After a remarkable regular season, the Varsity Boys Volleyball team advanced to compete in the State Tournament on Friday, May 19. It was a very special season for York Boys’ Varsity Volleyball. The team finished with an incredible record of 14 wins and 2 losses. They finished their regular season as Undefeated Champions, before progressing to the finals of the New York Private School Volleyball Coaches Association Tournament.
Along the way the team accounted for some very fancied opposition, including Staten Island Academy (twice). They also met the challenges of Brooklyn Friends (twice), and Leman Manhattan (three times). York achieved this with a starting six that included two students who played their first game of volleyball this season. What’s more, two players only began the sport last season. For instance, sophomore Sam Lowe, was Athlete of the Month for April for jumping into a starting role. A fast learner, he really stepped up, often covering in the absence of other key players.
Led heroically by seniors Nakai Kulic (PSAA Playoff MVP) and Tyler Hutton (PSAA Season MVP), the team overcame injury and inexperience to be one of the school’s most successful teams ever. In the state tournament these young men led their team through two rounds of the State Tournament. The team won both their quarter-final against the Masters School and their semi-final against Lycee Francais de New York (LFNY). Things were looking very good up until they faced off against the United Nations International School in the finals.
Though they had held their own throughout the season, all good things eventually come to an end. York Prep is proud of the Boys Volleyball team for all they accomplished before their final hurdle against the superior UNIS team. Headmaster Mr. Stewart in particular, offers his congratulations to the team for a great season and to the coaches for their guidance. We’ll get ’em next year!