North Allegheny, Ambridge hold their top spots in boys volleyball coaches rankings
Monday, April 19, 2021 | 1:21 PM
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its WPIAL Week 4 boys rankings Monday morning, and North Allegheny (Class AAA) and Ambridge (Class AA) maintained their No. 1 positions in their respective polls.
In Class AAA, Seneca Valley remained at No. 2, while Hempfield, which made it to the finals of its own tournament Saturday before falling to Shaler, bumped up one spot to No. 3.
The Spartans enter the week 3-0 in Section 3.
The same 10 teams returned to the top 10 in Class AAA with movement within that grouping.
Butler is No. 4, and Peters Township remains at No. 5, followed by Penn-Trafford, Norwin, Fox Chapel, Latrobe and Upper St. Clair.
The top four in Class AA — Ambridge, North Catholic, Seton LaSalle and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart — stayed the same.
Thomas Jefferson (No. 5) and Deer Lakes (No. 6) traded places, and Mars (No. 7) and Hopewell (No. 8) held their places.
Plum (No. 9) and Keystone Oaks (No. 10) returned to the top 10.
As with every week, all 39 boys head coaches had the opportunity to cast a ballot for the team rankings.
The Players of the Week again are selected by the coaches association based on coaches nominations.
Western Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
1. North Allegheny (1)
2. Seneca Valley (2)
3. Hempfield (4)
4. Butler (3)
5. Peters Township (5)
6. Penn-Trafford (6)
7. Norwin (8)
8. Fox Chapel (10)
9. Latrobe (7)
10. Upper St. Clair (9)
Other teams receiving votes:
Shaler, Pine Richland
Class AAA Players of the Week:
Jarred Schoffstall, senior, setter, Penn-Trafford
Frankie Newell, senior, outside hitter, Latrobe
Sean Gordon, junior, opposite hitter, Hempfield
1. Ambridge (1)
2. North Catholic (2)
3. Seton LaSalle (3)
4. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (4)
5. Thomas Jefferson (6)
6. Deer Lakes (5)
7. Mars (7)
8. Hopewell (8)
9. Plum (NR)
10 Keystone Oaks (NR)
Class AA Players of the Week:
Ronin Kittrell, senior, outside hitter, Ambridge
Sean Weldon, senior, middle hitter, Seton LaSalle
Chris Lewis, junior, outside hitter, Gateway
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Tags: Ambridge, Butler, Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel, Gateway, Hempfield, Hopewell, Keystone Oaks, Latrobe, Mars, North Allegheny, North Catholic, Norwin, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Penn-Trafford, Peters Township, Pine-Richland, Plum, Seneca Valley, Seton La Salle, Shaler, Thomas Jefferson, Upper St. Clair
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