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2023's Top 10 Boys Long Island High School Players to Watch

Updated: Sep 2, 2023



1. Ayden Deslauriers

Position: Outside/Setter

School: Eastport South Manor High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'3


"Ayden DesLauriers is simply the best on Long Island and when he’s through might be the best ever volleyball player to come off the Island. Ayden started his varsity career as a starter in 8th grade and as a 9th grader, setting, helped lead ESM to an undefeated State Championship. As a sophomore, Ayden changed positions and became the best all-round outside. After losing his 5 fellow staters on that championship team to graduation, Ayden almost single handed lead his team to a county final. Ayden will admit he may not hit the hardest, but his ability to score, serve, serve receive, block and play defense sets him apart from the rest. Again as he did as a sophomore, Ayden has to step up and bring along four starting sophomores to another championship season. Athleticism, volleyball skills, IQ and outstanding leadership makes him a once in a lifetime player for this coach." Coach Bill Kropp (ESM)


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2. Kyle Fagan

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Ward Melville High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'4


"Kyle is a special player with an unmatched drive for success. His game has elite speed, power and finesse. He’s as close as a human can physically get to flying. The next two years will be exciting for all to see." Coach Brian O'Shaughnessy (Ward Melville)



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3. Alex Lillie

Position: Middle/Outside/Opposite

School: Connetquot High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'8


"Alex is a phenomenal student athlete that is always respectful and listens to not only his coaches but his teammates as well. He consistently leads the team on and off the court. I can confidently say that he is one of the best captains I have ever had." Coach Jess Perry (Connetquot)


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4. Nikko Tenedorio

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Bay Shore High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'1


“Nikko is not only a great volleyball player, but a great student-athlete in general. He does very well in school along with any other sport he tries to play. Although he seems to have unlimited volleyball knowledge already, he is still extremely coachable making him a terrific leader. I look forward to seeing more Nikko highlight plays all season long.” Coach Mark Jensen (Bayshore)


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5. Aaron Johnson

Position: Middle Blocker

School: Syosset High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Sportime VBC

Height: 6'5


"Aaron Johnson is an incredibly athletic middle who can hit anything you can put up. I n my opinion he is one of if not the best middle in the county." Coach Michael Acquaro (Syosset)




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6. Michael Gaetta

Position: Libero

School: Syosset High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 5'11


"Michael Gaeta is a returning all country libero whose stellar defense and creative serving is pivotal to our teams success. He never gives up on a ball and if needed could play all the way around." Coach Michael Acquaro (Syosset)



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7. Tristan Rezza

Position: Middle Blocker

School: Massapequa High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'4


"Tristan just works super hard. He goes after it every day and sets a great example for the rest of the group, especially the younger guys. We love having him in the gym." Coach Nick Breslin (Massapequa)

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8. Julian Frey

Position: Middle/Outside

School: Pat Med High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'5


"Julian Frey’s five-year volleyball career started with struggles and stumbles but transitioned to strength, speed, and success. He has learned to use his length and leap to play well above the competition. Now an explosive attacker no matter where on the court and a formidable block to any offense, Julian is ready to show Long Island what he is fully capable of."Coach Michael Cuccinello (Pat-Med)

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9. Seth Terry

Position: Setter

School: Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 5'10


"Seth is a great all-around player. He has solid hands, strong serving, a high, IQ, and a knack for making players around him better." Coach Josh Tuttle (Westhampton Beach)



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10. Anthony Fedor

Position: Outside/Libero

School: Smithtown West High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'4


"Anthony is a very hard working athlete putting in work on and off the court. Hes a good leader and mentor to his peers, pushing and guiding them to always be all in." Coach Jake Del Rosario (Smithtown West Assistant)


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Honorable Mentions


Sam Morreale

Position:

School: Sachem North High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'3


Alec Kelly

Position: Outside

School: Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Fury

Height: 6'3


Seamus Smith

Position: Middle

School: West Islip High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: LIVBC

Height: 6'4


Evan Liao

Position: Outside

School: Herricks High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Sportime VBC

Height: 6'1


Canaan Neary

Position: Outside

School: Half Hollow Hills High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'


Aiden Gasbarro

Position: Libero

School: Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Sportime VBC

Height: 5'10


Tyler Roi

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Sachem East High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Academy Volleyball

Height: 6'1


Erick Burciaga

Position: Setter

School: West Islip High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: Sportime VBC

Height: 5'10


Max Debonis

Position: Libero

School: Bay Shore High School Class of 2024

Uncommitted

Club: LIVBC

Height: 5'10


Matthew Mitko

Position: Outside Hitter

School: Jericho High School Class of 2025

Uncommitted

Club: Sportime VBC

Height: 6'



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