Omaha Marian, 5-11, sr., OH
Reaching for the stars: Bressman may have saved her best season for last. She recorded 435 kills, her highest total in high school, while adding 420 digs, her highest season total by nearly 100. Bressman also broke the Marian career kills record, which is no small feat, with 1,412 kills over her four seasons. The Crusaders lost several players to Division I schools after their state title last season, but Bressman guided a fresh-faced Marian squad to the semifinals before losing in a five-set thriller to Lincoln Pius X.
Coach’s view: "Emily is a competitive leader. She has had a tremendous impact on Marian volleyball and each season has strived to improve on different aspects of her game. She is self-motivated and always looking for ways to win, whether it is in practice or during a match.” — Omaha Marian coach Amy McLeay.