Current Rankings

The Top 10 Coaches Poll is voted on by a committee of area coaches.

If you are interested in being on this committee please send you thoughts and contact information to Greg at and Roger at

Week 4 Rankings 2016

1 - Bishop Shanahan

2 - Pope John Paul II

3 - Garnet Valley

4 - Plymouth Whitemarsh

5 - Upper Merion

6 - Merion Mercy

7 - Mount St Joes

8 - Hatboro-Horsham

9 - Avon Grove

10 - AB Carroll


Week 3 Rankings 2016

1 - Bishop Shanahan

2 - Pope John Paul II

3 - Merion Mercy

4 - Garnet Valley

5 - Mount St Joe's

6 - Avon Grove

7 - Plymouth Whitemarsh

8 - Upper Merion

9 - Hatboro-Horsham

10 - AB Carroll

Week 2 Rankings 2016

1 - Bishop Shanahan

2 - Pope John Paul II

3 - Merion Mercy

4 - Garnet Valley

5 - Mount St Joe's

6 - Avon Grove

7 - Plymouth Whitemarsh

8 - CR North

9 - Gwynedd Mercy

10 - Upper Merion

Week 1 Rankings 2016

1 - Pope John Paul II

2 - Bishop Shanahan

3 - Merion Mercy

4 - Garnet Valley

5 - Mount St Joe's

6 - Villa Maria

7 - Avon Grove

8 - Downingtown East

9 - Plymouth Whitemarsh

10 - Gwynedd Mercy



A look at the week ahead - Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Top Matches of the week

Hatboro-Horsham hosts Souderton 9/26 5:30

Avon Grove hosts Shanahan 9/27 4:45

Unionville hosts Great Valley 9/27 5:00

Villa hosts Merion Mercy 9/27 5:00

CB East hosts Hatboro-Horsham 9/27 5:30

Rustin hosts D-Town East 9/27 5:00

Garnet Valley hosts Conestoga 9/28 7:00

Unionville hosts Rustin 9/29 5:00

Mt St Joe's hosts Gwynedd 9/29 3:45

Henderson hosts D-Town West 9/29 5:00

Avon Grove hosts Garnet Valley 9/30 5:00

Shanahan hosts Strath Haven 9/30 4:45

D-Town East hosts Conestoga 9/30 5:00

Pennsbury hosts D-Town East 10/1 4:30

Upper Merion hosts Unionville 10/1 3:15

Henderson hosts CR North 10/1 4:00

PJP hosts Merion Mercy 10/1 7:00

Shanahan hosts Rustin 10/1 7:00 in the first ever outdoor match in PA


(All Times are subject to change)








Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association - Thursday, September 8, 2016

Congratulations to local area teams for being ranked in the

Top 10 of the state by PA Coaches Association poll;



Week 4



1 1 Pope John Paul II 1
2 11 ACC 2
3 10 Fort LeBoeuf 3
4 1 Merion Mercy 4
5 3 Berks Catholic NR
6 3 Susquehannock NR
7 1 Mt. St. Joseph Academy 7
8 3 West York 8
9 1 Villa Maria Academy 9
10 10 General McClane 10


1 11 Liberty 1
2 1 Bishop Shanahan 2
3 11 Parkland 3
4 7 Seneca Valley 7
5 7 Upper St. Clair 5
6 1 Garnet Valley 6
7 3 Warwick 8
8 1 Avon Grove 9
9 7 North Allegheny 4
10 6 State College NR


Welcome to the Volleyball Coaches Portal.  This site is intended to be one stop shopping for all news about volleyball across the greater philadelphia region.  If you have information that should be shared, please email it to Greg at or Roger at  Thank you and we hope you find the site useful and informative.

Coaches please report scores, with the pursuit of trying to go High School volleyball in the press this is what has been requested from the Philadelphia Inquirer;

Teams can report scores to us at 215-854-4570 or by email at All teams are welcome to report scores and highlights to us, and we'll include the scores and schedules of everyone who reports to us on the scoreboard of our Rally page in the Inquirer and online at We will include some volleyball highlights in our daily roundups when space and time permits.



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I urge you to read the offering from a Commentator called DUMAS on page 3 of the thread.

You owe it to yourself and your child to read and understand the immense misunderstanding about collegiate scholarships.

Power Rankings

District One Volleyball Power Ranking Process

Here is a step by step description of the ranking process:

1. Only best of 5 matches are to be included; abbreviated matches, such as those played in tournaments, are to be excluded.

2. Only best of 5 matches with PIAA schools are to be included ; matches with non-PIAA schools are to be excluded.

3. District One teams that play matches with PIAA teams that are outside of District One, are responsible for obtaining end of season win/loss records of those opponents to have them included in the ranking calculation.

4. The ranking calculation weighs two factors; a team’s season win/loss record, and the pre-district playoff win/loss records of that team’s PIAA opponents (as defined in steps 1-3).

5. An index will be calculated  using  55% of a team’s own win/loss record (% matches won/total matches played), added to 45%  of the combined win/loss records of its opponents.  This formula is designed to reward teams that play competitive schedules.

6. Each District One team will be ranked for district playoffs using the 55/45 index, with the team with the highest total index ranked first, the team with the second highest index ranked second, and so on until all available seeds are determined.


In Addition to reporting your score to the local media and the District tabulator please take a minute and add your scores to the Automated Rankings results site.  Click here to take you there.

It's very easy to do, just make sure you enter the correct date, home and away teams.  This will give us a more accurate picture of the results for ranking purposes.

Thank you!


Spikes at Night – Under the Lights

Pennsylvania’s First Outdoor Volleyball Match to Support Breast Cancer Programs

Downingtown, PA: The Bishop Shanahan High School Volleyball Team is hosting their annual “Go Pink or Go Home” volleyball match on Saturday, October 1, 2016. New to this year, the match will be held on Bishop Shanahan’s Turf Stadium, under the lights, making this the first Outdoor Girl’s High School Volleyball Match in Pennsylvania. Prior to the Varsity team taking the court at 7:00 p.m., the Junior Varsity team will play at 5:30 p.m. and the All-Stars from CYO Region 17 will take the court at 4:00 p.m. A five-dollar donation will be collected at the door and the evening will feature raffles and giveaways. Attendees are encouraged to wear their pink while they watch the girls compete on the court.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Unite for HER organization. 

 The Lady Eagles will face Ches-Mont League opponent, West Chester Rustin, on Saturday evening. Bishop Shanahan has been District 1 AAA Champions in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015 and 2009 PIAA AAA State Champions. They are currently undefeated in their 2016 regular season with winning six matches.   

 About Unite for HER: Since 2009, Unite for HER’s focus has been to bridge the gap for breast cancer patients who are focusing on wellness programs that educate, empower and restore. They state their mission is to: bridge the gap between the medical and wellness communities by funding and delivering complementary therapies that support the physical and emotional needs of those with breast cancer during treatment and beyond. We educate women and the community about the role of healthy lifestyle choices in the prevention of disease and the promotion of wellness.” 

Automated Rankings

RankSchool Name
1Bishop Shanahan
2Plymouth Whitemarsh
3Mount Saint Joseph
4Garnet Valley
5Pope John Paul II
6Merion Mercy
7Upper Merion
8Avon Grove
9Perkiomen Valley
11Downingtown East
12Gwynedd Mercy
13Germantown Academy

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