Etowah senior Savannah Bray was named Monday the Gatorade Georgia volleyball player of the year.
Bray, a 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter, set the state’s career record for kills with 2,304. For the recent season, she had 734 kills, 705 digs, 53 blocks and 33 service aces for a Class AAAAAAA semifinal team that finished 35-14.
Bray also has been named the state’s player of the year by the Georgia Volleyball Coaches Association.
“Her athleticism is unmatched and her ability to attack the opponents’ court is incredible,’’ said Roswell coach Naomi Kirk. “She has an amazing arm swing and outperformed every other outside hitter we saw this year.”
Bray will attend the U.S. Military Academy, where she will play volleyball.
“Nobody expected me to go to Army, but there was just something about it,’’ Bray told the Cherokee Tribune and Ledger News, which named her the Cherokee County volleyball player of the year the past two seasons. “As soon as I went on the visit up there, I knew that was the place. To have ‘West Point’ on your degree, I feel like I’ll be set for life. Honestly, I’m excited for it all.”
She begins basic training in July.
Other recent Georgia winners of this award are Gabby Gonzales of Walton, Gabby Curry of Buford and Haley Templeton of Chattahoochee.
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