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Boys Volleyball

2024 Season Preview

The Royals volleyball team is coming off back-to-back state championships! Under the direction of second year coach, Nick Jennings R’11, the Royals look to build off a successful season. After graduating nine seniors last year, the Royals will be looking to youth to continue the success of the program. Five returning varsity players, seniors Will Vannoy and Cal Davis and juniors Matthew Dial, Aiden Hill and Elijah Berger, will lead the charge this year. Vannoy returns as the leading attacker. His presence in the middle will aid in the success of the team. Dial returns as the setter, and he was second on the team in assists last season. Hill will help lead the back row with his defense, being the only returning defensive specialist to the varsity team. Davis and Berger will step into big roles on the offensive end for the Royals. Berger had an impressive nine-kill match coming off the bench in the state championship match.

Seniors joining the Royals this year are Josh Staehler, Thawng Bawihrin and Andrew Heiden. Junior Chris Griffin is the lone junior to be joining the varsity squad. Sophomores AJ Morris, Xavier Lawrie and Jack Hovanec will see their first action on the varsity level. The wide variety of youth and experience will aid in the Royals attempt to compete for another state championship.

The Royals will once again take on one of the toughest schedules in the state. Perennial powerhouses such as Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern, Cathedral and Perry Meridian will all be on the schedule this season. The Royals will also travel to Chicago for a third year to compete at the Lincoln-Way Invitational. They have finished runner-up both years playing in the tournament. The Royals will look to claim another Circle City Conference Championship, going undefeated and not dropping a set last season to conference opponents.