Santa Fe’s Stout, Marshall take top state honors

The postseason accolades continue to roll in for the Santa Fe (Alachua) volleyball team as junior setter Jalyn Stout and head coach Eric Marshall received the state’s top awards on Friday.

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) voted Stout the 2021 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball and Marshall the Florida Dairy Farmers Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school volleyball coaches and media representatives, according to the FHSAA press release.

Earlier this week the FHSAA announced Stout and Marshall earned Class 4A player and coach of the year following the Raiders’ dominant 29-3 season that culminated with a 4A state title in November. The latest vote put Stout and Marshall above their peers in all other classifications.

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Stout posted 392 kills, 393 assists, 236 digs and 33 aces, with a .550 hitting percentage.

Santa Fe volleyball's Jalyn Stout

In Player of the Year voting, Stout received nine of the 21 first-place votes to finish with 134 points and claim this year’s award. Emma Truluck of Ocala Forest was the runner-up with 78 points, followed in order by Lily Frierson of Tampa Plant (74), Alysia Fingall of Panama City Mosley (74), Breanah Rives of Seacrest Country Day (31), Taylor Parks of Clearwater Calvary Christian (29) and Taylor-Reese Howell of Sneads (25).

Marshall earned Coach of the Year after leading his squad to a 29-3 record and the Class 4A state title, while going unbeaten in 15 sets in state tournament play. In his four years at Santa Fe, Marshall has posted a 97-28 record, with a pair of state runner up finishes (2018-19) prior to this year’s state championship.

Marshall received six of the 21 first-place votes to total 108 points and win this year’s top award. Class 7A COY Sarah Kirkwood-Reiss of Tampa Plant was the runner up with 84 points, and Class 3A COY Kim Whitney of Clearwater Calvary Christian finished third with 70 points. Rounding out the voting were Class 5A COY Michelle Mask of Panama City Mosley (65), Class 6A COY Elsa Lopez of Mater Academy (47), Class 2A COY Jan Class of Seacrest Country Day (37) and Class 1A COY Heather Edge of Sneads (17). All the finalists won state championships in 2021.

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