Posted On: 10/12/20 12:22 PM

This is one of the few times we will cross the state line to shine light on some players on the Kansas side. The Evelyn Gates Award honors the top female volleyball student-athlete in the Kansas City area. The winner is chosen by area coaches to honor a female official in the state of Missouri. We are going to highlight players on both side of the state-line who will be in the running for this prestigious honor. The award is generally given to seniors, so we will highlight seniors. The award was given to a junior once in its lifetime. Stats are as of 10/12/20

Missouri (Listed alphabetically)

Kristen BirminghamKristenBirmingham6'1" | OHPark Hill | 2021StateMO - OH - Park Hill

233 Kills, .322 Hitting %, 178 Digs, 25 Total Blocks, 326 Receptions

Aly GurtizaAlyGurtiza5'8" | LLee's Summit West | 2021StateMO - L - Lee’s Summit West

260 Digs, 166 Receptions

Andi KreilingAndiKreiling6'3" | MBKearney High School | 2021StateMO - OH/MH - Kearney 

206 Kills, .295 Hitting %, 23 Total Blocks, 53 Digs

Maggie McInerneyMaggieMcInerney6'1" | OHSt. Teresa's Academy | 2021StateMO - OH - St. Teresa’s

200 Kills, .249 Hitting %, 207 Digs, 19 Total Blocks, 180 Receptions

Kansas (Listed alphabetically)

Caroline BienCarolineBien6'0" | OHSt. Thomas Aquinas | 2021StateKS - OH/L - St. Thomas Aquinas

145 Kills, .299 Hitting %,

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