Alderson Broaddus expands recruiting base with incoming class

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Alderson Broaddus recruiting footprint has spread across the entire East Coast.

The Battlers announced on Tuesday that nine recent high school graduates form four states have committed to play for the team beginning in the 2020 season.

“This incoming class will have a great impact on our team moving forward,” coach Chuck Shoemaker said in a statement. “I expect it to be a great core of guys that will help us build this program into what it needs to be. There is going to be loads of competition in the gym and it is going to be fun to see how that all plays out.”

The heaviest recruiting area for Alderson Broaddus was Pennsylvania with four incoming players coming from the state.

Setter Trevor Filer was a Second-Team All-WPIAL selection, while outside attacker Jared Furst helped lead his high school team to three state championship. In addition, middle attackers Daniel Malcanas and Andre Hoye-Codgell join the team from Pennsylvania

Outside attacker Duane Davis and outside attacker Yankiel Cruz both arrive to Alderson Broaddus from Florida. Davis also made his high school’s all-district team.

Along with these players, Jose Cruz, a setter from Bridgeport, Connecticut, was an all-state player with his high school team.

Devyn Strbo, an outside attacker and middle attacker from Brunswick, Ohio, was named to the first-team all-conference in his final high school season. Outside attacker Daniel Goins, from Columbus, Ohio, also earned second-team all-district honors during his high school senior season.

Alderson Broaddus competing as independent team went winless during an injury-plagued 2019 season. The Battlers return multiple starters for the upcoming season, including outside attacker Cameron Snaden who had a team-high 3.25 kills per game last season.