---- — Eric Denning, who helped lead juggernaut Salem High to its ninth straight New Hampshire state title was named volleyball Player of the Year in the Granite State by the coaches recently.
Denning was joined by teammates Andrew Ruffen and Steve Nugent on the team.
Here’s a look at all the honorees.
agateHed:New Hampshire Volleyball
Player of the Year: Eric Denning, Salem
Coach of the Year: Phil Matzke, John Stark
JV Coach of the Year: John Caley, John Stark
All-state 1st team
Brian Thibodeau, Hollis Brookline; Keegan Smith, Londonderry; Mason White, Londonderry; Justin Scott, Pinkerton; Eric Denning, Salem; Andrew Ruffen, Salem; Steve Nugent, Salem; Erik Kaasila, Timberlane and Brandon Bernyk, Windham.
All-state 2nd team
(Area players only)
Ryan Driscoll, Londonderry; Zach Sanford, Pinkerton; Tommy Matatall, Timberlane; Camden Todd, Timberlane; Tucker Lippold, Windham; Tim Erdlen, Windham
Nicholas Winn, Londonderry; Mike Maguire, Timberlane; Dan Rousseau, Windham