GameTimePA.com boys' volleyball all-stars
The top YAIAA athletes from the 2016 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff
Meet the all-stars
First-team all-stars capsules, Player and Coach of the Year, second-team and honorable-mention lists
Introducing the YAIAA first-team all-stars for the 2016 season.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Reese Devilbiss, Northeastern, sr.
The 6-foot-3-inch outside hitter helped lead the Bobcats back to their fourth consecutive state title and an undefeated regular season. Devilbiss will be headed to Ohio State in the fall to continue his athletic and academic career. Devilbiss has been a four-year starter and key component to Northeastern’s remarkable run. He recorded a game-high 12 kills against Red Lion during the YAIAA championship game, as well as three blocks and two digs. Devilbiss also had 31 kills in the District 3 tournament and 21 kills in the state title game against Ambridge.
Dillon Hildebrand, Red Lion, sr.
Hildebrand helped the Lions achieve one of their best seasons in program history. The outside hitter was a big part of the program’s success, registering 325 kills as his team made appearances in the league title game, District 3 semifinals and state tournament. Hildebrand also posted 51 aces, 140 digs, 15 blocks and four assists.
Dakoda Hoffman, Northeastern, jr.
With six Bobcats graduating this year, Hoffman represents the future of Northeastern volleyball. The junior will be one of the players expected to step up next season. He showed his skills during the 2016 season by recording 242 kills and 16 aces as the Bobcats won their fourth straight state title. Hoffman also had 99 blocks.
Jeff Reynolds, Northeastern, sr.
Reynolds continued to play a big role for the Bobcats in his third year on the volleyball court. The basketball player-turned-volleyballer posted 168 kills as a middle hitter, 10 of which came during the Bobcats' win in the state championship game. Along the net, Reynolds had 55 blocks as well, including a block in to end the first game during the state championship.
Matt Schaeffer, Northeastern, sr.
The setter picked up right where he left off last season. Schaeffer was strong from the service line during Northeastern’s run to the state title with 37 aces, and he handed out 1,189 assists. Defensively, Schaeffer managed 64 blocks and 21 digs in his senior season.
Jack Schultz, York Suburban, jr.
The Trojans’ middle blocker played a big role for his squad in 2016, recording 236 kills to help Suburban post a 17-5 season. The 6-foot-4 Schultz picked up 91 blocks, five of which came during the Trojans five-game battle with Holy Redeemer in the state quarterfinals. Schultz also recorded 47 digs this season.
Hayden Wagner, Central York, sr.
Wagner was the standout for a talented Panthers squad, which made appearances in both the YAIAA tournament and the District 3 tournament. The senior was a crucial part of Central’s win over Dallastown in the league tournament, capturing the final two points to end the game and recording a game-high 27 kills. Wagner will continue his volleyball career in the fall at George Mason University.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Matt Wilson, Northeastern
Wilson coached the Bobcats to their fourth consecutive state title in 2016, as well as the program's fourth straight District 3 and YAIAA titles. Wilson has been at the helm of some of the best volleyball teams in York County, and this year coached his team to an undefeated season in which the Bobcats did not drop a set.
Kaleb Ansell, York Suburban
Brandon Arentz, Northeastern
Cole Brillhart, Red Lion
Carter Luckenbaugh, Central
Peyton Ranck, Dallastown
Sepehr Vakili, York Suburban
Aaron Ward, Dallastown
Kennard-Dale: Kyle Wooldridge. New Oxford: Alex Neiderer. Red Lion: John Longnecker. Spring Grove: Luke Hoffnagle. Susquehannock: Quinlan Kauffman.
Video Q&As and more photos of the all-stars
Our first-team all stars have some fun at one of their teammates' expense and answer what superhero they'd like to be.
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