First team, second team, honorable mention, coach of the year

First Team

Nicholas Armbrister

Chaminade-Madonna senior

Pos.: Middle blocker

Comment: Basketball was his first love, but volleyball grew on the two-year starter as he registered 203 kills, 105 points, 20 aces, 55 blocks for Lions (18-6) who finished as District 11 runners' up. Interested in attending Coker College (S.C.) or Emerson College (MA). Coach Jason Johnson said his athleticism and vertical leap made him "untouchable" when he was on.

Pedro Cabrera

Archbishop McCarthy senior

Pos.: Middle blocker

Comment: Coach Karen Frank calls him the "silent weapon" for his quiet demeanor off the court and heightened play during the postseason. The 6-foot-4 player had 192 points, 22 aces, 180 kills, 95 digs, 91 blocks for Mavericks (22-5), who won District 10 and reached state tournament for fourth consecutive time. Plans on playing for FIU club team.

Breno Ertty

Cypress Bay junior

Pos.: Opposite hitter/setter

Comment: Four-year starter and captain had 422 assists, 211 kills and 45 aces for Lightning (11-5), who were District 10 semifinalists.

Steven Lewin

Douglas senior

Pos.: Middle blocker

Comment: His blocking ability and physical presence caused opposing teams to change their strategy. The four-year starter had 308 kills, 94 blocks and 30 points for Eagles (19-3) who advanced to first round play-in game and won the District 8 championship for the eighth straight year. The 6-foot-5 player plans on attending Palm Beach College.

Corey Marks

Archbishop McCarthy senior

Pos.: Outside hitter

Comment: With 10 players gone to graduation from last year's team, the captain demonstrated an expanded leadership role. Erskine College (S.C.) signee totaled a team high in kills (402) and digs (297) and also had 191 points, 43 aces and 28 blocks. Only four-year starter on team who played on all four state tournament teams.

Patrick Thumm

South Broward senior

Pos.: Outside hitter

Comment: Strong server was dubbed by coach Leo Jimenez as a "perfect complement" to Benarroch. Played crucial role in aiding Bulldogs (20-2) to District 11 title and state quarterfinal appearance. Accounted for 236 kills, 167 points, 27 aces, 85 digs, 28 assists and 22 blocks.

Andrew VanZwieten

St. Thomas Aquinas junior

Pos.: Outside hitter

Comment: Transition from libero to outside hitter went smooth as three-year starter tallied 112 points, 22 aces, 111 kills and 86 digs for Raiders (17-2), who were District 9 runners' up. Relied on him for his all-around game. Coach Eric Wurts praised him for his instincts and ability to catch opposing teams off guard.

Second Team

Matt Archambault, Douglas, junior, outside hitter

Michael Cammarata, St. Thomas Aquinas, senior, setter

Doug Levinson, Coral Glades, senior, outside hitter

Andrew Pellerin, Archbishop McCarthy, senior,,outside hitter/middle blocker

Jorge Rojas, Douglas, junior, setter

Corry Short, Cardinal Gibbons, freshman, outside hitter

Jonathon Sousa, Coral Springs, senior setter

Honorable Mention

American Heritage: James Diamond, Kalok Geng; Archbishop McCarthy: Joe Figueroa, Kevin Valdes, Victor Zamudio, Amedeo Zanotti; Cardinal Gibbons: John Buchanan, Lloyd Combs, John Casciato, Dylan Hall, Ryan Thieme, Brandon Veliky; Chaminade-Madonna: Daniel Callahan, Kevin Fornash, Tyler McCurdy, Joey Pecora, Jorge Seoane; Cooper City: Dan Heintz, Simon Shuham; Coral Glades: Matt Carnnke, Richard Minichiello, Austin Shepard; Cypress Bay: Mike Montalvo, Luis Pruneda, JP Rodrigues; Douglas: Josh Lewin, Chris Mancini, Colin Noel; McArthur: Caleb Renth, Jose Santos, Jacques Thomas; Monarch: Kilian Martins; Pine Crest: William Graf, Victor Houston, Caleb Koerbel, Nabeel Markatia; Joao Nunes; Pompano Beach: Dustin Berry-Robinson, Carlton Gillespie, Chris Jenkins, Caol Kuhney; St. Thomas Aquinas: Sean Davis, Kyle Legg, Michael Martell, Nicholas Rusk; South Broward: Andrew Brockman, Alex Garcia, Adam Roberti; South Plantation: Horace Cook, Nathaniel Harris, Kevin Huegele; Taravella: Patrick Goodrich, Shane Humerickhouse, Mariano Pennini, Nico Tuckfield; West Broward: Anthony Casio, Derek Perez, Chris Reyes; Western: Sean Leogue, Marco Sanchez, Joey Schmich.

Coach of the Year

Leo Jimenez

South Broward

2012 record: 21-3

Overall: 119-59 (eight seasons)

Comment: Guided Bulldogs to District 11 championship and first state quarterfinals appearance since 2007 to equal deepest postseason run in school history.

"This guys played as a team better than any I can remember. I'll remember all the hard work that they put into this year and how it paid off. Our motivation was to get better today. It built everyday in every aspect of the game. When we beat [Miami] Sunset in the tournament, it was a great victory for the kids. At that point, they were undefeated. [In the playoffs,] It was a sweet victory at home against Hialeah knowing that we made it to states. And, it's always a great rivalry against Chaminade-Madonna so it was great to beat them too."

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