On Friday, January 13, Gatorade announced Emerson “Emmi” Sellman ’24 is the 2022-23 Gatorade Maryland Volleyball Player of the Year. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, distinguishes Emmi as Maryland’s best high school volleyball player. She is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year award to be announced in January. Emmi is the second Gatorade Maryland Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from The Academy of the Holy Cross. Megan McTigue ’16 was the 2015-2016 recipient.
The 6-foot-4 junior outside hitter led the Tartans to a 24-2 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament championship this past season. Emmi recorded 339 kills, 188 digs, 53 service aces and 50 blocks while posting a .440 kill percentage and a .339 hitting percentage. The 2022 Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year and the WCAC Player of the Year, she trained with the USA Volleyball Under-19 team last summer.
Emmi has volunteered locally caring for migrant children through her church, and she has donated her time as a youth volleyball coach. “Emmi is a player that performs equally well in the front and back rows,” said Coach Dave Geiser. “Her athleticism, skill, mental focus and enthusiasm have contributed to AHC’s success.”
Emmi has maintained a weighted 4.10 GPA in the classroom. She has made a verbal commitment to play volleyball on scholarship at the Ohio State University beginning in the fall of 2024.