Each year, Prepvolleyball.com selects players across the country to their All-American teams. Again, Peak players lead the list. For 2019, Kamryn Bacus (All-American), Jaxie Wakley (All-American), and Teagan Polcovich (High Honorable Mention All-American) were selected to receive these honors! These young ladies are representative of the players on this year's 18EP team.
Congratulations Kamryn, Jaxie, and Teagan! We are #peakproud!
Kamryn Bacus, 18EP standout and Edmond North senior, has been selected as the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year for 2019-2020! The Lipscomb University commit has had a career of accolades, both in club ball and at the high school level. (See link below)
Kamryn joins a prestigious group of Peak former players and alumni and makes her the 13th player in Peak's fifteen year history to claim the state's top high school volleyball award. Below is the outstanding list of former Peak award winners and where they played in high school and college:
2019-2020 - Kamryn Bacus (Edmond North HS, Lipscomb University)
2018-2019 - Olivia Curtis (Christian Heritage Academy, Univ. of Oklahoma)
2017-2018 - Olivia Curtis (Christian Heritage Academy, Univ. of Oklahoma)
2016-2017 - Alli Evans (Edmond Memorial HS, Univ. of Tulsa)
2015-2016 - Hannah Rose Frohling (Edmond North HS, Pepperdine University)
2014-2015 - Audrey Alford (Norman North HS, Univ. of Oklahoma)
2013-2014 - Josie Gandall (Bishop Kelley HS, St. Louis University)
2012-2013 - Claire Kelley (Bishop Kelley HS, Univ. of Arkansas - soccer)
2010-2011 - Micha Hancock (Edmond Memorial HS, Penn State University)
2009-2010 - Micha Hancock (Edmond Memorial HS, Penn State University)
2007-2008 - Kelsey Hancock (Edmond Memorial HS, Univ. of Tulsa)
2006-2007 - Paige Erickson (Jenks HS, Univ. of Delaware)
2005-2006 - Karissa Almgren (Edmond Memorial HS, Creighton University)
About the award - The Gatorade State Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most outstanding high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. Learn more by CLICKING HERE.
For the second straight year, OP2 18EP earned Oklahoma's First National Qualifier Bid of the season by placing 3rd at the MLK 18's National Qualifier in Kansas City. Coach Dewey and the ladies avenged a 3-set loss to PVA 18 Elite earlier in the tournament to come back and win in two, 28-26 and 25-23 in the 3rd place match.
OP2 continues to set the standard of performing well on the national stage and earning bids to the USA Volleyball National Championships, thus opening the door for other teams to qualify at the Oklahoma Regional Championships. The performance in KC punches 18EP's ticket to nationals in Reno, NV on May 1-3, 2020.
Congratulations ladies, Coach Dewey, and Coach Avalos on leading the way in Oklahoma! We are #peakproud.