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25 boys volleyball players to watch in 2015

Newsday's Sal Cacciatore picks 25 boys volleyball players to watch during the fall 2015 season. (Players are listed in alphabetical order.)

Chris Allen

Ward Melville, Senior, Outside Hitter Had 315 kills,
Photo Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville, Senior, Outside Hitter
Had 315 kills, 53 blocks, 36 blocks and 26 aces last season.

Kyle Allen-Morabito

Eastport-South Manor, Senior, Middle Hitter A key offensive
Photo Credit: James Escher

Eastport-South Manor, Senior, Middle Hitter
A key offensive threat for the reigning Long Island champions.

Kyle Biggers

Sachem East, Senior, Middle Hitter Had 118 kills,
Photo Credit: James Escher

Sachem East, Senior, Middle Hitter
Had 118 kills, 58 blocks, and a team-high .436 hitting percentage.

Nick Bitetto

Northport, Senior, Outside Hitter His versatility is an
Photo Credit: James Escher

Northport, Senior, Outside Hitter
His versatility is an assist, as is his serving, as he had 11 aces in 2014.

Ryan Byrne

Eastport-South Manor, Libero Leads the ESM defense, and
Photo Credit: James Escher

Eastport-South Manor, Libero
Leads the ESM defense, and had 17 digs in the 2014 Long Island Championship.

Dominick DellaMarco

Northport, Senior, Setter Had 207 assists and 26
Photo Credit: James Escher

Northport, Senior, Setter
Had 207 assists and 26 kills last season.

Matt DeLuca

Farmingdale, Senior, Outside Hitter Averaged 16 kills per
Photo Credit: James Escher

Farmingdale, Senior, Outside Hitter
Averaged 16 kills per game last year.

Ryan Engel

Floral Park, Senior, Outside Hitter Had 221 assists,
Photo Credit: James Escher

Floral Park, Senior, Outside Hitter
Had 221 assists, 185 kills, and 26 aces last season.

Nick Felicetti

Floral Park, Senior, Outside Hitter Recorded 166 kills,
Photo Credit: James Escher

Floral Park, Senior, Outside Hitter
Recorded 166 kills, 21 blocks and 19 aces last year.

Will Flohr

Lindenhurst, Senior Outside Hitter Had 234 kills, 163
Photo Credit: James Escher

Lindenhurst, Senior Outside Hitter
Had 234 kills, 163 digs and 26 aces in 2014.

Matt Grace

Sachem North, Senior, Setter Had 142 kills and
Photo Credit: James Escher

Sachem North, Senior, Setter
Had 142 kills and 76 digs as an outside last season and will move to setter this year.

Matt Hassel

Bay Shore, Senior, Middle Hitter Helped Bay Shore
Photo Credit: James Escher

Bay Shore, Senior, Middle Hitter
Helped Bay Shore reach its first county final in program history last year.

Mike Ianniello

Bellmore JFK, Senior, Outside Hitter Recovered from an
Photo Credit: James Escher

Bellmore JFK, Senior, Outside Hitter
Recovered from an injury last year to help lead Bellmore JFK?s second half improvement.

Jason Koehler

Lindenhurst, Sophomore, Middle Hitter Picked up where he
Photo Credit: James Escher

Lindenhurst, Sophomore, Middle Hitter
Picked up where he left in 2015 after a strong finish last season and is an anchor in the middle.

Sean LeGuernic

Half Hollow Hills, Senior, Hitter Recorded 248 kills
Photo Credit: James Escher

Half Hollow Hills, Senior, Hitter
Recorded 248 kills and a .551 hitting percentage last year.

Matt Lilley

Ward Melville, Junior, Setter Had 562 assists, 45
Photo Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville, Junior, Setter
Had 562 assists, 45 kills, 33 digs and 21 aces last season.

Brian Maloney

Plainview JFK, Senior, Setter Had 700 assists, 35
Photo Credit: James Escher

Plainview JFK, Senior, Setter
Had 700 assists, 35 kills and 20 aces last year.

Rob Nolan

Sachem North, Senior, Libero Had 116 digs to
Photo Credit: James Escher

Sachem North, Senior, Libero
Had 116 digs to lead the way defensively for last year?s Class A state champions.

Tommy Ogeka

Eastport-South Manor, Sophomore, Outside Hitter Named to the
Photo Credit: James Escher

Eastport-South Manor, Sophomore, Outside Hitter
Named to the state tournament all-star team last year, and had 19 kills in the Class B state final.

Nick O'Malley

East Meadow, Senior, Middle Hitter The 6-7 senior
Photo Credit: James Escher

East Meadow, Senior, Middle Hitter
The 6-7 senior controls the middle of the court with an 82-inch wingspan.

Andrew Tsororos

Hauppauge, Senior, Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker Set a single-season
Photo Credit: James Escher

Hauppauge, Senior, Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker
Set a single-season school record with 298 kills last year.

AJ Walsh

Massapequa, Senior, Libero Helped Massapequa reach the county
Photo Credit: James Escher

Massapequa, Senior, Libero
Helped Massapequa reach the county final in 2014 and has a 2.6 (out of 3) passer rating this year.

Brian Weissert

Bay Shore, Senior, Setter Had 624 assists, including
Photo Credit: James Escher

Bay Shore, Senior, Setter
Had 624 assists, including 74 in a county semifinal win over Sachem East last year.

Brendan Weller

Smithtown West, Senior, Setter Averaged 37 assists per
Photo Credit: James Escher

Smithtown West, Senior, Setter
Averaged 37 assists per match in 2014.

Sam Zorfas

Jericho, Senior, Outside hitter Had 215 digs, 140
Photo Credit: James Escher

Jericho, Senior, Outside hitter
Had 215 digs, 140 kills and 30 aces last season.

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