Volleyball: Brentwood's Eggleston tabbed state's Gatorade Player of the Year

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2019 Championship Volleyball – Brentwood vs. Houston, Class AAA

Shaye Eggleston 

Brentwood volleyball standout Shaye Eggleston was selected as the Gatorade Volleyball Player of The Year in Tennessee.

The recognition was announced Monday and comes after Eggleston helped lead the Lady Bruins to a state record seventh consecutive Class AAA state title in late October.

In its 35th year of recognizing the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company honored Eggleston her outstanding play and her high standards of academic achievement. She’s the fifth Lady Bruin honored, joining her sister Logan, who was named Player of the Year in 2017.

Eggleston, a junior, is a 6-foot-1 outside hitter who collected 856 kills, 444 digs, 87 aces and 80 blocks this season. She was named the District 12-AAA MVP and named a MaxPreps Second Team All-American after leading Brentwood to a 54-3 record.

Eggleston has maintained a 4.0 GPA and has served as a tutor, while also volunteering locally as a student leader at her local church.

Eggleston’s sister Logan, a sophomore All-Conference player at Texas, also won the award as a junior before graduating early and joining the Longhorns, while Hunter Thompson is another recent Lady Bruin graduate to be honored.

Shaye Eggleston is an Alabama volleyball commit. 

As part of Gatorade’s “Play it Forward” campaign, Eggleston has the opportunity to award a $1,000 grant to a local or national youth sports organization of her choosing. She is also eligible to submit an essay to win one of 12 $10,000 spotlight grants for the organization of choice, which will be announced throughout the year.

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