Audrey Koenig named Class 3A state volleyball player of the year

Bishop McLaughlin’s Audrey Koenig started the season as one of the state’s top two rated college prospects in the Class of 2021. 

The accolades continued as Florida State signee led the Hurricanes to the state semifinals, was selected as an American Volleyball Coaches Association/Under Armour All-American and was  MVP of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-star game. 

This week, she added another award to her already lengthy accomplishments. 

Koenig was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 3A state volleyball player of the year. She beat out Trinity Catholic’s Kiana Laborde and Isabella Sanchez, who led the Celtics to a state title.

By winning 3A state honors, Koenig is now a finalist for the 2020 Miss Volleyball Award, which will be announced in December.  

No other area player finished in the top three among votes in their respective classification. 

State players of the year

Class 7A

OH Valeria Rosado, Sr., Lyman

Area nominees

OH Madison Binkley, Sr., Sarasota Riverview

OH Erin Morrissey, Sr., Plant

OH Alexa Rangel, Jr., Palm Harbor University

OH Kylie Stroehlein, Sr., Sickles

Class 6A

OH Paris Thompson, Sr., Fort Myers

Area nominees

MH Olivia Aniol, Jr., East Lake

MB Jenna Davis, Jr., St. Petersburg

OH Kate Youmans, Sr., St. Petersburg

Class 5A

OH Amy Burkhardt, Sr., Ponte Vedra

Area nominees

OH Sandy Cao, Sr., Osceola

OH Mila Yarich, Sr., Robinson

Class 4A

OH Allison Cavanaugh, So., Jacksonville Bishop Kenny

Area nominees

S Nicla Gentile, Sr., Weeki Wachee

OH Kinsley Warbritton, So., Academy of the Holy Names

Class 3A

OH Audrey Koenig, Sr., Bishop McLaughlin

Stats: 394 kills, 207 digs, .401 hitting percentage

Area nominees

 S Victoria Hansley, Jr., Clearwater Central Catholic

OH/L Gia Padilla, Sr., Carrollwood Day

Class 2A

OH Sam Taylor, Jr., St. John Paul II

Area nominees

OH Sydney Jackwin, Jr., Keswick Christian

Class 1A

OH Kiara Garrett, Sr., Sneads