Gatorade Player of the Year candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNHS recruit rankings. That being said, success in the postseason will have a bearing on the selection process. Mississippi has already completed its state tournament, so our winner could be lurking among the All-State Tournament selections.
2011 MISSISSIPPI CLASS III ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
- Tupelo defeated Ocean Springs 3-2 (25-8, 17-25, 24-26, 25-11, 15-4) to capture the state championship. Hancock and Southaven rounded out the state semifinalists.
2011 MISSISSIPPI CLASS II ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
- Long Beach defeated Hernando 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-19) to capture the state championship. Lake Cormorant and East Central rounded out the state semifinalists.
2011 MISSISSIPPI CLASS I ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
- Lewisburg defeated Our Lady Academy 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 23-25-25-15) to capture the state championship. Vancleave and St. Joseph rounded out the state semifinalists.