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2021's Top 10 Boys Long Island Volleyball Players To Watch This Season


1. Dan Shanley

Position: Outside/Setter

School: Smithtown West High School Class of 2022

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball 18’s

Height: 6’1


Awards/Accomplishments

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

3x All County

Suffolk County Champion (Spring 2021)

Suffolk POY 2020


Getting to Know Dan

Pump up song: 6foot 7foot by Lil Wayne

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Eli Manning

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

Most Influential Coach: Coach Dezy & Coach Sanchez

Strengths: IQ, Defense, Setting

Who do you want to face in Counties? "Don't care who we play, if we get there"

Which LI Player do you think will have a Breakout Season? Jaron Popp (Ward Melville)




2. Dan Haber

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2022

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball 18’s

Height: 6'6


Awards/Accomplishments

2x All County

1x County Champion

1x Long Island Champion

1x All Long Island Player




Getting to Know Dan

Pump up song: Breaking Bad by Sleepy Hollow

All-Time Favorite Athlete: PK Subban

Advice for younger athletes: "Trust the process, don't give up if the game gets tough."

Most Influential Coach: Coach Chris Barton

Who do you want to face in Counties/LIC? ESM & Massapequa

Strengths:

Which LI Player do you think will have a Breakout Season? Adam Bender (Smithtown West)



3. Jake DesLauriers

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Eastport South Manor High School Class of 2022

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball 18’s

Height: 6’0


Awards/Accomplishments

Rookie of the year

2x All County

Suffolk County Champion (Spring 2021)


Getting to Know Jake

Pump up song: Going Bad by Meek Mill

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter

Advice for younger Athletes: "Take advantage of what you're doing now because time flies and before you know it, it will be gone"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Dave Wood

Strengths: Volleyball IQ

Who do you want to face in Counties/LIC? Westhampton Beach & Calhoun

Which LI Player do you think will have a Breakout Season? John Matthews




4. Luke MacPherson

Position: Outside/Opposite

School: Sachem North High School Class of 2022

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball 18’s

Height: 6’2


Awards/Accomplishments

1x Suffolk County Champ

1x Long Island Champ

1x All County


Getting to Know Luke

Pump up song: Holy Smokes by Trippie Redd & Lil Uzi Vert

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan

Advice for younger Athletes: "Work your hardest always and never give up on yourself or anyone on your team"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Rivera

Strengths: Hitting, Serving & Leadership

Who do you want to face in Counties? "My team will be ready for anyone when the time comes"

Which LI Player do you think will have a Breakout Season? Joe and Glenn Ganderillas (Sachem East)