Saturday spotlight: Katie George

Katie George says she sometimes feels pain when she goes on a serving run. Josh Holmberg/ESPNHS

One of the biggest high school girls volleyball tournaments of the season, the Durango Classic, is going on this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.

One of the players at the tournament, Katie George of Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), is our Saturday spotlight.

After getting her tonsils removed (by choice) over the summer, George developed blood clots. Her doctor told her she would have to sit out her senior season.

So George took matters into her own hands, doing research and finding a way she could be protected and get back on the court. Thus the helmet, pads and compression hose.

“With the helmet, the pads and the hose, it looks like I’m pretending to be Allen Iverson. … I look ridiculous,” George said. “But I don’t care.”

Read the full story from Walter Villa here.