2012 Boys' High School All-Americans

Nick Alegrado

2012 Mizuno/Volleyball Boys’ High School Player of the Year: Michael Mullahey

2012 Mizuno/Volleyball Boys’ High School Coach and Team of the Year: Bill Scheirer and Wheaton-Warrenville South

First Team

Nick Alegrado
Height: 5'10"
Position: Setter
Year: Senior
School: Otay Ranch (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Quick stat: The repeat CIF San Diego Section Division I player of the year helped Otay Ranch advance to the CIF Southern Section Division I regional title match.

Andrew Benz
Height: 6'6"
Position: Middle Blocker
Year: Senior
School: Esperanza (Anaheim, Calif.)
Quick stat: Benz was named co-MVP of the Century League after registering 210 kills and hitting at a .457 clip for CIF-SS Division I semifinalists.

Matt Callaway
Height: 6'7"
Position: Middle Blocker
Year: Senior
School: Wheaton-Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.)
Quick stat: This first-team all-state selection helped Wheaton-Warrenville South win yet another state title.

Jackson Carr
Height: 6'1"
Position: Setter
Year: Senior
School: Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Quick stat: Carr, a Mira Costa captain, tallied 1,150 assists and was named Bay League MVP.

Madison Hayden
Height: 6'3"
Position: Outside Hitter
Year: Senior
School: Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)
Quick stat: The Orange County Register’s player of the year helped Servite reach the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division I tournament.

Thomas Jaeschke
Height: 6'7"
Position: Outside Hitter
Year: Senior
School: Wheaton-Warrenville South
(Wheaton, Ill.)
Quick stat: All-state selection pounded home 360 kills and hit .412. “His overall game is the best the state has seen in quite awhile,” said Wheaton-Warrenville South coach Bill Schreier. “Thomas’ ability to pass adds to a lethal offensive mix and a great serve.”

Michael Mullahey
Height: 6'5"
Position: Setter
Year: Senior
School: Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Quick stat: 2012 Mizuno/Volleyball Boys’ High School Player of the Year also earned CIF Southern Section Division I POY honors.

Steven O’Dell
Height: 6'5"
Position: Setter
Year: Senior
School: McQuaid Jesuit (Rochester, N.Y.)
Quick stat: The all-Greater Rochester player of the year helped McQuaid win a second Division I state title in a row.

Trevor Novotny
Height: 6'4"
Position: Outside Hitter
Year: Senior
School: Catholic Memorial (Waukesha, Wis.)
Quick stat: Novotny was named the Wisconsin state player of the year for a second year in a row after registering 435 kills and hitting .522.

Alex Slaught
Height: 6'4"
Position: Outside Hitter
School: Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Quick stat: Slaught registered 362 kills and hit .408 for the CIS Southern California Division I regional champion-Cubs.

Tui Tuileta
Height: 6'3"
Position: Outside Hitter
Year: Sophomore
School: Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Quick stat: The ILH player of the year and an all-state first-team pick helped Punahou win the state title. “Tui is a special talent,” said Punahou coach Rick Tune. “There isn’t a skill that he can’t do on the court and he finds many different ways to make an impact.”

Brooks Varni
Height: 6'2"
Position: Libero
Year: Senior
School: Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Quick stat: Named the Bay League’s best libero, Varni tallied 340 digs as Mira Costa’s primary passer. “He was the leader of our team on a daily basis,” said Mira Costa co-coach Mike Ninnis.

SecondTeam

Jacob Delson
6-5 | OH | Sr. | Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)

Peter Edwards
6-4 | OH | Sr. | De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)

Christian Hessenauer
6-6 | Opp. | Soph. | Dana Hills (Dana Point, Calif.)

Micah Ma’a
6-2 | S | Fresh. | Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Owen McAndrews
6-4 | MB | Jr. | St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)

Kyle Palmer
6-7 | MB | Sr. | Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)

Zack Parik
6-4 | S | Sr. | Downers Grove North (Ill.)

Nick Porterfield
6-3 | OH | Sr. | Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Jonah Seif
6-8 | S | Sr. | Thousand Oaks (Calif.)

Darren Sorrell
6-8 | MB | Sr. | Esperanza (Anaheim, Calif.)

Mitch Stahl
6-7 | MB | Sr. | Chambersburg (Pa.)

Mitch Vallis
6-5 | Opp. | Sr. | Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

Honorable Mention

Karl Acres (MB | Sr. | Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach, Calif.)

Jake Arnitz (Opp. | Soph. | Esperanza, Anaheim, Calif.)

Kyle Bedford (S | Sr. | Glenbrook North, Glenview, Ill.)

Pat Bedford (OH | Sr. | Glenbrook North, Glenview, Ill.)

Bennett Bird (OH-MB | Sr. | Westview, San Diego, Calif.)

Parker Boehle (Libero | Sr. | Loyola, Los Angeles, Calif.)

Branden Clemens (Opp. | Sr. | Carmel, Ind.)

Joe Ctvrtlik (S | Sr. | Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Calif.)

Kyle Dagostino (S-OH | Soph. | Berkeley Prep, Tampa, Fla.)

Chuck Eisenhauer (MB | Sr. | Archbishop Alter, Kettering, Ohio)

Evan Enriques (OH | Soph. | KS-Hawaii, Kea’au, Hawaii)

Michael Fisher (OH | Soph. | Hawaii Baptist Academy, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Christian Franceschi (OH | Sr. | Bishop Moore, Orlando, Fla.)

Jack Gamache (OH | Sr. | Howell Central, St. Charles, Mo.)

Driss Guessous (MB | Sr. | Loyola, Los Angeles, Calif.)

Peter Hutz (OH | Sr. | Marquette, Milwaukee, Wis.)

Tommy Leonard (MB | Sr. | Barrington, Ill.)

Cody Martin (S-OH | Sr. | Gilbert, Ariz.)

Chris Nugent (OH | Jr. | Fair Lawn, N.J.)

Chris Orenic (OH | Sr. | Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach, Calif.)

Edgar Palos (OH | Sr. | Huntington Beach, Calif.)

Justin Parks (OH | Sr. | Oak Park, Calif.)

Max Richley (Libero | Sr. | Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, Calif.)

Bradley Sakaida (OH-Lib. | Sr. | Oak Park, Calif.)

Spencer Sauter (OH | Sr. | Naperville North, Ill.)

James Shaw (Opp. | Sr. | St. Francis, Mountain View, Calif.)

Scott Stephanoff (Opp.-MB | Jr. | Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach, Calif.)

Tim Zyburt (Opp. | Sr. | Wheaton Warrenville South, Ill.)

Originally published in August 2012

2 Comments

Jul 20, 2012 at 05:29PM kirkp77

For some very strange reason I really don't believe that whoever made the decisions on this list was watching the same volleyball I was. I am thoroughly confused and really have to wonder what the real motivation behind the decisions on who is on this list and what order they are in. I suspect I know who has some major influence on these decisions. I will not call this person out but hopefully you read this post. This is not everyone gets a trophy. People win and people lose and people should be honest about who the real best players are. The people who are honest and don't have an agenda whatever that may be knows this list isn't accurate!

Aug 04, 2012 at 07:37PM mreels1

why be so cryptic in your comments? what's the point of pointing out flaws in the system without backing it up with well-reasoned opinion, which includes names of players you believe shouldn't have made the list or were placed in the wrong bracket? unless you do this your criticism is pointless and a waste of time. read your post. it is a vacuous waste of keystrokes. essentially what i'm saying is "sack up or shut up."

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