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Volleyball signee Pease earns Gatorade Player of the Year

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

Stefine "Jake" Pease, a signee for the Lipscomb Volleyball team, has collected several honors this year.

She has been named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Kansas, one of the more competitive states for volleyball.

"We are extremely excited about Jake receiving this honor, she is very well deserved of this award," Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal said. " It also marks the first time in our short history that we have had a Gatorade Player of the Year winner on our roster. Jake is a wonderful talent and even better person."

Pease, a setter/outside hitter for Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, Kans., is also a candidate for the Andi Collins Award as the nation's top senior setter.

Pease has been named Centennial League Most Valuable Player, All-City in Topeka, All-State in Class 5-A and an All-State Tournament team selection.

As a senior Pease made 443 assists and 245 digs. She also had 38 blocks, 152 kills and 40 aces.