Miami Volleyball Recruit Voted to the AVCA High School Senior All-American Team
Feb. 22, 2007
Coral Gables, Fla. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that Katie Gallagher, who has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Miami in the fall, has been named to its first annual High School All-America Team for girls’ volleyball.
Gallagher, a senior setter from Lake Highland Prep School in Orlando, Fla. has helped lead her team to three consecutive State Championships and four straight final four appearances. She has proven to be one of the state’s most consistent and successful setters. In her high school career, Lake Highland posted a cumulative record of 108-16. Gallagher finished her high school career as Lake Highland’s all-time assists leader.
Each state in the country was given representation by a delegate high school coach, then put into one of 10 regions. Each state representative ranked the nominated players in his/her region, and sent those rankings to the chairperson of his/her region. Each region was represented on the AVCA High School Senior All-America Committee, who then chose the All-America Team based upon the rankings of the state representatives, extensive research conducted by each committee member, as well as dialogue between the committee members. Only players in their high school senior season, whose coaches are AVCA members, were eligible for nomination.
Gallagher was one of only three players from the state of Florida honored on the team.