Franklin Monroe, Versailles volleyball team ranked in season’s final OHSVCA poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@dailyadvocate.com



Versailles’ Kelsey Custenborder (33) and Lindsey Winner (25) go up for a block during a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match against Parkway on Sept. 7 in Versailles.


Kyle Shaner | The Daily Advocate

Franklin Monroe’s Isabella Cable hits the ball during a volleyball match against Houston on Oct. 9 in Pitsburg.


Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Versailles is ranked ninth in Division III and Franklin Monroe is ranked 16th in Division IV in the final Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association’s state poll of the 2017 season.

Versailles moved up one to spot to No. 9 in this week’s state poll, bypassing Utica and achieving a season-best ranking. The Lady Tigers remained ranked behind Coldwater, Tuscarawas Valley, Eastwood, Independence, Miami East, Fairbanks, Ottawa-Glandorf and Liberty-Benton.

Versailles was ranked in all six polls this season, ranging from ninth to 11th in the state.

Franklin Monroe moved up two spots to No. 16 in the state rankings, moving ahead of New Riegel and Delphos St. John’s and into a season-best ranking. The Lady Jets remained ranked behind New Bremen, St. Henry, Ottoville, Norwalk St. Paul, Fort Recovery, Buckeye Central, Leipsic, Southern Local, Marion Local, Carey, Dalton, Waterford, Jackson Center, Fort Loramie and Mathews.

Franklin Monroe was ranked in three of the six weekly state polls this season. The Jets were ranked 17th in the first poll of the season and 18th in the fifth poll.

A number of other teams with Darke County connections are ranked in this week’s poll. Centerville from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 18 in Division I, Coldwater from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division III, Miami East from the Cross County Conference is ranked No. 5 in Division III, New Bremen from the MAC is ranked No. 1 in Division IV, St. Henry from the MAC is ranked No. 2 in Division IV, Fort Recovery from the MAC is ranked No. 5 in Division IV, Marion Local from the MAC is ranked No. 9 in Division IV, and Delphos St. John’s from the MAC is ranked No. 17 in Division IV.

For more information on the OHSVCA and its state rankings, visit its website at www.ohsvca.org.

OHSVCA state rankings

Division I

1 Ursuline Academy (37) 378

2 Mount Notre Dame (1) 344

3 Mother of Mercy 249

4 Dublin Coffman 235

5 Mason 165

6 St Joseph Academy 160

7 St Francis De Sales 124

8 Brecksville-Broadview Hts 113

9 Notre Dame Academy 95

10 Jackson 68

10 St Ursula Academy (Cincinnati) (3) 59

12 Olentangy Liberty 52

13 Steele 41

14 Strongsville 28

15 St Ursula Academy (Toledo) 26

16 Mentor 21

16 Olentangy Orange 21

18 Centerville 12

18 Loveland 12

20 Avon 11

Division II

1 Padua Franciscan (22) 288

2 Archbishop Alter (5) 245

3 Gilmour Academy (1) 174

4 Logan Elm (1) 155

5 Highland (1) 124

6 Unioto 102

7 Big Walnut 98

8 Hubbard (1) 81

9 Archbishop McNicholas 75

10 Oak Harbor (1) 67

11 Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 60

12 Lake Catholic 48

13 Bishop Fenwick 35

14 New Philadelphia 29

15 Granville 27

15 Wyoming 17

17 Gallia Academy 15

18 London 13

18 Triway 13

20 East Liverpool 11

20 Marlington 11

Division III

1 Coldwater (22) 357

2 Tuscarawas Valley (8) 283

3 Eastwood (4) 271

4 Independence (1) 229

5 Miami East (1) 170

6 Fairbanks (1) 156

7 Ottawa-Glandorf (2) 139

8 Liberty-Benton 122

9 Versailles 85

10 Utica 68

11 Southeastern 51

12 Swanton 38

13 Tinora 22

14 Buckeye Trail 20

15 Huron 18

16 Pleasant 16

17 Hiland 12

17 Wheelersburg 12

17 Williamsburg 12

20 Northmor 11

Division IV

1 New Bremen (28) 390

2 St. Henry (1) 288

3 Ottoville (3) 274

4 St Paul (Norwalk) (4) 249

5 Fort Recovery 218

6 Buckeye Central 213

7 Leipsic 141

8 Southern Local (4) 92

9 Marion Local 71

10 Carey 41

11 Dalton 25

12 Waterford (1) 25

12 Jackson Center 24

14 Fort Loramie 23

15 Mathews 19

16 Franklin Monroe 18

17 St John’s (Delphos) (1) 12

18 Notre Dame (Portsmouth) 11

19 Columbus Grove 10

19 St Thomas Aquinas 10

Versailles’ Kelsey Custenborder (33) and Lindsey Winner (25) go up for a block during a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match against Parkway on Sept. 7 in Versailles.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/10/web1_Kelsey-Custenborder-Lindsey-Winner-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Kelsey Custenborder (33) and Lindsey Winner (25) go up for a block during a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match against Parkway on Sept. 7 in Versailles. Kyle Shaner | The Daily Advocate

Franklin Monroe’s Isabella Cable hits the ball during a volleyball match against Houston on Oct. 9 in Pitsburg.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/10/web1_Isabella-Cable-WEB.jpgFranklin Monroe’s Isabella Cable hits the ball during a volleyball match against Houston on Oct. 9 in Pitsburg. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@dailyadvocate.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.