HOLYOKE – The Volleyball Hall of Fame (VHF) is proud to announce the third Annual Spalding Western Massachusetts Boys High School Volleyball All-Star Team. |
The 24 players selected for first team honors are from 12 high schools throughout Western Massachusetts. Each of the players will be invited to play in the Spalding Boys All-Star Volleyball Skills Competition and Game presented by the Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Local first team All-Stars are:?Temi Bailey, middle back (MB), West Springfield; Tyler Bastos, setter (S), Ludlow; Xavier Brown-Rose, outside hitter (OH), Minnechaug; Ryan Bucko, MB, Westfield; Sean Buxton, MB, Chicopee Comprehensive; Nelson Cabral, OH, Holyoke; Ben Cassidy, OH, Agawam; Bailey Cecchi, OH, Agawam; Alon Chappel, MB, Sabis; Abi Cruz, MB, Sci-Tech; Phu Do, libero (L), Chicopee Comprehensive; Josiah Douglas, OH, Chicopee Comprehensive; Sean Fournier, OH, Ludlow; Zach Goggin, S, Agawam; Manny Golob, OH, Westfield; Tom Hinchey, OH, East Longmeadow; Colter Krzuik, OH, Belchertown; James Kukharchuk, S, West Springfield; Iliya Potsuray, L, West Springfield; Wade Robideaux, MB, Agawam; and Ivan Zuev, L, Westfield.
Second team All-Stars include: Ace Alban, L, Sabis; David Figueroa, MB, Chicopee Comprehensive Jeff LeClerc, MB, Agawam; Nazar Levchyk, S/hitter (H), Chicopee Comprehensive; Matt Lopez, H, Chicopee; Kevin Morales, OH, Putnam; John O’Connor, L, East Longmeadow; Chris Paradis, S, Westfield; Nick Pavyluk, OH, West Springfield; Aidan Pender, OH/defensive specialist, Agawam; Julian Pica, OH. Central; Andre Ruiz S/right side hitter, West Springfield; Eric Shilyuk, S/OH, Westfield; and Melvin Tejada, OH, Central.
The event will take place at the Ludlow High School Gymnasium, located at 500 Chapin St., on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students/seniors and includes the All-Star Game, Skills Competition, DJ entertainment, and more.
New this year, is the announcement of the Western Massachusetts Player of the Year.
“The 40 players selected for first- and second-team honors represent some of the very best student-athletes in Western Massachusetts,” VHF Executive Director George Mulry said. “I am very excited that, together with Spalding, we can put on such a wonderful family event to showcase their great achievements.”
Selected players were chosen by a committee consisting of local coaches, officials, and the media. Players from defending state champion and perennial powerhouse Agawam led all honors having four players named first team all-stars.
For more information on the Spalding Western Massachusetts Boys High School All-Star Volleyball Game, go to www.volleyhall.org/boysallstar.
The Volleyball Hall of Fame All-Star Game is supported by Spalding, Interstate Towing, Whip’s Sporting Goods, Pioneer Valley Volleyball Academy, Friendly’s, and WesternMassSports.com.