VBM 2011 Boys’ High School All-Americans

First and second team selections, plus honorable mentions

Micah Christenson

First Team

Spencer Buckley

Height: 6'4"
Position: OH
Year: Senior
High school: Santa Margarita (Calif.)
Quick stat: An all-CIF-SS first-team selection, Buckley helped Santa Margarita finish in the top 10 in the country with a 34-5 mark.

Cody Caldwell

Height: 6'6"
Position: OH
Year: Senior
High school: Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Quick stat: The 2011 Mizuno/Volleyball Boys’ High School Player of the Year.

Micah Christenson

Height: 6'6"
Position: Setter
Year: Senior
High school: Kamehameha-Kapalama (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Quick stat: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year led his team to the Hawaii state title this spring.

Spencer Haly

Height: 6'6"
Position: MB
Year: Senior
High school: Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Quick stat: This all-CIF-SS first-team pick helped CdM win a CIF-SS title and a CIF Southern California regional championship.

Austin Kingi

Height: 6'5"
Position: OH
Year: Senior
High school: Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Quick stat: This all-CIF-SS first-team pick powered home 496 kills to go with 233 digs.

Zack La Cavera

Height: 6'5"
Position: Opp.
Year: Senior
High school: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Quick stat: Kicked things into the next gear in big matches with 33 kills against Mira Costa and 27 against Santa Margarita (in the CIF-SS final).

Ben Lam

Height: 6'4"
Position: MB
Year: Senior
High school: Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Quick stat: Lam, a member of two state-championship teams at Punahou, was a 2011 Hawaii Division I all-tournament team selection.

Eric Luhrsen

Height: 6’6”
Position: OH
Year: Senior
High school: Wheaton Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.)
Quick stat: Four-year starter finished second on the school all-time career kills chart behind Pepperdine great Sean Rooney.

Travis Magorien

Height: 6'4"
Position: S
Year: Senior
High school: Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Quick stat: Magorien earned all-CIF-SS first-team accolades on a Westlake team that finished 28-6.

Trevor Novotny

Height: 6'4"
Position: OH
Year: Junior
High school: Catholic Memorial (Waukesha, Wis.)
Quick stat: The Wisconsin state player of the year and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s area player of the year, helped Catholic Memorial win a state championship

Bill Siroky

Height: 6'6"
Position: MB
High school: Sandburg (Orland Park, Ill.)
Quick stat: His presence in the middle helped Sandburg win its first Illinois state boys’ volleyball title since 2000

D.J. White

Height: 6'5"
Position: OH
Year: Senior
High school: Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Quick stat: White, an all-CIF-SS first-team selection was a big reason Mira Costa posted a 33-2 record.

Second Team

Name Height Position Year School

Garrett Dempsey 6'2" S Sr. Marist (Chicago, Ill.)
Jon Ferrari 6'1" S Jr. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.)
Taylor Hammond 6'3" S Sr. Santa Margarita (Calif.)
Michael Henchy 6'7" OH Sr. Ventura (Calif.)
John Henry 6'6" MB Sr. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Tien Le 6'2" S Sr. Carlsbad (Calif.)
Owen McAndrews 6'4" MB Jr. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
Logan Nowack 6'1" OH-S Sr. Iolani (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Steve O’Dell 6'5" S Jr. McQuaid (Rochester, N.Y.)
Greg Petty 6'6" OH Sr. Downers Grove (Ill.) North
Kyle Russell 6'9" OH Sr. Del Oro (Loomis, Calif.)
Matt Tarantino 6'8" OH Sr. Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.)

Special Mention

Jason Agopian 6'7", OH, Sr., Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.); Brennan Anderson 6'1", S, Sr., Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.); Nikola Antonijevic 6'8", OH, Sr., Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.); Mitch Beal 6'5", S, Sr., Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado, Springs, Colo.); Parker Brown 6'3", OH, Jr., Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.); Robert Feathers 6'8", MB, Sr,, Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.); Christian Franceschi 6'3", OH, Jr., Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.); David Frazee 6'5", MB, Sr., Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.); Richard Harpole 6'2", OH, Sr., Moanalua (Honolulu, Hawaii); Peter Hutz 6'3", OH, Jr., Marquette (Milwaukee, Wis.); T.J. Jurko OH, Sr., Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, Fla.); Darren Kilby OH, Sr, James River (Midlothian, Va.); Matt Kues S, Sr., St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio); Skyler McCoy 6'3", OH, Sr., St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.); Robbie McKnight 6'2", Opp. Sr., Laguna Beach (Calif.); Kurtis Mirick 6'0", S, Sr., Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.); David Moler S, Sr., Central York (York, Pa.); Ryan Olson 6'1", OH, Sr., Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Calif.); Brian O’Gorman 6'10", MB, Sr., Kennedy (Bronx, N.Y.); Ryan Olsen 6'4", MB, Sr., Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.); Aaron Russell 6'8", MB, Sr., Centennial (Ellicott City, Md.); James Shaw 6'7", S, Jr., St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.); Larry Tuileta OH, Fresh., Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii); Braeden Wilson 6'2", OH, Sr., Las Vegas (Nev.); Ryan Windisch 5'9", Lib., Sr., Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)

Originally published in August 2011

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Jan 02, 2012 at 06:45PM Tom Garvey

Barely Any East Coast players, these are some players to look out for for the Class of 2013

The Rise of East Coast Boy’s volleyball
The Class of 2013 shows tremendous talent at every position. West Coast volleyball has always reigned supreme buy young raw talent is rising on the East Coast. The Class of 2013 features some of the best players the East Coast has ever seen. East Coast clubs like Pace Bootleggers, Yorktowne volleyball club, and even Warren Sixpak volleyball club features the best player in the class of 2013. The Pace bootleggers have a tremendous 6, 5 setter and Outside hitter called Christian Blough. This kid made the A1 team and is going to be a top prospect. Yorktowne volleyball club features Mitch Stahl and Connor Lammey. Stahl is a 6, 7 opposite/outside hitter and Connor Lammey is a 6, 5 A1 Middle Blocker. Last but not the least is Warren Sixpak volleyball club. This is a rising volleyball club in NJ and features great raw talent. Middle Blocker Ehidiamen Oboh (jr) and Outside Hitter Aidan Albrecht are tremendous volleyball player. Oboh is a 6, 6 aggressive middle that has the longest arms I’ve ever seen while Albrecht is a 6, 6 outside that is going to be a phenomenal volleyball player. These players I’ve mentioned are going to be recruited to top schools hopefully. East Coast volleyball is improving and these volleyball players will show it at the collegiate level.

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