The Stewartville Tigers and Kasson-Mantorville Komets are now ranked #1 and #2 in the latest Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association rankings.  Both teams are in the Hiawatha Valley League.  Another member of the conference, Kenyon-Wanamingo is rated #6.  The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers dropped to #3 in Class 1A due to results in the Class A Volleyball Showcase Tournament held in Burnsville over the weekend.

Eagan has catapulted to #1 in Class 3A thanks to a tournament in Apple Valley over the weekend.  Lakeville South is #3 and Lakeville North #4.  Northfield is still #8  In Class 1A Mabel-Canton surpassed Caledonia to take the #5 spot and Caledonia falls to #10.  They are in the same section as Bethlehem Academy.  Minneota is tops in Class 1A now and Mayer Lutheran is #2.  Mayer Lutheran is in the same section as the Buccaneers.

In Class 2A Belle Plaine is #8 and is in the same section with K-W.  Norwood-Young America received votes and is also in that section.  N-Young America defeated K-W twice in the Wabasha-Kellogg Tournament earlier this month.

Below are the complete listings:

Class 1A

  1. Minneota (12)
  2. Mayer Lutheran (1)
  3. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (3)
  4. Wabasso
  5. Mabel-Canton
  6. Pine River-Backus
  7. Ada-Borup-West
  8. BOLD
  9. New Life Academy
  10. Caledonia

Others receiving votes:  Windom, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Kittson County Central, Carlton, Fillmore Central, Canby.

Class 2A

  1. Stewartville (12)
  2. Kasson-Mantorville
  3. North Branch
  4. Marshall
  5. Concordia Academy
  6. Kenyon-Wanamingo
  7. Sauk Centre
  8. Belle Plaine
  9. Watertown-Mayer
  10. Academy of Holy Angels

Others receiving votes:  Southwest Christian, Jackson County Central, St. Cloud Cathedral, Norwood-Young America, Hill Murray

Class 3A

  1. Eagan (6)
  2. Champlin Park (6)
  3. Lakeville South
  4. Lakeville North
  5. East Ridge
  6. Minnetonka
  7. Shakopee
  8. Northfield
  9. Stillwater
  10. Wayzata

Others receiving votes:  Forest Lake, North St. Paul, Prior Lake

Volleyball -photo by Gordy Kosfeld