Posted/Updated: 7/12/2022 7:49:25 AM

Varsity volleyball honors: Whitehall’s Torrey Tyson is The Morning Call’s player of the year

The Whitehall boys volleyball team has a history of producing some of the top outside hitters in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Former Zephyrs Joseph Herman and Logan McGinley, who were two-time all-state selections, along with Dylan McGinley have helped lift the program to huge success in the past five years.

The newest member of that exclusive club is Torrey Tyson. The recent Whitehall graduate put up impressive statistics this year and was even named the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Most Valuable Player.

Tyson finished the season with 310 kills, 204 digs, 23 blocks and 32 aces to pace the Zephyrs to the District 11 Class 3A semifinals and an overall record of 18-4.

Tyson stood out in a season that saw several players post big numbers. For his efforts, Tyson is The Morning Call boys volleyball player of the year.

“As a person, Torrey worked to be a good teammate and help others keep the Whitehall volleyball tradition going,” Whitehall coach George Cowitch said. “As a player, it was impressive to watch him play and see things on the court that others don’t. His volleyball knowledge was up there with some of our best.”

After the 2020 spring sports season was canceled, Tyson worked hard to sharpen his skill set and make the most of his junior and senior years. The outside hitter finished with a career total of 505 kills, 399 digs, 42 blocks and 75 digs.

“Torrey has carried on the legacy of outside hitters at Whitehall,” Cowitch said. “He had tough shoes to fill, but he was able to step up and handle the role.”

Tyson now looks ahead to attending West Chester University where he will major in elementary education.

“I can see him excel in [education],” Cowitch said. “I tell him often to keep doing the right things and hopefully one day he can have an even bigger impact in the teaching world.”

Dante Terenzio is a freelancer for The Morning Call

 


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