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Top 25 boys volleyball players for 2016

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: Handout

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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,
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: James Escher

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
Credit: James Escher

The powerful outside hitter also features a strong serve.

Jeremy Rescott, Northport, Senior, Setter

Northport's potent offense will flow through the senior
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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

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