By Matt Smith
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 5:14 pm in Boys volleyball.
Here is the 2012 boys volleyball All-East Bay First, Second and Third teams.
MVP: Peter Edwards, De La Salle
Coach of the Year: Eric Cruzada, American
H- Peter Edwards, De La Salle, Sr.
Edwards, the East Bay’s Player of the Year, led the Spartans in kills with 465 and aces with 92. He was the East Bay Athletic League’s MVP and a huge reason De La Salle won back-to-back Division I titles.
H- Michael Wang, Mission San Jose, Sr.
Wang, a small but very athletic outside hitter with incredible leaping ability, was named the Mission Valley Athletic League’s MVP and helped lead the Warriors to a second NCS title match appearance with 12 kills in the semifinals against Deer Valley and 11 more in the title match against De La Salle.
H- Bo Hunter, College Park, Sr.
Hunter was chosen as the Diablo Valley Athletic League Co-MVP as he helped lead the Falcons to a perfect league record and an appearance in the NCS Division I semifinals. On the season he had 296 kills, and an incredible 76 percent kill rate.
M- Marcus Lee, Deer Valley, Jr.
Still relatively new to volleyball, Lee just keeps getting better and better. Freakishly athletic, he is a force in the middle. He had 306 kills, led the team with a .470 hitting percentage, had 68 blocks and 405 points as the Wolverines won 37 matches.
S- Michael Doherty, De La Salle, Sr.
A standout in his last two seasons at De La Salle, Doherty’s vision and ability to put the ball exactly where he wanted to played a huge role in the back-to-back titles. For the season, he finished with 1,038 assists, and also had 61 blocks and 53 kills.
S- Derrico Kwa, Deer Valley, Jr.
It’s hard to imagine just how good Kwa will be as a senior. In this junior season, he had 1,186 assists and a school-record 111 aces, and 333 service points which is also a school record for a team with a rich volleyball history. He was the BVAL’s MVP.
L- Bryan Lee, Campolindo, Jr.
Lee was a big reason that the Cougars won consecutive NCS Division II titles as his ability to make a pass and get the offense going was a great influence and relieved pressure on a very young team. He finished the year with 198 digs.
H- Will Henrickson, Campolindo, Sr.
First team All-DFAL. 281 kills, 127 blocks.
H- Trevor Felix, De La Salle, Sr.
First team All-EBAL. 276 kills, .423 hit %, 176 digs, 64 blocks, 44 aces
H- Joe Grosh, San Ramon Valley, Sr.
First team All-EBAL. 212 kills & 84 digs in league play.
H- Dan Kennedy, Acalanes, Sr.
S- Nelson Fisher, College Park, Jr.
DVAL Co-MVP. 610 assists, 91 kills, 51 aces.
S- Neal Barrina, Logan, Sr.
First team All-MVAL.
L- Chace Walsten, California, Sr.
First team All-EBAL. 291 digs, 53 aces.
H- Andrew Nelson, Dougherty Valley, Jr.
First team All-DFAL.
H- Ryan Genn, Amador Valley, Soph.
First team All-EBAL. 268 kills, .340 hit %
H- Jalen Ponco, American, Jr.
First team All-MVAL.
M- Cory Fredrickson, Foothill, Soph.
First team All-EBAL.
M- Chris Yerina, Monte Vista, Sr.
Second team All-EBAL.
S- Craig Horlbeck, California, Sr.
First team All-EBAL. 964 assists, 96 kills, 67 blocks assists.
L- Trevor Campbell, Kennedy, Sr.
First team All-MVAL. 396 digs, 473 digs received.