A look at the top 25 Long Island high school boys volleyball players at the start of the 2016 fall season, listed in alphabetical order.
Nelson Bai, Great Neck South, Outside Hitter, Senior
Bai was the Rebels' top scorer last year and led the team to the second round of the playoffs after it had gone 3-30 over the previous two seasons.
Owen Bradley, Bellmore JFK, Outside Hitter, Senior
Bradley will be the go-to scorer for the reigning Class B champions.
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.
Nick Crociata, Hauppauge, Junior, Middle Hitter
Crociata anchors the middle for the reigning Class B Long Island champions.
Matt Fasulo, Massapequa, Senior, Middle Hitter
The 6-7 Fasulo's offense from the middle was crucial to Massapequa's county championship victory.
Adam Gorgone, Hauppauge, Junior, Outside Hitter
Gorgone played a key role in helping Hauppauge reach its first state final last season and will play an even bigger role in the offense this year.
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.
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.
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.
Ethan Klein, Plainview JFK, Senior, Setter
The 6-4 lefty is the Hawks' playmaker and also will play on the right side.
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.
Alec Lehnert, Sachem North, Junior, Right Side
The 6-7 junior will be essential to Sachem North's new, power-based offense.
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's top setters last year, Lilley will get time at outside hitter.
Connor MacPhail, Port Washington, Senior, Outside Hitter
MacPhail keyed his squad's late-season surge last year, recording 54 kills during a four-game winning streak leading into the county semifinals.
Jamie O’Donnell, Northport, Senior, Middle Hitter
O'Donnell controls the middle for a Northport squad looking to contend.
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.
Connor Pallmann, Sachem North, Junior, Outside Hitter
Pallmann will be the top scoring option for the Flaming Arrows.
Chris Parker, Northport, Senior, Outside Hitter
The 6-4 outside hitter is a dependable scoring option for the Tigers.
Nikhil Peireira, Ward Melville, Senior, Outside Hitter
The powerful outside hitter also features a strong serve.
Jeremy Rescott, Northport, Senior, Setter
Northport's potent offense will flow through the senior setter.
Chris Shanley, Smithtown West, Junior, Outside Hitter
The three-year starter will be the key to Smithtown West's bid for a county title.
Max Shulman, Plainview JFK, Senior, Middle Hitter
The Hawks' captain will play a key role in Plainview JFK's attempt to return 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.