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La Cueva’s Sharp named Gatorade New Mexico Volleyball Player of the Year

La Cueva High senior Mariana Sharp has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at New Mexico State. (Journal File Photo)

La Cueva High’s Mariana Sharp has been named 2019-20 Gatorade New Mexico Volleyball Player of the Year, the sports drink company announced on Monday.

Sharp is the fourth Gatorade New Mexico Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from La Cueva.

The 5-foot-8 senior outside hitter led the Bears to a 22-1 record and a second-straight Class 5A state championship this past season. Sharp recorded 311 kills, 202 digs, 37 service aces and 23 blocks while posting a kill percentage of .502 and a hitting percentage of .383. The Metro Prep Volleyball Player of the Year, Sharp is a two-time first-team All-State selection. She concluded her prep volleyball career with 901 kills and 515 digs.

Sharp has maintained a weighted 3.15 grade-point average in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at New Mexico State.

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