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Boys Volleyball: 2017 PIAA Class AAA Semifinals Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

North Allegheny (7-1) vs. Central Dauphin (3-2) at Altoona, 6 p.m. - North Allegheny is making its 28th PIAA semifinal appearance in 43 years. Central Dauphin is making its fifth semifinal appearance. North Allegheny won the WPIAL title and earned its semifinal berth with 3-0 sweeps of Landisville Hempfield and Bethel Park. Central Dauphin placed second in District 3 and advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 win over Penn-Trafford and a 3-0 win over Penn Manor.

Emmaus (2-1) vs. Central York (3-1) at Exeter Township, 7 p.m. - Central York is making its 18th PIAA semifinal appearance. Emmaus is making its first appearance. Central York won the District 3 title and advanced to the semifinals with 3-0 sweeps of Central Bucks East and Pennsbury. Emmaus won the District 2 title and earned its semifinal berth with a 3-0 win over LaSalle College and a narrow 3-2 win over Pennridge.

North Allegheny's lineup features seven Section 2 All-Stars - Luke Visgitis (6-4, Sr., MH), M.J. Barton (6-0, Sr., S), Canyon Tuman (6-6, Jr., OH), Eric Visgitis (6-4, Sr., MH) were voted to the first team. Jason Stiefvater (6-2, Jr., OH), Seth Russell (6-2, Sr., RH), and Danny Lebovitz (5-9, Sr., L) were voted to the second team.

PIAA Class AAA Finals (2007-2016)
2007 - Landisville Hempfield 3, Pennsbury 0
2008 - Cumberland Valley 3, Central York 2
2009 - Central Dauphin 3, Penn Hills 2
2010 - State College 3, Pennsbury 1
2011 - Central York 3, North Allegheny 1
2012 - Chambersburg 3, Pennridge 2
2013 - North Allegheny 3, Pennsbury 1
2014 - Central York 3, North Allegheny 0
2015 - Parkland 3, Fox Chapel 1
2016 - Landisville Hempfield 3, Penn Manor 2