The North Carolina volleyball state tournament wrapped up at NC State University in Raleigh on November 5th, and four teams have claimed victory. You can view the full bracket schedule for each division and scores of each match on MaxPreps.
The Community School of Davidson won the 1A NC state title over Louisburg with scores of 25-18, 25-11, 25-18. The Spartans lost only one match the entire season (28-1).
The team was led by junior middle hitter, Grace Erskine, who made seven kills in the match. Erskine was also awarded the Championship MVP, saying “I am so proud of all that our team has accomplished this year. We have worked really hard all year. I am so honored to have won the MVP award, and I could not have done it without my teammates and coaches by my side.”
Undefeated Carrboro took out previously undefeated Maiden to capture the 2A state title and finish the season 30-0.
The Jaguars gave up only one set, winning in four with scores of 25-20, 25-17, 18-25, 25-12.
After being knocked out of playoffs in the Final Four, in 2014 and 2015, the team was ecstatic to make it to the finals, then cinch the top spot. Junior Destiny Cox led Carrboro in kills (16) and was named Championship MVP. She has been recruited by North Carolina to play in college.
Cox Mill High School concluded their undefeated season with a 3-0 win against Chapel Hill. The scores were 25-15, 25-15, and 25-19.
The Chargers were ranked No. 8 in the nation by MaxPreps, led by junior Taylor Rowland, who had 22 kills to seal the team’s Championship victory. Rowland was awarded the Championship MVP and has been recruited by Auburn.
Coach Michelle Phillips said “We were really excited about the outcome of our season. This year our team focus was to be mindful and stay in the present moment. We encouraged the athletes to savor each second that they had on the court, and provided opportunities to develop skills in building relationships and communication. It was an awesome end to an amazing process!”
A pair of sisters led Green Hope to the 4A state title, wrapping up the season with only one loss (29-1). The Falcons defeated Reagan High with scores of 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-17.
Freshman Championship MVP, Sydney Dowler, and her sister Kayla Dowler (sophomore) joined the Falcons this year after moving from Wisconsin. Sydney’s MVP title was well-deserved with 32 assists and five kills, with sister Kayla impressively scoring 12 kills and 15 digs.
With such a young, talented team, coach Karl Redelfs is looking forward to next year.