Mitch Penning, 6-9, sr., Westminster

A first-team All-Metro performer and USA national team member who is as talented as that description suggests, Penning is a lethal weapon. He averaged 5.92 kills per game last spring, second area-wide to DuBourg’s Ryan Buttig, who graduated. Signed with Pepperdine, he led Westminster in 2012 in kills, blocks (77) and aces (24), and was second in service receives (218) and third in digs (160).