Monday, 4 March 2024

International Volleyball

State by state: Top 2023 HS volleyball players from around the nation

State by state: Top 2023 HS volleyball players from around the nation presents its 2023 Players of the Year for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Thanks to the more than 150 coaches nationwide surveyed for these recognitions, and to the great players considered for these honors in each of the states and D.C.

Look for the HS All-American team later this week:
ALABAMA — Hannah Parant, 6-1 Sr. S, Mountain Brook (Birmingham)

Parant was the driving force behind the Spartans’ 6A state title in 2023. The University of Alabama recruit had 47 assists, 16 digs and three blocks in Mountain Brook’s come-from-behind win over Bayside Academy in the state semifinals; snapping the Admirals’ 21-year state title streak; then added 35 assists, 10 digs, 10 kills, two aces and two blocks in the state title match win over Saraland. The All-South Metro and Over the Mountain Player of the Year finished the year with 1,170 assists, 311 digs, 224 kills, 91 aces and 53 blocks for the 46-5 Spartans.

ALASKA – Riley Pitney, 6-3 Sr. OH, Wasilla

Pitney had a dominating year for the Warriors and capped 2023 with a kill that clinched the first large-class state title for her school since 2001. The senior was named Best Hitter at the state tournament and was a member of the state All-Tournament team. She finished the year with 491 kills, 164 aces, 60 blocks and 93 digs, hit .459 for the season and led the state in hitting percentage and kills per set. Her 164 aces placed her near the top 10 nationally. “One of the things about Rylee is that she is going to give it her all and she wants it with everything in her,” said coach Katie Oxspring. “She is incredibly focused and her being a reliable attacker was a huge part of our offense. Her plays were our momentum every single match.”

ARIZONA — Teraya Sigler, 6-2 Jr.  OH, Horizon (Scottsdale)

Arguably the best player nationally in the 2025 class, Sigler had a monster championship match to lead the Huskies to their third straight 5A title. The Nebraska recruit and member of the USA U19 team recorded 30 kills and 29 digs to send Horizon past Millennium in a five-set thriller. On the season, Sigler recorded 614 kills, 40 aces, 58 blocks and 358 digs for a 32-10 team. She was named 5A Offensive Player of the Year.

ARKANSAS – Regan Harp, 6-1 Sr. OH, Fayetteville

The only returning starter from last year’s 6A title team, Harp moved from the middle to the outside and put the team on her back on the way to a…

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