Gov. Mifflin senior and All-Berks outside hitter Aidan Young
Experience is priceless and the Gov. Mifflin boys volleyball team has plenty of it. There are seven seniors on the Mustangs' roster including outside hitter Aidan Young. "I think we're always a gritty team. When we can pick each other up, we have a chance to win against any team," said Young. #6 seed Gov. Mifflin took care of #11 Conestoga Valley 3-0 in the first round of the District 3-3A playoffs in Shillington. Young finished with a team-high twelve kills and four aces. The Mustangs got off to a good start and took the first set 25-19. The Buckskins jumped out to leads of 5-1 and 11-5 in the second set. Gov. Mifflin kept its composure and scored nine of the last 13 points for a 25-20 win. The third set followed a similar script with Conestoga Valley on top 4-0. The (14-4) Mustangs rattled off five consecutive points. They were even at 20-20 before Gov. Mifflin sealed the deal 25-23. Senior Tyler Knoop, an All-Berks selection, had eight kills and seven blocks. Jonathyn Ebling, a senior setter, dished out 28 assists. The Mustangs advanced to the District 3 quarterfinals. They visit #3 Central York on Saturday at 11am. Three of Gov. Mifflin's four losses have come against Exeter. The Eagles outlasted the Mustangs 3-2 in the BCIAA Championship. Exeter is one of the top Class 2A squads in the state. "They're a great team all around...they're gonna go far. It's definitely a really fun match and it definitely helps us," noted Young. The former TE/DE on the football field was an all-division golfer for the Mustangs this past season. Young has excelled on the volleyball court. He was voted to the all-county team two straight years. Young enjoys playing for head coach Ryan Stubler. "I love it. He's tough, but it's tough love," Young told Paul Roberts of SV Sports. They also talked about Young's favorite golfer, rock bands, and teachers.