CHICAGO (January 8, 2024) — In its 39th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Camryn Chatellier of St. Mary’s Dominican High School is the 2023-24 Gatorade Louisiana Volleyball Player of the Year. Chatellier is the second Gatorade Louisiana Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from St. Mary’s Dominican High School.
The award, which celebrates the nation’s top high school athletes for excellence on the court, in the classroom and in the community, distinguishes Chatellier as Louisiana’s best high school volleyball player. From CEOs and coaches to star athletes, Gatorade Player of the Year winners showcases the power of sport, touting an all-star group of alumni that includes Harper Murray (2022-23, Skyline High School, Mich.), Kerri Walsh Jennings (1995-96, Archbishop Mitty High School, Calif.) and April Ross (1999-00, Newport Harbor High School, Calif.).
The 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter led Dominican to a 44-2 record and a fourth straight Division I state championship this past season. Chatellier amassed 595 kills and 477 digs while posting a .443 kill percentage and a .352 hitting percentage. She also recorded 58 service aces, 32 blocks and 27 assists and was named a First Team All-American by MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She concluded her prep volleyball career with 1,497 kills and 1,023 digs.
Chatellier has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and the Miracle League. She has also donated her time with her campus ministry department and as a youth volleyball coach. “Camryn is a six-rotation player who is a threat on the court from all positions,” said Sivi Miller, head coach of St. Joseph’s Academy. “She is an offensive threat at the net and she also helps her team defensively with her block.”
Chatellier has maintained a 3.76 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play beach volleyball on scholarship at Louisiana State University this fall.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which leverages experts including coaches, scouts, media and others as sources to help evaluate and
determine the state winners in each sport.
Chatellier joins recent Gatorade Louisiana Volleyball Players of the Year AC Froehlich (2022-23, St. Thomas More Catholic High School), Kate Baker (2021-22 & 2020-21, St. Mary’s Dominican High School), and Cicily Hidalgo (2019-20, Teurlings Catholic High School), among the state’s list of former award winners.