Leaders hang on to top spots in latest coaches association WPIAL girls volleyball rankings

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Monday, September 18, 2023 | 10:45 AM


North Allegheny, Hampton, Freeport and Bishop Canevin each held on to their No. 1 rankings in the latest Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association WPIAL girls top-10 polls released Monday morning.

There was a shakeup near the top in Class A as Frazier moved up to No. 2 from its No. 4 spot last week. The Commodores, 5-0 overall and at the top of Section 2 with a 4-0 record, defeated section foes Geibel and California last week.

Frazier will take on Class 2A No. 8 Southmoreland (7-0) in a nonsection clash Monday evening.

In Class 4A, Upper St. Clair bumped up two spots to No. 4 with a strong week of play.

The Panthers defeated Baldwin and Bethel Park in Section 2. They take on Class 4A No. 8 Peters Township on Tuesday.

Moving into the rankings this week are Fox Chapel in Class 4A; Southmoreland and Keystone Oaks in Class 2A; and Mapletown, Burgettstown and California in Class A.

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

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

Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association

Week 3 Top-10 Polls

Class 4A

1. North Allegheny (last week: 1)

2. Seneca Valley (2)

3. Canon-McMillan (3)

4. Upper St. Clair (6)

5. Penn-Trafford (4)

6. Pine-Richland (5)

7. Butler (9)

8. Peters Township (8)

9. North Hills (7)

T10. Mt. Lebanon (10)

T10. Fox Chapel (NR)

Out: None

Players of the week:

Maddie Wilson, Shaler, So., L

Olivia Congdon, Seneca Valley, Sr., MH

Ava Warren, Mt. Lebanon, Jr., OH

Abby Tucker, Canon-McMillan, Jr., MH

Class 3A

1. Hampton (last week: 1)

2. North Catholic (2)

3. Oakland Catholic (3)

4. Thomas Jefferson (4)

5. South Fayette (7)

6. Armstrong (6)

7. Montour (5)

8. Knoch (T-10)

9. Trinity (9)

10. Latrobe (T-10)

Out: Mars (8)

Players of the week:

Elena Esquivel, Oakland Catholic, Sr., S

Ella Koziara, North Catholic, Jr., OH

Lily Javor, Mars, Jr., OH

Alex Ball, Indiana, Sr., L

Class 2A

1. Freeport (last week: 1)

2. Beaver (2)

3. Quaker Valley (4)

4. Neshannock (5)

5. Avonworth (3)

6. OLSH (7)

7. Ellwood City (T-8)

8. Southmoreland (NR)

9. Keystone Oaks (NR)

10. Burrell (6)

Out: Shenango, Fort Cherry

Players of the week:

Mikalia Measel, Neshannock, So., MH

Mia McCafferty, Keystone Oaks, Jr., MH

Olivia Feltner, Freedom, So., RH

Claire Nobel, Ellwood City, Sr., OH

Class A

1. Bishop Canevin (last week: 1)

2. Frazier (4)

3. Serra Catholic (2)

4. Eden Christian (3)

5. Greensburg Central Catholic (5)

6. Carlynton (7)

7. Mapletown (NR)

8. Burgettstown (NR)

9. Beaver County Christian (9)

10. California (NR)

Out: Union, Chartiers-Houston, Trinity Christian, Western Beaver

Players of the week:

Emerson Trahan, Serra Catholic, Sr., S

Erin Grace, Greensburg Central Catholic, Jr., MH

Caitlyn Garrett, Eden Christian, Jr., S/RH

Kaitlyn Nease, Burgettstown, Sr., MH

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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