Volleyball Begins! Poll & Top Games This Week

Volleyball Begins! Poll & Top Games This Week

(Cover photo: Mercy at Assumption, Oct. 8, 2015. Credit: Samantha Stallings)

Ashli McLean

Girls’ high school volleyball gets its official start today! Reigning state champion Assumption is sure to be the squad to look out for. They’re ranked No. 1 in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) preseason poll. Mercy and Sacred Heart are not too far behind, ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the state, respectively.

Here are the top local games to catch this week, followed by the full KVCA poll…

  • * Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart at Christian Academy of Louisville
  • * Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. – Male at Presentation
  • * Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Christian Academy at Mercy
  • * Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. – Assumption at Male
  • * Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. – Presentation at Assumption
  • * Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. – Indianapolis Cathedral at Assumption, 7 p.m. (two of the nation’s top teams)
  • * Sunday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. – Mercy at Sacred Heart

KVCA Preseason Poll:

  1. Assumption (15)
  2. Mercy Academy (1)
  3. Sacred Heart (1)
  4. Henry Clay (1)
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  7. Tates Creek
  8. Presentation
  9. North Oldham
  10. Ryle
  11. Cooper
  12. St. Henry District
  13. Owensboro Catholic
  14. Greenwood
  15. Newport Central Catholic
  16. Male
  17. Scott
  18. Christian Academy
  19. Oldham County
  20. Apollo
  21. McCracken County
  22. Central Hardin
  23. Henderson County
  24. Beechwood
  25. Lexington Catholic