Weekly Feature



2014-09-10 / Sports

Kilijanski's Corner

by BRANDON KILIJANSKI, Reporter

Finally it’s time to talk some volleyball. For those who don’t know, I am a huge volleyball fan especially when it comes time to the high school season in Western New York. I played in high school at West Seneca West and then played for four years at the NCAA Division III level for Medaille College, a top-10 program in the country.

It’s fun to watch all of the new talent start up a season. People don’t realize that Western New York, including Rochester, is one of the top spots in the country for high school volleyball. This area is flooded with talent thanks to all of the club programs. It seems like there are players each year that come out of the woodwork becoming some of the best in the area after improving through club volleyball.

Kenmore East head coach Kyle Horvatis had high praise for his senior outside hitter Tom Vancuran, saying he could become an All-Western New York selection.

Mount St. Mary’s head coach Brittany Schukraft said her best outside hitter, Elise Kreuz who has been an All-Catholic selection each of the past two years, has aspirations of playing in college.

St. Joe’s has one of the best setters in the area in senior Joe Koszelak, who is also considered as a college type prospect.

Kilijanski Corner is a chance for me to voice my own opinion on a different topic each week. Instead of just reading all about recent results, this gives you an opportunity to see what I think about different players, coaches and teams in the Ken-Ton area. This opinion feature will be placed here each week and have a different focus topic to give credit to those who excel in the area.

email: brandonk@beenews.com

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