2018 Mirror boys volleyball all-stars

Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec Mirror 2018 first-team boys volleyball all-stars include (from left): First row—Bishop Guilfoyle’s Michael Burke, Vincent Good and Tyler Rumbaugh. Second row—Huntingdon’s Julian Groenendaal, Altoona’s Ben Parrish, Huntingdon’s Matias Berger. Absent for photo were Bishop Guilfoyle’s Charles Patterson and Altoona’s Tyler Barry, Dalton Keller and Phil Swartz.


Tyler Barry, sr., Altoona: Opposite hitter was PVCA first team All-District in 2017 and 2018 … Coaches Award winner in 2018 … Rookie of the year in 2017 … Season statistics: 158 points, 88 kills, 164 digs and 29 blocks.

Matias Berger, sr., Huntingdon: Outside hitter/setter was a PVCA All-District All-Star in 2018 … Team co-captain was also a Mid-State League all-star and team leader in kills, blocks, digs, points and aces … Three-year starter played club volleyball with Revolution Volleyball Club … Two-time District 6 champion and state qualifier in swimming … Will attend Juniata College and participate in swimming … Also played soccer.

Michael Burke, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Outside hitter was a three-year starter who led the Marauders in serve receive with 400 receptions, passing nearly 50 percent of his attempts perfectly … PVCA All-District All-Star … Third in attacking on the season with 165 kills and chipped in 138 digs … Finished his career with 75 blocks.

Vincent Good, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Setter was a three-year starter and two-year Mirror all-star … … PVCA All-District All-Star … Paced BG’s offense by dishing out 674 assists and finished his career with 1,948 assists … Finished second in aces with 35 and totaled 149 digs … Finished with 98 aces for his career.

Julian Groenendaal, sr., Huntingdon: Outside/middle hitter was a PVCA All-District All-Star … Started three years and was a two-time Mid-State League All-Star … A team leader in kills, blocks, digs, points and aces … Four-time district swimmer for Huntingdon … Played club volleyball with Revolution Volleyball Club.

Dalton Keller, jr., Altoona: Outside hitter was PVCA All-District and Mid-State All-Star in 2017 and 2018 … Team best defense award in 2017 and 2018 … Season statistics: 155 kills, 246 points, 316 digs and 14 blocks.

Ben Parrish, sr., Altoona: Middle blocker was PVCA first team District All-Star … Helped Altoona to District 6 championship … Recorded 109 kills and 116 blocks.

Charles Patterson, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Right-side hitter and 2017 PVCA All-State selection and two-year Mirror All-Star … Led BG in offense with 313 kills … PVCA All-District All-Star … As a four-year starter, Patterson set the Marauder career kills record for the rally-scoring era with 903 kills … Finished his career with 78 aces and 96 blocks over his four years.

Tyler Rumbaugh, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Outside hitter and three-year starter, led BG from the service line with 45 aces and was second on the team in attacking, totaling 192 kills … PVCA All-District All-Star … Finished second in digs for the season with 151 and chipped in 15 blocks.

Phil Swartz, sr., Altoona: Outside hitter was Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-state pick in 2017 along with PVCA All-District and Mid-State Volleyball League All-Star in 2016, 2017 and 2018 … Season stats: 480 kills, 200 points, 413 digs and 83 blocks … American Volleyball Coaches Association/Maxpreps Player of the Week … First player in Altoona history to reach 1,000 kills. New career record stands at 1,233 kills … Career ace record holder with 185 … Will play college volleyball at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.


Chris Ball, sr., Altoona

Andrew Cassidy, jr., Altoona

Kaven Gahagan, sr., Central