Santa Fe’s Stout repeats as Miss Volleyball

Santa Fe's Jalyn Stout and Eric Marshall
Santa Fe's Jalyn Stout (left) was named Miss Florida Volleyball for the second straight year and coach Eric Marshall was runner-up Coach of the Year. (Photos by C.J. Gish)
Photos by C.J. Gish

For the second straight year Santa Fe (Alachua) setter Jalyn Stout has been named the Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball, which recognizes the best high school volleyball player in Florida.

Stout, the 2021 Florida Miss Volleyball as a junior, led Santa Fe to its second straight Class 4A state title with 563 kills, 368 assists, 245 digs, 55 aces and a .433 hitting percentage.

Santa Fe defeated the Academy of the Holy Names (Tampa) in four sets, 25-13, 21-25, 25-12, 25-14, to win the Class 4A state title. It was the second straight state title for the Raiders (30-2).

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“Coach (Eric Marshall) told me this morning, and I didn’t believe it,” Stout said. “I genuinely mean it when I say I couldn’t do half the stuff I’ve done without him. It is hard for me to wrap my head around all of it. I am so grateful.”  

Santa Fe's Jalyn Stout and Eric Marshall on sideline
Photo by C.J. Gish Santa Fe’s Jalyn Stout (left) and Eric Marshall led the Raiders to back-to-back Class 4A state championships.

In 2021, Stout received nine of the 21 first-place votes to finish with 134 points to win Miss Volleyball after leading the Raiders (29-3) to the Class 4A state title, their first state title in program history.

As a junior, she led the team with 392 kills, along with a team-best 55.8 hitting percentage. She finished second with 393 assists and she also added 236 digs and 33 service aces.

This year, Stout received 12 of the 21 first-place votes to finish with 151 points, which was 40 points ahead of runner-up Jordyn Byrd of Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota), the 3A Player-of-the-Year who has signed with the University of Texas.

The senior, who signed on Wednesday to play volleyball at Coastal Carolina University, becomes only the second athlete to win the award in back-to-back years, joining Tampa Berkeley Prep’s Jordan Burgess (2010-11).

“It feels good,” Marshall said. “I talked to the guy who won it today, a friend of mine. I think he deserved it. He was not the favorite in 7A, and so to be able to do what he did at the end is good coaching. He certainly deserves it.”  

Marshall, who was recognized as the top coach in 4A for the second straight year, finished runner-up for overall Coach-of-the-Year in Florida behind Brian Wheatley of Venice.

In five years, Marshall has compiled a 127-30 record, two state titles, and a pair of state runner-up finishes (2018-19).

Wheatley, the Class 7A Coach-of-the-Year, received six of the 21 first-place votes to total 98 points in winning this year’s award.

He led his team to the Class 7A title with a 22-4 record. In 29 years at Venice he has compiled a 699-198 record with six state titles (1998-2005-2012-2014-2017-2022).

Marshall finished a close second this year with five first-place votes and 91 points while Class 6A COY Alvaro Sanchez of New Smyrna Beach was third in the voting with 81 points.


Player, Total Points, 1st-Place Votes

Jalyn Stout, Santa Fe, 151 (12)

Jordyn Byrd, Cardinal Mooney, 111 (4)

Breanah Rives, Seacrest Country Day, 47 (1)

Alyssa Kornegay, New Smyrna Beach, 37 (1)

Lindsay Walch, Jensen Beach, 36 (1)

Ashley Reynolds, Venice, 25 (2)

Caleigh Peddie, Liberty County, 12 (0)

Past Miss Volleyball Winners:

2021 – Jalyn Stout, Alachua Santa Fe

2020 – Paris Thompson, Fort Myers

2019 – Annie Cate Fitzpatrick, Ocala Trinity Catholic

2018 – Savannah Vach, Oviedo

2017 – Marlie Monserez, Orlando Bishop Moore

2016 – Stephanie Samedy, Clermont East Ridge

2015 – Payton Caffrey, Winter Springs

2014 – Courtney Furlong, Oviedo

2013 – Christina Ambrose, Winter Park

2012 – Lindsey Owens, Orlando Bishop Moore 

2011 – Jordan Burgess, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

2010 – Jordan Burgess, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

2009 – Elise Walch, Stuart Martin County

2008 – Jessica Yingling, Orlando Timber Creek

2007 – Kellie Catanach, Tampa Plant

2006 – Ruthie King, Winter Park Lake Howell

2005 – Janet Okagbaa, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

2004 – Foluke Akinradewo, Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2003 – Michelle Staulbaum, Gainesville High

2002 – Marcie Hampton, Gainesville P.K. Yonge

2001 – Julia Caner, Boca Raton Olympic Heights

2000 – Taylor Williams, Gainesville High

1999 – Delavane Diaz, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

1998 – Kristen Blatt, Venice

1997 – Lauren Westervelt, Boca Raton Olympic Heights

1996 – Jennifer Werrick, Lakeland George Jenkins

1995 – Sandra Reboucas, Orlando Cypress Creek

1994 – Jamie Velentzas, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

1993 – Coleen Crocco, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

1992 – Kelly Flannigan, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory


Coach, Total Points, 1st-place Votes

Brian Wheatley, Venice, 98 (6)

Eric Marshall, Santa Fe, 91 (5)

Alvaro Sanchez, New Smyrna Beach, 81 (4)

Mike Sawtelle, Jensen Beach, 61 (3)

Jennifer Sewell, Liberty County, 34 (1)

Jan Class, Seacrest Country Day, 27 (1)

Wendy Hensley, Clearwater Central Catholic, 22 (1)

Past Winners:

2021- Eric Marshall, Alachua Santa Fe

2020- Robin Mignerey, Ponte Vedra

2019- Angie Strickland, Tallahassee Leon

2018- Jen Darty, Oviedo

2017 – Ross Usie, Winter Garden West Orange

2016 – Tanya Jarvis, Orlando Bishop Moore

2015 – Chad Davis, Gainesville P.K. Yonge

2014 – Tony Cothran, Bradenton Manatee

2013 – Stephanie Gibson, Winter Park

2012 – Tanya Jarvis, Orlando Bishop Moore 

2011 – Randy Dagostino , Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

2010 – Randy Dagostino, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

2009 – Marty Bielicki, Stuart Martin County

2008 – Leanna Taylor, Tampa Plant

2007 – Charmaine Cox, Orlando Lake Highland Preparatory

2006 – Louise Crocco, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2005 – Stephanie Gibson, Winter Park

2004 – Stephanie Gibson, Winter Park

2003 – Cindy Boulware, Gainesville High

2002 – Teri Ohme, Plant City Durant

2001 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights

2000 – Sindee Snow, Orlando Bishop Moore

1999 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights

1998 – Louise Crocco, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

1997 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights

1996 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights

1995 – Stephanie Gibson, Miami Sunset

1994 – Louise Crocco, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

1993 – Carol Chalu, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

1992 – Randy Dagostino, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

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