is our pick for the California POY

In October, we ran through each state’s, plus the District of Columbia’s, leading candidates for the PrepVolleyball.com Player of the Year. Now it's time to narrow in on who the best players were by the end of the 2019 high school season.

We don't care how old the players are or what enrollment classification they play in. Grades, community service, and club volleyball success are irrelevant here. All that matters is this:

Which player has made the greatest impact on her team and her state?

With a month or more left in the season after the watch list had been published, some new names have emerged as our pick as each state’s best player. This list has been compiled based on personal observation, input from high school coaches and media members from across the country, and reference to available online content.

Part I of the State-by-State Player of the Year list includes the players from Alabama through Mississippi, listed alphabetically by state. Congratulations to all!

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    January 17, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Fact check: Florida Class 3a champ for 2019 was Cardinal Mooney.

    Annie Cate Fitzpatrick, Sr. OH, Trinity Catholic – Fitzpatrick, committed to Penn State, is an elite, physical OH with the whole package. She led TC to a Class 3A state championship and was the Florida Dairy Farmer’s Player of the Year in the class and overall as well as the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Supremely powerful and athletic, Fitzpatrick dominates the game and is hard to stop even though opponents know the ball will be delivered to Fitzpatrick over and over again. She averaged 5.6 kills per set (425 kills) and 3.3 digs per set (250 digs) in 76 sets played.

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    January 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Trinity Catholic took 3rd.

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