Girls’ Volleyball

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Program Overview

Poly Prep’s Girls’ Volleyball program prides itself on hard work, team play, and a drive to succeed, which translates into high-energy, exciting game action. The athletes are always eager to get onto the court and compete. The coaches challenge and encourage them to get the most out of their abilities in matches as well as in the classroom, leaving them well prepared for the rigors of being a college student-athlete. Over the last several years, the team has enjoyed back-to-back undefeated seasons and NYSAIS crowns in 2018 and 2019. They also competed at the Durango Classic, the most prestigious and competitive volleyball event in the country in 2019 and that same year, Poly Prep earned the tournament’s sportsmanship award. After the pandemic sidelined sports, the team came back to take both the Ivy Prep League and NYSAIS championships in 2021. In 2022, the team became NYSAIS champs once again.

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Girls volleyball
Girls Volleyball
Girls Volleyball
Girls Volleyball
Girls’ Volleyball Highlights

Competed in the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas, the most competitive and prestigious high school event in the country.

2018 Undefeated Season
2019 Undefeated Season
2018 Ivy Prep League Champions
2019 Ivy Prep League Champions
2019 Durango Classic Las Vegas Tournament Sportsmanship Award
2021 Ivy Prep League Champions
2021 NYSAIS Champions
2022 Ivy Prep League Champions
2022 NYSAIS Champions
Girls’ Volleyball Coaches

Ben Diaz
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800 ext. 6050
Education: La Sierra University, BS

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Diaz showcased his athleticism as a four-year member of the varsity volleyball and basketball programs at Glendale Academy, earning school athlete of the year honors as a junior and a senior. He became a personal trainer after earning his BS in kinesiology from La Sierra University, but eventually found his passion as a volleyball coach, leading La Salle High School to a league title in his first season. Diaz had winning stints at South Pasadena High School and Notre Dame High School. He also coached highly successful programs from the SG Elite Volleyball Club, earning bronze medals at the USA Junior Championships in 2014 and 2017. Upon his arrival in New York, Diaz co-founded the Brooklyn Elite Volleyball Club and joined the Poly coaching staff in 2017, quickly making his mark with back-to-back NYSAIS titles for the girls’ team. With high expectations built on years of success, Diaz is confident that he can maintain winning programs in Brooklyn. Diaz says, “I feel Poly has the talent to be good not only in New York, but also at the national level.” 

Career Highlights:

  • California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) 2010 Del Rey League Champion and CIF Semi-Finalist
  • CIF Back-to-Back Champions 2013 and 2014
  • CIF Coach of the Year 2013
  • CIF Semi-Finalist 2015
  • CIF Sunshine League Champions 2016 and 2017
  • Ivy Prep League Champions 2018, 2019, 2021
  • NYSAIS Girls Champions 2018, 2019, 2021

Club Volleyball:

  • 2012 Silver Medal National Volleyball Festival
  • 4 Top 5 Finishes at USA Junior National Championships
  • 2014 Bronze Medal USA Junior Championships
  • 2017 Bronze Medal USA Junior Championships
  • Nominee for Prep Volleyball’s Coach of the Year 2017
  • 4 Bronze Medals USA Volleyball Open Qualifier Championships
Volleyball Facilities
legacy gym court
Volleyball Facilities
Featured Athletes

Emmalee Burford ‘20

"Coming off an undefeated season, the co-captain and Coaches Award winner said, "Off the court, we’re good friends and rally to make sure that the team energy is high and that we are executing and working together.”

Lauren Kauppila ’20

“Winning two volleyball NYSAIS state championships was the culmination of all the work and effort we had given for years. Almost every girl on the team cried out of pure happiness—it is a memory I will never forget.” The First Team All-Ivy Prep League and Poly MVP committed to play for Williams.