Dec. 14, 2012
CHICAGO, ILL. – The Gatorade Company, in conjunction with USA Today High School Sports announced that incoming freshman Marina Rose was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Connecticut Volleyball Player of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Rose, a 5’9” outside hitter will join the Friars from Coventry, Conn. recently completed an undefeated senior year (24-0), clinching her fourth consecutive Class S State Championship, and seventh consecutive for Coventry High School. A two-time captain and three time First Team All-State Selection, Rose earned the Most Valuable Player award in the state championship tournament. In her senior year, Rose collected 447 kills, 409 digs, 99 service aces and a .708 hitting percentage.
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 USA TODAY High School Sports, 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.