It’s been a pretty good senior season for South Iredell High volleyball star Julia Scoles.
Last month, Scoles led her team (27-1) to a state championship and was named a first-team Under Armour All-American.
Tuesday, she was named N.C. Gatorade player of the year. Scoles has signed with North Carolina.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Scoles as North Carolina’s best high school volleyball player.
Scoles, 6-foot-1, had 283 digs, 231 kills and 122 service aces while posting a kill percentage of .441. She is the nation’s No. 6 ranked recruit as rated by PrepVolleyball.com.
Scoles has maintained a 3.73 weighted GPA in the classroom. She has volunteered locally on behalf of her community’s recreation department and as a youth volleyball coach.
“Julia Scoles is the best player I have ever been privileged to coach against,” Jason Stephens, head coach at Hickory High. “She is the type of player that changes the game. You have to build your game plan around beating South Iredell beginning with her.”