High School Volleyball Ranking: Marymount Claims Durango Fall Classic Title and Rises to No.1 in Top 25 MaxPreps


Marymount (Los Angeles) won six straight games without losing a set over the weekend to win the Durango Fall Classic in Nevada, claiming the title with a 2-0 victory over Southern California rival Mater Dei ( Santa Ana). The Sailors moved to 15-0 during the season and rose to the top of the MaxPreps Top 25 rankings in high school volleyball.

Marymount, who has lost three sets all season, went 2-0 in the pool and then beat Mercy 2-0 in the qualifying round. The sailors then sent 16-5 Village Christian (Sun Valley, Calif.), No. 20 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) and No. 3 Mater Dei for the title.

Elia Rubin was the tournament MVP while fellow sailors Kerry Keefe, Kelly Belardi and Torrey Stafford were all tournament selections. For Rubin, a three-time MaxPreps All-American, it was the second time she’s won a National Tournament MVP title after winning the Nike TOC Phoenix honor in 2019.

Assumption, number 1 last week, fell to number 4 after a trio of losses in support play. The Rockets were playing their second tournament with the National Powers in as many weeks.

Participants from Durango, Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.) And Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) enter the rankings this week, while Georgia’s Blessed Trinity (Roswell) and Indiana’s Penn (Mishawaka) also enter the Top 25 MaxPreps. .

Photo by Jann Hendry

Elia Rubin of Marymount was the Durango Fall Classic MVP as the No.1 Sailors improved to 15-0 with the title.

MaxPreps Top 25 Volleyball LeaderboardsStrong points: The Sailors stayed perfect, cutting through heavy Durango Fall Classic terrain for the Championship as Elia Rubin was named MVP and her teammates Torrey Stafford, Kelly Belardi and Kerry Keefe joined her in the All-Out Team. tournaments.
Next: September 23 Harvard-Westlake

2. (2) Flower Mound (Texas), 27-3
Strong points: The Jags went 2-0 last week as the batting quartet of Catherine Young, Maddie Cox, Bella Ortiz and Gabby Walker continue to shine.
Next: September 21 at Plano East, September 24 against Marcus

3. (3) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 21-2
Strong points: Malyssa Cawa, Liv Hertzog and Isabel Clark were named all competitions in Durango as the Monarchs took third place in a busy field. The losses are at Marymount and Flower Mound.
Next: September 21 against Santa Margarita, September 23 against Rosary Academy

4. (1) Hypothesis (Louisville, Ky.), 18-3
Strong points: The Rockets have lost their last three games in Durango, falling to Timpview (Provo, Utah), Skyview (Nampa, Idaho) and Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.). It was Assumption’s second consecutive weekend to participate in a tournament with top talent.
Next: September 26 against Sacré-Coeur, September 30 against Mother McAuley

5. (4) Catholic Saint Pius X (Atlanta), 29-1
Strong points: The Golden Lions went 6-0 last week. Four hitters (Lura Underwood, Kate Larocco, Nina Shaw and Annemarie Rakoski) total over 100 kills while Avery Brown sets the tone with 472 assists.
Next: September 23 against Roswell

6. (5) Lovejoy (Lucas, TX), 24-5
Strong points: The Leopards are leading a seven-game winning streak. Grace Milliken had 14 kills in the win over Wylie East. Two of the five losses are against Flower Mound and Mater Dei.
Next: September 21 against Sherman, September 24 against McKinney North

7. (6) Papillion-LaVista Sud (Papillion, Neb.), 17-0
Strong points: Sophomore Lauren Medeck leads the Titans with 163 assists while Ava Legrand distributes nearly 11 assists per set. The Titans went 9-0 last week with an LPS Classic title.
Next: September 21 against Benson, September 23 against Marian

8. (9) Hamilton Southeast (Fishers, Indiana), 13-2
Strong points: Emily Weber had 26 assists and Macy Hinshaw added 23 in the Royals’ four-set win over Westfield. Avery Hobson had 13 kills, Lauren Harden added 12 and Lovie Wallace scored 11.
Next: September 27 against Wapahani

9. (10) Hudsonville (Michigan), 24-1-1
Strong points: Senior Eva Joldersma is leading a four-pronged attack for the Eagles with 181 kills this year. Second-year student Megan Beemer had 276 assists, while junior Lauren Wiles added 114.
Next: Sep 23 c. Ottawa West

10. (13) Notre Dame Prep (Pontiac, Michigan), 33-0
Strong points: The Fighting Irish have lost one set all season. Alyssa Borellis leads the team with 196 assists and 324 assists while Sophia Sudzina has 178 assists and 298 assists and Bianca Giglio has 163 assists.
Next: September 23 against Utica

11. (15) Fayetteville (Arche.), 17-1
Strong points: After a five-set loss to Nixa, the Bulldogs have won 15 straight wins, including four at Camdenton Volleyfest.
Next: September 21 vs. Rogers Heritage

12. (22) Sequoyah (Canton, Georgia), 33-1
Strong points: Juniors Rosa Fisher (329) and Sara Siefert (297) led the Chiefs to 22 straight wins after their lone loss to Pope on August 24. Taylor Pecht recorded 792 assists, an average of 11.2 per set.
Next: September 28 against Chattahoochee

13. (16) Marian (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), 22-1

Strong points: Ava Brizard had 15 kills and Ava Sarafa added 26 assists for the Mustangs, whose only loss is against Notre Dame Prep.
Next: September 23 vs. St. Catherine’s

14. (17) Brandeis (San Antonio), 30-2
Strong points: Emma Halstead had 21 kills in two wins and Carlee Pharris added 52 assists.
Next: September 21 vs. MacArthur, September 24 vs. Madison

15. (14) Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, CA), 13-3
Strong points: The Sea Hawks beat Long Beach Poly in straight sets on Monday. All three losses are suffered by Top 25 MaxPreps teams – Cathedral Catholic, Mater Dei and Marymount.
Next: September 22 v Culver City, September 24 v Palos Verdes

16. (11) North Raleigh Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC), 15-2
Strong points: The Knights beat Durham Academy in straight sets. Senior Riley Buckley is the catalyst with 338 assists, 113 digs and 103 assists.
Next: September 21 vs Wake Christian Academy

17. (12) Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 10-1
Strong points: Freshmen Leilia Toailoa and Ashley Duckworth combined for 27 kills while senior Sophia Ewalefo added 13 in the win over Pleasant Grove. Caroline Edgeworth had 51 assists to bring her season tally to 362.
Next: September 21 against Pleasant Grove, September 23 against Coronado

18. (19) Yorktown (Ind.), 15-3
Strong points: The Tigers swept New Castle, Muncie Burris and Shelbyville as rookie Charlotte Vinson leads a batting quartet with 181 kills. Senior Emilee Hill had 454 assists.
Next: September 22 against Greenfield, September 23 against Cathedral

19. (NR) Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.), 15-2
Strong points: Leah Wilton-LaBoy won all tournament honors in Durango as the Wildcats finished fifth in the championship. They beat Skyview 2-1, Torrey Pines 2-0 and Mira Costa 2-0 while falling to Timpview 2-0.
Next: September 22 against Redwood, September 24 against Tamalpais

20. (NR) Catholic Cathedral (San Diego), 14-3

Strong points: The Dons secured Noemie Glover and Kapiolani Coleman the tournament honors in Durango, their only loss in Nevada to eventual champion Marymount.
Next: September 22 against Point Loma, September 23 against Santa Fe Christian, September 24 against Patrick Henry

21. (20) VR Eaton (Fort Worth, TX), 23-2
Strong points: The Eagles lost for the second time this season – 3-0 to Keller – but have a rematch on October 8 at home this time around.
Next: September 21 against Keller Central

22. (23) Mercy (Louisville, Ky.), 14-7
Strong points: The Jaguars did not shy away from an intimidating schedule. Losses include Archbishop Mitty, Marymount, Assumption, and Sacred Heart – all of the Top 25 MaxPreps teams at some point in the year.
Next: Sep 21 Bullitt East, Sep 22 vs. Elizabethtown, Sep 23 vs. Homme

23. (NR) Blessed Trinity (Roswell, Georgia), 22-2
Strong points: One of the Titans’ losses is against No.12 Sequoyah. Senior Cate Wright has 185 kills, sophomore Mia Hood 147 kills and Ashlynn Barnes leads the team with 525 assists.
Next: September 21 Kennesaw Mountain, September 23 vs. Woodland

24. (NR) Penn (Mishawaka, Indiana), 22-0
Strong points: The Kingsmen are punctuated by senior Emma Hickey (207 assists, 173 recoveries), Janet Moala (154 assists) and Macy Hatkevich (487 assists, 132 recoveries).
Next: September 21 against Mishawaka Marian, September 23 against Bremen

25. (25) Ponte Vedra (Florida), 11-0
Strong points: The Sharks remained perfect as Zeta Washington scored 16 assists and Rachel Johnson added 11 in a straight set win over Ridgeview. Junior Jessica Shattles had 35 assists.
Next: September 25 against Santa Fe, September 25 against Merritt Island

On the bubble: Walton (Marietta, Georgia), 18-6; Archbishop Mitty (San José, Calif.), 13-3; Spain Park (Hoover, Ala.), 20-4; Sainte-Ursula Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio), 13-2; Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.), 7-5; Dike-New Hartford (Dike, Iowa), 27-0; Martin (Arlington, Texas), 24-2; Green Hope (Cary, NC) 11-0; Brentwood (Tenn.) 25-4; Hamilton (Chandler, Arizona) 18-2.


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