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NORTH ALLEGHENY VARSITY
FIVE TIGERS RECEIVE ALL-STATE LAURELS
(6/26/13) The accolades keep rolling in for the PIAA champion North Allegheny Boys Volleyball Team. In addition to a state title, five Tigers have been named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class AAA All-State Team. Those selected include seniors Suyash Fulay, Tommy Keisling, Joe Murphy, Justin Zweig and junior Brendan Brown.
Keisling, who was also voted the WPIAL Class AAA MVP, was the Tigers leader with 486 kills and 70 aces. The senior outside hitter’s 486 kills also was a single-season school record.
Fulay was a dynamic libero for North Allegheny and posted a team-high 358 digs which was the second highest single-season tally in recent program history.
Setter Joe Murphy was easily the team leader in assists with 1,120. That total was the fourth most by a Tiger in a single-season.
After missing the entire 2012 season with a broken leg, Zweig returned this spring and added a power-swing to the lineup. Zweig finished second in kills with 234 and was third on the team with 95 blocks.
The Tigers team leader in blocks was Brown who notched 132 blocks during the season, the seventh highest single-season tally.
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TIGERS OUTLAST PENNSBURY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, 3-1
(6/8/13) The North Allegheny Boys Volleyball Team has captured a state championship with a 3-1 victory over Pennsbury Saturday afternoon at Penn State University. North Allegheny reached the PIAA Championship two years ago and fell narrowly shy to Central York, but the Tigers were not to be denied this time around with set scores of 25-18, 25-23, 23-25 and 25-18. The state championship for the Boys Volleyball Team gives the North Allegheny Athletics program its fourth state crown in the 2012-13 sports season.
WPIAL Most Valuable Player Tommy Keisling hammered Pennsbury with a team-high 21 kills, adding 10 digs and four blocks. Senior Alex Glisan and junior Brendan Brown stuffed the middle of the net with a combined 19.5 blocks. Senior libero Suyash Fulay covered every inch of the PSU gymnasium with 20 digs, helped by Joe Murphy who posted 13 digs. Murphy also set up the Tigers big swings with an outstanding 48 assists.
North Allegheny finishes the season with a perfect 21-0 record. Congratulations to the Tigers players and coaches on a terrific season and state championship.
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WPIAL VOLLEYBALL - 2013
The Tigers will compete again in the WPIAL in Class AAA along with 20 other teams. The top four teams and ties for fourth place will enter the team championships set to begin as early as Tuesday, May 14, 2013. All teams (qualifying playoff teams or non-qualifying teams) that complete their section schedule by the prescribed date may play exhibition games providing that they do not exceed their limit of competitions. Teams who have definitely qualified for the WPIAL playoffs cannot play a game after May 11, 2013. All playoff entries will be determined by section record only and will be determined by the best section won-loss record. Teams that tie for first place will not have the tie broken and ALL of the tied teams will be declared section champions, will receive a section winner's plaque, and will be entered into the WPIAL tournament. If four or more teams tie for first place, only those teams will qualify for the playoffs.
In the event of a multiple tie (two or more teams) for a playoff position, head-to-head will be the first determinant. If head-to-head does not break the tie, the following tie-breaking system will be used. If three or more teams tie for third place and the tie-breaking system identifies one team as the third place team, the remaining teams will be then tied for fourth place and the process begins all over with head-to-head competition being the first determinant for establishing the fourth place team. If a tie cannot be broken all tied teams will enter the playoffs.
1. Section won-lost records of
all tied teams will be compiled.
All matches will be played with a best of vie game format. By PIAA directive all triangular matches and tournaments count as two competition points. All quadrangular matches count as three competition points. All two day tournaments count as four competition points, two for each day of competition.
The top three teams in each classification will qualify for the PIAA Championships to be held at a site and time to be determined. A third place consolation match will be held in each classification to determined the third place team.
CLASS AAA - 21 TEAMS
Any questions or comments should be
directed to Athletic Director Bob