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Krista Vansant and 7 other powerful volleyball prep players who've won the Gatorade Player of the Year award.Krista Vansant and 7 other powerful volleyball prep players who've won the Gatorade National Player of the Year award.


I spotlight a select group of 8 extremely impressive prep volleyball players.

Many have won tons of titles and awards including the Gatorade National Player of the Year award, the Honda Award and even the first AAU Sullivan Award. 

I created this page in hopes that young players like yourself will be motivated and inspired after seeing what is possible to achieve at such a young age. 

Discover what Gatorade has to say about these young winners. 

Volleyball Prep: Thayer Hall





2017 - 2018 National Gatorade Player of the Year 

"Thayer is an excellent student-athlete who has earned recognition as the nation's best high school volleyball player while also excelling in the classroom and making a difference in her community,"

 "Thayer's statistics on the field speak for themselves, but even more impressive is the example she sets for younger student-athletes and impact she has had on her teammates. Thayer represents everything we look to celebrate in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient."

Gatorade Senior Vice President and General Manager Brett O'Brien

Volleyball Prep: Lexi Sun





2016 - 2017 National Gatorade Player of the Year 

 "Lexi's statistics on the court speak for themselves, but even more impressive is the impact she has had on her teammates and the example she sets for younger student-athletes. Lexi represents everything we look to celebrate in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient."

Gatorade Senior Vice President and General Manager Brett O'Brien





Volleyball Prep: Khalia Lanier





2015 - 2016 National Gatorade Player of the Year

"In addition to being one of the best high school volleyball players in the country, Khalia has excelled in the classroom and been a positive influence in her community. She is a role model for younger student-athletes to look up to and we are excited to see all the things she will accomplish in the future."

Gatorade Chief Marketing Officer Morgan Flatley





Volleyball Prep: Mikaela Foecke





2014 - 2015 National Gatorade Player of the Year 

"But she is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be. She represents everything we hope for in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient."

Gatorade Vice President, Brand Marketing Morgan Flatley





Volleyball Prep: Alexa Filley





2013 - 2014 National Gatorade Player of the Year 

"But she is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be. She represents everything we hope for in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient."

Gatorade Vice President, Brand Marketing Morgan Flatley





Volleyball Prep: Lauren Carlini





2012 - 2013 National Gatorade Player of the Year 

"But she is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be.  She represents everything we hope for in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient."

Gatorade Vice President, Brand Marketing Morgan Flatley





Volleyball Prep: Jordan Burgess





2011 - 2012 National Gatorade Player of the Year 

“But she is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be.  She represents everything we hope for in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient.”

Gatorade President North America and Global Chief Marketing Officer Sarah Robb O’Hagan





Krista Vansant





2010 - 2011 National Gatorade Player of the Year 

 "But she is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be.  She represents everything we hope for in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient."

Gatorade Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing Jennifer Storms

Note to the reader!

No, you are not seeing things. The Gatorade Player of the Year press release is a template.

Every year, regardless of who wins,  the same wording is used in certain parts of the release. 

Gatorade National Player of the Year

How does Gatorade pick the national player of the year each year?

From the Gatorade Player of the Year website....

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. 

The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.




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