BLITZ Volleyball Player of the Year Watch List

Volleyball season is just about set to serve up. It’s time to look at our 2021 Player of the Year Watch List. These are the girls who were proven last year to be POY nominees and/or bigtime playmakers that are back again this season. Along the way, countless others will join in the discussion as they step up and make a name for themselves.

  • Claire Beckman – White Co
  • Allie Brock – Stephens Co
  • Linsey Burke – White Co SO S #55
  • Olivia Burrage – Jefferson SR #31 – 176 kills, 77 blocks, 15 digs, 7 assists
  • Molly Butler – Habersham Central SR
  • My’Angel Carter – Stephens Co
  • Allie Church – Habersham Central JR
  • Samantha Clement – Stephens Co
  • Evette Corwin – Tallulah Falls SR L
  • Allie Dalton – Tallulah Falls SR S #1 – 526 assists, 156 digs, 42 aces, 9 kills
  • Rusty Dye – White Co JR MH #25
  • Gracie Deetz – Rabun Co SR MH #14
  • Abbey Donaldson – Habersham Central JR S #15 – 591 assists (school record), 134 digs, 45 aces, 11 kills, 7 blocks, 8-AAAAAA All-Region
  • Nancy Fisher – Tallulah Falls SR
  • Morgan Fussell – Union Co SR MB #20 – 128 kills, 72 digs, 36 aces, 14 blocks
  • Kamdyn Hendrix – Jefferson JR L #3 – 240 digs, 55 assists, 44 aces, 9 kills
  • Avery Herring – Dawson Co
  • Addison Hoard – Banks Co SO OH #5 – 34th in kills, 25th in aces, 29th in digs
  • Sarah Jennings – Tallulah Falls JR OH #18 – 210 kills, 256 digs, 61 aces, 16 assists, 1st Tm All-Region
  • Jadelyn McClure – Banks Co JR S #23 – 138 digs, 133 assists, 87 aces, 68 kills, 12 blocks
  • Saylor Noe – Union Co JR OH #10
  • Abbi Osborne – Commerce
  • Emma Pelfrey – Dawson Co
  • Lola Pruitt – Banks Co SO MH #2 – 27th in kills, 26th in blocks, 30th in aces
  • Alba Romanos – Tallulah Falls SR MH #5
  • Addie Rucker – Lumpkin Co SR OH #7 – 160 kills, 121 digs, 45 aces, 14 assists, 12 blocks
  • Reagan Spivey – Lumpkin Co SR MH #15 – 99 kills, 78 digs, 29 aces, 23 blocks, 6 assists
  • Kiersta Trammell – Lumpkin Co SR S #9 – 461 assists, 105 digs, 45 aces, 22 kills, 9 blocks
  • Barrett Whitener – Tallulah Falls SR MH #12 – 80 kills, 29 digs, 30 blocks, 3 assists, 7 aces

Who’s the early favorite?

Gracie Deetz (Rabun), Sarah Jennings (Tallulah Falls), Addie Rucker (Lumpkin), and Abbey Donaldson (Habersham) are big-time threats to take POY honors. Beyond that, any of the above players can make a great case, as well as the inevitable newcomers or young up and comers.

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