Times Leader’s 2017 Boys Volleyball All-Stars

June 19th, 2017 9:21 am - updated: 11:41 am.

SECOND TEAM

1. Noah Jackson, Crestwood

2. Matt Blaum, Redeemer

3. Josh Baranowski, Nanticoke

4. Ethan Potter, Berwick

5. Kyle Williams, Coughlin

6. Carlos Castillo, Nanticoke

7. Avery Billings, Tunkhannock

Michael Williams

Crestwood, Junior

A two-time first-team Times Leader selection, Williams was the catalyst in helping Crestwood reach the District 2 Class 2A playoffs. The junior finished with 292 assists, second in the WVC, and he also led the conference in aces with 52. In addition, Williams ended fourth in the league with 118 service points. He was a first-team WVC selection in 2017.

Tyler Kleinbach

Wyo. Valley West, Senior

A first-team all-WVC selection making his second straight appearance on the TL’s first-team squad. The senior was an all-around athlete that helped Valley West qualify for the District 2-11 Class 3A playoffs. He finished with 118 kills, good for eighth in the WVC, and was fifth in the conference with 47 blocks.

Luke Butczynski

Nanticoke Area, Senior

Butczynski really came on strong toward the end of the season, helping Nanticoke Area reach the 2A playoffs. The senior had 103 kills for the Trojans, including 16 in the playoffs against Berwick. He was also second in the conference with 162 service points, and ended with 14 aces.

Luke Nealon

Holy Redeemer, Senior

Nealon was one of three major hitting threats for Holy Redeemer, which won its seventh-straight district title. A first-team all-WVC selection, Nealon ended the regular season with 129 kills and a team-high 51 blocks. He recently added 23 kills in the league’s annual senior match.

Mike Mohutsky

Holy Redeemer, Senior

Mohutsky was the best libero in District 2 and one of the best in the state. The WVC’s Defensive Player of the Year, and a two-time first-team Times Leader selection. Mohutsky finished with 70 digs and 169 service points in 2017. He also finished with nine aces.

Gabe Oliver

Berwick, Senior

Building on a breakout junior season, Oliver had a strong senior campaign which included a state playoff berth for the Bulldogs. He was third in the WVC with 162 kills and also had a team-best 119 service points. He also broke 100 in another category, finishing the year with 102 digs.

Dylan Michael

Berwick, Senior

Michael helped to complete one of the best one-two hitting punches in the area. He was fourth in the WVC with 136 kills, and led the team with 103 digs, good for fourth in the WVC. He was voted as a second-team all-WVC selection in 2017.

Coach of the Year

Sarah Warner, Berwick

Warner has done a tremendous job of turning both the boys’ and girls’ teams into playoff squads. In her third season as boys’ coach, Warner led Berwick to a 10-2 record in the WVC and a third-place finish in the District 2 Class 2A playoffs. It was the first time since 2007 that the Bulldogs qualified for the state tournament.

— Compiled by Tom Fox

Michael Williams, Crestwood, Junior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_MichaelWilliamsCMYK.jpgMichael Williams, Crestwood, Junior
Tyler Kleinbach, Wyo. Valley West, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Tyler-Kleinbach.jpgTyler Kleinbach, Wyo. Valley West, Senior
Luke Butczynski, Nanticoke Area, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Luke-Butczynski.jpgLuke Butczynski, Nanticoke Area, Senior
Luke Nealon, Holy Redeemer, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Luke-Nealon.jpgLuke Nealon, Holy Redeemer, Senior
Mike Mohutsky, Holy Redeemer, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_TTL06XX17Michael-Mohutsky.jpgMike Mohutsky, Holy Redeemer, Senior
Gabe Oliver, Berwick, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_GabeOliverCMYK.jpgGabe Oliver, Berwick, Senior
Coach of the Year, Sarah Warner, Berwick
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_SarahWarnerCMYK.jpgCoach of the Year, Sarah Warner, Berwick
Dylan Michael, Berwick, Senior
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_DylanMichaelCMYK.jpgDylan Michael, Berwick, Senior

SECOND TEAM

1. Noah Jackson, Crestwood

2. Matt Blaum, Redeemer

3. Josh Baranowski, Nanticoke

4. Ethan Potter, Berwick

5. Kyle Williams, Coughlin

6. Carlos Castillo, Nanticoke

7. Avery Billings, Tunkhannock


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