Serra Catholic ascends to No. 1 in coaches association WPIAL Class A girls rankings

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Monday, September 25, 2023 | 10:21 AM


There is a change at the top in Class A as the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 4 WPIAL girls rankings Monday morning.

Serra Catholic, last year’s WPIAL runner-up, unseated Bishop Canevin. The Eagles improved last week to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in Section 4-A.

Defending WPIAL champion Frazier (7-1, 6-0) bumped up one spot to No. 1, while Bishop Canevin (7-0, 6-0) remained undefeated but slipped to No. 3 in the rankings.

North Allegheny (Class 4A), Hampton (Class 3A) and Freeport (Class 2A) held on to their No. 1 positions in their respective classes.

The biggest movers this week include Peters Township in Class 4A, up two spots from No. 8 last week.

Avonworth (up to No. 3), Southmoreland (No. 6), Keystone Oaks (No. 7), and Burrell (No. 8) each moved up two spots in Class 2A.

California jumped three spots to No. 7 in the Class A poll.

Derry and Beaver Falls enter the Class 2A poll this week. They are tied for 10th.

West Greene enters the Class A poll at No. 10.

Each week, every WPIAL girls volleyball head coach 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 4 rankings

Class 4A

1. North Allegheny (last week: 1)

2. Seneca Valley (2)

3. Canon-McMillan (3)

4. Penn-Trafford (5)

5. Upper St. Clair (4)

T6. Pine-Richland (6)

T6. Peters Township (8)

8. North Hills (9)

9. Butler (7)

10. Mt. Lebanon (T-10)

Out: Fox Chapel (T-10)

Players of the week:

Kara Pasquale, Seneca Valley, Sr., L

Isadora De Macedo, Mt. Lebanon, Jr., S/OH

Natalie Carr, Canon-McMillan, So., OH

Essa George, Bethel Park, Sr., OH

Class 3A

1. Hampton (last week: 1)

2. North Catholic (2)

3. Thomas Jefferson (4)

4. Oakland Catholic (3)

5. South Fayette (5)

6. Armstrong (6)

7. Knoch (8)

8. Montour (7)

9. Trinity (9)

10. Latrobe (10)

Out: None

Players of the week:

Maddy Roberts, Trinity, Sr., OH

Noelle Bair, South Fayette, Sr., S

Riley Samuel, Oakland Catholic, Sr., MH

Alex Sepcic, North Catholic, Sr., L

Class 2A

1. Freeport (last week: 1)

2. Beaver (2)

3. Avonworth (5)

4. Quaker Valley (3)

5. Neshannock (4)

6. Southmoreland (8)

7. Keystone Oaks (9)

T8. Ellwood City (7)

T8. Burrell (10)

T10. Derry (NR)

T10. Beaver Falls (NR)

Out: OLSH

Players of the week:

Amarah McCutcheon, Southmoreland, Sr., MH

Josie Russo, Freeport, Sr., MH

Tessa Wright , Freedom, Fr., OH

Pyper Ferres, Burrell, Jr., MH

Class A

1. Serra Catholic (3)

2. Frazier (2)

3. Bishop Canevin (1)

4. Eden Christian Academy (4)

5. Carlynton (6)

6. Greensburg Central Catholic (5)

7. California (10)

8. Mapletown (7)

9. Burgettstown (8)

10. West Greene (NR)

Out: Beaver County Christian

Players of the week:

Lilly Sierra, Northgate, Sr., L

Ashlyn Black, Greensburg Central Catholic, So., RH

Ava Arnold, Eden Christian Academy, So., OH

Bella Hagburg, Beaver County Christian, Jr., S

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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