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2020's Top 10 Boys Long Island Volleyball Players

Updated: Sep 1, 2020



1. Ryan Barnett

Position: Outside

School: Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2021

Committed to Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

Club: Academy Volleyball 18's

Height: 6’5


Awards/Accomplishments

2019 Long Island Champion (Small School)


Getting to Know Ryan

Pump up song: Public Service Announcement by Jay z

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Kevin Kisner

Inspiration as a young athlete: Trey Cole

Favorite Volleyball Memory: Winning the L.I.C.

Advice for younger athletes: Trust the Process

Most Influential Coach: Coach Dezy

Strengths: Serving

What he works on the most: Passing

If he could play Professional Volleyball in any other country: Germany




2. John Curaro

Position: Libero/Outside

School: Sachem North High School Class of 2021

Undecided

Club: LIVBC 17’s

Height: 5’9


Awards/Accomplishments

2x Suffolk County Champion

2x Long Island Champion


Getting to Know John

Pump up song: Baby Pluto by Lil Uzi

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Lebron James

Favorite Volleyball Memory: Winning 25-0 set with LIVBC

Advice for younger athletes: Don't ever stop working hard and don't ever give up

Most Influential Coach: Coach Sanchez

Strengths: Passing and Defense

If he could play Professional Volleyball in any other country: Italy





3. Dan Shanley

Position: Outside/Setter

School: Smithtown West High School Class of 2022

Undecided

Club: Academy Volleyball 18’s

Height: 5’10


Awards/Accomplishments

Rookie of the year/All Division (8th Grade)

2x All County


Getting to Know Dan

Pump up song: 6foot 7foot by lil wayne

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Carmelo Anthony

Inspiration as a young athlete: His Older Brothers

Favorite Volleyball Memory: 2019 High School playoff run.

Advice for younger athletes: outwork your competition and take care of the little things

Most Influential Coach: Coach Dezy

Strengths: IQ, Defense, Setting

What he works on the most: Serve receive and swinging high

If he could play Professional Volleyball in any other country: Italy





4. Jake Deslaurier

Position: Outside

School: Eastport South Manor High School Class of 2022

Undecided

Club: Academy 16's

Height: 5’11


Awards/Accomplishments

Rookie of the Year

All County

All Tournament Team


Getting to Know Jake

Pump up song: Whats Poppin by Jack Harlow

Game Day Superstition: Touch both ends of the antennas when shaking hands, have to drink at least 1 chocolate milk

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter

Inspiration as a young athlete: His Parents

Favorite Volleyball Memory: Winning the Dallas Tournament in memory of Dezy

Advice for younger athletes: Nothing is given. You always have to work hard for what you want and try to be a leader for yourself and the team because everyone needs someone they can count on to help them out.

Most Influential Coach: Rick Cole

Other sports: Baseball

Strengths: Communicating, reading the play and knowing what to do with the ball

What he works on the most: Being able to keep moving when you pass and not getting stuck and hitting spots whether I'm hitting or serving

If he could play Professional Volleyball in any other country: France