Coach of the Year
Pete Siarkas, Sherwood, first year with boys, second year with coed; In first year coaching both boys and coed, guided Warriors to county titles in both. Led boys to three-game sweep over Rockville in final, and coed to win over previously unbeaten Damascus.
Player of the Year
Ryan Mullsteff, Damascus, Junior, Outside hitter; Powerful, 6-foot-2 jumping jack emerged as one of county’s best hitters in years, helping Damascus go undefeated entering coed county championship match before runner-up finish.
*Mik Berzins, Sherwood, Jr., Outside hitter; Talented and versatile, his preaseason switch from coed to boys helped latter squad to first-ever county championship.
*Jay Chang, Blair, Sr., Outside hitter; Last year’s Player of the Year couldn’t lead Blair boys to county three-peat, but his power in middle was as formidable as ever for the Blazers.
*Benjamin Hollies, Rockville, Sr., Outside hitter; Big, tall presence carried Rams attack, leading boys to Cinderella season and appearance in county championship game.
*Neal Muradymov, Paint Branch, Sr., Middle hitter; At 6-foot-8 with agility and build of an offensive lineman, Muradymov buoyed Panther coeds to perfect regular season.
*Jeff Moy, Sherwood, Sr., Setter; Generally regarded as best setter in county, set table perfectly for many talented hitters on Warrior boys’ title squad.
*Paul Pang, Wootton, Sr., Setter; Made up for any lack of size with superb digging and passing abilities, turning in consistent standout performances for Patriot boys.
*Armando Rosso, Churchill, Sr., Setter; Irreplaceable cog in lineup for Bulldog team that racked up nine regular-season victories.
*Jeff Young, Kennedy, Sr., Middle hitter; Teamed with second-team setter Oliver Wong to form one of most lethal one-two punches in county for Cavalier boys.
*Tommy Young, Sherwood, Jr., Middle hitter; Flawless in middle all season for coeds, including several blocks of Mullsteff in Warriors’ county championship victory.
*Zack Koval, Gaithersburg, Sr., Outside hitter
*Jeff Lui, Paint Branch, Sr., Setter
*Brendan Murray, Blake, Sr., Outside hitter
*Victor Silva, Walter Johnson, Jr., Middle hitter
*David Shui, Rockville, Jr., Outside hitter
*Chris Wisor, Sherwood, Sr., Middle hitter
*Oliver Wong, Kennedy, Sr., Setter
*Pat Young, Sherwood, Sr., Middle hitter