The 2017 All-Metro boys volleyball team

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Michael Wright of Deep Run, All Metro boys volleyball player of the year.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MICHAEL WRIGHT

School: Deep Run

Year: Junior

Position: Setter/outside hitter

The skinny: Wright was named a first-team all-state player in Class 5 as he led Deep Run to a 20-3 record and a state championship. Throughout the season, he played both setter and outside hitter, depending on what his team needed. He finished the year with 326 kills, 168 assists, 204 digs and 20 aces.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Will Ferrell”


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All Metro James Morton of Cosby.

James Morton

School: Cosby

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

The skinny: Morton spent much of his season above the net, making 381 kills and 51 blocks for the Titans. He was named the co-player of the year for Class 6, Region B and a first-team all-state selection after leading Cosby to the Class 6 state title. His other contributions included 60 digs and 23 aces.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Barry Sanders”


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All Metro Jarrett Carrano of Patrick Henry.

Jarrett Carrano

School: Patrick Henry

Year: Junior

Position: Outside hitter

The skinny: Carrano makes the first-team for the second straight season after earning first-team all-state and all-region honors and guiding Patrick Henry to a dominant season and a Class 4 state crown. He added a jump serve to his arsenal and made 52 aces as a result, on top of his 234 kills, 21 blocks and 207 digs.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Will Ferrell”


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All Metro Adam Wajciechowski of Midlothian.

Adam Wajciechowski 

School: Midlothian

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

The skinny: The Class 4, Region B player of the year, Wajciechowski’s numbers speak for themselves. He made 322 kills, 122 digs, 49 blocks and 51 aces while carrying the Trojans to a 17-4 record and into the state title game. After the season he was named to the Class 4 all-state first team.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Matt Anderson,” professional volleyball player


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All Metro Cole Schlothauer of Lee-Davis.

Cole Schlothauer

School: Lee-Davis

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

The skinny: Schlothauer led the Richmond area with 414 kills, which is especially impressive considering his team didn’t make a postseason run. He was named the Class 5, Region B player of the year and first-team all-state, adding to his statline with 55 aces, 219 digs and 46 blocks. In November, he committed to play at Loyola Chicago.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Denzel Washington”


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All Metro Adair Moore of James River.

Adair Moore

School: James River

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

The skinny: Moore was the best player on a James River team that reached the state tournament, as was solidified by his first-team all-state spot. His 292 kills, 38 aces and 190 digs helped the Rapids to a 13-4 season, and he was rewarded by earning co-player of the year honors in Class 6, Region B.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Nick Saban”


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All-Metro: Joe O’Connor, Douglas Freeman High School

Joe O'Connor

School: Douglas Freeman

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

The skinny: At 6-foot-6, O’Connor was an intimidating force for the Rebels. He made 307 kills, 43 aces, 32 blocks, 14 assists and 204 digs while steering Douglas Freeman to an appearance in the state semifinals. He was rewarded for his season with first-team recognition in Class 5, Region B.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Barack Obama”


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All Metro Connor Logan of Patrick Henry.

Connor Logan

School: Patrick Henry

Year: Senior

Position: Libero

The skinny: As the emotional leader for the Patriots, Logan was a big reason for Patrick Henry’s 22-0 record and Class 4 state title. He made 402 digs and 21 aces during the season and directed the defense with a proficient serve-receive ratio of 2.73 out of 3. He was named the first-team libero for Class 4.

If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “John C. Reilly”


SECOND TEAM

Player, School, Year, Position

Blake Jenkins, Cosby, Senior, Setter

Jaxon Delgado, Patrick Henry, Junior, Middle Blocker

Brian Baum, James River, Senior, Outside Hitter

Adam Lane, Patrick Henry, Senior, Setter

Max Thompson, Douglas Freeman, Senior, Outside Hitter

Aaron Milstead, Lee-Davis, Senior, Opposite Hitter

Hayden Beauchamp, Deep Run, Junior, Middle Blocker

Connor Westerfield, Thomas Dale, Senior, Libero

Declan Mulvihill, Cosby, Senior, Libero


PREVIOUS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

2015: Nick Spichiger, Midlothian

2014: Craig Nelms, Deep Run

2013: Lawrence Jones, Midlothian

2012: Mitchell Ford, James River

2011: Sam Albus, James River

2010: Darren Kilby, James River

2009: Mark Smith, Clover Hill

2008: Bradley Johnson, Thomas Dale

2007: Michael Blankenbecler, Thomas Dale

2006: Bob Hoke, Patrick Henry

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cbroaddus@timesdispatch.com | 804-649-6891| @CharlieBroaddus

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