Chase Robbins was interviewed during the Happy Hour segment on Lehigh Valley Fox News, talking about the season so far as the long wait for the district playoffs to begin.
The 2023 District XI AAA bracket has been released.
2023 District XI AAA Boys Volleyball Bracket
The schedule is as followed, including District XI AA and their subregional match.
Higher seeded teams are the HOME team
Thursday, May 25 - District XI Quarterfinals
AAA @ site of the higher seed
Tuesday, May 30 - District XI Semifinals
Thursday, June 1 - District XI Finals / DXI & DI Subregional
@ Liberty HS or TBA (if Liberty is in AAA Final)
In a repeat of their last EPC match of the year, Parkland and Emmaus faced off on Wednesday night in the EPC Final. After a long 4-sets, Parkland saw the final point fall their way as they captured the 2023 EPC Championship with a 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22) win. Chase Robbin (Sr. OH) went off for 32 kills and 17 digs. Josh Nation (So. OH) added 9 kills while Owen Rodgers (Jr. OPP) added 8 kills. Will Stiles (Jr. S) dished out 48 assists and 12 digs. Ahmad Jaffer (Jr. L) once again anchored the defense with 13 digs while passing well all night.
Next up for the Trojans is a 13-day break before the District XI AAA Semifinals against #4 Liberty and #5 Whitehall winner. That match will be at Catasauqua HS on May 30th at 5:45pm.
2023 EPC Boys Volleyball Tournament Bracket
Both Parkland and Liberty battled through rough patches on Thursday night in the EPC Semifinal. Fortunately for the #1 seed Trojans, they were able to close out the match late for a 3-1 (25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19) win. Josh Nation (So. OH) fought off some cramping issues in set 3 which opened the door for Fred Patton (Jr. OH) to step in offensively while Rahul Jaspara (Jr. DS) handled the defensive assignment. Chase Robbins (Sr. OH) lead the way offensively with 25 kills and 10 digs while Nation still managed to contribute 10 kills and 6 digs. Will Stiles (Jr. S) dished out 48 assists and added 10 digs.
Next up for the Trojans is the EPC Final against #2 Emmaus. That match will be held on Wednesday, May 17th @ Allen HS at 6:00 pm. Prior to the match, the 1st Team EPC All-Stars will be recognized.
Congratulations to the 5 Parkland players who were recognized by the league's coaches' votes for the 2023 EPC All-Stars.
1st Team - Chase Robbins (Sr. OH) *2022 EPC 2nd Team
2nd Team - Luke Smith (Jr. MH)
3rd Team - Ahmad Jaffer (Jr. L), Will Stiles (Jr. S) and Josh Nation (So. OH)
The entire list can be seen here: https://www.parklandvolleyball.com/docs/2023/2023-EPC-Boys-Volleyball-All-Stars.pdf
24 hours after playing their last EPC match of the season, the Trojans welcomed Delaware Valley for their last regular season match. Fortunately for the Trojans, their momentum from the Emmaus match carried over as the Trojans took the match 3-0 (25-17, 25-17. 25-14).
Chase Robbins (Sr. OH) paced the offense with 12 kills and 6 digs while Owen Rogers (Jr. OPP) hammered home 7 kills. Brady Hayward (Jr. MH) and Luke Smith (Jr. MH) added a combined 7 kills and 4 blocks. Ahad Jaffer once again anchored the defense with 9 digs.
Next up for the Trojans is the EPC Semifinal on Thursday where they will face the winner of #4 Freedom and #5 Whitehall. That semifinal match will be held at Allen HS, most likely at 7:00 pm.
In the most anticipated match of the year, arch-rivals Parkland and Emmaus stepped on the floor, both still undefeated in regular season play. After the rowdy crowd dispersed, the host Trojans walked out of the gym with the 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-20). Josh Nation (So. OH) exploded for 16 kills, 4 aces, and added 3 blocks. Chase Robbins (Sr. OH) added 14 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces, and 11 digs. Will Stiles (Jr. S) dished out 41 assists.
Next up for the Trojans is the last regular season match of the season against Delaware Valley at home. JV 5:30 pm / Varsity 6:30 pm
Summer Beach Program at Cedar Beach in Allentown. Every Monday and Wednesday starting May 22nd and going through July. They don't need a partner for this. They sign up on their own. https://www.ecpowervolleyball.com/power-beach/
Club Volleyball options:
Velocity LV Volleyball https://www.velocitylv.org
East Coast Power https://www.ecpowervolleyball.com/boys/
Individual volleyball traininghttps://www.hardlineathletics.org/about/