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Audriana Fitzmorris (12) left Kansas to play volleyball at Stanford. Now, she's hoping to return. The sophomore middle blocker made FACES IN THE CROWD in 2013 after leading St. James Academy in Lenexa to its fifth straight state title. At Stanford last year, she was an All-America honorable mention and a three-time Pac-12 freshman of the week, helping the Cardinal to the NCAA title, the school's first since '04. Fitzmorris is hoping for a repeat, which would come with a trip to her beloved hometown. The national championship is in Kansas City, Mo., in December, just over 10 miles from where she lives. "It's been fueling me to get better," she says. "I love being from Kansas City. It would be such an honor."