High school volleyball rankings: Hamilton climbs in MaxPreps Top 25 after strong


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Marymount (Los Angeles) continues to build its resume and tighten its grip on the No. 1 spot in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school volleyball rankings, sweeping Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) and handling Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) in a four-set win to claim the made-for-TV GEICO Invite title in Arizona. It’s the third title the Sailors have earned this season after winning the Durango Fall Classic and Nike TOC Southwest.
Cari Klein’s team showed off its relentless offensive attack led by Elia Rubin on the ESPN broadcast Saturday night. She hammered 20 kills with 13 digs and three aces in the four-set victory, but the Sailors have shown all year it’s not just Rubin. Hitters Kerry Keefe and Torrey Stafford provide extra weapons for setter and Kelly Belardi. Middle blockers Rhiann Sheffie and Dior Charles give the Sailors a presence at the net and libero Megan Verbiest adds an extra layer to the defense.
Hamilton, despite losing to Marymount, climbs 11 spots to No. 12 as the Huskies showed grit in an epic five-set win over Assumption and moxie in the loss to the Sailors.

Jordan Middleton, Hamilton

Photo by Mark Jones

Jordan Middleton, Hamilton

MaxPreps Top 25 Volleyball Rankings

Highlights: The Sailors came up big on national TV with the sweep of Mount Notre Dame and the four-set win over Hamilton.
Next: Oct. 13 vs. Alemany, Oct. 14 vs. Mira Costa

2. (2) Flower Mound (Texas), 31-3
Highlights: Gabby Walker, Maddie Cox, Cat Young and Bella Ortiz have all hammered at least 200 kills on the season while Megan Farris (621 assists) and Avery Miller (507 assists) have fed the Jags’ hitters.
Next: Oct. 12 vs. Plano, Oct. 15 vs. Plano East

3. (3) St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta), 44-1
Highlights: The Golden Lions finished off a one-loss regular season with a pair of sweeps over M.L. King and Marist. The lone loss was to Ponte Vedra in the Nike TOC Southeast finals.
Next: TBD

4. (4) Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion, Neb.), 31-0
Highlights: The Titans ran the table at a loaded Skyhawk Invite over the weekend, picking up wins over Nebraska’s Skutt Catholic, Iowa’s Valley, Wisconsin’s Appleton North and Kansas’ Aquinas.
Next: Oct. 12 vs. Millard South

5. (5) Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.), 24-2
Highlights: Sophomore Lauren Harden pounded 28 kills in a pair of victories as Macy Hinshaw added 40 assists.
Next: Oct. 14 vs. Noblesville

6. (6) Notre Dame Prep (Pontiac, Mich.), 46-0
Highlights: The Fighting Irish remained perfect with three wins last week as Virginia Tech commit Josie Bloom and Mississippi commit Aly Borellis were each named as Michigan Miss Volleyball finalists.
Next: Oct. 12 vs. Athens, Oct. 14 Rochester

7. (8) Marian (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), 29-1
Highlights: The Mustangs have two players, North Carolina State commit Ava Brizard and TCU commit Sarah Sylvester, as finalists for the Michigan Miss Volleyball award.
Next: Oct. 12 vs. St. Catherine of Siena Academy, Oct. 14 vs. Divine Child

8. (9) Brandeis (San Antonio), 35-2
Highlights: The Broncos rode…



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