High-SchoolVolleyball: Bishop Miege

By Walter Villa

high schoolCourtesy of Bishop MiegeBishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) won its fourth consecutive state championship.

Many of the nation’s top teams have stated their case.

Eleven states crowned their 2011 volleyball champions this past weekend, and several of the teams in the POWERADE FAB 50 national rankings lived up to the hype.

Seven more states will hand out hardware by the end of the week.

Here are some highlights from last weekend:

No. 3 Assumption (Louisville, Ky.) won the Kentucky state title to cap an amazing season. The Rockets also won two other major tournaments, the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas and the Asics Challenge in Chicago. Assumption’s Katie George was the MVP in Las Vegas and at state, and may have pulled the triple had the Chicago tournament chosen such an honor.

No. 4 St. James (Lenexa, Kan.) won its fourth straight state title. The only match the Thunder lost this season was to No. 1 Papillion-La Vista South (Papillion, Neb.), and that was in five sets.

No. 14 Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) won its fourth straight state title. Senior Shelby Workman, a Kentucky recruit, and Anna Church, a St. Louis recruit, have been standouts on all four state championship teams. The Stags have won 21 state titles.

No. 16 Pope (Marietta, Ga.) won its third straight state title.

No. 20 Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) won the Division I title.

No. 43 Washburn Rural (Topeka, Kan.) won its sixth state title in the past eight years.

No. 44 Fayetteville (Fayetteville, Ark.) won the Class 7A title.

Here's the complete list of champions and schedules for all states:

2011 GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Alabama
Oct. 27:
Class 6A: Huntsville 3, Bob Jones 0
Class 5A: St. Paul's 3, Madison County 0
Class 4A: Guntersville 3, Alexandria 0
Class 3A: Bayside 3, Montgomery Academy 0
Class 2A: Providence Christian 3, Cottage Hill 0
Class 1A: Donoho 3, Addison 2

Alaska
Nov. 10-12 in Wasilla at Menard Sports Complex

Arizona
Nov. 3-5 in Prescott Valley at Tim Toyota Center (Division V to Div. III); Nov. 5-7 in Phoenix at Antelope Gymnasium on the campus of Grand Canyon University (Div. II-Div. I)

Arkansas
Oct. 29
Class 7A: Fayetteville 3, Bentonville 1
Class 6A: Marion 3, Mountain Home 0
Class 5A: Greenwood 3, Little Rock Christian 1
Class 4A: Valley View 3, Jonesboro-Westside 0
Class 3A: Harding Academy 3, Mansfield 1

California
Dec. 3 in Irvine at Concordia University

Colorado
Nov. 11-12 in Denver at Denver Coliseum

Connecticut
Nov. 18-19 at a site to be determined

Delaware
Nov. 13 in Newark at the Bob Carpenter Center

Florida
Nov. 15-19 in Kissimmee at the Silver Spurs Arena

Georgia
Oct. 29
Class 5A: Walton 3, Harrison 2
Class 4A: Pope 3, Whitewater 1
Class 3A: Sandy Creek 3, St. Pius 0
Class 2A: Eagle’s Landing Christian 3, Greater Atlanta Christian 2

Hawaii
Oct. 29
Division I: Punahou 3, Kamehameha-Kapalama 0
Division II: St. Francis 3, Leilehua 0

Idaho
Oct. 29
Class 5A: Idaho Falls 3, Post Falls 1
Class 4A: Century 3, Skyview 1
Class 3A: Snake River 3, Fruitland 2
Class 2A: West Side 3, Butte County 2
Class 1A (Division i):Troy 3, Genesee 1
Class 1A (Division II): Camas County 3, Dietrich 0

Illinois
Nov. 11-12 in Normal at Redbird Arena

Indiana
Nov. 5 in Muncie at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University

Iowa
Nov. 9-12 in Cedar Rapids at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

Kansas
Oct 29
Class 6A: Washburn Rural 2, Blue Valley North 1
Class 5A: Bishop Miege 2, Newton 0
Class 4A: St. James 2, McPherson 0
Class 3A: Hillsboro 2, Hoisington 0
Class 2A: Olpe 2, Washington County 1
Class 1A (Diviison I):St. John 2, Centralia 1
Class 2A (Division II): Baileyville B&B 2, Norwich 1

Kentucky
Assumption 2, Greenwood 0

Louisiana
Nov. 10-12 in Kenner at Pontchartrain Center

Maine
Oct. 29
Class A: Greely 3, Scarborough 1
Class B: Yarmouth 3, Bucksport 0

Maryland
Nov. 14-19 in College Park at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland

Massachusetts
Nov. 19 at a site to be determined

Michigan
Nov. 17-19 in Battle Creek at Kellogg Arena

Minnesota
Nov. 10-12 in Saint Paul at Xcel Energy Center

Mississippi
Oct. 15
Class 1: Lewisburg 3, Our Lady Academy 1
Class II: Long Beach 3, Hernando 0
Class III: Hancock 3, Tupelo2

Missouri
Nov. 4-5 in Cape Girardeau at the Show Me Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State

Montana
Nov. 10-12 in Bozeman at Breeden Fieldhouse on the campus of Montana State University

Nebraska
Nov. 10-12 in Grand Island at the Heartland Event Center

Nevada
Nov. 11-12 in Las Vegas at Chaparral High School and Silverado High School.

New Hampshire
Nov. 1-5 in Derry at Pinkerton Academy (Division I and II) and Plymouth at Plymouth State University (Division III)

New Jersey
Nov. 12 for the state finals in Wayne on the campus of William Patterson University; Nov. 19-20 for the tournament of champions at the same location

New Mexico
Nov. 10-12 in Rio Rancho at the Santa Ana Star Center

New York
Nov. 19-20 in Glenn Falls at the Glenn Falls Civic Center

North Carolina
Nov. 5 in Raleigh at Reynolds Coliseum

North Dakota
Nov. 17-19 in Fargo at the FargoDome

Ohio
Nov. 10-12 in Fairborn at the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University

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Courtesy of Bishop KelleyBishop Kelley (Tulsa) claimed the Oklahoma 6A title with a 3-0 win over Edmond North.
Oklahoma
Oct. 15
Class 6A: Bishop Kelley 3, Edmond North 0
Class 5A: Cascia Hall 3, Heritage Hall 2
Class 4A: Lincoln Christian 3, Cache 2

Oregon
Nov. 11-12 in Hillsboro at Liberty High School (6A-5A); in Eugene at Lane Community College (4A-3A); in Forest Grove at Pacific University (2A, 1A)

Pennsylvania
Nov. 11-12 in York at Central York High School

Rhode Island
Nov. 8-12 in Kingston at the University of Rhode Island

South Carolina
Nov. 5 in Lexington at White Knoll High School

South Dakota
Nov. 17-19 in Sioux Falls at Sioux Falls Arena

Tennessee
Oct. 28
Class A: Friendship Christian 3, Summertown 0
Class AA: Page 3, Goodpasture 2
Class AAA: Ravenwood 3, Independence 0
Division II Class A: St. George’s 3, St. Cecilia 0
Division II Class AA: Ensworth 3, Baylor 0

Texas
Nov. 17-19 in San Marcos at the Strahan Coliseum on the campus of Texas State University

Utah
Oct. 29
Class 3A: Morgan 3, Snow Canyon 0
Class 2A: Richfield 3, San Juan 1
Class 1A: Monticello 3, Rich 1
Nov. 4-5in Orem at Utah Valley University (5A-4A)

Virginia
Nov. 17-19 in Richmond at the Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington
Nov. 11-12 in Yakima at the Yakima Sundome (1B, 2B, 1A); in Olympia at Evergreen State College (2A); in Lacey at St. Martin’s College and Timberline High School (Class 3A, 4A)

West Virginia
Nov. 11-12 in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center

Wisconsin
Nov. 3-5 in Green Bay at the Resch Center

Wyoming
Oct. 29
Class 4A: Kelly Walsh 3, Cheyenne East 0
Class 3A: Cody 3, Douglas 1
Class 2A: Wright 3, Lovell 0
Class 1A: Cokeville 3, Kaycee 0
By Kirstin Olsen

Madeline Frome
Josh Holmberg/ESPNHSMaddie Frome of Mater Dei made the all-tournament team.
Unranked Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) pulled off some big upsets over the weekend to win the Cal Challenge at Alliant University in San Diego.

On the way to the title, the Monarchs beat No. 11 Marymount (Los Angeles) 25-17, 25-22 in the quarterfinals; La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) 25-21,25-22 in the semis and then avenged an earlier loss to No. 39 Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.) 29-27, 32-30 in the final.

Sophomore outside hitter Frankie Shebby had an excellent weekend and earned MVP honors. Senior outside hitter Maddie Frome and senior middle blocker Annie Flynn were also named to the all-tournament team.

Mater Dei has a ton of talent and carries a roster of 22 players. Their passing was spot-on this weekend, and they were able to get their offense going to beat some great teams.

No. 14 Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) won the State Line Showdown at Blue Valley Northwest, rallying to beat Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) 29-31, 25-17, 26-24 in the final. The Stags, who improved to 35-3, boast senior right side Shelby Workman, who is a Kentucky commit. The Stags' three losses this year are all to No. 4 St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.).

No. 42 St. Joseph’s Academy (St. Louis, Mo.) will be traveling to Arizona this week to play in the Nike Tournament of Champions, where 54 teams from all over the nation are competing. St. Joseph's is led by junior setter Alyssa Jensen, a Cal commit, and Natalie Gower, a 6-foot-4 junior outside hitter who is considering Tennessee, TCU, Northeastern and Maryland.

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