Boys Volleyball Win the City-Suburban Challenge!
The Varsity Boys Volleyball team defended their home court on Saturday by winning the 3rd Annual City-Suburban Challenge. The Dukes defeated Belleville East, Schurz, Von Steuben and area-ranked Glenbrook South to win the Championship, without losing a set the entire day. The Dukes (8-5) travel to Downers Grove North on Tuesday before hosting the defending State Champs, Downers Grove South, on Thursday. Go Dukes!
2014 Inspirational "Teachers of the Match"
York Boys Volleyball honored for the third consecutive year with national All-Academic Team award
For the third year in a row, the York Boys' Volleyball Team have been honored as an All-American Academic team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. One of only 23 boys' teams in the nation to receive the award (and only one of five in Illinois), the AVCA honors teams with at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
The Dukes team members were: Jason Bowles, Anthony Cano, Joe Duda, Adrian Guzman, Sebastian Guzman, Bobby Krissinger, Sean Lyons, Connor O'Ryan, Mike Pasternock, Kevin Peronto, Steven Schmuhl, Karl Severino, Evan Wendell and Tim Worley.
Connor O'Ryan signs with the Cardinal Stritch mens volleyball program
The York Dukes Boys Volleyball program is proud to announce that Connor O'Ryan has committed to continue his volleyball career playing for the Cardinal Stritch Wolves (Milwaukee, WI).
In only his third season playing organized volleyball, Connor was selected to the West Suburban Silver All-Academic and All-Conference teams after leading the Dukes to a regional final appearance.
Connor was chosen by his teammates as their 2013 MVP, having tallied 160 kills, 74 blocks and 30 aces for the Dukes. The coaching staff and players are extremely proud of Connor and look forward to watching him succeed at the next level!
Sophomores Johnny Kopach and Casey McNamara help lead their club team to 3rd place at nationals
York Boys Volleyball sophomores, setter Johnny Kopach and middle hitter Casey McNamara, helped lead their club team, 3rd Coast Elite, to a 3rd place finish in the national boys volleyball AAU tournament in Orlando Florida on June 23rd.
Congrats to their team and to Johnny and Casey. The York Dukes boys volleyball program expects great things from the two of you in the years to come!
2013 AWARD WINNERS
CONNOR O'RYAN - WEST SUBURBAN SILVER ALL-CONFERENCE
ANTHONY CANO - WEST SUBURBAN SILVER ALL-ACADEMIC
CONNOR O'RYAN - WEST SUBURBAN SILVER ALL-ACADEMIC
CONNOR O'RYAN - MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
BOBBY KRISSINGER - MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
STEVEN SCHMUHL - COACHES AWARD
YORK BOYS VOLLEYBALL YEARLY LEADERS
|Kevin Hobbs||Trevor Jordan||Jacob Ruprecht||Dan Lesniewski||Chris Scudder||Kevin Hobbs|
|Jack Ribar||Jack Ribar||Jacob Ruprecht||Sebastian Guzman||Sebastian Guzman||Jack Ribar|
|Jason Bowles||Connor O'Ryan||Joe Duda||Sebastian Guzman||Connor O'Ryan||Connor O'Ryan|
York Dukes Boys Volleyball Set Record for Fundraising in the 3rd Annual VolleyBALD for a Cure
In the 3rd Annaul Volley-Bald for a Cure, the York Varsity Boys Volleyball team shattered their previous fundraising record by raising over $1,900 for the York-all-Youth Relay for Life, with all funds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Teammates, students, parents and the community raised over $1000 to have four players, Lino Guzman, Bobby Krissinger, Evan Wendell and Joe Duda shave their heads following their match against Benet. It was a great testament to the character of these young men and their teammates who understand the importance of being involved in the community, while representing the program with class.
York Boys Volleyball Honored With National All-Academic Award for the 2nd Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row, the York Boys' Volleyball Team was honored as an All-American Academic team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. One of only 22 boys' teams in the nation to receive the award (only one of five in Illinois), the AVCA honors teams with at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
The Dukes (with a 3.669 GPA) team members were: Jason Bowles, Anthony Cano, Joe Duda, Andrew French, Sebastian Guzman, Trevor Jordan, Miles Kalchik, Ben Koval, Sean Lyons, Connor O'Ryan, Mike Pasternock, Duffy Pitlock, Jack Ribar, Jacob Ruprecht and Karl Severino.
York Boys' Volleyball Alumn, Matt Brahm, honored as an Academic All-American
Matt Brahm, class of 2008 and York Boys' Volleyball alumn, was recently honored on the Capital One Academic All-American Team. As a senior volleyball player, Brahm had a 3.87 G.P.A. as a finance and economics major at Saint Ambrose. Brahm helped Saint Ambrose to a No. 1 ranking and a national runner-up finish in the NAIA National Invitational Tournament. He registered 87 kills, 27 aces, 100 digs and 14 blocks as Saint Ambrose set a program record for wins, finishing with a 33-3 mark. Brahm currently serves as an assistant coach in the York boys' volleyball program.
"Volley-Bald for a Cure" a resounding success again!
In the 2nd Annaul Volley-Bald for a Cure, the York Varsity Boys Volleyball team smashed their previous fundraising record by raising over $1,100 for the York-all-Youth Relay for Life, with all funds to benefit the American Cancer Society. With what is becoming tradition, all of the boys decided to shave their heads for the cause! A great testament to the character of these young men, understanding the importance of being involved in the community, and more importantly understanding that there is more to being a student-athlete than wins and loses.
"Volley-Bald for a Cure"
Come out and help the York Boys' Volleyball program raise money for York All Youth Relay for Life. Contribute money in the bucket of your favorite varsity player and the top 3 in raising funds will have their heads shaved after their match against Vernon Hills on 5/1. Gametime is 6:00 pm. Support Relay and your Dukes!
2012 "Inspirational Teachers"
York Boys Volleyball honored with All-Academic National Award
The York Boys Volleyball team was honored as one of only 16 boys teams in the nation for the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Academic Team Award. Teams with a cumulative 3.3 GPA are honored with this prestigious award, the first time that York has received this recognition. The team was honored by the Elmhurst Community School District Board of Education at their August meeting.
York Boys Volleyball Wins 1st Tournament Championship in 8 Years!
The Dukes traveled to Fremd and came away with their first tournament championship, of any kind, in 8 years. The last time the Varsity Dukes won a tournament championship was the spring of 2003 at the Fremd Invite. The Dukes were reselient in winning all but one set on Saturday facing several big deficits before battling back each time. York finished 5-0 defeating Fremd, West Aurora, Elk Grove, Rolling Meadows and South Elgin.
York Boys Volleyball defeats Wheaton North and Helps in the Fight to Defeat Cancer
2011 "INSPIRATIONAL TEACHERS"