Class 3A Feature Athlete (April 4)

Name: Dante Palombo
High School: Shaler
Grade: 12
Position: Middle Hitter

Background Info: Palombo has been a varsity starter since his sophomore year in the spring of 2022. In that time frame, he was named 1st team all-section, 2nd team all-wpial, and all-state honors in 2022, 1st team all-section, 1st team all-wpial, and all-state honors in 2023. He has committed to play volleyball while attending Juniata. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Dhe is on the honor roll at Shaler High School.

Quotes from Shaler coach Paul Stadelman: "Dante is an extremely hard worker and takes training and practice seriously. He understands the work he puts in during the off-season and through club volleyball helps better prepare him for his high school volleyball season in a district that is competitive from top to bottom. He takes academics seriously and is reliable, honest, trustworthy, and selfless. He truly sets a great example for teammates, especially the younger players. He is a force to be reckoned with as one of the top middle hitters in the state and I am excited for his senior season and beyond. Truly a pleasure to coach."