The Delaware high school girl’s volleyball playoffs consisted of 16 teams out of the 54 high schools that play girls’ volleyball in the American’s second smallest state. The Delaware high school championships were played at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware campus.
Delaware Military Academy took the state title once again against Ursuline Academy on November 14, 2016. In a grueling five set match the Delaware Military Academy Seahawks took the win and entered the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) playoffs with a 13- match winning streak.
Ursuline’s outside hitter Taylor Wright tallied up 19 kills during the final match and freshman outside Corinne Furey had 16 kills, but it wasn’t enough to take down Seahawks Victoria Taylor with 24 kills. Seahawks Cassie Kowalski added 18 kills and 32 digs.
Tower Hill defeated Archmere Academy to take 3rd in state in a two game match on November 14, 2016 for the tie breaker. Tower Hill was seeded No. 1 in the DIAA but finished third.
Tower Hill lost to Delaware Military Academy in two games to three in the semifinals on November 11, 2016. Tower Hill finished their season with an overall record of 10-2. Tower Hill won the state title four years ago.
Hillers Maddie Sachs had 24 kills and 14 digs against Delaware Military Academy while Alex Thompson had 20 kills and 23 digs. Ashleigh Brady had 48 assists and 19 digs. The team is still ranked No. 1 in the state.
Archmere Academy finished their season with an overall record of 16-4 leaving them ranked No. 2 in the state but lost in the semi finals to No. 6 Ursuline.
No. 8 Wilmington Friends lost to Tower Hill in the quarterfinals in a three games to one match. The quarterfinals are played in a 3 game match set up with a 4th game match played as a tie breaker.
No.12 Wilmington Charter lost to Delaware Military Academy in 3 games to one.
No. 10 Tatnall lost to a sweep against No. 2 Archmere Academy.