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September 13, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Emmy Allen leads list of 4 Washington ‘Senior Aces’

The accolodes continue to pile up for Jackson volleyball star Emmy Allen.

She is one of four Washington players named to PrepVolleyball.com’s annual list of “Senior Aces, and the only one to make the top-100. She is ranked No. 61, and here is what editor/publisher John Tawa has to say about her:

Allen is the quintessential volleyball gym rat. The younger sister of Ashley Allen, a former collegiate player who now coaches her in high school, Emmy Allen has been peppering a volleyball since she was old enough to walk. Her time in the game has helped her become one of the smartest at it. Her high volleyball I.Q. combined with her above-average athleticism make Allen a great force on the outside. She won’t shy away from the big swing, makes very few unforced errors and may be the best “bad set” hitter in the country. A polished all-around player, Allen has great ball control, plays good defense, can hit the fast tempo set from the front or back row, and has become a very good blocker. She continues to improve and has always been a very hard worker in the gym. Her modesty has endeared her to her teammates, who also appreciate her sense of humor. Allen is a winner and will bring her brains and brawn to Washington State, where her impact should be both immediate and long lasting.

There are 250 players on complete list. Jackson’s Hayley MacDonald and Juanita’s Jade Finau are in the 101-250 group (listed alphabetically by position), among the 36 setters. The other Washington player recognized is Olympia’s Michaela Berendt, one of 40 middle blockers selected.

For the complete breakdown, check out the PrepVolleyball.com website here. It is a pay site, but well worth it if you are a high-school volleyball fan.

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