Posted/Updated: 6/27/2019 1:17:22 PM

Morning Call all-area boys volleyball: Whitehall’s Joseph Herman is 2019 player of the year

Like in every sport, high school volleyball coaches are always in search of an outstanding work ethic and leadership skills out of their athletes.

Whitehall's Joseph Herman possesses both attributes, but his pure athleticism and hunger for success are what separate him from the rest.

In his final season in a Zephyr uniform, the outside hitter helped lead his team to Eastern Pennsylvania and District 11 Class 3A tournament titles. Herman ended his career as the all-time leader in service aces.

For his efforts, Herman has been named The Morning Call boys volleyball player of the year.

"Joe Joe is the guy you want as 'the face' of the program. He means so much to this program, being one of the best to ever do it at Whitehall," head coach George Cowitch said. "If you ask him [about his contributions to the team’s success], he will immediately point out his teammates and how they matter to the success."

Herman’s highlight performance of the year came against Parkland in the regular season finale. In Whitehall’s five-set win, Herman registered a staggering 31 kills, which was a school record.

Area coaches also realized Herman’s talents, as he was named the EPC player of the year.

"He will be tough to replace. He is such a great athlete, player and person," Cowitch said. "His leadership and work ethic hopefully has been contagious to the younger guys for the future. He really has become the standard for what it means to be a student-athlete in our program."

Herman looks forward to attending King’s College in the fall, where he will play volleyball and football.

Dante Terenzio is a freelance writer for The Morning Call

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