Pennridge Boys' Volleyball Preview



Head Coach

David Childs - 15th year


Assistant Coaches

Bradley Nase, Ian Kehs


Last season

8-12 overall

Advanced to District One final four and lost in playback. Finished 4th in District One. 


Key Losses

Danny Rutter, Libero (First Team District One)

Austin Jalosinski, S/OH (Third Team District One)

Ethan Lionetti, MH (Third Team District One)

Matt McCreary, MH 

Declan Larson, Defensive Specialist


Key Returners

Chris McKinney, Sr. Opposite

Tommy Cassel, Sr. OH

Andrew Bergey, Sr. OH

Pat Mehlbaum, Sr. MH

Zach Vaneman, Sr. Setter

Ryan Benscoter, Jr. OH


Players to Watch

Brandon Shire, Jr. MH

Skyler Ammon, Jr. Opp

Bryce Muller, Jr. OH

Dan Detweiler, Jr. Libero

Riley Kodidek, Soph. Setter

Tyler Johnson, Soph. MH



“This is a group that has shown a lot of improvement this offseason. There is great senior work ethic and leadership from all five of our seniors. Ryan Benscoter has developed into one of the better offensive players in the area. We would expect to be able to compete with the best teams in our District and strive to once again make it to the District One final four and qualify for state playoffs.”