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2022s Top 10 Players To Watch This Season

Updated: Aug 25



1. Jack Schiffl

Position: Outside/Libero

School: Massapequa High School Class of 2023

Uncommitted

Club: Sportime VBC

Height: 5'11


Awards/Accomplishments

All County (2021)

All Long Island (2021)

3x Nassau County Champ

All Conference (2020)

LIVBALL All Star (2021)

All Long Island first team

Massapequa Team MVP

LIVBALL Top 10 player (2021)


Getting to Know Jack

Pump up song: Separate Ways by Journey

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Zach Wilson

Advice for younger athletes: "Don’t be afraid to face people better than you"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Elissa Disalvo

Who do you want to face in Counties? Port Washington

Who do you want to face in the LIC? "I want a rematch with smithtown west and flip the script."

Most underrated LI Player: Tristen Rezza (Massapequa)

Lebron or Jordan? "Has to be lebron"

Favorite tv show: Stranger things




 


2. Ayden Deslauriers

Position: Setter/Outside/Opposite

School: Eastport South Manor High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'2


Awards/Accomplishments

2x All County

Rookie of the year

2021 Suffolk County Champion

2021 Long Island Champion

2nd Team All Long Island

All state

All state Tournament Team

Newsday All Long Island Recognition


Getting to Know Ayden

Pump up song: Headlines by Drake

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter

Advice for younger athletes: "If you think you have worked hard enough you can work harder"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Bill Kropp

Who do you want to face in Counties? Hauppauge

Who do you want to face in the LIC? Roslyn

Most underrated LI Player: Matthew Fisher

Lebron or Jordan? Jordan

Favorite tv show: Impractical Jokers



 


3. Jaron Popp

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Ward Melville High School Class of 2023

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'4


Awards/Accomplishments

1x All County

2x All County Tournament

1x All Division

2x Newsday Long Island Top 50

All Long Island (2021)

LIVBALL All Star Selection (2021)

Ward Melville Team MVP (2021)


Getting to Know Jaron

Pump up song: Came & Saw by Young Stoner Life

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo

Advice for younger athletes: "Always watch people who are better than you and study how they play"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Brian O’Shaughnessy

Who do you want to face in Counties? Connetquot

Who do you want to face in the LIC? Massapequa

Most underrated LI Player: Richie Ragonese (Ward Melville)

Lebron or Jordan? Jordan

Favorite tv show: Stranger Things


 


4. Matt Fisher

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Smithtown West High School Class of 2023

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 5'11


Awards/Accomplishments

1x All Division

Rookie of the Year

2x Suffolk County Champion

1x Long Island Champion

2021 State Finalist

All State Tournament Team


Getting to Know Matt

Pump up song: The Spins by Mac Miller

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Dwayne Wade

Advice for younger athletes: "Set a personal goal to get better at something each practice."

Most Influential Coach: Coach Chez

Who do you want to face in Counties? Ward Melville

Who do you want to face in the LIC? Massapequa

Most underrated LI Player: John Matthews

Lebron or Jordan? Jordan

Favorite tv show: Regular Show

Sport other then Volleyball: Basketball



 


5. Kyle Fagan

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Ward Melville High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'3


Awards/Accomplishments

GEVA Regional team


Getting to Know Kyle

Pump up song: Still think about you by A Boogie

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Connor McGregor

Advice for younger athletes: “Be the hardest worker in the room at all times”

Most Influential Coach: Coach Brian O’Shaughnessy and Coach Mike Barfield

Who do you want to face in Counties? Smithtown West

Who do you want to face in the LIC? Syosset

Most underrated LI Player: Jake Thornton (Smithtown West) & Justin Barish (Half Hallow Hills)

Lebron or Jordan? Lebron

Favorite tv show: Peaky Blinders

Sport other then Volleyball: Golf



 


6. Nikko Tenedorio

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Bay Shore High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: LIVBC

Height: 6'


Awards/Accomplishments

1x All County

GEVA Regional Junior National All Star Team


Getting to Know Nikko

Pump up song: Gangsters Paradise

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Lionel Messi

Advice for younger athletes: "Never give up on your dreams"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Stasia DeBonis

Who do you want to face in Counties? Ward Melville

Who do you want to face in the LIC? Massapequa

Most underrated LI Player: Justin Barish

Lebron or Jordan? Jordan

Favorite tv show: Breaking Bad

Sport other then Volleyball: Lacrosse


 


7. Umberto Piscitelli

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Clarke High School Class of 2023

Uncommitted

Club: Sportime VBC

Height: 6'


Awards/Accomplishments

3x All County


Getting to Know Umberto

Pump up song: Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill

All-Time Favorite Athlete: TJ Defalco

Advice for younger athletes: "Never be satisfied there's always room for improvement"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Matt Cole

Most underrated LI Player: Jaxon Parisi (Farmingdale)

Lebron or Jordan? Jordan

Favorite tv show: Criminal Minds



 


8. John Matthews

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Valley Stream High School Class of 2023

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'0


Awards/Accomplishments

1x All County

LIVBALL All Star (2021)


Getting to Know John

Pump up song: Do I wanna know by Arctic Monkeys

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Jesse Owens

Advice for younger athletes: "The sooner you push yourself, the farther you'll go in the long run"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Woessner

Strengths: Back Row Hitting

Who do you want to face in Counties? Bethpage

Who do you want to face in the LIC? Ward Melville

Most underrated LI Player: Brandon Yeh (Valley Stream South

Lebron or Jordan? Lebron

Favorite tv show: Avatar the Last Airbender

Sport other then Volleyball: Track (High Jump & Long Jump)




 


9. Glenn Gandarillas

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Sachem East High School Class of 2023

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'2


Awards/Accomplishments

1x All Division


Getting to Know Glenn

Pump up song: The Matrix by Ski Mask the Slump God

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo

Advice for younger athletes: "Play every game like its your last"

Most Influential Coach: Coach Mike Barfield

Strengths: Hitting and Defense

Who do you want to face in Counties? Connetquot

Who do you want to face in the LIC? Massapequa

Most underrated LI Player: Joe Gandarillas (Sachem East)

Lebron or Jordan? Jordan

Favorite tv show: The Flash

Sport other then Volleyball: Soccer




 


10. Eric Duigan

Position: Outside Hitter

School: High School Class of 2023

Uncommitted

Club:

Height: 6'3


Awards/Accomplishments

All League Honorable Mention


Getting to Know Eric

Pump up song: Sum 2 Prove by Lil Baby

All-Time Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter because I watched him at a very young age and I was admired by how he plays beyond the physical part of baseball

Advice for younger athletes: "Never be complacent with your achievements and love the game because this makes it that much easier to work hard and have a passion in what you do"

Most Influential Coach: "Coach Nick Piampiano is always 100% involved and jumps on any opportunity he can to make us better"

Strengths: I believe a strength of mine in volleyball is hitting out of system balls

Who do you want to face in Counties? "face and beat smithtown west in counties because of the upset end to our seemingly prominent season last year"

Who do you want to face in the LIC? "Massapequa because they always have a strong volleyball program"

Most underrated LI Player: Kacey Ruais (Connetquot)

Lebron or Jordan? Jordan

Favorite tv show: Stranger Things

Sport other then Volleyball: Baseball




 

Honorable Mentions