Meet Notre Dame senior Gabby Deery, The Hawk Eye’s Volleyball Player of the Year

Gabby Deery had some mighty big shoes to fill this season for the Notre Dame High School volleyball team.

Deery, the 2021 Class 1A Player of the Year after helping the Nikes win their second straight Class 1A state championship, found herself surrounded by a new group of hitters, a new setter and several new back-row players.

With opposing defenses focusing most of their attention on the 6-foot-1 outside hitter rose to the occasion, at times putting the team on her back.

By the time all was said and done, the Nikes had grown together as a team and made it to a Class 1A regional final before falling to rival Holy Trinity in four tough sets.

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Deery, who often had her right shoulder packed in ice and took ice baths after matches, put together yet another outstanding season, earning Class 1A Player of the Year honors for the second straight season.

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