Laramie’s Alexis Stucky is the Gatorade Wyoming Volleyball Player of the Year Again
For the second consecutive year, Laramie High School’s Alexis Stucky was selected the Gatorade Wyoming Volleyball Player of the Year on Tuesday.
The University of Florida signee has earned the award for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
Stucky is the third winner from Laramie High School but the first multi-time winner. She joins Caitlin McInerney in 2011-12 and Shelby Heggie in 2003-04, who also received this accolade.
In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced the honor on Tuesday morning via a press release to the media.
The 6-2 senior outside hitter and setter led Laramie to a second straight Class 4A state volleyball championship last fall. It was the third in school history. The Lady Plainsmen finished the season with a record of 32-2.
Stucky finished the 2021 season with 352 kills, 203 digs, 155 assists, and 53 service aces. She posted a .442 hitting percentage and was chosen the Class 4A Player of the Year in 2021. The state’s returning Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year is a four-time all-state and all-conference selection during her high school career. Stucky was the MVP of the Under Armour Next All-America game and a First Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). She was also a member of the USA U18 National Team that captured the Bronze Medal at the world championships last September. Stucky is ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the Class of 2022 by PrepVolleyball.com.
In the release from The Gatorade Company, Thunder Basin High School head coach Wennett Martin held Stucky in high regard.
“Alexis Stucky is by far the best volleyball athlete Wyoming has ever had. She’s just an amazing player—she was a great hitter for Laramie, but she also made the All-American game as a setter.”
Stucky maintained a 3.81 GPA in the classroom. She has volunteered locally on behalf of the 4-H Club and youth volleyball programs. She has already graduated and is enrolled early at the University of Florida.
The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. It distinguishes Stucky as Wyoming’s best high school volleyball player. She is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year award to be announced later this month.
Stucky joins recent winners Danilynn Schell (19-20 & 18-19) and Madison Vinich (17-18), both from Kelly Walsh, among the state’s list of former Gatorade Award winners.
Through Gatorade’s cause marketing platform “Play it Forward,” Stucky has the opportunity to award a $1,000 grant to a local or national youth sports organization of her choice. She is also eligible to submit a short video explaining why the organization she chose is deserving of one of twelve $10,000 spotlight grants, which will be announced throughout the year. To date, Gatorade Player of the Year winners’ grants has totaled more than $3.5 million across 1,300 organizations.
Information from a release by The Gatorade Company was used in this story.