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PORTLAND, Oregon (July 19, 2019) -- For the third time in five years, the Oregon Sports Awards’ Prep Volleyball Player of the Year trophy is making its way to Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. 

Rose Booth, who led Jesuit High to a 31-4 overall record and 6A state championship, was selected as the 2019 Prep Volleyball Player of the Year by the Oregon Sports Awards’ voting panel. Former Crusader and current Arizona State Sun Devil Nicole Peterson received the honor in 2015 and 2016. 

Booth left Portland for Los Angeles on July 1 to begin her college volleyball career at Loyola Marymount University. She called in to NBC Sports Northwest’s “The Noe Show” with Brian Noe on Friday for an interview and to accept her award. Click here to listen to clips of Booth’s interview. 

Future single-sport prep award announcements can also be heard live on KJOR Rip City Radio 620. 

Sport Oregon, which manages the Oregon Sports Awards, and NBC Sports Northwest have partnered to announce the 2019 Oregon Sports Awards on live television form July 8-31. 

A 6-1 outside hitter, Booth excelled in both phases of the game last fall. She finished with 405 kills and 205 digs and had a kill percentage of .490. Booth also recorded 34 blocks and 32 service aces. 

She was named the Gatorade Oregon Volleyball Player of the Year and also earned 6A and Co-Metro League Player of the Year honors. Booth was a unanimous all-tournament first team pick after leading the Crusaders to a state championship victory. 

Booth becomes the third Jesuit athlete to win an Oregon Sports Award. She joins graduated senior Katie Duong and Peter Murphy, who won the Prep Girls Soccer and Prep Boys Tennis Player of the Year awards, in the winner’s circle. 

Seniors-to-be Ryann Gregg and Rylee Troutman joined Booth as finalists for the award. Gregg, who has given a verbal commitment to play for University of Portland in 2020, was named the 5A Player of the Year after leading Corvallis to the state championship. Troutman is committed to Corban University and paced Ridgeview High to a runner-up finish in the 5A Volleyball Championship. 

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