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Ethan Jennings, Sr., Parkway West

Pepperdine’s rookie, the 6-foot-6 right hitter will be the go-to option for the Longhorns as they defend their Class 3 championship. Jennings was slowed by an ankle injury last season but finished with an average of 2.52 kills. Bigger and stronger this season, his jump serve has become more consistent and he could be used as a setter for stretches depending on the team’s needs.

Alec Koesterer, Sr., O’Fallon

The 5-foot-9 passer averaged 8.76 assists and was a second-team All-Metro player last season for the Panthers. A dangerous attacker, Koesterer excels in accentuating his jump during his sets of jumps to unbalance the opposing block. Koesterer focused on his jump serve this offseason, so the Panthers expect more points from him on the service line.

Matthew Reese, Sr., Pattonville

The 5-foot-10 passer seamlessly replaced Cole Cwiklowski, the Pirates’ all-time assists leader, in leading Pattonville to a 31-1 record. Reese was one of the area’s leading assists with a 9.51 average. The Pirates will rely on his leadership even more this season after graduating from much of a team that has reached the Class 4 semi-finals in the last two seasons volleyball has been played.

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Andrew Wuebbeling, Sr., Webster Groves

A 6-foot-1 outside hitter, he will be the Statesmen’s go-to offensive option after averaging 2.74 kills as a junior. Wuebbeling’s jumping ability allows him to play several inches longer. With plenty of new faces, the Statesmen will rely on his experience and leadership as they incorporate younger players with club experience into a squad that reached the Class 3 Championship game last year.

Luke Zelnis, Jr., Saint Dominic

The only sophomore to make the All-Metro team, this second team performer has averaged 3.56 kills for the Crusaders. A 6-foot outside hitter, Zelnis offers a calm and balanced leadership style to an experienced group. He has shown more consistency with his jump serve and more versatility in the number of sets he can execute, which makes him even more dangerous as a striker.

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Ethan Jennings, Sr., Parkway West

Pepperdine’s rookie, the 6-foot-6 right hitter will be the go-to option for the Longhorns as they defend their Class 3 championship. Jennings was slowed by an ankle injury last season but finished with an average of 2.52 kills. Bigger and stronger this season, his jump serve has become more consistent and he could be used as a setter for stretches depending on the team’s needs.

Alec Koesterer, Sr., O’Fallon

The 5-foot-9 passer averaged 8.76 assists and was a second-team All-Metro player last season for the Panthers. A dangerous attacker, Koesterer excels in accentuating his jump during his sets of jumps to unbalance the opposing block. Koesterer focused on his jump serve this offseason, so the Panthers expect more points from him on the service line.

Matthew Reese, Sr., Pattonville

The 5-foot-10 passer seamlessly replaced Cole Cwiklowski, the Pirates’ all-time assists leader, in leading Pattonville to a 31-1 record. Reese was one of the area’s leading assists with a 9.51 average. The Pirates will rely on his leadership even more this season after graduating from much of a team that has reached the Class 4 semi-finals in the last two seasons volleyball has been played.

Andrew Wuebbeling, Sr., Webster Groves

A 6-foot-1 outside hitter, he will be the Statesmen’s go-to offensive option after averaging 2.74 kills as a junior. Wuebbeling’s jumping ability allows him to play several inches longer. With plenty of new faces, the Statesmen will rely on his experience and leadership as they incorporate younger players with club experience into a squad that reached the Class 3 Championship game last year.

Luke Zelnis, Jr., Saint Dominic

The only sophomore to make the All-Metro team, this second team performer has averaged 3.56 kills for the Crusaders. A 6-foot outside hitter, Zelnis offers a calm and balanced leadership style to an experienced group. He has shown more consistency with his jump serve and more versatility in the number of sets he can execute, which makes him even more dangerous as a striker.