Bethlehem Academy Volleyball Now Ranked Third in Class A
The latest Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association Poll is out and the Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals are back up to #3 after an impressive showing at a tournament in Apple Valley last weekend.
Head Coach Franz Boelter told KDHL the Cardinals held their own against some incredible Class 3A competition.
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown did well at the Class A Volleyball Showcase in Burnsville and jumped up two notches to #8 in Class A while the Hayfield Vikings fell to #5 in Class A.
Section One is loaded still with Caledonia ranked #7 and Mabel-Canton #9 in addition to Hayfield and Bethlehem Academy.
Kenyon-Wanamingo is still in Also receiving votes category in Class 2A and Kasson-Mantorville dropped to #10 after winning one match in the Class 2A Volleyball Showcase in Burnsville last weekend.
Stewartville was still ranked #2 in Class 2A and Norwood-Young America received votes.
In Class 3A Northfield finally got some notice and was listed on a ballot along with Eden Prairie.
Defending State Champion Eagan is back on top after defeating previous #1 Lakeville North. The Panthers are #2 and Lakeville South is #4.
South Suburban teams Shakopee and Prior Lake are also in the top 7 at #6 and #7 respectively.
Below is the complete listing in the latest Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association State Rankings.
1. Mayer Lutheran
3. Bethlehem Academy
6. Wadena-Deer Creek
10. Rush City
Also Receiving Votes: Canby, MACCRAY, Wabasso.
1. Maple Lake
4. Southwest Christian
5. North Branch
9. St. Cloud Cathedral
Also Receiving Votes: Norwood-Young America, Morris/Chokio-Alberta, Kenyon-Wanamingo, Roseau, Holy Angels, Park Rapids, Jordan.
2. Lakeville North
3. Champlin Park
4. Lakeville South
7. Prior Lake
10. East Ridge
Also Receiving Votes: Maple Grove, Moorhead, Eden Prairie, Northfield.
The Section Tournaments aren't that far away.