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Boys’ Volleyball Preview: Wilson Bruins

Wilson coach Jeremy Cook already made his mark on Bruins history, having led Wilson to a league title in 2017, the school’s first in almost a decade. This year he has a young team to build up, with only three returning players–two of which were first-team All-Moore League last year.

Sophomore Payne Lounsbery, the team’s MVP last year and a very intriguing college prospect, is moving from setter to outside hitter to give the team more offense. The other returning stud is Nick Campbell, who is moving from libero to the pin as well. Jeremiah Stevenson is the other returner, who will play at middle blocker and opposite.

Liberos Leo Pravadenikov and Ben Wilson being added into the mix will make it hard for teams to get the ball down against Wilson.

“We’ve emphasized passing and we feel it will be a strength of our team this year,” said Cook.

The biggest question mark for the team is at setter, where senior Andrew Herrera and sophomore Bryce Lowery are battling it out for the starting gig as the season starts.

“We’ve worked extremely hard with the hope of contending for a league championship,” said Cook.

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Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.