WVC announces boys volleyball all-stars

Times Leader | June 7th, 2017 1:15 pm - updated: 11:41 am.

The Wyoming Valley Conference recently released their boy’s volleyball all-star team, which was voted on by the WVC coaches.

Holy Redeemer middle hitter Ben Rachilla was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player, while Holy Redeemer libero Mike Mohutsky was named the Defensive MVP. Berwick head coach Sarah Warner was named Coach of the Year.

Delaware Valley senior Tyler Smith, Wyoming Valley West senior Tyler Klienbach, Berwick senior Gabe Oliver, Crestwood junior Michael Williams, Holy Redeemer senior Luke Nealon and North Pocono senior James Ildefonso joined Rachilla in offensive honors. The quintet was named to the offensive first team.


MVP: Ben Rachilla, MH, Holy Redeemer

First Team

Tyler Smith, OH, Delaware Valley

Tyler Klienbach, MH, Wyoming Valley West

Game Oliver, OH, Berwick

Michael Williams, S, Crestwood

Luke Nealon, MH, Holy Redeemer

James Ildefonso, MH, North Polcono

Second Team

Josh Baranowski, OH, Nanticoke

Dylan Michael, OH, Berwick

Ethan Potter, S, Berwick

Luke Butzynski, OH, Holy Redeemer

Noah Jackson, MH, Crestwood

Avery Billings, MH, Tunkhannock

Honorable Mention

Joshu Croll, OPP, Delaware Valley

John Natiello, OH, Delaware Valley

Kyle Williams, OH/S, Coughlin

Liam Naturale, S, Delaware Valley

Nick Werkheiser, OH, Coughlin

Alec Divers, OH, Nanticoke

Evan Turner, MH, Tunkhannock

Colin Coles, OH, North Pocno

Vince Wojnar, MH, North Pocono

Justin Casey, OH, Nanticoke


MVP: Mike Mohutsky, L, Holy Redeemer

Second Team

Carlos Castillo, L, Nanticoke

Honorable Mention

Oran Dowd, D, Delaware Valley

Joe Gayton, D, Coughlin

Frances Fermin, D, Hazleton Area

Justin Morman, L, North Pocono

Coach of the Year

Sarah Warner, Berwick


PSU announces time for Georgia State

The Nittany Lions will meet Georgia State for the first time in program history in a prime-time contest on Big Ten Network on Sept. 16.

The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. The contest will also be Penn State’s first against a Sun Belt opponent.

Previously announced, Penn State’s season opener against Akron on Sept. 2 will kick off at noon and air on ABC. Penn State’s home game against Pitt will kick off on Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, while the Homecoming game against Rutgers will kick off at noon on Nov. 11.

Penn State also learned the times for a pair of road games with a noon kickoff at Northwestern on Oct. 7 and a 3:30 p.m. start on FOX at Ohio State on Oct. 28.

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