July 15, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn volleyball freshman Alexa Filley will represent the Tigers at the 2014 ESPY Awards on Wednesday as the incoming setter is one of 12 nominees for the Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year.
Filley won the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year in January after leading Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky., to a 36-6 record, a fourth-straight Kentucky state title and a final ranking of No. 6 according to PrepVolleyball.com.
She recorded 1,248 assists, 334 digs, 102 kills, 58 blocks and 41 service aces during her senior season. She was a 2013-14 Under Armour Second-Team All-American, MVP of the state tournament and the Kentucky Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Off the court, Filley maintained a 3.91 GPA in the classroom and volunteered locally on behalf of Special Olympics, along with donating time to feeding the hungry and assisting in a second-grade classroom.
It marks just the second time that an incoming Southeastern Conference volleyball player has earned this national honor. Former Florida standout Kelly Murphy was the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007-08.
Filley is one of seven newcomers to the Auburn program for the 2014 season, which makes up the nation’s 14th-best recruiting class according to PrepVolleyball.com.
The 2014 ESPYs will be broadcasted live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles starting at 8 pm. CT on ESPN. The Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year will be awarded prior to the start of the ESPYs.
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