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MLWGS senior named VHSL Volleyball All-State Player of the Year

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Congratulations to Christian Walsh (’23-Chesterfield) who was recognized as a member of the VHSL Volleyball First-Team All-State and its Player of the Year.

The MLWGS team played for the State title last week but finished 2nd to Patrick Henry HS in a close battle of skills. 

Wood Johnson (’23-Richmond) joins Christian as a member of First-Team All-State. 

Jack Sisk (’23-Richmond) and Bruce Yanovitch (’23-Richmond) were recognized as Second-Team All-State members.

This team and coach, Connor Dixon, played many exciting matches this season and should be proud of their accomplishments on and off the court. 

Go Dragons!

Boys Vball Team 2022

VHSL UPDATE:  November 29, 2022

VHSL Announces 2022 Class 4 All-State Boys Volleyball Team

Maggie Walker’s Christian Walsh named Class 4 Boys Player of the Year; Patrick Henry’s Andy Steuart named Class 4 Boys Coach of the Year

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The Virginia High School League announces the 2022 Class 4 Boys All-State volleyball team. In addition, Maggie Walker Governor’s School’s senior setter Christian Walsh is the Class 4 Boys Player of the Year, and York head coach Andy Steuart is the Class 4 Boys Coach of the Year.

The 5’7” catalyst for a Maggie Walker team that finished 21-7 overall and reached the state finals before losing to Patrick Henry (Ashland), 3-1. As a senior, Walsh recorded 641 assists, 119 kills, 126 aces, 211 digs, and 71 blocks to cement his Player of the Year honors. 

First-year head coach Andy Steuart led Patrick Henry to a record seventh straight boys volleyball title. Steuart guided the Patriots to a 24-2 record and the Class 4 boys state volleyball title with a 3-1 (25-12, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22) win over Maggie Walker in the championship game. 

Eight players + a Libero, + a defensive specialist are selected as first-team all-state and second-team all-state. Only those players selected to the first-team all-region teams are eligible for selection to the all-state team.

Each All-State selection committee comprises eight coaches (4 from the Eastern and 4 from the Western regions).