Upstart Annapolis Area Christian climbs into Top 10; Arundel affirms No. 1 ranking
Three Anne Arundel County teams made the biggest news on the local volleyball scene this past week and it is reflected in the Week 3 VSN Volleyball Top 20.
With a win over then No. 2 Broadneck, Arundel affirmed its spot at No. 1, while Annapolis Area Christian School, an upstart from the IAAM B Conference stayed undefeated and climb three spots and into the Top 10 at No. 8.
The other team to make a move was the area’s newest program, Crofton. Crofton, off to a 4-0 start, debuted in the Top 20 at No. 18.
Maryvale Prep improved to 5-0 and took one step forward to No. 2, while Broadneck went back to No. 3. The rest of the Top 5 includes No. 4 Severna Park and No. 5 Howard.
Here is the complete VSN Week 3 Volleyball Top 20:
Previous rank: 1
Note: The Wildcats edged then No. 2 Broadneck in five-set thriller.
2. MARYVALE PREP
Previous rank: 3
Note: The Lions have yet to drop a set in 2021.
Previous rank: 2
Note: The Bruins must regroup for a date with No. 4 Severna Park Tuesday.
4. SEVERNA PARK
Previous rank: 4
Note: The Falcons end eight days’ layoff off, hosting No. 3 Broadneck Tuesday.
Previous rank: 5
Note: The Lions impressive in winning Oakdale Tournament crown.
6. RIVER HILL
Previous rank: 8
Note: The Hawks off to perfect start in Howard County.
Previous rank: 6
Note: After a week off, the Owls return to Carroll County play against Manchester Valley Tuesday.
8. ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Previous rank: 11
Note: Undefeated Eagles keep humming along.
Previous rank: 10
Note: The Gladiators suffered first loss, falling to then-No. 8 River Hill.
Previous rank: 7
Note: The Gators won 5 of 8 sets at Oakdale Tournament, but did not advance out of pool play.
Previous rank: 9
Note: The Knights split eight sets at the Oakdale Tournament.
12. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING
Previous rank: 15
Note: The Cavaliers climb after 2-0 week.
13. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY
Previous rank: 12
Note: Sailors fell to then-No. 15 Spalding in four sets.
14. BEL AIR
Previous Rank: 14
Note: The Bobcats even their record with sweeps of Rising Sun and John Carroll.
Previous rank: 16
Note: With No. 10 Reservoir and No. ?9 Glenelg this week, the Eagles can make waves in Howard County.
16. MCDONOGH SCHOOL
Previous rank: 18
Note: Eagles won IAAM A Conference opener over St. Paul’s School.
Previous rank: 19
Note: Bulls bounced back from first loss with couple of Baltimore County wins.
Previous rank: Not ranked
Note: First-year program have four sweeps.
19. MOUNT HEBRON
Previous rank: 17
Note: Vikings have taken some hits from Howard County foes.
Previous rank: 20
Note: Big Baltimore County match with Hereford looms Friday.