Boys Volleyball: West Feature Athlete - Ambridge's John Olexsovich

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: John Olexsovich
High School: Ambridge
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Volleyball
Position: Middle Hitter

Background Info: John is a two-year varsity starter and has been playing volleyball since 7th grade. Last year, he helped the team earn second place in both the WPIAL and the PIAA. John is a two-time letterwinner and All-Section award winner. In the off-season, John has competed on the Beaver Valley Premier (BVP) club volleyball team for the past five years. John is ranked in the Top 10 in his class, received the Student of the Month award and Perfect Attendance award, and is a member of the National Honor Society with a G.P.A. above 4.0. He is very active in school as a member of Italian club, Senior Class, Mock Trial, and president of Interact club.

Quotes from Ambridge coach Glenn Freed: "John is an exceptional young man. He has played volleyball for me for the past six years and has improved year after year. John's hard work and determination are very apparent and his successes on the volleyball court and in the classroom speak for themselves. He is the captain of the team and always helps the younger players. John has been a force in the middle for us and it will be sad to see him graduate this year. Everyone will miss the constant smile on his face."