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BVT Volleyball Gets a Hoops Infusion
The Blackstone Valley Tech boys volleyball team has added some athleticism this season, thanks in part to a group of basketball players who decided to come out for the team this spring. "It's exciting to have some new players, especially the basketball players," said head coach Barbara King. "They are athletic, which helps, and they have been quick to pick up on plays and rotations. They are realizing pretty quickly it's not the same volleyball they have played in phys ed."
Senior Jake Ramos, the leading scorer on this winter's basketball team, is one of the newcomers. He has been able to step into a starting role as a setter. "He has picked up on it quickly and he's also quick out there on the floor," said King. "He can get to the pass that isn't perfect quickly and set up our hitters."
Sophomore Brian D'Ambra is another newcomer who will see time at setter in the Beavers' 6-2 offense. His sister Savannah was a four-year volleyball player at BVT. Jake's younger brother Dylan has moved into the starting lineup as the middle hitter. "He is very athletic and had an outstanding game in our opener against Greater Lowell," said King of the younger Ramos. "He was diving on the floor and getting to the net to attack."
Sophomore Teddy Floyd rounds out the basketball contingent that has come over to volleyball. He'll see time at both right side hitter and outside hitter.
"The whole group is so full of energy," said King. "That's what the new players have brought. The energy from these guys has made this a totally different team from last year."
Not that the Beavers are without volleyball veterans. Senior Addison Hammond returns at outside hitter for his fourth year in the program. He will serve as a captain of this year's squad. Fellow senior Kyle Gorman will also see time at outside hitter and is also in his fourth year with the program.
"Addison is probably our most experienced player, he can play back row or set and has a good vertical so his attack is very strong," said King. "He's been helpful with the new guys since he can do it all.
"Kyle is probably our most improved player. He is a bit undersized for his position, but he plays much bigger than he is and he's worked a lot in the off-season to improve his game."
Also returning is 6'6" sophomore Antonio Sullo. King says Sullo is still growing and polishing his game, but has one of the stronger attacks on the team. After a disappointing 2-14 season last year, the head coach expects a bounce back this spring to the top of the league standings.
"After seeing the team for the first coupe of weeks, I think we are going to be very competitive and definitely much stronger than we were last year," she said. "What we lack in experience we make up for with speed, athleticism, and overall attitude. These guys are having fun and they want to learn."




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