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April 26, 2023

Neil Ahlawat is a junior middle at Livingston high school. As a sophomore and underclassman, Neil was a major contributor in the Lancers great 2022 season smashing 77 kills and knocking back 27 blocks. So far this season, he has 40 kills in the Lancers 8-0 start.

Tell us about your team this season.

We have seniors Ryan Lee and Joel Samuel on outside. On the left, we have junior Jonathon Hong, a lefty opposite. All are strong offensive players with good fundamentals. Tyler Ferreira, a junior, is in our middle rotation along with myself. Senior Ryan Xu is libero and leads our back row with 2 junior DS players. Our captains this year are myself, Ryan Lee, and Ryan Xu. Coach Dan Kim is hoping for a strong season this year and potentially winning a state title.

What’s the best part of being on your school’s volleyball team?

The best part of this season is probably the team. We’re all really close and have great chemistry from our experience playing together through club and our off season.

What big games are you looking forward to playing in this season?

Some of the big games in our schedule are against Hunterdon Central, Fair Lawn, and Bridgewater.

Which schools are your biggest league rivals?

In our conference, our biggest rival is Millburn.

Tell us your early season prediction for the best teams in NJ?

Expecting Livingston, SPF, Old Bridge, and Southern to be battling for #1.

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