2012 Boys’ Fab 50

Presented by VBM & Mizuno

Brooks Varni- Fab 50 2012

Volleyball, the industry’s only printed publication covering all aspects of the sport, has been presenting its annual Fab 50 lists for boys and girls for more than three decades. Some of the sport’s all-time greats have graced the Fab 50 list over the years. This year’s boys’ Fab 50 was voted on by an elite panel of NCAA Division I-II men’s college coaches—representing many of the game’s top programs—and club coaches throughout the country. Who on this list will be the next big thing at the collegiate level and beyond? Please enjoy the 2012 Mizuno/Volleyball Boys’ Fab 50, which honors the top 50 senior boys’ youth talents in the United States.

Bennett Bird

Height 6-6
Position OH
High School Westview (San Diego, Calif.)
Club Seaside
College BYU

Andrew Benz

Height 6-6
Position MB
High School Esperanza (Anaheim, Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay
College UC Irvine

Parker Boehle

Height 5-8
Position Libero
High School Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club MB Surf
College UC Santa Barbara

Parker Brown

Height 6-3
Position OH
High School Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Club NA
College Ohio State

Matt Callaway

Height 6-7
Position MB
High School Wheaton-Warrenville (Ill.), South
Club Sports Performance
College Penn State

Evan Chang

Height 6-0
Position Libero
High School Urban School (San Francisco, Calif.)
Club MVVC
College BYU

Branden Clemens

Height 6-6
Position MB
High School Carmel (Ind.)
Club Ultimate
College Harvard

Joe Ctvrtlik

Height 6-1
Position S-OH
High School Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay
College Stanford

Jacob Delson

Height 6-5
Position OH
High School Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Club Legacy
College UC Santa Barbara

Griffin Ender

Height 5-9
Position Libero
High School Valencia (Calif.)
Club Legacy
College Pacific

Eric Ensing

Height 6-6
Position RS
High School Valencia (Calif.)
Club Legacy
College Long Beach State

Dan Ford

Height 6-4
Position S
High School Council Rock North (Newtown, Pa.)
Club Yorktowne
College Lewis

Christian Franceschi

Height 6-3
Position OH
High School Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.)
Club NA
College Pacific

Joseph Grosh

Height 6-7
Position MB
High School San Ramon
Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Club MVVC
College BYU

Driss Guessous

Height 6-7
Position MB
High School Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club MB Surf
College Ohio State

Madison Hayden

Height 6-3
Position OH
High School Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)
Club HBC
College Stanford

Dillon Hoffman

Height 6-1
Position Libero
High School San Clemente (Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay
College UC Irvine

Jack Hughson

Height 6-6
Position S-RS
High School Poway (Calif.)
Club Seaside
College UCLA

Peter Hutz

Height 6-3
Position S
High School Marquette
(Milwaukee, Wis.)
Club West Allis Lightning
College Loyola

Thomas Jaeschke

Height 6-7
Position OH
High School Wheaton-Warrenville (Ill.) South
Club Sports Performance
College Loyola

Josh Kirchner

Height 6-6
Position OH
High School Hamilton
(Sussex, Wis.)
Club West Allis Lightning
College USC

Tommy Leonard

Height 6-8
Position MB
High School Barrington (Ill.)
Club Pipeline
College USC

Ryan Manoogian

Height 6-0
Position OH
High School Windward (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club SMBC
College UCLA

Owen McAndrews

Height 6-4
Position MB
High School St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
Club Matchpoint
College Loyola

Michael Mullahey

Height 6-5
Position S
High School Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club SCVC
College USC

Trevor Novotny

Height 6-4
Position OH
High School Catholic Memorial (Waukesha, Wis.)
Club West Allis
College Loyola

Steve O’Dell

Height 6-5
Position S
High School McQuaid Jesuit (Rochester, N.Y.)
Club Pace Bootlegger
College UCLA

Nick Olson

Height 6-9
Position MB
High School Eisenhower (New Berlin, Wis.)
Club West Allis Lightning
College Loyola

Christopher Orenic

Height 6-3
Position OH
High School Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Club SCVC
College USC

Tyler Ortman

Height 6-8,
Position MB-OH
High School Carlsbad (Calif.)
Club Shorebreak
College USC

Kyle Palmer

Height 6-7
Position MB
High School Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay
College UCLA

Edgar Palos

Height 6-0
Position OH
High School Huntington Beach (Calif.)
Club The HBC
College Long Beach State

Zack Parik

Height 6-4
Position S
High School Downers Grove (Ill.) North
Club Sports Performance
College Penn State

Nick Porterfield

Height 6-3
Position OH
High School Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club MB Surf
College UCLA

Chet Radish

Height 6-5
Position OH
High School Homestead (Cupertino, Calif.)
Club MVVC
College Long Beach State

Andrew Roberts

Height 6-5
Position OH
High School Lwr Dauphin (Hummelstown, Pa.)
Club Yorktowne
College Penn State

Marty Ross

Height 6-8
Position MB
High School Providence
(New Lenox, Ill.)
Club Ultimate
College Pacific

Michael Saeta

Height 6-4
Position OH-S
Position Polytechnic (Pasadena, Calif.)
Club MB Surf
College UC Irvine

Bradley Sakaida

Height 6-1
Position Libero
High School Oak Park (Calif.)
Club Legacy
College Cal State Nortridge

Jonah Seif

Height 6-8
Position S
High School Thousand
Oaks (Calif.)
Club Legacy
College UC Santa Barbara

James Shaw

Height 6-7
Position S
High School St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.)
Club MVVC
College Stanford

Alex Slaught

Height 6-4
Position OH
High School Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club MB Surf
College USC

*Alex Stephanus

Height 6-5
Position MB, RS
High School Vistamar (El Segundo, Calif.)
Club SCVC
College Stanford

Darren Sorrell

Height 6-9
Position MB
High School Esperanza (Anaheim, Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay
College Hawaii

Kyle Suppes

Height 6-8
Position MB
High School Bellarmine
(San Jose, Calif.)
Club Bay to Bay
College Pepperdine

Brooks Varni

Height 6-2
Position Libero
High School Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Club SCVC
College USC

Gabriel Vega

Height 6-7
Position OH
High School Iolani
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
Club Ku’ikahi
College Stanford

Bobby Walsh

Height 6-7
Position MB
High School Mt. Carmel (Chicago, Ill.)
Club Ultimate
College Lewis

Andrew Whitt

Height 6-5
Position OH
High School Laguna Hills (Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay
College Long Beach St.

Jack Wilson

Height 6-5
Position OH
High School Cosby
(Midlothian, Va.)
Club RVC
College George Mason

John Zappia

Height 6-6
Position MB-RS
High School Mater Dei
(Santa Ana, Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay
College UCLA

* Early high school graduate

Note 51 players are listed. There was a three-way tie for the 49th position. The tie was not broken.

30 Underclassmen To Watch

Aidan Albrecht

Height 6-6
Position OH
Year Jr.
High School Old Bridge
(Matawan, N.J.)
Club Warren Six Pack

Jacob Arnitz

Height 6-5
Position RS
Year Soph.
High School Esperanza
(Anaheim, Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay

Jackson Bantle

Height 6-2
Position RS
Year Jr.
High School Loyola
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club MB Surf

Thomas Beckman

Height 6-7
Position RS-OH
Year Jr.
High School University
(St. Louis, Mo.)
Club St. Louis High Performance

Christian Blough

Height 6-5
Position S-OH
Year Jr.
High School McQuaid
Jesuit (Rochester, N.Y.)
Club Pace Bootlegger

Hayden Boehle

Height 6-0
Position Libero-OH
Year Soph.
High School Loyola
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club MB Surf

Kyle Dagostino

Height 5-9
Position S
Year Soph.
High School Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.)
Club Tampa Bay Invaders

Joey Farrell

Height 6-6
Position RS-MB
Year Jr.
High School Glenbard East
(Lombard, Ill.)
Club Sports Performance

Kupono Fey

Height 6-4
Position OH
Year Jr.
High School Punahou
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
Club Ku’ ika

Cole Fiers

Height 6-3
Position S
Year Jr.
High School Palos
Verdes (Calif.)
Club SCVC

Jennings Franciskovic

Height 6-0
Position S
Year Jr.
High School Oaks Christian
(Westlake Village, Calif.)
Club Pacific Pali

Zach Gates

Height 6-6
Position RS
Year Jr.
High School Huntington
Beach (Calif.)
Club The HBC

Christian Hessenauer

Height 6-5
Position OH
Year Soph.
High School Dana Hills
(Dana Point, Calif.)
Club 949

Ryan Kaseff

Height 6-5
Position MB
Year Jr.
High School Mira Costa
(Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Club MB Surf

Chris Kennedy

Height 6-3
Position S-OH
Year Jr.
High School Loyola
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
club MB Surf

Connor Lammey

Height 6-5
Position MB
Year Jr.
High School Avon Grove
(West Grove, Pa.)
Club Yorktowne

Riley Mallon

Height 6-3
Position OH
Year Jr.
High School Mira Costa
(Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Club SCVC

Oliver Martin

Height 6-9
Position OH
Year Jr.
High School Calabasas (Calif.)
Club Pacific Palisades

Cole Paullin

Height 6-7
Position MB
Year Soph.
High School Loyola
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
Club MB Surf

Mitch Penning

Height 6-8
Position MB-RS
Year Jr.
High School Westminster Christian (Town and Country, Mo.)
Club St. Louis High Performance

Kevin Rakestraw

Height 6-11
Position MB
Year Jr.
High School Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Club Balboa Bay

Louis Richard

Height 6-3
Position OH
Year Soph.
High School Redondo Union
(Redondo Beach, Calif.)
Club MB Surf

Earl Schultz

Height 6-3
Position OH
Year Soph.
High School Walter Payton
(Chicago, Ill.)
Club Powerhouse

Mitch Stahl

Height 6-8
Position MB
Year Jr.
High School Chambersburg (Pa.)
Club Yorktowne

Scott Stephanoff

Height 6-4
Position MB
Year Jr.
High School Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Club SCVC

Brendan Surane

Height 6-6
Position MB
Year Jr.
High School Providence (New Lenox, Ill.)
Club Ultimate

Larry Tuileta

Height 6-2
Position OH
Year Soph.
High School Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Club Ka Ulukoa

Jake Walenga

Height 5-11
Position OH
Year Soph.
High School Lincoln-Way North (Frankfort, Ill.)
Club Ultimate

Lucas Yoder

Height 6-4
Position OH
Year Jr.
High School San Clemente (Calif.)
Club 949

Jack Yoder

Height 6-3
Position S
Year Jr.
High School San Clemente (Calif.)
Club 949

Originally published in July 2012

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