2012 All-Shore Boys Volleyball teams

2012 All-Shore Boys Volleyball teams

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2012 All-Shore Boys Volleyball teams

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Below are the rosters for the 2012 All-Shore Boys Volleyball teams, followed by short profiles of each member of the first team.

FIRST TEAM
Position Name School Yr.
Outside hitter Tyler Wilk Southern Sr.
Right side hitter Mike Bagnell CBA Sr.
Left side hitter John Osborne CBA Sr.
Outside hitter Ryan Donahue Wall Jr.
Middle blocker Mike Gesicki Southern So.
Setter Luke King Southern Jr.
Libero Sal Annarumma Southern Sr.
SECOND TEAM
Position Name School Yr.
Outside hitter Joe Niccoli Southern Sr.
Right side hitter Ayrton Bayer Southern Sr.
Middle blocker Will Garry Donovan Sr.
Middle blocker Cody Ertle Central Sr.
Libero Joe Conery CBA Sr.
Setter Ryan von der Fecht Colts Neck Sr.
Opposite Hongliang Zhang Colts Neck Jr.
THIRD TEAM
Position Name School Year
Outside hitter Ambrose Powell Central Jr.
Outside hitter Chris Ingraham Donovan Sr.
Libero Corrado Cina Colts Neck Sr.
Setter Doug Dzema CBA Jr.
Middle blocker Jacob Dittenhofer Lacey Sr.
Middle blocker Lawrence Spallanzani CBA Sr.
Left side hitter Joe Sorrentino CBA Sr.

Luke King

School: Southern Regional

Year: Junior

Position: Setter

Highlights: The 6-foot, 170-pound King led the Rams to the Shore Conference Class A South, Southern Invitational, Shore Conference and NJSIAA South Jersey Tournament titles and a berth in the state championship match. King handed out 708 assists and added 31 blocks, 26 aces and 117 digs. He was honored as the Rams’ Most Valuable Player at their team banquet. Southern went 39-2 overall and King was a key reason for its success. He was a smart, consistent player. King improved his decision making from last season when he was a Second-Team All-Shore selection at setter. King has helped the Rams to a 152-4 all-time record against Shore Conference opponents in volleyball.

Tyler Wilk

School: Southern Regional

Year: Junior

Position: Outside hitter

Highlights: With Wilk, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, providing powerful swings, the Rams were again one of the state’s top teams. Wilk helped the Rams capture the Shore Conference Class A South, Southern Invitational, Shore Conference and NJSIAA Tournament titles and a berth in the state championship matchr. Wilk wound up with 240 kills, 27 aces and 101 digs. Wilk, who will attend Louisiana Tech University, was very effective in the sideout game as an outside hitter. He notched key sideouts. He was a consistent player all season and provided Southern with stability.

Mike Gesicki

School: Southern Regional

Year: Sophomore

Position: Middle blocker

Highlights: Gesicki put his 6-foot-6, 205-pound frame to good use. He wound up with 265 kills and 123 blocks and won the Rams’ Silver Hammer Award as their leader in kills. His played helped Southern capture the Shore Conference Class A South, Shore Conference Tournament, Southern Invitational and NJSIAA South Jersey Tournament championships. His energetic play helped the Rams to the NJSIAA state championship match. Gesicki was a First-Team All-Shore player last season when he finished with 165 kills and added 105 blocks. He plans to attend the Penn State volleyball team camp this summer.

Sal Annarumma

School: Southern Regional

Year: Senior

Position: Libero

Highlights: Annarumma was the state’s unofficial leader in floor burns. He sentt his 5-foot-5, 120-pound frame sprawling and diving after numerous balls. His willingness to sacrifice his body did not escape the eyes of the Rams’ coaching staff as he came away from the team’s banquet with a small shovel after leading Southern in digs with 340. He also won the KBM Heart Award. KBM stands for the Kenneth B. Maxwell club team, a team Eric Maxwell played on. Annarumma, who will attend Louisiana Tech University, brought energy, enthusiasm and fire to the court. He was a First-Team All-Shore player last year with 21 service aces and 266 digs.

Mike Bagnell

School: CBA

Year: Senior

Position: Right side hitter

Highlights: Bagnell paced the state in aces (53) and added 350 kills, 56 blocks, 137 digs and 33 assists. He set the school’s single-season kills record and holds the school’s career kills record (534). His play helped the Colts to the Shore Conference Class A North title. The 6-foot-1, 165-pounder was a three-year varsity player. He played libero as a sophomore and sparkled at right side hitter as a junior and senior. Bound for Princeton University where he will continue his career, Bagnell was an intelligent player and a leader for the Colts. He and senior John Osborne captained this year’s team. Bagnell was a year-round player who sharpened his skills with the Warren Six Pack, a club team.

John Osborne

School: CBA

Year: Senior

Position: Left side hitter

Highlights: Osborne finished the season with 269 kills, 55 blocks, 136 digs, three assists and 45 aces. The 6-foot-0 140-pounder played three seasons of varsity ball. He began his career as a serving specialist as a sophomore. He was a starter as a junior and senior and saw extensive action as a sophomore. He owned the highest passing percentage (2.63) on the team this year. Osborne was a quiet team leader who accepted correction. His smile ignited his teammates and he was serious about his serving and hitting. Osborne, who became an Eagle Scout as a senior, pounded the ball and served and hit the ball from any position on the court. His jump serve resulted in aces. Osborne will play for NCAA Division III Endicott College.

Ryan Donahue

School: Wall

Year: Junior

Position: Outside hitter

Highlights: Donahue finished with 101 assists, 101 kills, 64 blocks, 13 digs and 29 aces. The two-year varsity player owns the Crimson Knights’ career blocks record (104). He also has 413 career assists, 116 career kills, 27 career digs and 34 career aces. A 6-foot-4, 170-pounder, Donahue is the lone Wall athlete who plays the sport year-round. He improved his game with the Warren Six Pack. When the team needed a kill, Donahue made the kill. He keyed Wall’s 6-2 alignment. At times, he was laid back. At times, he was intense. He was adept at defending strong side hitters as he knew when an opponent would either send the ball cross court or down the line. He defended the opponent’s best hitter. Donahue led the Crimson Knights to a 15-6 overall record.

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