North Catholic takes over Class AA top spot in latest WPIAL coaches boys volleyball rankings
Monday, April 5, 2021 | 11:37 AM
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 2 boys volleyball rankings Monday morning, and there is a change at the top in Class AA.
North Catholic, No. 3 in last week’s top 10 poll, has taken over the No. 1 position, unseating Seton LaSalle.
The teams went head-to-head last Monday with the Trojans recording a 3-2 victory. North Catholic also owns early-season wins over Class AAA Pine-Richland and Central Catholic and Class AA Mars by 3-0 scores.
The Rebels dipped to No. 2, while Ambridge fell one spot to No. 3. OLSH checked in at No. 4, while Deer Lakes is at No. 5.
North Allegheny, which kicked off its season by winning its own tournament March 27, maintains its top spot after sweeping North Hills in its Section 2-AAA opener March 30 and adding a 3-0 section win over Shaler two nights later.
Seneca Valley and Shaler stayed in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, while Peters Township moved up six spots to No. 4. Penn-Trafford rounded out the top five.
As with every week, all 38 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
WPIAL Top 10 Rankings
1. North Allegheny
2. Seneca Valley
4. Peters Township
10. Fox Chapel
Other teams receiving votes:
Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park
Class AAA Players of the Week:
Brian Sullivan, senior, outside hitter, Peters Township
Sean Knight, senior, middle hitter, Hempfield
1. North Catholic
2. Seton LaSalle
4. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
5. Deer Lakes
6. Thomas Jefferson
Other teams receiving votes:
Class AA Players of the Week:
Richard Kaminski, senior, setter/outside hitter, North Catholic
Justin Guerruccio, senior, setter/outside hitter, Hopewell
Bryce Lizanich, junior, middle hitter, Montour
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