In Connecticut, boys volleyball is slowly growing in popularity. Eight of the 10 conferences in the CIAC have at least one boys volleyball team, with the CCC being the largest with 15.
Farmington and Wethersfield both qualified for the Class M tournament last year and received byes before losing their quarterfinal games. The Indians are ‘starting to gel’ and will be ready for another season, coach Juliette Givens said.
Glastonbury is coming off of a Class L runner-up season in which they were the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
This year will be the first time the CCC hosts a conference tournament in boys volleyball, but first the regular season has to be played.
Here are some of the top players in the conference:
(2013 stats via MaxPreps)
- Malik Yarde, Rockville: 84 kills
- Igor Biahliak, Rockville: .248 hitting percentage, 127 kills
- Tyler Porcello, Fermi: 330 assists
- Joshua Colombo, Rockville: 240 assists
- Josh Robert, Fermi: 28 service aces
- Jordan Aprea, Newington: .263 hitting percentage, 191 kills
- Matt Alvarez, Glastonbury: 685 assists
- Riley McManus, Newington: 600 assists
- David Shaugnessy, Southington: 20 service aces
- Jonathan Cloutier, Newington: 50 blocks
- Bret Sullivan, Newington: 214 digs
- Bradley Druzinsky, Farmington: .246 hitting percentage, 204 kills
- Ben Grabowski, Farmington: 541 assists
- Austin Lazo, Simsbury: 196 digs