Here is a very cool honor for Jody DeGroot, who guided Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma to an unbeaten season and second straight Class 4A state volleyball championship: LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 26, 2013) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that Kim Lauwers, head girls’ volleyball coach at A.J. Dimond High School in…More
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I say it every year, and this one is no different: We’ll know who the real No. 1 volleyball teams in the state for each classification Saturday night.
But I’ve still got my final rankings for you in Class 4A, 3A and 2A.
I’m a big believer in that old adage about there being no sure thing, especially in high-school sports. But I’d have to say Bellarmine Prep and Southridge are the very clear favorites in 4A and 3A, respectively. I’ve had them ranked No. 1 all season. But there are some other quality teams in both fields, and there’s usually an upset or two (or three or more) along the way.
I don’t think Kentwood played its best against the Lions in the championship match of the West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament. Newport has been on a roll and you can never count Mead out — even without longtime coach Judy Kight. Snohomish is playing very well right now, too, and Emerald Ridge is dangerous.More
OK, so I got the dart board out and managed to come up with the first state high-school volleyball rankings of the season for 4A, 3A and 2A.
When all is said and done, we’ll see if I managed a bulls eye or two, although I very well might miss the board in a lot of areas.
Last year, I correctly pegged the 3A and 2A champions in Prairie and West Valley of Yakima, but was off-target in 4A, where I went with Jackson over Mead and Bellarmine Prep. Instead, they finished in reverse order as Bellarmine beat Mead in the title match and Jackson finished third.More
John Tawa has posted the top-100 national volleyball rankings on PrepVolleyball.com, and you can find them here. Two Washington teams made the cut — Bellarmine Prep at No. 44 and Emerald Ridge at No. 99. Bellarmine features 6-2 senior Courtney Schwan, a UW commit who lead the Lions to the Class 4A state championship last season…More