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.
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).