VB: Thayer Hall Named 2017 Max Preps National Athlete of the Year

Dorman High School junior Thayer Hall has been named the recipient of the first-annual MaxPreps National High School Athlete of the Year. This is a second major award in a week for Hall, who in spite being one of the youngest players in the tournament was named the MVP of the 2017 U21 Pan American Cup in Costa Rica where she led Team USA to a U21 World Championship qualification.

Hall is a two-time South Carolina Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year and a USA Today All-American. She’s already committed to the University of Florida, where she’ll play her first full varsity season in the fall of 2018. For now, she has one more year of high school to build upon her resume that included 608 kills, 50 aces, and 31 blocks as a junior.

Hall’s offensive stats through her first 3 seasons of high school:

Year Grade Team SP K K/S Kill % Att E Hit %
16-17 Junior Varsity 121 608 5 50 1217 157 0.371
15-16 Sophomore Varsity 98 570 5.8 53.8 1060 127 0.418
14-15 Freshman Varsity 100 475 4.8 50.1 948 122 0.372

Off the court, Hall volunteers with mentoring players in younger age groups in her local volleyball programs, volunteers as a soup kitchen, and also works with the special Olympics and the Carolina Miracle League. She has a 4.3 GPA in the classroom and is a member of the National Honor Society.

The new iteration of the award begun by MaxPreps this year honors 1 male and 1 female athlete each year. MaxPreps seeks nominations from members of its site and the general public – which may be submitted by a coach, parent, peer, or teacher. The award, while athletics-focused, are based on well-rounded student-athletes.



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