EAST MARLBOROUGH — In just three seasons, they’ve gone from non-existent to being a force to be reckoned with.
In just the third year as a sanctioned sports team, the Unionville High School boys varsity volleyball closed out its season with a solid 4 – 6 record in Independent League play.
The team was led by captains Stephen Rosenberg, Brian Leipold, and David Daly, all third-year varsity players — and part of the first-ever Indians’ boys volleyball team.
Returning sophomores Ryan Nilsen and Sam Miller brought solid play throughout the season.
Newcomers Dom Ferentinos, Aidan Walsh, and Henry Shafer made great contributions in the starting line-up. Other first year players brought a spark from the bench: Ian Larson, Alex Coletta, Billy Steuteville, Christian Waterkotte, Sean Green, and Austin Hofmann-Reardon.
Senior Kyle Green, another third-year varsity player, returned from an injury in the final weeks of the season and shut down opponents’ hitting with his big blocking presence. Three Unionville players received All Independent League honors: Rosenberg (1st Team), Daly (2nd Team) and Leipold (Honorable Mention).