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Salesianum wins first boys volleyball state championship 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

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Salesianum boys volleyball team poses with the DIAA championship trophy. Photo by Ben Fulton

The Salesianum Sals boys volleyball defeated Wilmington Charter in three straight sets to win their first ever DIAA boys volleyball state championship. The Sals lost last season to Cape Henlopen in the inaugural season for the boys volleyball, but would not be denied this season. 


The Sals took over right away just overpowering a talented Force team. Salesianum won 25-17, 25-16, and 25-17 as the Sals completed the season without dropping a set in 16 regular-season matches and 4 more in the state tournament. 


Cody Popp led the way for the Sals finishing with 13 kills and 12 digs. Reid Maas and Andrew Mahoney had seven kills and nine digs. Libero Aiden Dietrich was solid defensively, leading the way with 28 digs, while Dylan Ortega finished with six blocks.


There were no official stats available for the Wilmington Charter Force.

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