Boys’ Volleyball

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Program Overview

The Boys’ Volleyball program launched in 2018 under the leadership of Coach Ben Diaz who has achieved tremendous success with the girls’ program. The Boys’ Volleyball team has been off to a tremendous start under the leadership of Coach Emily Kriebel. With the sport rapidly growing in New York City and across the country, Coach Kriebel is excited to get Poly’s Boys’ team on top. As a former Division 1 volleyball player, she uses her high-level knowledge and skills to train her student-athletes. She brings her experience coaching with Brooklyn Elite Volleyball where she has medaled as a coach and with East Coast Beach Volleyball Academy. Through her work with Brooklyn Elite, she has medaled as a coach at several events including bronze medal in 18 Open at USAV Junior Olympics, Silver. Her coaching style is made up of three primary components: discipline, resiliency, and hard work. Kriebel looks forward to helping her student-athletes develop the correct foundation and master fundamental skills, exceed their expectations, and show them their true potential.

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Volleyball Facilities
Volleyball Facilities
Boys’ Volleyball Highlights

2018 Inaugural season for Poly Boys’ Volleyball
2018 Reached the NYSAIS semifinals
2019 Reached the NYSAIS finals
14-4 Combined record for years 2018 and 2019
Boys’ Volleyball Coach

Emily Kriebel
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800
Education: St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY – BS, Health Promotion

Emily Kriebel is Head Coach for Poly’s Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team, as well as serving as Assistant Coach for Girls’ Varsity Volleyball, and Head Coach for Middle School Girls’ Volleyball since 2019. Kriebel, who played Division I Volleyball at St. Francis College, has also worked for Brooklyn Elite Volleyball as a Compliance Director and Head Coach since 2018. In 2013, she was named South Jersey Player of the Year. As part of the BEV program, Kriebel led camps, clinics, and practice sessions for up to 100 athletes at a time. More than 20 of the athletes she coached have gone on to play volleyball in college.

Personal Career Highlights

  • South Jersey Player of the Year 2013
  • Played Division 1 college volleyball 2015-2018
  • 2013 State Champion (NJ)

Coaching Highlights at Poly

  • Poly Prep Girls’ Volleyball Top 20 in New York State in 2022, 2023
  • Poly Prep Girls’ Volleyball NYSAIS State Champions 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Poly Prep Girls’ Volleyball Character division champs at the prestigious Durango Volleyball Classic
  • Poly Prep Girls’ Volleyball undefeated in NYC 2023
  • Poly Prep Girls’ Volleyball 6+ all-conference since 2019

Brooklyn Elite Volleyball Head Coach

  • 20+ athletes have gone on to play college volleyball
  • Medaled at USAV JOs 2021 18 Open (Bronze)
  • Medaled at NEQ 2021 18 Open (Silver)
  • Medaled at AC Grand Prix 2023 18 American (Bronze)
Volleyball Facilities

Poly Prep Boys’ Volleyball trains and competes in the Novogratz Center for Athletics. 

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Volleyball Facilities
Volleyball Facilities
Volleyball Facilities
Featured Athletes

Rimas Barzdukas ’20

A national club level player, Rimas brought his experience, skills, work ethic and dedication to the program. His leadership and court vision helped propel Poly to compete for NYSAIS championships during the program's first two seasons.

Harry Sankey ’20

Harry's athleticism in soccer has transferred onto the volleyball court. His jumping and hitting abilities quickly developed to make him an asset to the team on defense and offense.