Most Valuable Player
Michael Angell, Madera Outside hitter, Senior
Resume: Angell proved his worth with his absence. He missed a few games because he went to St. Louis with the Madera High Robotics team. When he came back, he picked up the team, including recording 24 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Madera South in the regular season finale. He had 17 kills when the Coyotes took a set from Bullard-Fresno in County/Metro Athletic Conference play and put down 11 kills in a three-set win over Hoover-Fresno in the first round of the Central Section boys volleyball playoffs. He was a first team All-CMAC selection.
Defensive Player of the Year
Jose Pineda, Madera Libero, Senior
Resume: Pineda follows in a long line of Pinedas playing defense for the boys volleyball program. He was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the CMAC. His brother, Jesus, was a CMAC Most Valuable Player and his other brother Freddy was also a first team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference selction. Always willing to sacrifice his body, Pineda made it his mission to make sure a ball didn’t hit the floor. He was successful more often than not.
Bryan Edmonston, Madera Outside hitter-MB, Senior
Resume: Although Edmonston didn’t like the move to middle blocker, it was made out of necessity. He played the position well and also played outside, opposite Angell, giving the Coyotes a consistent one-two punch. Edmonston had six kills in the finale win over Madera South and had seven against Bullard. Edmonston was a first team All-CMAC selection.
Johnathan Abraham, Madera South Outside hitter, Sophomore
Resume: Abraham was a heady player and the overall floor leader for Madera South. He was top-three in all of the team’s offensive catergories and led the Stallions with 203 kills. He set a school record for services aces in a conference match against Madera. Abraham was a second team All-CMAC selection...