Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season.
Player of the Year
The four-year starter served at 90.4 percent en route to his second consecutive state final appearance. With a career total of 2,548 assists including 802 this spring, the senior plans to continue setting at UMass-Amherst. The National Honor Society treasurer will pursue computer engineering.
The junior unloaded 326 kills this season, 22 in his squad’s second consecutive appearance in the state final. The honor roll student competed with the Milford Rippers and in the Bay State Games. Antonellis contributes to HockomockSports.com and looks to pursue broadcast journalism.
The co-captain and DCL All-Star averaged 25 assists per game, including a season-high 48 assists in a five-set loss to 2012 state champion Cambridge. Coach Russ Coward describes the North sectional quarterfinalist as a ‘‘relentless competitor and was the heart of our team.’’
The three-year captain and DCL All-Star led the Falcons to North semifinals. He finished his career with 2,463 assists including 701 this spring. Last season CRLS won the state title and he earned Setter of the Year the past two seasons.
The senior captain and the Red Hawks’ best outside hitter paved the way for his squad’s appearance in the Central semifinals, finishing the season at 9-9. The team captain averaged 18 kills per match and had a season total of 228 kills.
The Merrimack Valley Conference co-Player of the Year led his squad to the state semifinals with 306 kills this season. The Daniel Webster commit made the MVC All-Conference team last year. Henriquez registered a team-high 17 blocks in the Lancers North sectional title win.
The Daniel Webster commit joined with his brother to power the Lancers to the state semifinals with 264 kills this season, earning him a share of the Merrimack Valley Conference co-Player of the Year award with Anibal. Anibal was an MVC All-Star last year.
St. John’s Prep, senior
The two-year captain pounded in 394 kills this season to lead his squad to the North sectional final. The two-time Globe All-Scholastic finished with 840 career kills. Keogh was last year’s team MVP after making it to the North sectional semifinals.
Greater New Bedford, senior
The tri-athlete, who also plays basketball and football, reached a career 728 kills, 226 blocks and 27 aces. The senior led his squad with 390 kills, 46 blocks and 23 aces and into the South sectional semifinals. Lewis also plays for Bay State Games Coastal team.
The Dual County League MVP and two-time All-Scholastic had 1,422 career kills, earning him a volleyball scholarship to Penn State. The 2012 state champion was selected as one of the country’s best in the Fab 50 and he also plays basketball.
The talented junior broke a 25-year-old offensive record this season with 277 kills, 30 of which were in one game making him the program’s second-best all-time offensive player. The tri-athlete and honor roll student collected 354 digs and plays soccer and basketball.
The three-time Bay State Conference All-Star was designated this year’s team MVP after posting 362 kills, 191 digs, and 51 aces. The state semifinalist finishes his career with 935 kills. The senior has captained both volleyball and soccer and has committed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Newton North, senior
The Bryant University commit captured his 1,000th career assist after managing 687 assists ina spring season that ended in the South sectional semifinals. The Bay State All-Star also plays for the Boston Knights and in the SMASH volleyball club.
North Quincy, senior
The South Alliance MVP and two-time league All-Star posted impressive career totals of 610 kills, 336 digs, and 52 blocks. The senior delivered 216 kills, 180 digs and 31 blocks this season to lead his squad to the South sectional quarterfinals. He’ll attend UMass-Lowell.
Eric Van Gelder
Chelmsford’s Athlete of the Year was chosen as the team MVP for volleyball, football, and basketball. The UMass-Amherst commit captained his squad to the North sectional final against St. John’s Prep. He’s also an MVC All-Conference volleyball player.
Newton South, senior
The two-year varsity starter hit .387 this season with 154 kills, 40 aces, 52 blocks, and 81 digs. The University of Wisconsin commit and one of the Lions’ best hitters, led his squad to the South sectional final against Needham. Vasiloff also plays basketball.
Jian Yi Huang
Latin Academy, senior
The senior outside hitter repeats as a Globe All-Scholastic after taking his squad to the first round of the North sectional against Arlington to finish the season at 11-8. In his junior year he led the Dragons to a 15-4 mark.
Coach of the Year
In her 36th year coaching volleybaoll, Zacchilli led her team to the state championship and a final record of 21-2. Overall, she’s 617-118, including 11 league titles and back-to-back appearances in the state final. She’s a member of the MGVCA Hall of Fame.
Bay State — Brookline: Stefan Schmitz. Framingham: Andrew Bliss, Matty McDonough. Natick: Henry Brandt, Jeff Singer. Needham: Trevor Dow, Alex Raskind, Sam Tillotson. Newton North: Korey Mui, Randy Tow. Norwood: Bryan Gearty, Rodney Jean-Marie. Wellesley: Ben Cohen, Michael Youniss.
Big Three — Brockton: Justice Russell, Anderson Silva, Christian Vizcarra. Durfee: Ryan Carter, Manny Fernandes. New Bedford: Nathan Bates.
Boston City — Brighton: Jose Mata, Lizandro Nogueira, Gustavo Silva. Latin Academy: Chup Chiu, Fritz Jolivain, Jian Yi Huang. Madison Park: Sovenreth Chhim, Bryan Pagan, Marcus Soto. O’Bryant: Tobi Fashemi, Thomas Kulch, Biruk Sirmollo. West Roxbury: Wagner Jean Charles, Jean Merisier, Ricarfens Saintil.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Pritesh Mistry, Eric Ropiak. Arlington: Robert Lin, Sky Segal-Wright. Boston Latin: Andrew Zick. Cambridge: Aser Abrha, Rodolfo Bonates, Nestor Canenquez, Jalen Penrose. Lincoln-Sudbury: Will Davenport. Newton South: Jared Chin, Zach Halpryn, Craig Kaufman, Paul Vasiloff. Wayland: Harry Leavitt, Kurt Straube. Westford: Mike Barck, Chris Tierney.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Alec Dean, Ken Doherty. Central Catholic: Brian Adomopoulos. Chelmsford: Matt Kuda, Sean Sarault, Eric Van Gelder, Craig Wallace. Haverhill: Casey Fitzpatrick, Rob Kelleher. Lawrence: Anibal Henriquez, Jeyson Henriquez, Reibin Hiraldo, Christian Mayi. Lowell: Sophan Pham, Adam Roscoe. Methuen: Tim Galloway Burke.
South Alliance — Barnstable: Jack Donehey, Donny Mach. Greater New Bedford: Neil Benevides, Andrew Bueno, Derek Lewis. North Quincy: Felix Mann, Matt McVeil, Mike Tran. Quincy: Jackson Le. Taunton: David Briody, Marc Gleason, Brandon Motta. Wareham: Quintin Silveira.
Western Alliance — St. John’s Prep: Brian Keogh.