Class 1A Feature Athlete (Oct. 23)

Name: Shannon Watkins
High School: Geibel Catholic
Grade: 11
Position: Setter

Background Info: Watkins has been the starting setter since the first game of her freshman season. She has a 4.2 GPA and was chosen as a a Carson Scholarship awardee as a sophomore. Her volleyball achievements include All-County, All-Section, All-District and All-State. She recorded her 1,500th assist earlier this season and is on pace to pass 2,000 before her career ends. Geibel Catholic has qualified for the post season in all three of her seasons as a member of the team.

Quotes from Geibel Catholic coach Rick Watkins: "Shannon has a passion to compete in every level and challenge in front of her. As a coach I want to see the ball in her hands when the game is on the line. She embraces the big moment opportunities and takes them on with confidence. Being the coach's daughter has meant being around the court from an early age and she gained a good volleyball IQ along the way as a result."