Volleyball coaches association releases Week 2 WPIAL girls rankings
Monday, September 13, 2021 | 12:53 PM
The Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association’s WPIAL girls volleyball top-10 rankings for Week 2 were released Monday morning after the opening week of section competition, additional nonsection matches and a quartet of tournaments Saturday.
The top teams in each of the four classifications remained the same: North Allegheny (Class 4A), Montour (Class 3A), North Catholic (Class 2A) and Bishop Canevin (Class A).
Shaler is No. 2 in Class 4A, and Pine-Richland rises to No. 3, giving Section 1 the top three teams in the rankings.
Shaler won its own tournament Saturday, topping Class 3A No. 6 South Fayette in the final. Pine-Richland defeated North Allegheny in the finals of the Upper St. Clair tournament.
Freeport in Class 3A and Avonworth in Class 2A bump up to No. 2 in their respective rankings. Both are 2-0 in section play.
The Yellowjackets captured the Plum tournament on Saturday, and Avonworth claimed the title at the Moon tournament, beating Class 2A No. 3 Shenango, 25-11, in the championship game.
Making their debuts in the rankings this week are Central Valley, at No. 9 in Class 3A after a 2-0 start in Section 4; and Apollo-Ridge, positioned at No. 9 in Class A after winning its first two Section 4 matches.
Each week, all 120 WPIAL head coaches have the opportunity to cast a ballot for the rankings.
The Players of the Week are determined based on nomination from the association’s head coaches.
Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association
WPIAL Girls Volleyball Top-10 Polls – Week 2
1. North Allegheny (No. 1 last week)
2. Shaler (2)
3. Pine-Richland (5)
4. Oakland Catholic (3)
5. Moon (4)
6. Seneca Valley (6)
7. Bethel Park (7)
8. Upper St Clair (8)
9. Penn-Trafford (9)
10. Latrobe (10)
Class 4A Players of the Week:
Mia Shubert, outside hitter, senior, Shaler
Sydney Angel, setter, senior, Upper St Clair
Grace Lejeck, outside hitter, junior, Bethel Park
1. Montour (No. 1 last week)
2. Freeport (3)
3. Thomas Jefferson (2)
4. Armstrong (4)
5. Hampton (5)
6. South Fayette (6)
7. Franklin Regional (9)
8. Mars (7)
9. Central Valley (NR)
10. Beaver (8)
3AA Players of the Week:
Kaylin Goldstrohm, libero, senior, South Fayette
Sydney Breitkrevtz, libero, senior, Franklin Regional
Becky Stevens, middle hitter, senior, Chartiers Valley
Kai Herchenroether, middle hitter, senior, Hampton
1. North Catholic (No. 1 last week)
2. Avonworth (3)
3. Shenango (2)
4. South Park (4)
5. Laurel (6)
6. Serra Catholic (8)
7. Waynesburg (9)
8. Frazier (7)
9. Ellwood City (5)
10. Seton LaSalle (10)
Class 2A Players of the Week:
Madison Pikula, outside hitter, senior, South Allegheny
Anna Weiser, libero, senior, Quaker Valley
Maggie Colanbrander, outside hitter, senior, Avonworth
Allison Feczko, outside hitter, junior, North Catholic
1. Bishop Canevin (No. 1 last week)
2. Greensburg Central Catholic (2)
3. Fort Cherry (4)
4. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (5)
5. Beaver County Christian (7)
6. Eden Christian (3)
7. Leechburg (6)
8. California (8)
9. Apollo-Ridge (NR)
10. Western Beaver (9)
Class A Players of the Week:
Olivia DeSarbo, libero, senior, Beaver County Christian
Brinley Toland, outside hitter, Apollo Ridge
Krista Wilson, outside hitter, junior, Mapletown
Gracie Patterson, outside hitter, sophomore, Western Beaver
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