They shined on the diamond, thrived on the gridiron, stood out on the court. They stood out in 2020-21. Over the next few weeks, the Journal Star will reveal nominees for its Area Prep Sports Awards virtual show. Here are the volleyball finalists.
School: Wahoo | Year: Junior
The 5-foot-11 outside hitter hammered 532 kills, which ranked second in the state. Her 41-kill performance in the state final against St. Paul helped lift the Warriors to a Class C-1 crown. She was named a first-team Super-Stater.
School: Waverly | Year: Senior
The 6-2 outside hitter and Nebraska recruit helped lead Waverly back to the Class B state tournament. She was named a first-team Super-Stater after racking up more than 400 kills. She also is a very talented back-row player.
School: Wahoo | Year: Senior
The 6-foot senior was among the state's top setters. She finished with three straight 1,000-assist seasons and was named a first-team Super-Stater after leading Wahoo to a perfect season and a C-1 state title.