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Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Year: Sam Burgio, Eden girls volleyball

The resumes of past Prep Talk Female Athletes of the Year have been impressive.

This year's honoree might just have them all beat.

On top of being named the Prep Talk Player of the Year for girls volleyball for the second straight year, Eden's Sam Burgio also took home the overall Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Year at Wednesday's Prep Talk Awards.

Prep Talk Player of the Year for girls volleyball: Samantha Burgio, Eden

Burgio, who started playing varsity in seventh grade, is believed to be the first six-time state champion. She led the Raiders to the program's eighth straight NYSPHSAA championship as a senior, finishing with a team-leading 472 digs and a .418 hitting percentage.

Burgio was an All-WNY pick for the third time this season and is considered one of the best defensive players in the country. She's part of the University of Maryland's first-ever Top 10 recruiting class.

"I'd like to thank my parents and my coach, Stephen Pierce," Burgio said. "I couldn't do this without him. He's had my back for six years. And I'd like to thank my brother for being a great brother."

It was quite a night for the Eden girls volleyball program. Pierce was also inducted into the Prep Talk Hall of Fame.

Stephen Pierce inducted into Prep Talk Hall of Fame

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