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Blue Devils earns state volleyball’s top player & coach awards

Abby Shadwick   Dale Grupe

The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association selected Henry Clay's Abby Shadwick as 2020 Ms. Kentucky Volleyball and the Blue Devils’ Dale Grupe as KVCA Coach of the Year. Abby, a 6-foot-2 senior outside hitter, is the first recipient from Henry Clay and only the second from a public high school. Grupe coached his team to a 20-3 record and an 11th Region championship, which qualified the Blue Devils for the KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament. Abby and Grupe were also the 11th Region player and coach of the year.  

Fayette County Public Schools boasted several players on the 2020 all-state rosters including Abby and sister Emma Shadwick on the first team and Ellery Gray on the second team.

(Posted Nov. 4, 2020)