Brookfield Central's Mckenna Wucherer named Gatorade Player of the Year

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BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) - Brookfield Central's Mckenna Wucherer has added another accomplishment to an already lengthy list.

Wucherer has been named the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year. She is the first Brookfield Central player to win the award, but joins recent Southeast Wisconsin winners like Arrowhead's Aubrey Hamilton (2020) and Lake Country Lutheran's Brooke Anderson (2018).

Wucherer is the top recruit in Wisconsin and has been named the top recruit nationally by and

The Minnesota commit says she had this goal as a freshman.

"To see it come true is really unbelievable," said Wucherer. "I'm just really proud of myself and seeing all that hard work I put in go into this huge award. That's crazy to think that Gatorade recognizes me as the best player in the state."

Wucherer played in Under Armour All-American game this past December in Orlando. During her senior year, she suited up for Team USA in the U18 FIVB World Championships and helped Team USA to a Bronze medal. She also finished her high school career with more than 2,000 kills and led Brookfield Central to its first state appearance.

"It's just so crazy to think about that I've been to all these places. I just played volleyball with the best in the world," said Wucherer. "I look back at it and that all happened in a span of a year. Now I think about what I can really do in the college game. I'm excited to see how I evolve as a player. Especially in that program (Minnesota)."

Wucherer has already graduated from Brookfield Central and will start at Minnesota for the spring semester.

Watch her full interview below: 

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