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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

EMass volleyball players to watch in 2019

Natick's Brett Olen (10) spikes the ball past Newton North's Cameron Lee (left) and Sam Thayer last season.
Natick's Brett Olen (10) spikes the ball past Newton North's Cameron Lee (left) and Sam Thayer last season.(File/Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Gavin Emenaker, Newton North: The junior setter was a jack-of-all-trades for the Tigers last year. The All-Scholastic selection tallied 536 assists, 216 kills, and 39 aces.

Brett Olen, Natick: Another top setter in the Bay State Conference, the senior conducted the Redhawks’ offense en route to a Central title.

James Chung, Winchester: The senior outside hitter is one of the best at his position in the state and led the Sachems to a 19-3 record in 2018.

Joao Bonaventura, Milford: The senior outside hitter was the Scarlet Hawks’ top offensive player last season.

Tommy Girard, Greater New Bedford: The senior defensive specialist averaged 16.83 digs per match last season and is an anchor for the Bears’ defense. His ability to dig out tough kill attempts puts things in motion for setter Ryan Robichaud and outside hitter Gavin Ciarcia.

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Bogdan Ivanov, Boston Latin: The junior opposite is 6-foot-8 with a lefty swing. It’s safe to say opposing blockers have difficulty getting any leverage on him at the net.


Brandon Chase can be reached at brandon.chase@globe.com.