Volleyball

Latrobe senior Giovanna Jones
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Giovanna Jones
November 7, 2022
Latrobe’s volleyball team made the move from Class 4A to 3A before the beginning of the season.

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Burrell senior Avery Bain
A-K valley Senior Spotlight: Burrell’s Avery Bain
Loaded with talent, the Burrell girls volleyball team recently wrapped up a successful season. The Bucs ended the regular season with an 11-3 record and earned a playoff victory over Fort Cherry before falling to fifth-seeded Quaker Valley.

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Freeport’s Cassidy Dell spikes past Shenango’s Angela Butchelle during the WPIAL Class 2A volleyball championship Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at UPMC Events Center.
After WPIAL title, Freeport volleyball team seeks second state championship
November 6, 2022
Freeport girls volleyball hasn’t lost to a Class 2A team this season.

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South Fayette’s Ava Leroux blocks the shot of North Catholic’s Ally Feczko during the WPIAL Class 3A girls volleyball championship Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at UPMC Events Center.
WPIAL volleyball teams learn pairings for PIAA playoffs
Thirteen WPIAL girls volleyball teams have advanced to the PIAA tournament, which will get underway Tuesday with first-round matches all over the state.

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Penn-Trafford junior Elle Dindak (16) sets teammate Kaelynn Loffredo (33) against North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinal on Nov. 1.
Penn-Trafford girls volleyball ends rewarding season
Penn-Trafford’s girls volleyball season came to an end Nov. 1 in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals when the Warriors dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 1 North Allegheny.

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South Fayette’s Juliette Leroux hits against North Catholic defenders during the WPIAL Class 3A volleyball championship match Saturday at UPMC Events Center.
Bump up to 3A can’t stop North Catholic from downing South Fayette for WPIAL volleyball crown
November 5, 2022
North Catholic won its fourth WPIAL volleyball title in the last five seasons, and Trojans coach Amanda Fetter has the right receipe for success.

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Frazier celebrates beating Serra Catholic in the WPIAL Class A girls volleyball championship Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at UPMC Events Center.
No. 2 Frazier sweeps No. 1 Serra Catholic to capture 2nd WPIAL girls volleyball title
The Hartman family is going to need a bigger trophy room, as the Frazier volleyball team climbed the mountain and now sits on top of the WPIAL in Class A.

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Freeport’s Sydney Selker hits against North Allegheny on Aug. 29.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 1, 2022: Defending volleyball champs in semis
October 31, 2022
We turn the page to the start of the 11th month of the year. November in the WPIAL world is known for playoff and championship action and the first day does not disappoint.

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Gateways’ McKenna Brown plays against Plum in September, at Gateway High School.
Gateway volleyball says goodbye to senior class after playoff loss
October 30, 2022
The Gateway and Laurel Highlands girls volleyball teams were paired up as the No. 16 and No. 17 seeds in a WPIAL Class 3A preliminary-round game Oct. 24 at Hempfield High School.

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Quaker Valley’s Vanessa Pickett hits against Burrell during WPIAL 2A first round volleyball action Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at Avonworth High School.
Quaker Valley girls volleyball parlays talent, hard work into playoff berth
Quaker Valley veteran girls volleyball coach Mike Vavrek knew his team was talented this season.

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Penn Hills’ Ameira Smith and Taylor Slaughter (4) defend against Greensburg Salem on Sept. 29.
Playoff berth shows significant growth for Penn Hills volleyball
Twelve years without appearing in the postseason didn’t result in a fairy tale ending for the Penn Hills girls volleyball team. The Indians were swept by Knoch in the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs by Knoch.

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Plum’s Dannika Susko spikes against Gateway Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 at Gateway High School.
Plum’s girls volleyball season concludes in WPIAL playoffs
The Plum girls volleyball team saw its season come to a close last Wednesday with a 3-0 loss to No. 5 Montour in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game at Montour High School.

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Hempfield players celebrate after winning a point against Ligonier Valley during the Penn-Trafford tournament Sept. 17.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 25, 2022: Volleyball playoffs ramp up
October 24, 2022
With the preliminary round in the books, the first round is set to go in both Class 4A and Class A in the WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs Tuesday.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Elias Lippincott stiff-arms Belle Vernon’s Adam LaCarte on Sept. 23.
                                Mike Darnay | Mon Valley Independent
Lippincott twins thrive on Thomas Jefferson volleyball court, football field
October 23, 2022
One competes in volleyball in the fall; the other plays football.

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Pine-Richland
                                Pine-Richland players huddle up during a match against North Allegheny on Sept. 14.
Resilient Pine-Richland volleyball team marches into playoffs with confidence
The last time Pine-Richland played for a WPIAL girls volleyball championship, Angela Seman was on the other side playing defensive specialist/libero for Seneca Valley.

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North Allegheny’s Elysia Smith hits against Freeport on Aug. 29.
North Allegheny volleyball looks to finish job after unprecedented regular season dominance
October 22, 2022
North Allegheny’s girls volleyball team has won five consecutive state titles, but this year’s roster accomplished a feat none of those teams ever did. They played 16 matches this fall and didn’t lose single set — winning them all 3-0.

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Freeport’s Cassidy Dell sets against North Allegheny in a volleyball match Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 at North Allegheny High School.
Volleyball powers get a look at their path to gold as the WPIAL announces playoff pairings
October 21, 2022
North Allegheny, North Catholic, Freeport and Serra Catholic drew No. 1 seeds as the WPIAL released the four girls volleyball playoff brackets Friday afternoon.

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Gateway’s Ashlee Young hits against Plum this season.
Field set for WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs
The 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has come to an end with 73 teams qualifying for the district postseason.

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High school roundup for Oct. 20, 2022: Bishop Canevin girls open WPIAL playoffs with OT win
October 20, 2022
Natalie Kirsch scored the overtime winner to lift No. 17 Bishop Canevin to a 2-1 victory over Bentworth in a WPIAL Class A preliminary round girls soccer playoff game Thursday night.

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North Allegheny’s Carissa Treser hits against Freeport on Aug. 29.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2022
October 18, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has one night remaining.

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