Bishop Moore High School (Orlando) ended Berkeley Prep's (Tampa) three-year reign as champions of Florida's Class 4A with a convincing 3-0 sweep on Saturday night.
As a result, the Hornets remained No. 1 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard
It is Bishop Moore's first state title since winning back-to-back championships in 1999 and 2000, when current head coach Tanya Jarvis played for the Hornets. The title match win also avenged Hornet losses to Berkeley prep at the 2011 and 2010 state tournaments.
In winning all of its 2012 matches, Bishop Moore outscored its opponents in 87 of its 98 games. Seven of those game defeats occurred in the Hornets' first five matches.
A pair of Texas teams repeated as state champions on Saturday as Coppell (49-3) won its second-straight 5A title and Lovejoy (48-4) won its fifth-straight title with a 4A title victory. Three of Lovejoy's losses this season were to Coppell.
Also earning state championships on Saturday night were Venice (Florida) and Barnstable (Hyannis, Mass.). Venice defeated Thomas Aquinas to win Florida's 7A title and Barnstable beat Newton North (Newtonville) to win the D1 title in Massachusetts.View volleyball playoff brackets from across the nation
Both teams had to rally back from 2-0 deficits in the semi-finals to reach the finals. Barnstable defeated Lincoln-Sudbury (3-2), a team that ended the Red Raiders 41-match win streak earlier in the season. And Venice needed five sets to beat Buchholz (Gainsville).
Barnstable was ranked as high as No. 10 earlier in the season.
Joining the Top 25 for the first time this season is Dike-New Hartford (Dike, Iowa). The unbeaten Wolverines won their second-straight Iowa 2A state championship with a 3-2 win over Western Christian (Hull). They have won 65 straight overall.
Five ranked California teams claimed Section titles to move on to the California Interscholastic Federation's Northern and Southern California championships beginning on Tuesday.MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1 last week) Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.), 32-0
The Hornets swept Berkeley Prep (Tampa) 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-12) to win the Class 4A state title and finish unbeaten at 32-0. The Hornets were led by senior outside hitter Lindsey Owens
, who had 14 kills. Senior Danielle Glinka
added 11 kills, and junior Allie Monserez
totaled 31 assists. 2. (2) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.), 36-0Clare Powers
and Heather Lowell
combined for 30 kills and Kelsey Crawford
dished out 48 assists as the Monarchs kept their undefeated season intact with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-17) victory over Los Gatos at Independence (San Jose) to win its Coast Section title. It was Mitty's 18th Section title in 22 years. By winning, the Monarchs advance to the Northern California Playoffs hosting Pleasant Valley 19-17 (Chico) on Tuesday.3. (3) Lafayette (Wildwood, Mo.), 40-0
State champion. Season over. 4. (4) Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion, Neb.), 42-1
Season over. Won large school state title and 126 of last 127 matches.
5. (5) Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), 41-2
State Champion. Season over. 6. (6) Doherty (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 29-0
Won 5A state title. Season over.7. (7) Lakeville North (Lakeville, Minn.), 33-1
Won 3A state title. Season over.8. (8) Punahou (Honolulu), 18-1
State champion. Season over.9. (11) Coppell (Texas), 49-3
Led by tournament MVP Erica Bohannon
, the Cowgirls defeated 46-5 New Braunfels to win their second straight 5A state championship with a 25-14, 25-17, 23-25, 22-25, 15-10 victory at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Joining Bohannan on the all-tournament team are senior middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu
and sophomore setter Kylie Pickrell
. 10. (10) Horizon (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 43-3
Won D-1 State title. Season over.11. (15) Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas), 48-4
The Leopards won their fifth-straight Texas championship by sweeping 41-6 Aledo, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21 on Saturday night. Ebony Nwanebu
, who recorded 26 kills, 11 digs and three aces, was named the MVP of the 4A championship match. Lovejoy seniors Shannon Connell
and Lucy Tweedie
joined Nwanebu on the all-tournament team. This was Lovejoy's first title at 4A. The previous four were 3A titles.12. (12) Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.), 32-1
State champion. Season over.13. (13) Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.), 40-2
Won the 4A Illinois state title. Season over.14. (14) Marymount (Los Angeles), 29-5Ashlie Williams
had 21 kills and Kaitlyn Edwards
added 19 as Marymount defeated Redondo Union, 3-2 (25-18, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13), to win the Southern Section Division 1AA title game Saturday night at Santiago Canyon College in Orange. By winning, the Sailors claimed the No. 1 seed in the Southern California D-1 bracket and will host Poway (25-10).15. (9) Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 35-4
Despite a stellar effort by Skylar Dykstra
(20 kills and 21 digs), the Sea Hawks lost the title game of the Southern Section to Marymount on Saturday night. Marymount ended the Sea Hawks' 31-match win streak. Redondo visits 18-2 Palisades (Pacific Palisades) on Tuesday night in the first round of the Southern California D-1 tournament.16. (16) Burlington (Wis.), 44-2
State champion. Season over.17. (17) St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.), 40-4
State champion. Season over.18. (18) St. Francis (Sacramento, Calif.), 35-2
By beating 39-6 Granite Bay Friday night, the Troubadours earned the top seed when the Northern California D-1 Tournament opens Tuesday night. St. Francis, which has lost twice this season to No. 2 Archbishop Mitty, hosts 12-7 Skyline (Oakland) on Tuesday.
19. (20) Torrey Pines (San Diego), 31-4
Led by setter Ryann Chandler
, the Falcons (31-4) swept Poway, 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-18) to claim the Division I San Diego Section crown for the second straight year at Cathedral Catholic High. Chandler had 38 assists and Reily Buechler
had 16 kills to earn a home berth on Tuesday against 22-14 El Dorado (Placentia).20. (21) Bishop Kelley (Tulsa, Okla.), 34-3
Won 6A state championship. Season over.21. (22) Venice (Fla.), 31-3
The Lady Indians defeated St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) to win the Class 7A State title. The Indians swept the Raiders in three sets 25-15, 25-21 and 25-16. The Indians ended the season with 16-straight wins.22. (24) Bayside Academy (Daphne, Ala.), 65-2
State champion. Season over.23. (25) Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.), 21-3
Won State 3-A title. Season over. 24. (NR) Dike-New Hartford (Dike, Iowa), 45-0
The Wolverines won their second straight Iowa 2A state championship with a 3-2 win over Western Christian (Hull). By finishing the season unbeaten in 45 matches, the Wolverines extended their win streak to 65. The Wolverines won 104 of 108 games during the season and have a two-year record of 86-2 in matches and 200-17 in games.25. (NR) Barnstable (Hyannis, Mass.), 21-1
The Red Raiders defeated Newton North, 3-1 (14-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-17) to capture the 2012 D-1 state title. It was also the school's 15th state title. During the state tournament, setter Kayla Crook
surpassed the 2000 career assist mark.