Jake Collins, senior, Webster Groves
With one of the most intimidating swings in the area, the 6-foot-4 outside hitter led the Statesmen to a 20-12 record and the Class 3 semifinals. Collins averaged 3.14 kills a set and was a leader in serve receive while posting 70 kills.
Collin Graves, junior, Lutheran South
6-foot-3 outside hitter helped lead a breakout season for an up-and-coming Lancers’ program that went 25-7-1 and advanced to the Class 3 semifinals. Graves averaged 3.38 kills a set and was stout defensively in serve receive and with 258 digs.
George Henken, freshman, SLUH
Emerged as the Jr. Billikens’ top setter late in the season and was rock solid during their championship run while playing with a broken finger. Henken, who stands 6-foot-1, averaged 8.94 assists and his 19 aces were second-most on the team.
Sam McAlister, senior, Affton
Outside hitter used incredible leaping ability to play longer than his 6-foot-1 frame. McAlister averaged 3.17 kills a set and was a leader in serve receive and on the back row with 168 digs.
Owen Thomasson, senior, Chaminade
The 5-foot-8 libero was unsung hero of Red Devils. His dominance in serve receive spurred quick transition to offense, a key since Chaminade has a middle-dominated attack.
Josh Whittenburg, senior, Edwardsville
A 6-foot-2 outside hitter, he was the emotional leader of a Tigers team that posted a 19-9 record. Whittenburg averaged 3.38 kills and put down 25 aces, both team highs, as well as being strong in serve receive and on the back row with 104 digs.