By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor
After leading their team to new heights never seen before in the boys volleyball program, Burroughs’ Max Chamberlain and Ryan Van Loo were chosen as the Pacific League Players of the Year.
For the first time in school history, the Indians advanced to the CIF semifinals. A loss to Valencia derailed their hopes of reaching the CIF Finals but winning a sixth straight Pacific League championship soothed any wounds left behind from the semifinals.
Chamberlain finished with 344 kills (new record for kills in a season), 92 digs, 39 aces and 24 blocks. His total of 511 kills in two years on varsity places him fifth all-time in the JBHS volleyball annals.
Van Loo dished out 974 assists (new record for a season) as the team’s setter including 145 digs, 54 blocks, 43 kills and 14 aces.
Burroughs (30-4, 12-0) was also represented by Andrew Dalmada, Matt Kim and Cameron Capili on the first team. Bailey Carter earned second-team honors and Scott McHorney was named honorable mention.
Dalmada recorded 298 kills (second most ever in a season), 156 digs (second on team), 40 aces (led team- fourth most ever in a season) and 29 blocks. Kim led the Indians with 240 digs (third most ever in a season) and 18 aces. Capili had 248 kills (fifth most ever in a season), 142 digs, 21 aces and 16.5 blocks.
Leading the way for Burbank (16-10, 7-5) was Willie Perryman who was named to the All-League first team. The middle blocker had 177 kills and 101 blocks on the season and played a pivotal role in the program’s resurgence and rise in the Pacific League.
The Bulldogs’ were represented by juniors Aram Krakirian and Christian Park on the second team and sophomore Zack Cranmer as an honorable mention recipient.