Hampton takes over as Class 3A No. 1 in latest volleyball coaches association WPIAL rankings
Monday, October 3, 2022 | 4:49 PM
There is a new No. 1 in Class 3A this week as the Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association released its latest WPIAL girls volleyball top-10 rankings.
Moon, last week’s No. 1 team in the classification, suffered 3-1 losses to both Class 3A No. 6 South Fayette and Trinity in Section 2 play and tumbled to No. 5 in this week’s voting.
Hampton, No. 2 last week, took care of business in three matches last week, including a 3-0 nonsection victory over No. 9 Mars.
The other three No. 1 teams — North Allegheny (Class 4A), Freeport (Class 2A), and Bishop Canevin (Class A) — started their seasons at the top of the their classification and have not been displaced.
Two teams — Deer Lakes and Western Beaver — were elevated back into their respective top 10s. Deer Lakes is No. 10 in Class 2A, while Western Beaver is No. 9 in Class A.
Teams still undefeated in section play are North Allegheny (4-0) and Peters Township (5-0) in Class 4A; Hampton (7-0), Thomas Jefferson (8-0), North Catholic (7-0) and Latrobe (7-0) in Class 3A; Shenango (8-0), South Park (8-0) Brownsville (10-0), Avonworth (8-0) and Freeport (8-0) in Class 2A; and Union (7-0), Frazier (8-0), Bishop Canevin (6-0) and Serra Catholic (7-0) in Class A.
Section play tentatively is set to conclude Oct. 20.
All 122 WPIAL girls volleyball head coaches have the opportunity to cast a ballot for each week’s top 10 rankings.
The Players of the Week honorees are selected by the association based on coaches’ nominations.
Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association
WPIAL Girls Volleyball Top-10 Polls — Week 6
1. North Allegheny (last week: 1)
2. Pine-Richland (2)
3. Seneca Valley (3)
4. Peters Township (5)
5. Shaler (4)
6. Penn-Trafford (7)
7. Canon-McMillan (8)
8. Bethel Park (6)
9. Upper St. Clair (10)
10. Norwin (9)
Class 4A Players of the Week
Hanna DeJidas, libero, junior, Shaler
Calla Dressler, libero, junior, Upper St Clair
Natalie Carr, outside hitter, freshman, Canon-McMillan
1. Hampton (last week: 2)
2. Thomas Jefferson (3)
3. North Catholic (4)
4. Latrobe (5)
5. Moon (1)
6. South Fayette (7)
7. Montour (6)
8. Armstrong (8)
9. Mars (10)
10. Oakland Catholic (9)
Class 3A Player of the Week
Cassidy Adams, outside hitter, senior, Armstrong
Maddy Cigna, libero, senior, Oakland Catholic
Sydnie Jones, setter, senior, North Catholic
Sarah Harris, outside hitter, junior, Chartiers Valley
1. Freeport (last week: 1)
2. Shenango (2)
3. Avonworth (3)
4. Quaker Valley (4)
5. South Park (5)
6. Beaver (7)
7. Neshannock (6)
8. Central Valley (8)
9. Fort Cherry (10)
10. Deer Lakes (NR)
Out: Southmoreland (9)
Class 2A Players of the Week
Sam Blose, setter, senior, Avonworth
Alyssa Porter, middle hitter, senior, Central Valley
Ciara Williams, outside hitter, senior, Brownsville
Jillian McCarty, outside hitter, junior, Fort Cherry
1. Bishop Canevin (last week: 1)
2. Serra Catholic (2)
3. Union (3)
4. Frazier (4)
5. Carlynton (6)
6. Mapletown (5)
7. Greensburg Central Catholic (7)
8. Beaver County Christian (8)
9. Western Beaver (NR)
10. Carmichaels (9)
Out: Leechburg (10)
Class A Players of the Week
Alex Bibza, middle hitter, senior, Riverview
Karli Mazak, outside hitter, senior, Leechburg
Ella D’Ippolito, middle hitter, sophomore, Eden Christian
Bailey Rafferty, setter, sophomore, Mapletown
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