Boys' volleyball

Athletes of the Year

Andrew Lutz

Division 1: St. John's Prep, Senior, MB
The Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 Player of the Year helped the eagles reach the state semifinals, finishing with 412 kills, 72 blocks, and 67 aces. The Spanish National Honor Society member has a 3.76 GPA and is headed to Ohio State on a volleyball scholarship.


Elias Borne

Cambridge, Senior, S
The three-year starter and captain led the Falcons to three consecutive North sectional appearances, amassing 1,431 career assists. The Dual County League MVP and two-time all-star is a member of the National Honor Society and will attend Haverford in the fall.

Stephen Brown

Natick, Senior, OH
Brown contributed 209 kills, 56 blocks, and 34 aces in helping the Red and Blue reach the state finals and finished his career with 489 kills, 165 aces, and 94 blocks. The National Honor Society member will attend Santa Clara University in the fall.

Ross Burdett

Needham, Senior, OH
The senior MVP and three-time Bay State League all-star set a school record with 408 kills this season. The two-year captain and honor roll student also played varsity football. He plans to play volleyball at Wentworth.

Said Elkatta

Cambridge, Senior, L
The Dual County League all-star had 267 digs and 30 aces this season to help the Falcons to the North sectional final. The honor roll student is a four-year National Honor Society member and plans to attend UMass in the fall.

Jeff Hodin

Newton South, Junior, L
The libero has averaged 11 digs per game in his career, giving him 352 heading into his senior season. The two-time Dual County League all-star and honor roll student also enjoys playing basketball and baseball.

Josh Horenstein

Newton South, Junior, OH
The two-time Dual County League first-team all-star finished the season with 257 kills, 225 digs, and 21 aces. The outside hitter also led his team to the state semifinals with a 22-1 record. The honor roll student enjoys playing basketball.

Cedric Houtman

New Bedford, Senior, MH
The senior captain tied his school record of 29 kills in a match and averaged about 15 kills per game as the Whalers made it to the South sectional quarterfinals this season. Houtman will attend UMass-Dartmouth in the fall.

Eric LaRow

Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior, MH
LaRow capped his career with 164 kills and 187 blocks after leading the Warriors to a state title last season. LaRow placed third in the Showcase of Champions and the Rhody Invitational. The Eagle Scout will attend Penn State in the fall.

William Lau

Latin Academy, Senior, OH
Lau wrapped up the season with 127 kills, 30 blocks, and 21 aces to lead the Dragons to the North sectional quarterfinals. He also played for the Metro Bay State team and the Boston Knights. Lau plans to attend Lesley University in the fall.

Tullio Pereira

Barnstable, Senior, MH
The South Alliance MVP led his team in kills (317), blocks, and aces and contributed 123 digs this season. The four-year starter led the team in kills all four seasons. He also played varsity soccer and plans to attend Cape Cod Community College.

Brett Pettis

Haverhill, Junior, OH
The junior racked up 253 kills this season, pushing his career total to 659. He added 28 blocks, 32 aces, and 123 digs this season as the Hillies advanced to the North sectional quarterfinals. Pettis also plays football and is a member of the Noreast Club team.

Luka Ralic

St. John's Prep, Senior, S
The Merrimack Valley all-conference player had 742 assists and 27 aces during the Eagles' run to the state semifinals. The National Honor Society member has a 4.3 GPA and will attend Boston College in the fall.

Patrick Sibley

Natick, Senior, OH
The two-time all-star helped the Red and Blue reach the state final, finishing the season with 320 kills, 60 blocks, and 30 aces. A member of the 2007 state champion team, he will play volleyball at Sacred Heart University.

Jarred Velazquez

Chelmsford, Senior, L
The team MVP was also named winner of Chelmsford's Most Outstanding Individual Performance Award. He had 241 digs as a senior to give him 948 in his career. A member of the school marching band, Velazquez will attend WPI, where he will pursue computer engineering.

Luke Westman

Newton North, Sophomore, S/OH
Westman had 586 assists as a sophomore, giving him 1,269 in two seasons. He added 160 kills, 77 aces, and 87 blocks this season as the Tigers advanced to the Division 1 South finals. He also plays varsity basketball and baseball.

Jimmy Zenevitch

Central Catholic, Junior, OH
The Merrimack Valley Conference player of the year racked up 286 kills and 57 blocks this season and had a school-record 33 kills in a win over Lowell. The junior also stars on the two-time state champion basketball team. In his free time, Zenevitch tutors at the Lawrence Boys Club.

coach of the year

Kelley Leary

Leary led her team to the Division 1 North sectional final and the Silver Bracket title at the Volleyball Hall of Fame Tournament. The 2009 Cambridge Rindge & Latin coach of the year has led the Falcons to three straight state tournament berths and a 42-19 during the span.


Bay State Conference
Braintree: Drew Jordan. Brookline: Malcolm Fouhy, Timothy Mon, Bryson Rainey. Framingham: Andre Fernandes. Natick: Stephen Brown, Ethan Mapel, Patrick Sibley. Needham: Ross Burdett, Patrick Kelley, Sam Rubin. Newton North: Michael Thorpe, Luke Westman, Maicen Young. Norwood: Sean Porter.

Big Three
Brockton: Junior DePina, Scott Jean. Durfee: Jeff Daddona, Adam Silva. New Bedford: Kayla Cruz, Cedric Houtman, Charles London, Bobby Tetreault.

Boston City
Brighton: Lusvin Escobar, Kenny Jean. Latin Academy: Thomas Chan, William Lau. Madison Park: Wlysander Plaza. O'Bryant: Simon Chen, Trung Pham.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Dennis Jiang. Arlington: Chris Hamblin. Boston Latin: Kyle Luke. Cambridge: Elias Borne, Said Elkatta, Michael Giron. Lincoln-Sudbury: Eric LaRow, Dan Shimkus. Newton South: Jeff Hodin, Josh Horenstein, Nick Kozlov, Ethan Landzberg. Wayland: Zack Miles, Patrick Sharry. Westford: Ryan Imbriaco, Chris Kolek.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Joseph Kuykendall. Central Catholic: Sean Davis, Jimmy Zenevitch. Chelmsford: Brandon Chadwick, Jarred Velazquez, Dave Westland. Haverhill: Drew Caruso, Brett Pettis. Lawrence: Ariel Frias, Jose Vargas. Lowell: Kevin Sorota. St. John's Prep: Andrew Lutz, Tim Lynch, Luka Ralic.

South Alliance
Barnstable: Christian Caldwell, Ben Cohen, Ryan Kennedy, Shawn Kennedy, Tullio Pereira. Greater New Bedford: A.J. Hogan, Ryan Rapoza. North Quincy: Aris Bega, Alfredo Cabrera, John Ly. Quincy: Daniel Mai. Taunton: Tyler Malagutti. Wareham: Dylon Pyne.