Editor’s note: Keeping up with boys volleyball as it grows exponentially in this country is no easy task. Kevin Pratte reached out to all the states that have high school seasons through social media and e-mails, but some areas did not respond and are not included this article.
If you have additions or corrections, please email kevinpratte6@gmail.com. He will be reporting from AAU nationals in Orlando beginning Monday.


There are three conferences: 6A (36 teams of the biggest schools), 5A (35 teams), and 4A (57 teams). Arizona will add a fourth division in 2025.

In the 6A state championship match for 6A, Brophy Prep defeated O’Connor (25-22, 24-26, 25-22, 25-23. Brophy senior outside and Grand Canyon commit Connor Oldani led the state in kills with 543 and hitting efficiency at .522. He had 27 kills on 46 attempts in the championship match.

“I’ve never been happier. We battled so hard the entire season and lost to OC three times before this match. The feeling of finally getting over that hump is just amazing. I’m so grateful for this night and this team,” Oldani said.

In 4A, Arizona College Prep held off a big rally from Northwest Christian for 25-20, 26-24, 15-25, 20-25, 15-13 victory and the school’s first title. ACP was led by outside hitter Logan Coking and setter Kaden Wong.


Arizona All-State
OH — Connor Oldani, Brophy Prep (Player of the Year)
S — Keagin Christenson, O’Connor (Offensive Player of the Year)
OH — Ben Bray, Perry (Defensive Player of the year)
OPP — Fin Kearney, O’Connor
OH — Ryan Louis, Shadow Ridge
OH — David Cluff, Highland
MB — Trevell Jordan, Desert Ridge
L — Jude Keane, Brophy Prep
S — Colin Zimmerman, Brophy Prep
S — Trent Weyland, Mountain View
MB — Jaxton Payne, Williams Field (Player of the Year)
OH — Camden Varney, Casteel (Offensive Player of the Year)
L — Layton Bluth, Jr, L, Casteel HS (Defensive Player of the Year)
MB — Brody Hirst, Casteel
OH — Travis Ebner, Williams Field
OH — Dylan McWhorter, Canyon View
L — Demetrius Hernandez, Canyon View
S/OPP — Luke Raymond, Williams Field
S — Hayden Hurley, Casteel
OH — Jack Hubbard, Northwest Christian (Player of the Year)
OH — Logan Coking, AZ College Prep (Offensive Player of the Year)
L — Zachary Scheer, Northwest Christian (Defensive Player of the Year)
Jalen Wadleigh, Estrella Foothills
Austin Lund, AZ College Prep
Alek Kato, AZ College Prep
Kaden Wong, AZ College Prep
Gavin Helmer, Northwest Christian

Arizona Republic All-State team
OH — Connor Oldani, Brophy Prep
OPP — Finn Kearney, O’Connor
OH — Ryan Louis, Shadow Ridge
OH — Braeden Baker, O’Connor
OH — Ben Bray, Perry
MB — Trevell Jordan, Mesa Desert Ridge
MB — Jaxton Payne, Gilbert Williams Field
MB — Carson Collier-Ehrich, Brophy Prep
S — Keagin Christenson, Phoenix O’Connor
S — Kaden Wong, Chandler Arizona College Prep
L — Layton Bluth, Casteel
L — Britton Skousen, Gilbert Higley


There were more than 70 varsity teams and next year there will be two divisions of state championships.

Mountain Vista won the open Colorado 5A state championship against Fountain-Fort Carson 25-21, 25-23, 26-28, 30-28. Junior right side Luke Colquette had 19 kills and hit .244 on 45 attempts in the final.

The Centennial League produced four of the eight teams in the state tournament, Cherokee Trail, Littleton, Grandview, and Eaglecrest.

Defending-champion Discovery Canyon, the top seed,  upset 16th-seeded Douglas County in regional play, Douglas was led by 2024 Colorado player of the year Jensen Pascua of Douglas Country. Pascua, who will set for Pepperdine, had 20 kills against Discover Canyon.

Colorado All-State
First Team
OH — John Clinton, Cherokee Trail
OH — Brady Dastrup, Discover Canyon
S — Trystan Maloney, Fountain-Fort Carson
S — Kevin Motallebi, Mountain Vista
S/OPP — Jensen Pascua, Douglas County
S — Rafael Urbina, Thornton
OH — Shawn Zheng, Littleton Public School
Second Team
OH — Evan Brownsberger, Sandy Creek
OH — Corran Hanzlik-Green, Boulder
OH — Chase Jensen, Cherokee Trail
OH — Braxton McGonigle, Thornton
L — Sebastian Rivera, Fountain-Fort Carson
S — Tyler Sack, Discovery Canyon
OH — Jackson Shaw, Eaglecrest

Top 8 teams
1 — Mountain Vista
2 — Fountain-Fort Carson
3 — Littleton Public Schools
4 — Grandview
5 — Thornton
6 — Eaglecrest
7 — Cherokee Trail
8 — Douglas County



Kamehameha defeated Punahou 25-27, 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 to win the Division I state title. Punahou, the 10-time state champion, had beaten Kamehameha four times in the regular season.

Kamehameha was led by Kaiona Wade, son of Hawaii men’s coach Charlie Wade, who will play for his father. Wade recorded 34 kills and hit .342 on 76 swings in the final.

Hawai’i All-State
Division I
Evan Porter, Punahou
Conor Williams, Kamehameha
Adam Haidar, Punahou
Poukihi Awai, Kamehameha
Nalu Akana, Punahou
Harryzen Soares, Kamehameha
Kaiona Wade, Kamehameha (Most Outstanding Player)
Division II
Koa Laboy, University (Most Outstanding Player)
Elijah-Shore Flores, Le Jardin
Micah Nakasato, University
Jackson Swirsky, Le Jardin
Kenna Quitan, University
Kawehi Kaneakua, University
Alika Piette, Le Jardin

Top 8 teams
1 –- Kamehameha-Kapalama
2 –- Punahou School
3 –- Mililani
4 –- Moanalua
5 –- University Lab
6 –- Lolani
7 –- Le Jardin
8 –- Hilo


Marist (39-2), which traveled to Santa Barbara to play in a regular-season tournament defeated York (37-5) 25-21, 28-26 in the final. Junior outside Nathan Toth, was the tournament MVP.

Sectional Championship Scores
Bolingbrook Sectional Championship:Glenbard West defeated Downers Grove North (25-19, 25-19)
Orland Park Sectional Championship: Lyons Township defeated Oak Park River Forest (25-23, 22-25, 25-12)
Marist Sectional Championship: Marist defeated Jones (25-13, 25-13)
Christ The King Sectional Championship: Walter Payton defeated Lane Tech (26-24, 6-25, 25-16)
Larkin Sectional Championship: St. Francis defeated Hononegah (25-20, 25-10)
Vernon Hills Sectional Championship:  Loyola Academy defeated New Trier Township (21-25, 25-17, 25-20)
Collinsville Sectional Championship: Lincoln-Way West defeated Belleville East (25-18, 27-29, 26-24)
Lake Park Sectional Championship: York defeated Conant (25-18, 20-25, 25-19)


Illinois All-State
First Team
OH –- Cole Hartke, Barrington
OPP –Dominic Krzeczkowski, Benet
L –- Tyler Vasquez, Bolingbrok
OH — Aidan Weltin, Glenbard East
OH — Casey Maas, Glebard West
OH –- Trey Marek, Lincoln-Way West
OH — Connor Jarel, Lincoln-Way West
S –- Evan Dziadkowiec, Lockport
L –- Stef Kins, Loyola
OH –- Luka Kostic, Lyons Township
S –- Christian Teresi, Marist
OH –- David Wolff, New Trier
OH –- Jake Schreiner, Wheaton North
OH –- Simon Bratt, Weaton Warrenville South
MB — Hunter Stepanich, York
Second Team
MB — Tristan Benbow, Bollingbrook
MB –- Nick Gutka, Conant
L -– Lincoln Geist, Downers Grove North
L –- Jordan Tan, Downers Grove South
OPP -– Adam Graham, Glenbard West

Top 8 teams
1 –Marist
2 –. Glenbard West
3 — York
4 — Loyola Academy
5 — Lyons Township
6 –. Lincoln-Way West
7 — New Trier Township
8 — St. Francis


Indiana boasted more than 120 teams this season with 99 competing in the state tournament, which culimated at Butlers Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Roncalli won an unprecedented third state title in a row by beating Cathedral 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 15-12.

Indiana All-State
OH — Lincoln Hieser, Cathedral
S — Nick Whitley, Cathedral
MB — Ryan Peterson, Roncalli
S — Matthew Dial, Roncalli
MB — Will Vannoy, Roncalli
L — Josh Staheler, Roncalli
OH/OPP — AJ Piner, Boone Grove
OH — Nick FioRito, Valparaiso
OH — Ben Hutchinson, Brebeuf
L — Mikey Milikan, Brebeuf
OH — Colin Ryan, Fishers
S — Gavin Haggerty, Fishers
Opp — Zach Newton, Franklin Community
OH — Luke Stracener, Jeffersonville
OH — Britain Givens, Southport

Top 8 teams
1 — Roncalli
2 — Cathedral
3 — Fishers
4 — Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
5 — Hamilton Southeastern
6 — Franklin Community
7 — Southport
8 — Center Grove


Kentucky had 43 teams competing this year, up from 10 just a few years ago, and 17 teams playing in the state championship tournament in 2024, the
last year before the KHSAA will officially sponsor the state tournament in 2025.
Louisville St. Xavier swept Lexington Paul Laurence Dunbar 25-15, 25-20, 25-19 to win it all. Senior middle Cooper Thomas led the Tigers with 11 kills and two blocks.

Sophomore Isaac Lotze had nine kills and 20 assists. Junior opposite Landon Wood put up three blocks and had kills and junior libero Dalton Lutes had 15 digs. St. Xavier, which went back to back, lost only to out-of-state teams.

Dunbar, a public school in a state dominated by private schools, was led by seniors, outside hitter Gabe Sterlitz, libero Kasen Johnston, and setter Will Harper. The Bulldogs upset Louisville Trinity in an electric reverse-sweep semifinal.

Kentucky All-State
First Team
L — Lincoln Anderson, Trinity
OH — Charlie Andrews, Henry Clay
S — Sammy Debilzan, Lafayette
MB — Adam Hargett, Fleming County
OH/S — Tyler Harrington, DeSales
OH/S — John Heater, Ryle
L — Kasen Johnston, Paul Laurence Dunbar
S/OPP — Isaac Lotze, St. Xavier
OH — Myles McGee, Trinity
L — Joby Mitmesser, West Jessamine
MB — Evan Prinssen, Henry Clay
OH/OPP — Gabe Sterlitz, Paul Laurence Dunbar
OH — Josh Stowe, West Jessamine
MB — Cooper Thomas, St. Xavier
MB — Diego Verdecchia, Lafayette
OH — Keanu Ziolkowski, Holy Cross
Second Team
MB — Quentin Anderson, Madison Christian
L — Alex Brey, Trinity
S — Pietro Coccia, Western Hills
OH — Briley Codey, St. Xavier
L — Mitchell Dalton, Lafayette
OH — Konnor Farnsworth, Ryle
S — Will Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar
S — Zane Hinkle, Tates Creek
S — Colton Kemp, West Jessamine
L — Austin King, Henry Clay
S — Wyver Pascua, Franklin County
OH/MB — Eric Peiffer, Franklin County
S – Johnathan, Pineda Henry Clay
OH — Levi Riordan, DeSales
OPP — Carson Wallace, Western Hills
OH — Eli Werner, St. Xavier

Top 8 teams
1 –- Louisville St. Xavier
2 –- Lexington Paul Laurence Dunbar
3 –- Louisville Trinity
4 –- Lexington Lafayette
5 –- Lexington Henry Clay
6 –- Nicholasville West Jessamine
7 –- Union Larry A. Ryle
8 –- Louisville DeSales


Michigan had 70 teams in 11 conferences compete this season and the MHSAA voted to add boys volleyball as a sport in the 2025-26 school year.

In Division 1, Hudsonville (36-4) won its third consecutive title by defeating Grand
Haven (46-4) in the state-championship match for the third consecutive year. Hudsonville and Grand Haven were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 all season long in Division 1.

In Division 2, Lowell (37-2) went back-to-back by defeating South Christian
(20-3) in the final for the second straight year.

Michigan All State
Division I
OH/S – Bredan Buntley, Grand Haven
OPP/S – Caleb Cryst, Grand Haven
OH – Maddox Krugler, Grand Haven
MB — Landon Dykema, Hudsonville
L – Diego Hill, Hudsonville
OH – Ryder Roberts, Hudsonville
OH – Graham Pease, Rochester Adams
S – Quinn Burns, Saline
Division 2
S – Robert Lowes, Dewitt
MB – Grant VanderZee, Holland Christian
S – Spencer Walraven, Holland Christian
OH – Gavin Barber, Lowell
S – Max Davidson, Lowell
L – Brant Tiede, Lowell
OH – Caleb Pleune, South Christian

New Jersey

New Jersey had more than 200 teams, which were divided into eight groups
based on school size. Each section held its own championship, and then the winner from each North section faced the winner from the corresponding South section for the group championship.

In preparation of the state championships, many conferences held tournaments between high schools, including the Skyland Cup, the GMC Tournament, and the BCSL tournament.

Championship Scores
Group 4 — Old Bridge defeated Bridgewater (25-10, 25-20)
Group 3 — Cherry Hill West defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood (17-25, 23-25, 22-25)
Group 2 — St. Joseph (Met.) defeated Garfield (25-21, 25-16)
Group 1 — West Caldwell Tech defeated Saint John Vianney (25-23, 25-15)

New Jersey All-State
First Team
S — Angelo Addiego, Southern
OH — Tim Ennis, Scotch Plains-Fanwood
OH — Oliver Hogan, Summit
MB — Massimo Roco, Old Bridge
OH/S — Matthew Peralta, Hackensack, Sr
OH — Brent Romano, Howell
OH — Michael Suarez, Cherry Hill West
Second Team
S — Chris Amon-Pulla
S — Dan Brunke, Pinelands
OH — Gian Gomez, St. Joseph (Met.)
L — Matt De Lara, Northern Burlington
OH — Giovanni Martin, West Caldwell Tech
OH — Jack McKenna, Southern
MB — Javon Scott, Hillside
OH — Ylan Tapper, Garfield

Top 8 teams
1– Old Bridge
2 — Southern
3 — Cherry Hill West
4 — Scotch Plains-Fanwood
5 — Hackensack
6 — Bridgewater-Raritan
7 — West Caldwell Tech
8 — Fair Lawn

North Carolina

Marvin Ridge won its fifth title and Kyle Michael has now won two state championships in his two years of coaching.

Boys volleyball will become a sanctioned sport in North Carolina next year,

North Carolina All-State Public Schools
First Team
Jack Pfizenmaier, Marvin Ridge
John Cordray, Reagan
Aiden Perera, Butler
Alan Kriger, Marvin Ridge
Blake Winnail, Marvin Ridge
Elijah Armour, West Forsyth
Hunter Fant, Marvin Ridge
Lev Marushevskyi, TMSA
Liam DeQuadros, Weddington
Lleyton Starke, Marvin Ridge
Michael Butler, Weddington
Owen Conklin, Weddington
Coach Kyle Michael, Marvin Ridge
Coach Sarah Conklin, Weddington
Second Team
Adam Nichols, Union Academy
Bohdi Peoples, Reagan
Daniel Florez, Weddington
Dylan Coulombe, Reagan
Gray Raney, Reagan
Jack Thompson, West Forsyth
Leo Trainum, Reagan
Liam Shugart, West Forsyth
Lincoln Scofield, Northern Guilford
Mung Tung, Butler
Noah Gauthier, Hough
Sachil Singh, Union Academy
Vivek Patel, Weddington

Top 8 teams
1 — Marvin Ridge
2 — Reagan
3 — Weddington
4 — Butler
5 — West Forsyth
6 — Northern Guilford
7 — Union Academy
8 — Hough

In a separate competition for private schools, Metrolina Christian, led by Coach Autumn Moen, won the title by beating Covenant Day.

Private Schools All-Tournament Team
Ben Keefer, Covenant Day
Daniel Titherington, Metrolina Christian
Everett Macurda, Covenant Day
Hudson Tillman, Covenant Day
Jack Wilder, Covenant Day
Jakota Hase, Covenant Day
Pierce Roffler, Metrolina
Ben Coley, Cary Academy
Elijah Wilson, Metrolina
Jake Dooley, Metrolina Christian
Luke Wilson, Metrolina
Michael Ratajesak, Liberty Prep
Royce Carol, Woodlawn
Tyler Hall, Liberty Prep


Ohio had 124 teams competing in two divisions based on enrollment.

Cincinnati St. Xavier won the Division 1 title by sweeping Cleveland St. Ignatius (25-
10, 25-21, 25-22).

The St. Xavier Bombers finished the season ranked second nationally,
according to MaxPreps, and 22nd-year head coach Bill Ferris won his fourth state championship.

The Bombers were 27-1, losing only to Olentangy Liberty, No. 16 nationally by MaxPreps.

St. Xavier swept three-time defending state champion Archbishop Moeller in the regional finals before beating Olentangy Liberty 19-25, 25-16, 25-13, 25-10 in the semifinals.
Cincinnati Archbishop McNicholas won the Division 2 state championship in five over Columbus St. Charles (21-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-15, 15-11). The McNick Rockets avenged their only two losses in Division 2, both to St. Charles, in an epic back-and-forth five-set battle to win the program’s first state title.

Senior middle blocker Bryce Dillard, second team All-Region, had the championship-winning kill.

Ohio All-State
Division I First Team
OH — Caden Whiteside, Olentangy Liberty (Player of the Year)
S — Aidan Berkemeier, St. Xavier
OPP– Ryan Keco, Brecksville-Broadview
MB — Finn Rubin, Thomas Worthington
MB — Jackson VanWormer, Pickerington North
OH — Jack Ragon, St. Ignatius
OH — Aidan Kolb, Hilliard Darby
Division 2 First Team
OPP — Mladen Tague, St. Charles (Player of the Year)
OH — Brennan Chivers, St. Vincent-St. Mary
MB — Todd Snyder, Bishop Fenwick
MB — Bobby Kostko; Archbishop Hoban
S/OPP — Jordan Brockman; Badin
OH — Peter Wilke; Roger Bacon
OH — Jack Koesters; St. Charles


The Oklahoma Boys Volleyball Association (OKBVA) saw its third season culminate with the state tournament at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

The Casady Cyclones beat the reigning champions, Storm OKC, 26-24, 25-22, 11-25, 17- 25,15-13.

Senior setter Krish Vasan’s team trailed 8-3 in the fifth. Sophomore hitters Jonah Landis and Evan Halleran had 15 kills each.

OKBVA, which moved its season from the fall to the spring, had 24 teams this year and anticipates more growth. Five programs played inaugural seasons this year, Dove Science Academy, Enid, Owasso, Southwest OKC-Trident and Wolfpack.

Oklahoma All-State
First Team
S — Krish Vasan ‘24
OH — Evan Halleran ‘26
S/OPP — Deuel Burk ‘24
OH — Luke Benn ‘24
S — Hudson Headrick ‘25
OH — Zach Davis ‘24
MB — Jameson Palmer ‘24
OH — Darrell Kosechequetah ‘24
OH — Billy Harms ‘24
OH — Clyde Harold ‘24

Top 8 teams
1 — Casady
2 — Storm OKC
3 — Jenks I
4 — SWOKC-Trident
5 — Edmond North
6 — Broken Arrow
7 — Owasso
8 — Jenks II


Pennsylvania saw 225 boys’ volleyball teams compete in 2024 in two classifications AAA and AA. While Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Philadelphia are boys’ volleyball mainstays, the northeast and northwest regions of the state have experienced success in recent years.

The AAA Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state championship was a rematch of the 2023 season with the top Pittsburgh team Shaler Area meeting familiar foe Parkland from the eastern city of Allentown. Shaler Area High School was ranked first in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association top 10 for 13 weeks and in the top 10 of the USA Today AVCA National Top 25.

Shaler revenged its 2023 loss to Parkland with a 25-21, 25-15, 25-20 victory as senior and Juniata College commit Dante Palumbo had 20 kills.

“We were hungrier. We’ve lived with the 2023 finals loss since last June
and used it as our motivation,” Palumbo said.

Parkland and coach Scott Trumbauer defeated a Pennsbury team that included Merrimack commit Nathan Knapp, and previously unbeaten and second state-ranked Central York had District 3 player of the year Lance Shaffer, to get to the title match.

In AA, Meadville High School bested Manheim Central 25-16, 18-25, 25-22, 28-26, led by sophomore and USA Volleyball U-19 team member Luc Sorenson, who had 18 kills, nine digs and two blocks. Coach Nick Bancroft, who played at Saint Francis, got his school the third in program history (1962, 2019) and its fourth appearance in the title match in the past five seasons.

Manheim Central upset top-ranked ranked Exeter High School, which included Penn State commit Gage Gabriel, 25-23, 23-25, 20-25, 25-21, 16-14 in the semifinals.

Western Pennsylvania
Interscholastic Athletic League Class AAA All Stars
OH — Luke Bockius, Canon-McMillan
MB — Peter Bratich, North Allegheny
S/OPP — Peter Breski, Seneca Valley
L — Lucas Churchfield, Norwin
MB — Jordan Hoover, Seneca Valley
L — Cam Miller, Shaler
MB — Dante Palombo, Shaler
OH — Logan Peterson, Shaler
OH — Will Robertson, North Allegheny
OH — Coleton Welter, Butler
PIAA District 3 Class AAA All Stars
S — Lance Shaffer, Central York
OH — Jacob Heckman, Carlise
MB — Wyatt Colestock, Carlisle
MB — Aaron Walters, Cedar Crest
MB — Trevor Ketrick, Central York
L — Ryan Roberts, Central York
OH — John He, Central York
MB — Avery Reynolds, Cumberland Valley
OH — Jaidyn Bethel, Dallastown
OH — Tyler Good, Red Lion
MB — Chris Price, Red Lion
OH — Kyle Charles, Warwick
OH — Thomas Mejia, Warwick

Top 8 teams
1 — Shaler Area
2 — Meadville
3 — Parkland
4 — Central York
5 — Manheim Central
6 — Exeter
7 — Warwick
8 — Pennsbury

Torrey Pines

San Diego, California

The San Diego Section had over 100 teams divided into six championship brackets, placed in divisions based off their finishes from the previous three years.

Torrey Pines won the open section 27-25, 25-23, 25-19 over Cathedral Catholic. Cristian Connell, a senior outside hitter headed to USC, had 23 kills and hit .512 on 41 attempts with only two hitting errors.

Throughout the season San Diego teams had tournaments that brought in teams from Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and all over California.

La Costa defeated West Ranch 25-13, 25-20, 18-25, 25-15 in the CIF Southern California Division III Championship.

Open — Torrey Pines defeated Cathedral Catholic(27-25, 25-23, 25-19
Division 1 — La Costa Canyon defeated Santa Fe Christian 25-17, 25-22, 25-20
Division 2 — Mission Vista defeated Canyon Crest Academy(20-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18
Division 3 — High Tech High defeated Coronado(25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 25-19
Division  4 — Foothills Christian defeated The Cambridge School 29-27, 25-22, 26-24
Division 5 — Lincoln defeated Point Loma 25-12, 22-25, 26-24, 25-23
Division 5 AA — Victory Christian Academy defeated Escondido 25-21, 25-14, 25-23

San Diego All CIF
First Team
OH – Justin Baldner, Sage Creek
OH – Will Bartelt, Del Norte
OH – Christian Connell, Torrey Pines, Player of the Year
OH – Finlay Gilmer, Santa Fe
OH – Parker Tomkinson, Carlsbad
MB – Ryan Enos, Cathedral
MB – Kianoush Mohebbi, Torrey Pines
MB – Roman Payne, Carlsbad
OPP – Danny Sawyer, Poway
L – JT Hansen, Cathedral, Libero of the Year
L – David Quinones, Torrey Pines
Second Team
OH – Brody Hagen, Mission Vista
OH – Daniel Robitaille, Bonita Vista
OH – Richie Ramirez, Otay Ranch
OH – Donovan Webber, Westview
MB — Maddox Brandenburg, La Costa Canyon
S/OPP – Jett Reyes, Scripps Ranch
S – Tommy Brason, Cathedral

Top 8 Open teams
1 — Torrey Pines
2 — Cathedral Catholic
3 — Carlsbad
4 — Del Norte
5 — Sage Creek
6 — West View
7 — East Lake
8 — Scripps Ranch


Southern California

Southern California continues to boast seven sections, multiple in-season tournaments that host high schools from all over the country and countless high school athletes committed to play college volleyball.

In Division 1, Loyola had beaten Mira Costa in all three of their previous meetings and then made it four in a row with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 victory. Sean Kelly, committed to play at UCLA, registered 15 kills in the championship match.

Mira Costa was without Victor Loiola, committed to play at Long Beach but out with a back injury, and Cooper Keane was traveling with the U19 USA team.

Division 1 – Loyola defeated Mira Costa (25-21, 25-22, 25-21)
Division 2 – Santa Margarita defeated Redondo (25-21, 26-24, 25-18)
Division 3 – St. Margarets defeated San Clemente (25-22, 25-22, 25-20)
Division 4 – West Ranch defeated Valencia (25-23, 30-28, 26-24)
Division 5 – Sage Hill defeated San Marino (19-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18, 15-13)
Division 6 – Samueli Academy defeated Riverside Poly (25-21, 25-23, 25-12)
Division 7 – Ontario Christian defeated Avalon (25-12, 25-16, 25-18)

Division 1 All Section
Michael Boehle, Loyola (Coach of the Year)
OH – Sean Kelly, Loyola (Player of the Year)
S – Parker Schloss, Loyola
OPP – Emmett Martin, Loyola
OH — Simon Cappps, Loyola
OH – Victor Loiola, Mira Costa
L – Johnny Dykstra, Mira Costa
S – Jake Pazanti, Huntington Beach
OH – Sterling Foley, Corona Del Mar
OH – Riggs Guy, Newport Harbor
MB – Ben Winokur, Edison
OH – Kaumana Carreira, Tesoro
MB – Tyler Robinson, Mater Dai
L – Brogan Glenn, Corona Del Mar
Division 2 All Section
Sinan Tanik, Santa Margarita (Coach of the Year)
OH – Ethan Saint, Santa Margarita
S – Chase Wallin, Santa Margarita
OH – Brooks Ignosci, Santa Margarita
OPP – Luke Goldman, Redondo
S – Shane Friedman, Redondo
MB – Robert Bennett, Redondo
OPP – Eamoon Rigdon, Servite
OH – Gavin Looney, Beckman
OPP – Luke Morris, Beckman
OPP – Marek Turner, Wilson Long Beach
OH – Raglan Kear, Santa Barbara
OH – Mason Rice, San Marcos
L – Ethan Bautista, Servite
Division 3 All Section
Bob Yoder, St. Margaret’s (Coach of the Year)
OH – Reed Wainwright, St. Margaret’s
Division 4 All Section
OH – Noah Doupner, West Ranch (Player of the Year)
Bredan Riley, Valencia (Coach of the Year)
Division 5 All Section
OH – Jackson Cryst, Sage Hill
Shelby Young, Sage Hill (Coach of the Year)
Division 6 All Section
OH – David Zarate, Samueli Academy (Player of the Year)
Henry Pena, Samueli Academy (Coach of the Year)
Division 7 All Section
OH – Micah Mackenzie, Ontario Christian (Co-Player of the Year)
OH – Jacob Mello, Avalon (Co-Player of the Year)
David Slager, Ontario Christian (Co-Coach of the Year)
Carlos Martinez, Avalon (Co-Coach of the Year)

Top 8 teams
1 – Loyola
2 – Mira Costa
3– Corona Del Mar
4– Huntington Beach
5– Newport Harbor
6– Edison
7– Tesoro
8– Mater Dai


Ten teams played in the first Tennessee Boys High School State Volleyball Tournament and Green Hill High School from Mt. Juliet won the championship match against Tennessee High School of Bristol 25-19, 25-15.

Junior outside hitter and tournament MVP George Stevens led in aces and kills and freshman middle Andrew Hurley led in blocks.

Tennessee State All-Tournament Team
OH — George Stevens, Green Hill High School (Tournament MVP)
MB — Andrew Hurley, Green Hill High School
OH — Mason McMeekan, Brentwood High School
S — Tanner Best, Green Hill High School
S — Kaido Kajandi, Green Hill High School
S — Mark Eidson, Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy
OH — Matthew Sanchez, Blackman
OH — Zack Swain, Oakland
S — Will Cox, Tennessee
OH — Ethan White, Tennessee
OH — Mauricio Candales, West
OH — Dom Smith, West
OH — Owen Mayer, Summit
OH — Brayden Roberts, Upperman
TBVA Coach of the Year — Tim Eidson, Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy

State Tournament Results
1 — Green Hill (Mt. Juliet)
2 — Tennessee (Bristol)
3 — West (Knoxville)
4 — Brentwood (Franklin)
5 — Summit
6 — Oakland
7 — Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy
8 — Siegel
9 — Blackman
10 — Upperman



More than 50 teams competed in the Texas Boys High School Volleyball League.

Allen High School capped off an undefeated season with its third consecutive state championship, defeating Rockwall High School in the finals. It was the Eagles fifth state title since 2018.

Texas All-State
Marnix Van Megesen, Allen (Player of the Year)
Brock Harvick, Allen
Jonah Mathew, Allen
Reese Leftwich, Allen
Rishi Koteru, Rockwall
Luke Simon, Rockwall
Donovan Smith, Rockwall
Tommy Coleman, Summer Creek
Trey Hebron, Summer Creek
Justin Pack, Dallas Jesuit
Diego Ortiz-Segura, Dallas Jesuit

Top 8 teams
1 — Allen
2 — Rockwall
3 — Dallas Jesuit
4 — Summer Creek
5 — Plano East
6 — Wylie
7 — Steele Accelerated
8 — Vista Ridge High School


In the inaugural year of sanctioned high school competition, 87 high schools fielded teams.

Pleasant Grove won the 6A Utah State Tournament over Lone Peak 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15).  Coach Dave Neeley’s roster included seniors Tyson Jarvis, Weston Johanson and Kenadi Lee.

6A — Pleasant Grove defeated Lone Peak 3-1, (25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15)
5A — Maple Mountain defeated Bountiful 3-0, (25-20, 25-23, 25-22)
4A — Pine View defeated Orem 3-2, (25-22, 21-25, 16-25, 25-21, 17-15)
3A — Grantsville defeated North Sanpete 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22)

Utah All-State
First Team
OPP — Trey Thornton, Maple Mountain
OPP — Kielan Gasu, Copper Hills
OH — Kilika Tafa, Westlake
OH — Franky Fainga, Skyridge
OH — Mitch Barney, Riverton
OH — Ben Taylor, Park City
MB — Soren Jepsen, Olympus
MB — Kaleb Puikkonen, Alta
MB — Cade Dalley, Lone Peak
S — Kai Sorenson, Skyline
S — Smith Jeffery, Provo
L — Evan Olmstead, American Fork
L — Branson Hamblin, Syracuse
Second Team
OPP — Corbin Batista, Snow Canyon
OH — Weston Johanson, Pleasant Grove
OH — Cooper Varner, Corner Canyon
OH — Shon Schugk, Mountain Ridge
OH — Keanu Calles, Orem
MB — Evan Straw, Springville
MB – Terran Black – Copper Hills
MB – Henry Southard – Herriman
MB — Dex Wallin – Morgan
S — Curtis Fowler – Mountain Ridge
S — Ben Hone – Orem
L — Torin Stewart – Highland
L — Spencer Maruji – Riverton

6A State Finish
1 — Pleasant Grove
2 — Lone Peak
3 — Skyridge
4 — Syracuse
5A State Finish
1 — Maple Mountain
2 — Bountiful
3 — Spanish Fork
4 — Olympus

Previously Kevin Pratte previewed the high school season and recapped the fall New York, Virginia and Wisconsin seasons.

Arizona to Kentucky: https://volleyballmag.com/national-boys-hs-volleyball-preview-part-1-021224/

Michigan to Utah: https://volleyballmag.com/national-boys-hs-volleyball-preview-part-2-021324/

Fall season recap: https://volleyballmag.com/ny-va-wisconsin-boys-hs-volleyball-123123/


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