Archbishop Mitty Claims 13th California State Title

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 05th, 2016 | High School, News

The California high school state volleyball championships are over, with six schools across the state claiming titles. Four out of the six champions were located in the Northern Region. The state tournament took place at Santiago Canyon College.

Open Division

Archbishop Mitty claimed their 13th state title in their 17th appearance in the tournament. The team defeated Santa Margarita in three, (25-19, 25-22, 25-18).

Archbishop Mitty was led by Candice Denny who put down 17 kills. Nicole Liddle added 13 and Karmin Caoili 12 kills. Setter Makaela Tanaka dished out 45 assists, helping the Monarchs to a .422 hitting percentage.

Santa Margarita was led by Meghan McClure with 15 kills.

Division I

Edison took their first state championship against Menlo-Atherton in three, (25-20, 25-21, 25-18).

Edison was led by three, who combined for 33 of the teams 42 kills: Hannah Phair (13), Cassidy Dennison (10) and Taylor Gray (10). Setter Lindsay Sparks handed out 37 assist.

For Menlo-Atherton Jacqueline DiSanto put down 13 kills in the loss.

Division II

Cathedral Catholic swept Valley Christian for their fifth state title, (25-23, 26-24, 25-22).

Setter Kylie Adams dished out 33 assists on the night, with Megan Faraimo putting down 13 kills and Lindsey Miller 11 for Cathedral Catholic.

Valley Christian was led by Bekah Roth and Melanie Williams who each hammered down 12 kills in the loss.

Division III

Acalanes battled it out in their first state championship appearance to take down Santa Monica in five, (25-13, 28-26, 22-25, 17-25, 16-14).

For Acalanes, Parker Jones recorded a double-double with 18 kills and 25 digs. Acalanes also put down 16 service aces in the match.

Olympia Nagel-Caland put down 14 kills for Santa Monica in the loss.

Division IV

Menlo School finally took home a state title after six tries with a sweep over Point Loma, (25-18, 25-13, 25-21).

Leading Menlo School was Ashley Dreyer and Selena XU with 10 kills each.

Point Loma was led by Sierra Caffo and Charlie Ekstrom who each threw down seven kills.

Division V

Head-Royce won their first state title in their first appearance with a sweep over Immanuel, (25-9, 25-22, 25-14).

Jessica Almgren-Bell put down 15 kills in the match, while Sam Patterson-Kohout added 12 for Head-Royce.

For Immanuel, Danielle Jeffries and Lindsey Unruh each contributed 10 kills in the loss.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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