Player of the Year
Jack Fletcher, Wayland
Fletcher was a dominant force as the Warriors made the state finals, earning DCL Player of the Year honors and finishing with 496 kills, 356 digs, and 60 aces. He was the Globe’s Player of the Year in soccer. He’ll attend Colby.
Carter Burruss, Millis, senior
The senior outside hitter led the Mohawks to a Western Alliance crown, finishing the season with 217 kills, 168 digs, 42 aces, and 38 blocks. Named league MVP, he had a .359 hitting percentage and will attend Concordia University.
Matthew Chin, Framingham, senior
A repeat All-Scholastic, Chin tallied 354 kills and 124 service points while providing elite defense as the Flyers captain. He finished his career with 450 service points and 581 kills and will attend the University of New Haven.
Declan Davis, Haverhill, senior
Davis compiled 214 kills, 199 digs, and 41 aces on the season, earning him Merrimack Valley Conference co-MVP honors. Also a three-time MVC golf all-star, he plays for the Nor’east Minutemen volleyball club and is headed to Bentley.
Devin Dean, Andover, senior
Named Merrimack Valley Conference co-MVP, Dean amassed 476 kills in captaining the Golden Warriors to the North sectional final. A two-year captain, he plays for Nor’east Volleyball Club and is headed to Cornell.
Travis Emenaker, Newton North, senior
The versatile senior served as a Swiss army knife for the Tigers, logging over 200 kills and assists while playing setter and outside hitter. A four-year starter, he will play at Rutgers and also participate in USAV Junior Nationals.
Shawn Furtado, Greater New Bedford, senior
The dynamic 6-foot-3-inch outside hitter was named South Alliance Player of the Year, racking up 273 kills and 235 digs in leading the Bears to an 18-4 season and a South sectional semifinal appearance. He will attend Dean College.
Cameron Gordon, Wayland, senior
The 6-foot-6-inch blocker tallied 85 kills, 48 blocks, and 196 digs in captaining the Warriors to a state finals appearance. A Dual County All-Star in volleyball and soccer, the National Honor Society student will attend Tufts.
Jeffrey Hunt, Andover, senior
The setter notched 849 assists in leading the Golden Warriors to a 22-2 season and the North finals. He graduates as the school record holder with 2,057 assists, and is a MVC All-Star in soccer and hockey. He’ll attend Virginia Tech.
Noah Kopf, Newton South, senior
Kopf notched 386 kills, 331 digs, and a .307 hitting percentage in helping the Lions to the South sectional finals. A two-time Dual County All-Star, he was named to the Rhody Invitational all-tournament team and will attend Yale.
Krish Maypole, Newton South, senior
The Yale-bound setter was the motor behind a South sectional final appearance for the Lions, tallying 791 assists and 194 digs. A two-time Dual County League All-Star, Maypole amassed more than 1,000 career assists.
Ryan Miller, Chelmsford, senior
The 6-foot-3-inch senior switched from outside to middle hitter following an 0-3 start, spearheading a turnaround that led to a North sectional semifinals appearance. He finished the season with 279 kills and will attend Connecticut.
Brady Orozco-Herman, Needham, senior
The 6-foot-1 hitter notched 344 kills while hitting .317 on the year, helping the Rockets to an undefeated regular season and a South sectional title. A National Honor Society student and Bay State All-Star, he will attend Bates.
Eli Wallace, Needham, junior
The junior quarterbacked the Rockets to a 24-1 season and their third consecutive South sectional title, notching 902 assists, 37 kills and 31 blocks. A two-time Bay State All-Star, Wallace won gold at the 2016 Bay State Games.
John Walton, Wellesley, senior
The senior had 248 digs during the regular season and added 51 more in the post-season. The team captain has been a varsity player for three years and led the Raiders to a 15-4 record. He’ll attend North Carolina-Wilmington.
Maxwell Waltzman, Natick, junior
The team captain was the driving force behind a Central sectional title, finishing with 305 kills and 111 digs. A Bay State All-Star, he will play in the 2017 World Maccabiah Games beach volleyball tournament in Israel this summer.
Andrew Yang, Acton-Boxborough, senior
A two-time Dual County All-Star, Yang led the Colonials to the North sectional semifinals while tallying 268 kills on the season. The BC-bound outside hitter is a SMASH volleyball player and graduates with 507 career kills.
Coach of the Year
Rod Fletcher, Wayland
Together with assistant Phil George, Fletcher directed the Warriors to a 23-3 record and the first North sectional title in program history. A four-year starter at Stanford, he previously coached at Dartmouth and MIT.
Bay State — Braintree: Mike Kokoros. Brookline: KJ McAuley. Framingham: Matthew Chin, Josh Oakes. Natick: Matt Flaherty, Maxwell Waltzman. Needham: Jack Cruickshank, Brady Orozco-Herman, Gabe Stern, Eli Wallace. Newton North: Travis Emenaker, Kevin Seuch. Norwood: Jake Fleming. Wellesley: Griffin Walker, John Walton.
Big Three — Brockton: Kenny Burke, Ivan Guzman, Joe Mercado. Durfee: Cameron Branco, Joe Camara, Brendan Rockette. New Bedford: Logan Heydt.
Boston City — Latin Academy: Danny Ho, Steven Mei, Lam Nguyen. Madison Park: Stephon Anderson, Steven Moquete-Rivera, Christopher Walker. O’Bryant: Julio Alvarado, Jardel Fernandes, Ricky Lee.
Commonwealth — Greater Lawrence: Matthew Barbosa, Tito Cartegena (MVP), Luis DeSousa, Jimmy Raposo. Greater Lowell: Adoni Jiminez, Pedro Lopez, Anthony Martinez, Ray Rivera. Lowell Catholic: Henry Byum, Liam Trainor.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Simin Li, Nikhil Sonthi, Andrew Yang. Arlington: Austin Lu. Boston Latin: Andrew Luo, Kevin Situ, Kevin Zhang. Cambridge: Noah Epstein, Ean McDonald. Concord-Carlisle: Michael Whoulihan. Lincoln-Sudbury: Brendan Roth, Sam Ryan. Newton South: Timmy Hwang, Noah Kopf, Krish Maypole, Evan Zeng. Wayland: Jack Fletcher (MVP), Cameron Gordon, Asa Greenaway, Ryan Kim. Westford: Mike Baltayan, Eric Porter.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Devin Dean (MVP), Jeffrey Hunt, David Lee, Nick Makies. Central Catholic: Adam Morris, Eric Roderick. Chelmsford: Austin Chadwick, Chris McCarthy, Ryan Miller. Haverhill: Matt Connolley, Declan Davis (MVP), Jeremy DeRoche, Josh Wotjas. Lowell: Brendan Di, Sokunbuth Ly, Randy Pang.
South Alliance — Barnstable: Matthew Teague. Greater New Bedford: Nick Frenette, Shawn Furtado (MVP), Greg Monteiro, Kobe Tremblay. North Quincy: Timothy Chiu, Jimmy Huynh, Chris Nguyen. Quincy: Chris Situ. Taunton: Lens Esquil, Nate Grant, Lance Law.
Western Alliance — Milford: Jack Winship. Millis: Caio Almedia, Carter Burruss (MVP), Bo Calais, Adam Caretta. St. John’s (Shrewsbury): Harin Lee. St. John’s Prep: Jack Fraser, Pat Sweetnam. Xaverian: Joe Landry, Tommy Mogan.
Text by Dan McLoone.