2017 Citizens’ Voice boys volleyball Player of the Year: Ben Rachilla, Holy Redeemer – Sports

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2017 Boys Volleyball MVPBen Rachilla of Holy Redeemercv25rachillap3Warren Ruda / The Citizens’ Voice

2017 Boys Volleyball MVPBen Rachilla of Holy Redeemercv25rachillap2Warren Ruda / The Citizens’ Voice

Kindness goes a long way.

Ben Rachilla had never played competitive volleyball before attending Holy Redeemer’s camp the summer before his freshman year.

“I saw the flier for it, and I thought it would be a fun experience,” he said. “When I got there, everybody — all the people, all the seniors, every person on the team — was great to me. That really piqued my interest to go out that year. From then on, I loved it.”

The 6-foot-5 Mountain Top native and head coach Jack Kablick’s Royals are each better off because Rachilla decided to attend the camp.

Rachilla had a breakout season on the hardwood this year, leading the Wyoming Valley Conference with 204 kills in the regular season.

He led the Royals to an umblemished 12-0 mark in league play; they never lost a set.

The Royals went on to win a…

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