Mount de Sales standout Katy Buck on Wednesday was named the 2009-10 Gatorade Maryland Volleyball Player of the Year.
Buck's receiving the honor, which is awarded for not only athletic excellence but also academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the court, means she is a finalist for the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year award. The winner will be announced late this month.
Buck, a senior outside hitter who this month was also named The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Volleyball Player of the Year, recorded 306 kills, 286 digs, 109 service aces and a hitting percentage of .462 this season. She led the Sailors to a second consecutive Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title and, earlier in the season, a championship in the prestigious Bulldog Tournament. Mount de Sales finished 22-1, losing to Good Counsel in the championship match of the Maryland/D.C. Private Schools Tournament.