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25th Annual Optimist High School Boys' Volleyball All-Star games on Sunday

Jun 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Optimist Sacramento News Release

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The 25th Annual Optimist High School Boys’ Volleyball All-Star games are set for June 5, 2022.

It will be held at Capital Christian HS, 9470 Micron Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95827. The Small Schools match will start at 11 A.M.; the Large Schools match will immediately follow. General admission is $10; Seniors are $8; Students, Coaches & Club Coaches are $5; 12 years and under are $3; under 5 years are free.

At this time, we must be prepared for the COVID-19 guidelines, so spectators are asked to bring their masks and follow other public health guidelines if mandated.

The Small Schools North Team is coached by James Fanshier from Vista del Lago HS and assisted by Andrew Klem from Foresthill HS and Mike Yates from Ponderosa HS. A notable player on the team is Casa Roble HS outside hitter (OH) Easton Kimm who will be attending Sierra College in the fall.

The Small Schools South Team is coached by Toa Fa’ali’I from Lathrop HS and assisted by Sarah Vieira from El Camino HS. Notable players on the team include OH Elliott Belnap and middle blocker (MB) Josiah Dawson from Rosemont HS, OH Ryan Nash and setter Jensen Vieira from ECHS and libero Demetrio Acosta from Dixon HS.

 The Large Schools North Team is Oscar Poort from Oak Ridge HS and assisted by Robert Raffaelli from Folsom HS and Range Larson from Oak Ridge HS. A notable player on the team is OH Nathan Michaelis from Yuba City HS who will be attending Brigham Young University in the fall.

The Large Schools South Team is coached by Kingsley Claudy from Monterey Trail HS and assisted by Dave Amituanai from Laguna Creek HS. Notable players on the team include OH Phoenix Mayugba, OH/MB Ethan Smith and OH Josh Turner from Jesuit HS.

These Optimist All Star games provide the top Senior athletes of Sacramento and Greater Sacramento the venue to showcase their skills and prowess. Their selection is to honor them and their schools, and reflects the culmination of their hard work, diligence, and excellence in their sport and school, as well as their coach’s commitment towards their player’s endeavors. The proceeds from this event will solely be used for youth programs and projects in the Sacramento and Greater Sacramento Areas.