LaRosa's MVP Nominate LaRosa's next MVP of the Week
Congratulations to the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees! Click to read more about the newest class
Taylor Preston - LAROSA'S MVP FEATURED ATHLETE
Taylor Preston Download PDF

NAME: Taylor Preston
SCHOOL: St. Henry High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning state championships; named Gatorade Kentucky Volleyball Player of the Year
BIRTHDATE: 2/25/2004
HEIGHT: 6'2"-150 lbs.
PARENTS: Kevin & Michele
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My parents."
FUTURE GOAL: "Making it to the NCAA tournament championship while playing at Oklahoma."

Looking back at the many impressive individual and team athletic performances this past school year in high school sports, few student-athletes sparkled brighter than St. Henry senior Taylor Preston, a superstar volleyball outside hitter, who had her talents recognized when she was named Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year. She was only the second Northern Kentucky volleyball player ever to receive this award. Taylor helped the Crusaders (36-8) win the Kentucky state championship of the All-A Classic, the Kentucky state championship of the regular season as well as the 9th Region championship. It was the Crusaders second state title all-time and the first in 40 years. Taylor will be playing her volleyball next season at the University of Oklahoma.

Her outstanding high school career saw her slam 1,455 kills to go along with 483 digs, 282 total blocks and 85 total aces. She is only the second player in program history to surpass one thousand kills in a career. This past season alone, despite missing two-and-a-half weeks with an ankle injury, Taylor notched 460 kills, plus 148 digs, 42 blocks and 21 aces. She was named as the Enquirer's Northern Kentucky Player of the Year and was nominated as Cincinnati Sports Awards' Volleyball Player of the Year. These are just some of the many awards she has earned. Her junior year, she was named MVP of the Kentucky State Tournament and the 9th Region tournament, Northern Kentucky Girls Volleyball Coaches' Div. II Player of the Year and first-team all-state. She was also selected to participate in the Under Armor All-American Camp as well as the USA National Team Development Program in California. Her club team is the NKYVC 18-Tsunami.

A great student (3.97 GPA) who is active in community service, Taylor has been playing varsity volleyball since the eighth grade. Her favorite athlete is Michael Jordan, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is The Great Gatsby, favorite movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and most-like-to-meet is Ellen DeGeneres.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Taylor Preston loves playing the game of volleyball. She not only has the passion, athletic talent and resilience, but Taylor also has a strong work ethic that will take her game to the next level."
— Maureen Kaiser, Varsity Volleyball Coach.



LAROSA'S 2020-2021 MVPs
K.K. Mathis

NAME: Ben Southerland
WINNER ANNOUNCED: May 10
SCHOOL: Sycamore High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: My college paid for through basketball.

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

K.K. Mathis

NAME: K.K. Mathis
WINNER ANNOUNCED: May 3
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
SPORT(S): Softball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Hitting a home run in the 2021 PGF National Championship

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Mitchell Rylee

NAME: Mitchell Rylee
WINNER ANNOUNCED: April 26
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committed to play at Miami University, OH.

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Ella Jo Piersma

NAME: Ella Jo Piersma
WINNER ANNOUNCED: April 19
SCHOOL: Seven Hills School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: USA Today Swimmer of the Year

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Logan Woods

NAME: Logan Woods
WINNER ANNOUNCED: April 12
SCHOOL: Fairfield High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Earning a Div. I basketball scholarship

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Sarah Zimmerman

NAME: Sarah Zimmerman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: April 5
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Basketball-Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Back-to-back state championships

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Isaac Thornton

NAME: Isaac Thornton
WINNER ANNOUNCED: March 22
SCHOOL: Walton-Verona High School
SPORT(S): Wrestling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Wrestle for the USA World Team

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Leah Riley

NAME: Leah Riley
WINNER ANNOUNCED: March 22
SCHOOL: Sycamore High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Being a good aunt to my nephew Cody and becoming the fourth 1,000-point girls' scorer in school history."

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Paul McMillan

NAME: Paul McMillan
WINNER ANNOUNCED: March 15
SCHOOL: Woodward High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to play college basketball

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Ella Riggs

NAME: Ella Riggs
WINNER ANNOUNCED: March 8
SCHOOL: Indian Hill High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to play college basketball

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Noah Duke

NAME: Noah Duke
WINNER ANNOUNCED: March 1
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
SPORT(S): Wrestling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Pinning my way through the state tournament with a broken hand, including pinning the two-time returning state champ in 36 seconds."

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Cole Thomas

NAME: Abbey McNally
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 22
SCHOOL: Colerain High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Have a successful career, travel the world

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Cole Thomas

NAME: Cole Thomas
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 15
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
SPORT(S): Wrestling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning three state titles; getting college scholarship to wrestle at the U. of Tennessee Chattanooga.

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

K.K. Bransford

NAME: K.K. Bransford
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 8
SCHOOL: Mount Notre Dame
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Making Team USA; inducted into National Honor Society

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Carl Bloebaum

NAME: Carl Bloebaum
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 1
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Qualifying for USA National Junior swim team

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Lacey Bradshaw

NAME: Lacey Bradshaw
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 25
SCHOOL: Notre Dame Academy
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to play Div. I basketball at Morehead State U.

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Deborah Davenport

NAME: Evan Mahaffey
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 18
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Deborah Davenport

NAME: Deborah Davenport
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 11
SCHOOL: Woodward High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scoring a school-record 47 points in a game

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Charles Kellom

NAME: Charles Kellom
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 4
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2020 football state champions

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Chance Gray

NAME: Chance Gray
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 28
SCHOOL: Winton Woods High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Earning basketball scholarship to U. of Oregon

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Rylan Wotherspoon

NAME: Rylan Wotherspoon
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 21
SCHOOL: Cooper High School
SPORT(S): Golf
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Kentucky Mr. Golf & making Rolex All-American team

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Sophie Roebel

NAME: Sophie Roebel
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 14
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning District title sophomore year

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Eli Franke

NAME: Eli Franke
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 7
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
SPORT(S): Water Polo
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Participating as a Paralympic swimmer

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Lucy Trump

NAME: Lucy Trump
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 30
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to Notre Dame at age 14 to play volleyball

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Tegra Tshabola

NAME: Tegra Tshabola
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 23
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Still to come.

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Kathryn Shaffer

NAME: Kathryn Shaffer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 16
SCHOOL: Summit Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer-Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Successful athletic and academic career

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Ben Hambleton

NAME: Ben Hambleton
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 9
SCHOOL: Elder High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Playing on state runner-up football team

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Jada Moorman

NAME: Jada Moorman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 2
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scoring winning goal in state championship game

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Jyaire Brown

NAME: Jyaire Brown
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 26
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Moving to Ohio, committing to Ohio State

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Macie Feldman

NAME: Macie Feldman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 19
SCHOOL: Notre Dame Academy
SPORT(S): Soccer-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Competing in U.S. Soccer Development Academy and Nike Elite Youth Basketball League at the highest levels; being offered to play Div. I basketball

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Josh Kattus

NAME: Josh Kattus
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 12
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: First team all-state as a junior

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Cammy Niesen

NAME: Cammy Niesen
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 5
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Committing to be a student-athlete in college."

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Drew Ramsey

NAME: Drew Ramsey
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 28
SCHOOL: Elder High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: GCL South Co-Player of the Year

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Chloe Bramble

NAME: Chloe Bramble
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 21
SCHOOL: Highlands High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 3x regional champs; 2x state runners-up

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Gi'Bran Payne

NAME: Gi'Bran Payne
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 14
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning a state championship

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Carly Hendrickson

NAME: Carly Hendrickson
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 7
SCHOOL: Mount Notre Dame
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Winning a state championship my junior year."

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY

Brogan McCaughey

NAME: Brogan McCaughey
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 31
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2022
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Play college football

CLICK TO READ THE FULL STORY