The Big 56 Conference released its all-section teams for girls’ volleyball on Monday and a bevy of players from the five-time PIAA champion North Allegheny Tigers made the list. Additionally, head coach Russ Hoburg was named the Section 1-AAAA Coach of the Year.
Earning first-team all-section honors were junior libero Caroline Curran, senior middle blocker Jadyn Perkins and junior setter/outside hitter Mia Tuman. It’s the second consecutive year that all three players were named all-section. Tuman took first-team honors last year, while Curran and Perkins were both second-team picks in 2020.
Making the second-team all-section list were senior middle blocker Rachel Burton, junior outside hitter Carissa Treser and junior setter/opposite Ella Deeter. For the entire list of all-section, click here.
North Allegheny just concluded its 2021 campaign on Saturday in the PIAA Class 4A championship becoming just the second school ever to win five or more consecutive state championships. The Tigers defeated Parkland, 3-1, in the state final and finished the year with a 20-1 record.
Five members of the North Allegheny girls’ volleyball team have earned WPIAL Class 4A All-Star status, including two first-team picks.
Receiving first-team All-WPIAL honors were senior middle blocker Jadyn Perkins and junior outside hitter Mia Tuman. It’s the second consecutive year both players received All-WPIAL laurels. Tuman was a first-team pick last year and Perkins was a second-teamer.
Junior libero Caroline Curran earned second-team All-WPIAL accolades for a second straight season.
Third-team All-WPIAL recognition went to junior setter/outside hitter Ella Deeter and junior outside hitter Carissa Treser. For a look at the entire All-WPIAL team in Class 4A, click here.
North Allegheny sits at 19-1 overall and will vie for a fifth straight PIAA championship on Saturday against Parkland in the Class 4A title match. The contest will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
The WPIAL released its playoff pairings for girls’ volleyball on Friday afternoon and North Allegheny, the four-time reigning PIAA champions, earned the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the Class AAAA bracket. The Tigers will host a quarterfinal round matchup at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday where they await the winner of the Seneca Valley-Upper St. Clair contest to be played on Tuesday.
North Allegheny is vying for a second straight WPIAL crown and fourth in the last five seasons. The 2021 WPIAL championship will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Robert Morris University’s UPMC Events Center.
For a look at the entire Class AAAA bracket, click here.
The North Allegheny Sports Network will broadcast all playoff games.
North Allegheny junior Mia Tuman will continue her volleyball and academic career at Ohio State University. She announced her commitment via Twitter on Thursday.
I am so excited to announce that I have verbally committed to play volleyball at The Ohio State University! I am so thankful to my parents for supporting me unconditionally and all of my coaches. I am so blessed. I can’t wait to be a #buckeyeforlife GO BUCKS‼️🌰⭕️ pic.twitter.com/yQJLM1TlZS
— Mia Tuman (@miatuman) August 5, 2021
As a sophomore, Tuman was named all-state by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association in 2020, while also racking up All-WPIAL and first-team All-Big 56 Conference honors. As an outside hitter, Tuman played a pivotal role in North Allegheny’s perfect 18-0 season and run to a fourth consecutive PIAA crown. The Tigers also captured a WPIAL title along the way, their third District 7 championship in the last four seasons.
Tuman will an Ohio State women’s volleyball program that finished 16-4 in 2020 and reached the NCAA Regional Semifinal.
Tuman and the North Allegheny girls’ volleyball team will open the 2021 season with an important road section matchup with Seneca Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 7.