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Volleyball Wins 4A State Championship

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Notre Dame Prep volleyball team won the AIA 4A State Championship on Saturday. The Saints fought hard and were able to claim a 3-0 victory over Canyon del Oro High School at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It is the third volleyball state championship in school history (2007, 2015). The Saints finished the season undefeated at 21-0 in 4A play and with a 37-5 overall record.

“I am so proud of our team,” said head coach Holly McLean. “It took a lot of patience to come back from the heartbreaking loss in the finals last year. They came back with so much joy and energy to make the push for the title. They love each other and love this school.”

The Saints lost in the 4A state title game last year to Salpointe Catholic, the school they swept in the semifinals 3-0 to advance to the final this year. NDP also defeated Paradise Honors (3-0) and Deer Valley (3-1) in route to the state title.

The Saints also won the House of Payne Tournament, advanced to the Gold Bracket of the Westwood Tournament of Champions and posted a top four finish at the Birdcage Classic.

McLean says goodbye to six seniors who were the heart and soul of the team including Ashleigh Bolton, McKenna Douglas, Raegan Fox, Kathy Malloy, Keira Ryan and Sophia Garrow-Ross.

“They are just special people,” said McLean, who is in her third season. “They have grown up as senior leaders, while I have grown as a coach at the same time over my three years at NDP. It has been a cool journey to watch.”

McKenna Douglas Interview

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">VOLLEYBALL // Senior McKenna Douglas post match interview after winning the state title. <a href="https://t.co/S1aBJgkqA0">pic.twitter.com/S1aBJgkqA0</a></p>&mdash; Notre Dame Prep Athletics (@NDP_Athletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDP_Athletics/status/1460096555688423427?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 15, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Sophia Ross

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">VOLLEYBALL // Senior McKenna Douglas post match interview after winning the state title. <a href="https://t.co/S1aBJgkqA0">pic.twitter.com/S1aBJgkqA0</a></p>&mdash; Notre Dame Prep Athletics (@NDP_Athletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDP_Athletics/status/1460096555688423427?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 15, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

 

 

 

 

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