Posted On: 10/1/20 8:05 AM

Boys volleyball became a championship sport by the Virginia High School League in 1997. While the number of teams has grown and the championship has grown into three classes for championships: 4A, 5A, and 6A, the varsity programs are only in the Central and Eastern regions of the state. What they lack in dispersion throughout the state, they make up for in the quality of the athletes. This year’s watch list includes several players who are within the Olympic Volleyball Pipeline and high powered men’s programs. We start our watch list with the Top Five Hitters from the East Region.

Riley McRandle is one of the most well rounded and fundamentally sound players in the state. The 6’0 Senior Outside Hitter from Kempsville is a coach on the court with a steady presence and calm leadership. Riley is a player who would be an exceptional Libero for a Division I or II program or a dominant player 6 Rotation Outside Hitter in NCAA Division III or NAIA. When coaches look past Riley’s modest height for his overall performance and find a spot in their program for this impact player. He plays

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