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North Catholic reclaims top spot in Volleyball Coaches Association Class 2A rankings


Monday, April 18, 2022 | 12:08

A sectional clash last week between the WPIAL heavyweights produced a change at the top of the Western Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association’s latest Class 2A rankings released Monday morning.

North Catholic, No. 2 last week, toppled No. 1 Notre-Dame du Sacre-Coeur, 3-1, on April 12 and climbed to the top spot in the polls top 10.

OLSH only lost one spot to second place. The Chargers and Trojans meet May 3 at North Catholic.

North Catholic are 3-0 in section play, and OLSH are now tied with Montour, who moved up to 4th in this week’s standings after last week’s 3-2 win over section rivals Ambridge.

Ambridge, which dropped a spot to No. 5, returned to the win column with a victory over Hopewell on Thursday.

Seton LaSalle retained his No. 3 position with Section 3 wins over Thomas Jefferson and Bishop Canevin.

Gateway, the Division 2 leader at 3-0, made the biggest jump in the 2A poll, from No. 8 to No. 6.

Thomas Jefferson at No. 7, Hopewell at No. 8, Derry at No. 9 and Trinity at No. 10 complete the top 10.

There was little change in Class 3A as North Allegheny remained in first place, followed by Seneca Valley at No. 2, Norwin at No. 3, Shaler at No. 4, Hempfield at No. 5 and Penn- Trafford at No. 6.

Canon-McMillan and Butler, 7th and 8th respectively, have swapped places since last week’s poll.

Upper St. Clair and Latrobe did the same as the Panthers moved up one spot to No. 9, and Latrobe dropped one spot to No. 10.

Each week, all WPIAL coaches have the opportunity to vote for the teams in the top 10 of the ranking. Ranking Players of the Week are selected by the Coaches Association based on coach nominations.

Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association

Top 10 Rankings – Week 4

Class 3A

1. North Allegheny (last week: 1)

2. Seneca Valley (2)

3. Norwin (3)

4. Shaler (4)

5. Hemp Field (5)

6. Penn Trafford (6)

7. Canon-McMillan (8)

8. Butler (7)

9. Upper St Clair (10)

10. Latrobe (9)

Output: None

Class 3A Players of the Week

Sean Gordon, senior, opposite hitter, Hempfield

Will Josefoski, senior, center hitter, Peters Township

Owen Ostrowski, junior, opposite hitter, Canon-McMillan

Ian Weber, senior, center hitter, Shaler

Class 2A

1. Northern Catholic (last week: 2)

2. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1)

3. Seton LaSalle (3)

4. Mount (5)

5. Amber (4)

6. Gateway (8)

7. Thomas Jefferson (7)

8.Hopewell (6)

9. Derby (9)

10. Trinity (10)

Output: None

Class 2A Players of the Week

Andrew Feeley, senior outside hitter, Montour

Shawn McSwiggen, senior, outside hitter, Thomas Jefferson

Colin Wiegand, senior, outside hitter, OLSH

Aidan Price, junior, outside hitter/setter, Seton LaSalle

Michael Love is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Michael by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

Keywords: Butler, Canon-McMillan, Derry Area, Gateway, Hempfield, Hopewell, Latrobe, Montour, North Allegheny, North Catholic, Norwin, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Penn-Trafford, Peters Township, Seneca Valley, Seton La Salle, Shaler, Thomas Jefferson, Trinity, Upper St. Clair