EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 11, 2013

Salem's Denning a dominant force in NH volleyball


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — 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

Honorable mention

Nicholas Winn, Londonderry; Mike Maguire, Timberlane; Dan Rousseau, Windham