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Pennsylvania coaches put three Central York boys on Class 3-A all-state volleyball team

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  • Three Central York boys' volleyball players have earned all-state honors in Class 3-A.
  • The players were selected by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association.
  • The Panthers honored were Cole Johnson, Braden Richard and Brock Anderson.

Three Central York boys' volleyball players have earned all-state recognition.

Central York's Braden Richard, center, is a Class 3-A all-state performer for a second straight season. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its Class 3-A all-state honorees.

The Panthers to get recognized were Cole Johnson, Braden Richard and Brock Anderson.

It is the second straight season that Johnson and Richard have earned all-state honors.

Johnson is 6-foot, 7-inch outside hitter who is set to play for national powerhouse UCLA.

Richard is a 6-5 outside hitter/middle hitter who will be a senior on the 2019 Panthers' team in the spring.

Anderson is a 6-foot setter who will be a junior next season.

No team placed more than three players on the 2018 3-A all-state team, which recognized 32 players from across the state. Ten of those players came from District 3.

Central York's Cole Johnson, left, is a two-time all-state performer in Class 3-A and is set to play for national powerhouse UCLA in college. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Johnson, Richard and Anderson helped Central to a second-place finish in the York-Adams League (behind 2-A state champion Northeastern), a third-place finish in District 3 Class 3-A and a state 3-A semifinal berth.

The Panthers finished ranked No. 3 in the final PVCA Class 3-A  state poll.

In all, York County produced nine PVCA all-state players in 2018. The 2-A team had been announced earlier.

Northeastern had five players honored in 2-A (Cole Brillhart, Jacob Cheuvront, Wyatt Hughes, Alex Finch and Austin Richards) and York Suburban had one (Nate Bowman).

In addition, the PVCA also released the District 3 Class 3-A All-Star Team. Twenty players made that team. Johnson, Richard and Anderson were also selected for that squad. 

For the complete 3-A all-state boys' volleyball list, click here.

For the complete 2-A all-state boys' volleyball list, click here. 

Central York setter Brock Anderson earned all-state honors in Class 3-A in 2018 as a sophomore. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Following is the list of District 3 Class 3-A All-Stars

Brock Anderson, Central York, so., setter
Logan Baker, Lower Dauphin, sr., setter
Ben Beaver, Lower Dauphin, sr., opposite hitter
Adam Casper, Mechanicsburg, sr., middle hitter
Kevin Duffy, Carlisle, sr., middle hitter
Ian Flood, Hempfield, sr., opposite hitter
Jack Frankford, Central Dauphin, sr., setter
Reese Ganter, Exeter, so., setter
Gavin Hanzelman, Hempfield, sr., middle hitter
Cole Johnson, Central York, sr., outside hitter/setter
Jesse King, Cumberland Valley, jr., libero
Tait Lapham, J.P. McCaskey, sr., setter
Blake Liprando, Cumberland Valley, jr., outside hitter
Hunter Long, Penn Manor, sr., setter
Chad Meeder, Warwick, jr., setter
Chris Paladino, Manheim Township, sr., outside hitter
Braden Richard, Central York, jr. outside hitter/middle hitter
Mason Scott, Hempfield, sr., libero
Phoenix Stebbins, Central Dauphin, sr., libero
Josh Titus, Cumberland Valley, sr., setter