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Old 07-24-18, 03:41 AM
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Club teams 2018-2019

Anyone have any early guesses on club teams in the area for this upcoming season?

I'll take a stab at Attack 18s:

S- Kastner (X 2019)
OH1- Hargett (Elder 2019)
OH2- Hubbard (Lakota East 2019)
MH1- Mauch (X 2019)
MH2- B. Kiser (Moeller 2019)
RS- Connaughton (X 2019)
L- Bernard (Elder 2019)

I can also see Hagerty (Walnut Hills 2020), Dubovec (Lakota East 2019), Harvey (LaSalle 2019), Niven (Loveland 2019), Callahan (Moeller 2019) and Van Steenkiste (Badin 2019) in the mix as well. Deep class overall, I think Mauch, Hargett, and Kastner are the only 3 locks at this point.

If I had to guess, I'd say they take Hagerty as a Swiss army knife, Niven as a 3rd middle, and Harvey as a DS to fill out the rest of the roster. Also wouldn't rule out Dubovec making it as the RS over Connaughton. Either way, that's a really good team on paper that should be a strong candidate to get a bid, especially after their showing at Nationals. Given their depth, that 2s team could make some noise as well. Reminds me of a few years ago when they had Devolve, Koenig, and eventual POY Klusman on 18-2s.

A lot of Vanguards 18s will be returning from last year, anyone have any guesses as to their projected lineup?

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Old 07-24-18, 07:59 AM
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Vanguard 18-1 - Team they were on last year in parentheses

S Platfoot (18-1)
OH1
OH2
MH Melchiorre (18-1)
MH Stanley (18-1)
OPP Sharfenaker (18-2)
L

I imagine Hermesia and Ansel from Darby slot in somewhere, along with McClane. They were all on 17 Gold.

I would expect a lot of competitive matches between Darby, err I mean Vanguard, and Attack
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Old 07-25-18, 11:08 AM
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I would be shocked if Hermosia makes top 18's team. Too small to play front row and Vanguard has much better passers than him - Poole, Zoll, Atia. I also heard he quit on his Vanguard 17's for Nationals. Then again, he is from Darby, so who knows.

There are some other pieces - McLane (as mentioned) and Lancia from St Charles, Philip C from Ignatius (if he makes the drive), Little from Olentangy (17's), Proctor from Dublin (probably on 18-2's).

I think Attack and Vanguard are pretty evenly matched. Vanguard has decent talent, but always seems to choke against Attack. I see trend continuing next year. Attack has guys that know how to win IMO.
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Old 07-25-18, 01:07 PM
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Catanzaro would be a good pick up for Darby. Kind of a poor man's Mikesch, who's best position is Libero, but hits well enough to sometimes justify playing as an OH. I wonder if the coaches of Vanguard make some calls to OH's outside of the Columbus region to gauge interest like they have done in the past. It is going to be the "Weak" position of this Vanguard team.

Platfoot will be able to make up for many deficiencies of the OH's. I expect him to be Ohio State POY next year, and I don't think it will even be close.
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Old 07-30-18, 06:51 PM
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PF Flyer Are you talking about Klusman being Regional POY?
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Old 08-10-18, 10:40 AM
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I'm hearing a bit of noise about NKYVC's new boys program- sounds like they're doing their best to attract top-level talent.

Will any Attack kids jump ship? Those fringe 1st team players could switch and get more playing time at NKYVC.
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Old 08-10-18, 10:51 AM
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I'm hearing a bit of noise about NKYVC's new boys program- sounds like they're doing their best to attract top-level talent.

Will any Attack kids jump ship? Those fringe 1st team players could switch and get more playing time at NKYVC.
Eh, not impossible. But I don't know what they'd be able to offer that CVA couldn't- and we saw how their first year went.

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Old 08-10-18, 01:01 PM
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Eh, not impossible. But I don't know what they'd be able to offer that CVA couldn't- and we saw how their first year went.

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Well, it's certainly closer to a lot of kids who are more in the city and to east-siders to get to Wilder vs. Mason.

Also, (again, from what I hear) NKYVC is really pushing that they will have better coaching and focus more on technique and fundamentals - not sure if CVA pushed that aspect last year.
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Old 08-14-18, 02:35 PM
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how many high schools in Ohio have boys V ball as a varsity sport ? Or is it all club at this point ?
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Old 08-15-18, 01:57 PM
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how many high schools in Ohio have boys V ball as a varsity sport ? Or is it all club at this point ?
82 last year - the majority are considered "varsity" teams at their schools, but there are some who are still "club" sports. The club teams are allowed to play in the same organization (OHSBVA) as the varsity ones. The distinguishing factor is generally if the team receives any support from its school (varsity) or if it has to completely run/fund itself (club).

OHSAA does not recognize/sanction boys volleyball - although there is a push to make that happen. However, OHSBVA organizes the district, regional, and state tournaments so it feels pretty much the same as any other HS sport would for the boys playing.
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