Bishop Canevin regains top spot in final volleyball coaches association WPIAL Class A girls poll

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Monday, October 16, 2023 | 12:04 PM


North Allegheny, Hampton, Freeport and Bishop Canevin finish at the top of their respective rankings in the final Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association WPIAL girls top-10 polls released Monday morning.

Bishop Canevin debuted at the top of the Class A poll in Week 1, but recently had slipped to No. 3. The Crusaders won three matches last week, including a 3-0 nonsection win over Class 4A Mt. Lebanon on Oct. 9.

They have clinched the Section 3-A title and finish section play Monday at No. 7 Carlynton.

Seneca Valley, No. 3 this week in Class 4A, won the lone tournament Saturday involving WPIALs teams. The Raiders captured the title at the Norwin tournament with a victory over Class 4A No. 5 Upper St. Clair in the one-game championship final.

Hempfield returned to the Class 4A top-10 at No. 10 after wins last week over Bethel Park (3-2) and Fox Chapel (3-1).

South Allegheny enters the final Class 2A poll at No. 10. The Gladiators entered the final two Section 2 games this week 10-2 behind section leader and No. 7 Keystone Oaks (11-1).

No teams exited the Class 3A or Class A polls.

The final section games are slated for Thursday. The pairings for the four WPIAL tournaments will be announced Friday.

Each week, every WPIAL girls volleyball head coach had the opportunity to vote for the teams who appeared in the top 10 for each classification.

Also, the Players of the Week were selected based on coaches nominations.

Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association

Top-10 Polls – Week 7 (Final)

Class 4A

1. North Allegheny (last week: 1)

2. Canon-McMillan (2)

3. Seneca Valley (3)

4. Pine-Richland (6)

5. Upper St. Clair (5)

6. Penn-Trafford (4)

7. Peters Township (8)

8. North Hills (T-9)

9. Butler (7)

10. Hempfield (NR)

Out: Mt. Lebanon (T-9)

Players of the week

Brianna Houck, Upper St. Clair, Sr., OH

Ashlyn Fazio, North Hills, So., OH

Cari Michaels, Mt. Lebanon, Jr., MH/OH

Sarah Podkul, Hempfield, Sr., L

Class 3A

1. Hampton (last week: 1)

2. North Catholic (2)

3. Thomas Jefferson (3)

4. Oakland Catholic (4)

5. South Fayette (5)

6. Armstrong (6)

7. Knoch (8)

8. Trinity (7)

9. Latrobe (9)

10. Mars (10)

Players of the week

Tirli Abercrombie, Thomas Jefferson, Sr., L

Alexa Partridge, South Fayette, Sr., DS

Ella Nicotra, Mars, Jr., OH

Makayla Kiebler, Kiski Area, So., MH

Class 2A

1. Freeport (last week: 1)

2. Beaver (2)

3. Quaker Valley (3)

4. Avonworth (4)

5. Southmoreland (7)

6. Neshannock (T-5)

7. Keystone Oaks (T-5)

8. OLSH (9)

9. Burrell (8)

10. South Allegheny (NR)

Out: Derry (10)

Players of the week

Riley Ziegler, South Park, Sr., RH

Morgan O’Brien, OLSH, Sr., S

Raney Staub, Fort Cherry, Sr., L

Kylar Toland, Apollo-Ridge, Jr., S/RH

Class A

1. Bishop Canevin (3)

2. Frazier (1)

3. Serra Catholic (2)

4. Eden Christian (4)

5. Greensburg Central Catholic (5)

6. West Greene (T-9)

7. Carlynton (6)

8. Burgettstown (7)

9. California (8)

10. Mapletown (T-9)

Players of the week

Kasie Meek, West Greene, Sr., OH

Maria Goldstein, Serra Catholic, Sr., OH

Ella D’Ippolito, Eden Christian Academy, Jr., MH

Jade Bailey, Bishop Canevin, Sr., S

Michael Love is a TribLive reporter covering sports in the Alle-Kiski Valley and the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. A Clearfield native and a graduate of Westminster (Pa.), he joined the Trib in 2002 after spending five years at the Clearfield Progress. He can be reached at mlove@triblive.com.

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