While Texas has a jump on the rest of the nation, most of the schools have begun play — or will being this week. Some squads in the Lone Star State already have 20-plus matches under their belt.
Flower Mound (Texas), the preseason No. 1, has posted a 21-3 mark thus far and had a few tough losses before going 8-0 to run the table and win the 64-team Volleypalooza.
In California, a Clash of the Titans is brewing on Sept. 5 at new No. 1 Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Calif.) hosts No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.).
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Redondo Union moves to No. 1, sets up showdown with No. 2 Mater Dei.
Both squads are perfect this far on the young season, with the Sea Hawks vaulting to No. 1 based on the Ann Kang Invitational title earlier in August. Will Mia Tuaniga and the Monarchs be able to topple preseason All-American Kami Miner? Stay tuned.
Elsewhere, four teams enter the rankings with Marist (Chicago) jumping in at No. 9 after its Circuit City Invitational title. The Woodlands (Texas), Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.) and Honolulu's Kamehameha Kapalama also enter the Top 25.
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Key results: After winning the Ann Kang Invitational, Sea Hawks won three matches over Los Alamitos, Culver City and Long Beach Poly.
This week: Sept. 3 at Bishop Montgomery (Torrance), Sept. 5 vs. Mater Dei (Santa Ana), Sept. 7 vs. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)
2. (2) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 3-0Key results:
Beat Foothill (Santa Ana) 3-2; swept Lakewood 3-0; swept Newport Harbor (Newport Beach) 3-0.Stats: Zaria Henderson
had 13 kills and Meg Brown
had 13 kills against Foothill. Mia Tuaniga
had 52 assists and 17 digs against Foothill.
This week: Sept. 5 at Redondo Union (Redondo Beach), Sept. 12 at Assumption (Louisville, Ky.)
Key results: Swept Henry Clay (Lexington) 3-0, St. Henry (Erlanger) 3-0, and Cathedral (Indianapolis) 3-0.
This week: Sept. 4 at Sacred Heart (Louisville), Sept. 9 at Mercy (Louisville), Sept. 12 vs. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Lost 3-1 to Plano West (Plano) on Aug. 20. Rebounded to go 8-0 to win Volleypalooza, beat Carroll (Southlake) 3-0. Stats
had 16 kills and 17 digs, Kaylee Cox
added 14 kills and
chipped in 24 assists in Volleypalooza win over Dawson.
This week: Tuesday at Prosper, Friday at Boyd (McKinney)
Key results: 2-0 win over Lovejoy (Lucas), 3-1 win over Prosper, 2-0 win over Plano West (Plano)
This week: Sept. 6 vs. Grapevine, Sept. 10 at Lovejoy (Lucas)
Key results: 2-1 win over Nation Ford (Fort Mill, S.C.) on Aug. 17
Stats: Sydney Dowler
is averaging 10.7 assist per set early this season.
This week: Sept. 5 at Cary, Sept. 10 vs. Panther Creek (Cary)
Key results: Five-set win over Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) on Aug. 20.
Stats: Elia Rubin
had 13 kills against Long Beach Poly and 18 vs. Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach)
This week: Sept. 5 vs. Lakewood.
Key results: 2-0 win over Dawson (Pearland), 3-0 win over Seven Lake (Katy), 2-0 win over College Station.
This week: Sept. 3 vs. Clear Brook (Friendswood).
Key results: Beat Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota, Fla.) 3-0 to win Circuit City Invitational. Also beat Nation Ford 2-0 at same tourney.
Stats: Redhawks haven't dropped a set this season.
This week: Sept. 4 vs. St. Francis (Wheaton, Ill.)
Key results: Five-set win over Center Grove (Greenwood), Sweeps over Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers) and Noblesville.
This week: Sept. 5 vs. Shenandoah (Middletown)
Key results: 2-1 win over Cathedral Catholic (San Deigo) at Calif. Challenge Tournament followed by 3-1 win over Dons five days later.
This week: Sept. 3 vs. Carlsbad, Sept. 5 at La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla), Sept. 10 vs. Redondo Union (Redondo Beach)
Key results: Lost twice to No. 11 Torrey Pines (San Diego)
This week: Sept. 7 at Redondo Union (Redondo Beach)
Key results: Beat No. 4 Flower Mound 3-1 on Aug. 20. Losses to The Woodlands, Guyer (Denton) and No. 5 Byron Nelson.
This week: Sept. 3 vs. Carroll (Southlake), Sept. 6 at Wylie
Key results: Opened season with two-set wins over Newman Central Catholic (Sterling) and Addison Trail (Addison) and three-set victories over Napervile Central (Naperville) and Yorkville
This week: Sept. 5 vs. Sycamore, Sept. 7 vs. Geneseo, Sept. 7 vs. Galesburg, Sept. 8 vs. Quincy
Key results: Two wins (3-1 and 2-0) over Prosper, 2-0 loss to Byron Nelson on Aug. 17
This week: Sept. 3 vs. Boyd (McKinney), Sept. 6 at Sachse, Sept. 10 at Byron Nelson
Key results: 3-1 win over Sacred Heart on Aug. 31.
This week: Sept. 3 at Seton (Cincinnati), Sept. 5 vs. Springboro, Sept. 10 at Mount Notre Dame
17. (16) Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 5-0
Key results: Eagles haven't dropped a set. 2-0 wins over Niles, Marshall, Rockford, Portage Central (Portage) and Bedford (Temperance)
Next match: Sept. 17 at South Christian
Key results: Raiders lost twice in Ann Kang (to No. 1 Redondo Union and No. 5 Byron Nelson). All three losses to mainland teams.
This week: Sept. 3 vs. Maryknoll (Honolulu), Sept. 6 at Hawaii Baptist Academy (Honolulu), at Le Jardin Academy (Kailua)
Key results: One of losses was to No. 4 Flower Mound 2-1. Beat Plano West 2-1.
This week: Sept. 3 vs. College Park (The Woodlands), Sept. 6 at Klein Oak (Spring)
Key results: 3-0 wins over Lawrence North (Indianapolis), Camel and Crown Point.
This week: Sept. 3 vs. Wapahani (Selma), Sept. 5 at Pendelton Heights (Pendleton)
Blue Eagles begin season Sept. 4 at Fair Lawn
Cubs open season Sept. 3 vs. Northshore (Slidell) and Sept. 5 vs. Metairie Park Country Day (Metairie)
Results: Two 2-0 wins over Naperville North (Naperville)
This week: Sept. 4 vs. East/North (St. Charles), Sept. 6 at Catholic Central (Burlington, Wis.), Sept. 10 vs. Joliet Catholic (Joliet)
Results: Warriors are perfect on season, only dropped sets to Wai'anae and Le Jardin Academy in 2-1 wins.
This week: Sept. 3 at Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu), Sept. 7 at Punahou (Honolulu), Sept. 10 at Sacred Hearts Academy (Honolulu)
Key results: 2-0 loss to Papillion-La Vista (Papillion)
Stats: Skyhawks didn't drop a set in first four matches.
This week: Sept. 3 at Bishop Heelan Catholic (Sioux City, Iowa)
Dropped out: Logan-Rogersville (Rodgersville, Mo.), Cedar Falls (Iowa), Millard North (Omaha, Neb.), McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.)
Next five: Logan-Rogersville (Rodgersville, Mo.), Cedar Falls (Iowa), Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.), Walton (Marietta, Ga.), Carroll (Southlake, Texas).