I really, really like the fact that JT honors Andi with what he considers to be the nation's best "pure" setters (see his description below).
Many congratulations to both Paige and Nicole for being among the nation's finalists for this award.
Andi Collins wanted to be the best setter in the nation. Cancer ended that dream Sept. 4, 2003, a month shy of her 17th birthday. The Andi Collins Award, presented in her honor and memory, recognizes the best senior setter in the nation.
.... of the 73 more than worthy candidates in another terrific year for setters.....
With only a couple of exceptions, you won’t find players on the list who were not pure setters..... Andi Collins was a pure setter and with so many good ones to choose from, I wanted to honor Andi’s legacy by choosing someone who emulated her.
Paige Brown, 5-7 S, St. James (Lenexa, Kansas)
Nicole Wemhoff, 5-9 S, St. Teresa’s Academy (Kansas City, Missouri)