Half-way through the 2010 and 2011 seasons, the winner of the Wootton-Kennedy match would take the MCPS Gold Division title. And for the second year in a row, Wootton has come out on top. With the win, Wootton High School boys volleyball has now earned three consecutive MCPS division championships.
Each of the fifteen players on Wootton's roster saw action, and were led by 4th year seniors Eray Wang, Aaron Yee and Mark Yang. Junior middle hitters Alan Ngyun (3 kills, .500), Nic Texier (4 kills, .428) and sophomore Charles Wang (2 kills on 2 attempts) patrolled the middle of the net for the Patriots, and junior Christopher Wong (4 aces) led the team in serving. Wong, along with fellow junior Michael Ip and freshman Cary Chin and Benjamin Wang led the backrow defense. Seniors Yee and Wang, along with sophomore Justin Fowler, shared setting duties. Seniors Yee (2 kills), Yang (1 kill) and Wang (3 kills on 3 attempts), and junior Eric Zhang, sophomores Jeffrey Qiu (3 kills, .750) and Henry Zhou, along with and freshman Paul Malinauskas (8 kills, .333), led the Patriot outside attack.
The Patriots continue their season with five non-division matches that will determine seeding for the playoffs. On Monday, April 11, the Patriots will visit the Colonels of Magruder High School in a 5:15 match, followed by the Gold Division champion Wootton Coed team.