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Manteca setter Mark Bondoc named VOL volleyball MVP
Sierra middle Owen Altadonna gets Most Outstanding
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Marc Bondoc makes the pass for Manteca in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinal against Del Oro. - photo by Wayne Thallander

 Manteca junior setter Mark Bondoc is the Valley Oak League MVP and one of five Buffaloes to make all-league after they repeated as champions.

Sierra junior middle Owen Altadonna was named Most Outstanding Player. The runner-up Timberwolves (7-3 VOL, 22-9 overall) also have five all-league selections. Third-place East Union (6-4, 13-15) has three.

Manteca (9-1, 20-4) claimed a third straight league title and fifth overall in six seasons.

Bondoc orchestrated the Buffaloes’ balanced attack and was a back-row anchor in defense, finishing with 298 (8.3 per set) assists and 100 digs in league matches along with 26 service aces — all team-highs. He accumulated 42 assists, 12 digs, two blocks, two aces and a kill in a thrilling five-set win at Sierra that clinched the outright crown for the Buffs.

Manteca seniors Aidan Patton and Cedrick Maglinao made the All-VOL first team. The 6-foot-8 Patton paced the Buffaloes with 86 kills (2.5 per set) and 29 blocks. Maglinao, the team’s libero, finished with 86 digs and 17 aces.

Sophomore outside hitter Jesus Gomez (67 kills, 23 aces, 99 digs) and senior outside hitter Garrison Reis (40 kills, 78 digs) were named to the all-league second team.

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Sierra middle Owen Altadonna draws three blockers from Mountain House in a non-league match. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

One of the most efficient hitters in the state, Altadonna compiled 94 kills (2.7 per set) in VOL matches for Sierra. He also led the T’wolves with 32 blocks while adding 18 aces and 32 digs.

Seniors Primo Estandarte and Bonpatrick Estrella join him on the all-league first team. Estandarte spearheaded Sierra with his all-around play at setter, netting 278 assists (7.5 per set), 48 kills, 29 aces, 20 blocks and 70 digs. Estrella was Sierra’s libero, and he led the team with 148 digs. He also served 18 aces.

Junior outside hitter Landon West (79 kills, 13 aces, 24 blocks) and senior outside hitter Santino Flores (63 kills, 13 aces, 56 digs) represent Sierra on the All-VOL second team.

Earning all-league spots for East Union are senior outside hitter Jai

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East Union’s Jai Aquino spikes the ball against Manteca.
Aquino and sophomore setter Rodolfo Rocha. Aquino rapped 96 kills (2.8 per set) while contributing 20 aces, 10 blocks and 72 digs. Rocha racked up 244 assists, 35 kills, 12 aces and 21 blocks. Libero Keenan Yang (52 digs) received second-team recognition.

East Union outside hitter Cash Galvez, Manteca outside hitter Julio Mateo and Sierra middle blocker Gurpreet Singh got honorable mention.