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Boys volleyball players to watch for 2016

Eastport-South Manor's Ryan Byrne for boys volleyball during

Eastport-South Manor's Ryan Byrne for boys volleyball during the 2016 Newsday High School Fall Sports Preview photo shoot held at Newsday in Melville, New York on Sept. 6, 2016. Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

RYAN BYRNE

Eastport-South Manor, Senior, Outside Hitter

Byrne is one of the top-seeded Sharks’ top scoring options, and also has the versatility to play libero and setter.

MAX CHODES

Jericho, Senior, Libero

Chodes combined for 60 digs in Jericho’s two postseason victories last year, helping the Jayhawks reach the Class B county final.

ALEC HELFORD

Massapequa, Senior, Setter

Helford is one of the premier playmakers in Nassau County and had 45 assists in last season’s Class A county final victory.

SEAN HANNETT

Sachem North, Senior, Outside Hitter

Hannett started for last year’s Long Island champions and state finalists, and will be more involved in the attack in 2016.

DANIEL KIM

Plainview JFK, Senior, Outside Hitter

Kim is the focal point of the Hawks offense and has the ability to hit from any position.

JASON KOEHLER

Lindenhurst, Junior, Middle/Outside Hitter

The 6-6 Koehler has been a dominant force in the middle over the past two seasons, and will also play on the outside this year.

JOSH LEVINE

Bellmore JFK, Setter, Senior

Levine was instrumental to the Cougars’ Class B county title run, and had 39 assists in the county championship.

MATT LILLEY

Ward Melville, Senior, Setter/Outside Hitter

After running the Patriots offense as one of Suffolk county’s top setters last year, Lilley will get time at outside hitter.

TOMMY OGEKA

Eastport-South Manor, Junior, Outside Hitter

After being named to the all-state tournament team as a freshman in 2014, Ogeka thrived last season during the Sharks’ run to the county final.

GURSAIF SINGH

Calhoun, Senior, Outside Hitter

Singh has represented his native India on its under-14, under-16 and under-17 national teams.

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