Texas Girls Coaches Association

Volleyball State Polls

Reminder:  Polls are released Mondays, Comments are collected through Monday and posted to website on Tuesday.

Comments:  Three defending state champions lost their opening matches although none were actually surprises as coaches Jess Odem (Goliad) Erin Kaufman (Prosper) and Karen Keeney (Lewisville Hebron) all were hammered by graduation but played extremely good competition.  Goliad lost to Class 4A state champion Needville 23, 21, 20 while Prosper lost to Waxahachie 21, 19 and 18 and Hebron took on a state co-favorite and MISD toruaenmtn champion Plano West losing 25-9, 16-25, 25-15, 25-21.  The new start date did have some other interesting results in matches amongst good temas as Keller beat Plano West and Lovejoy beat Coppell.

Wink won the Best of the West tournament but the results came in too late for this week’s poll, they will be in next week.  Crawford is 7-0 after beating West in the finals of the Fairfield tournament while Maypearl improved to 5-2 after finishing second to 6A Trimble Tech in the finals of the Grandview tournament.  Maypearl will move up past Tolar and Millsap while Grandview finished third in the event. Iola beat Round top Carmine while last weekend tournament action was frantic.

The Prosper Eagles lost first match of year to Waxahachie then won eight straight to claim first place in Pearland John Turner Classic where they defeated Flower Mound in finals 20-25, 25-15, 25-17. Conroe Oak Ridge won the CFISD-Katy Classic beating Klein 25-23, 25-21, 25-19 in the finals. Oak Ridge has won 24 of 26 sets and swept 2017 state finalist Katy Seven Lakes in an early meeting.  Northwest Byron Nelson gets underway with their own tournament this weekend.  Byron Nelson welcomes Bri Barker Groth as their new head coach.  The Plano West Wolves won the Nike ASC LISD Invitational after losing their season opener to Keller.  Flower Mound took their first loss after nine wins in the finals at Pearland where they led 1-0 before Prosper rallied for the victory and tournament title. 

Coppell got beat by Lucas Lovejoy then the Cowgirls won nine straight to win the championship of the Mansfield medical Center MISD tournament.  The Waxahachie Indians beat Prosper before losing to Coppell in the gold semifinals at Mansfield but rallied to take third place.  A very good Ridge Point Panthers team lost their season opener to number one ranked Oak Ridge then their second loss came in gold semifinals at Pearland where they lost to Flower Mound.

Frisco Wakeland’s Wolverines are top ranked Class 5A after winning the Duncanville tournament championship winning all 14 sets they play.  Wakeland opened the season with a five set win over 6A Allen.   San Antonio Clark swept Cibolo Steele 25-21, 25-18 for the championship of the San Antonio Northside Invitational tournament.

Hannah Shipman ripped eight kills as Amarillo began the post Jan Barker era with an impressive win over Trinity Christian 25-12, 25-11, 25-17 while Round Rock Westwood got 28 kills from Maddi Kriz to sweep Class 5a powers Dripping springs 17, 23 and 22 then beat Leander Rouse 19, 22, 18.  Dripping Springs swept Rouse in the third leg of the tri-match. 

Silsbee went to five to beat Woodville 23-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22 and 15-9.  In the five sets the final point total was 109-104.  Lucas Lovejoy swept Coppell and Pearland beat Kingwood Park.  Class 3A Howe clipped Dodd city in four sets while 3A Commerce got 11 kills from Sarah Anthreaper as the 3A squad lost to 5A Royse City 16-25,  21-25,m 25-20, 25-20, 15-7 then beat 4A Caddo Mills 25-19, 25-8, 22-25, 27-25.

Bryan Rudder opener the season beating Huntsville 25-21, 35-23, 18-25, 25-18 then losing to Spring 27-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-7.  Madison Johnson collected 27 kills in the two matches for Rudder.  Round top-Carmine swept Luling 20, 27-25 and 14 as Ava Myers had 12 kills and Megan Krause added nine kills for the cubettes.

In the Greater Houston area, 6A power College Park edged 5A power Kingwood Park 21-25, 21-25, 25-13, 28-26, 15-11 despite 16 kills by Libby Overmeyer of Kingwood Park.  Bastrop swept San Marcos 16, 11, 19 then beat Wimberley 23-25, 25-21. 25-15, 25-23.
The Fifth Annual Jason Landers Invitational in Austin, named after the former Bowie coach Jason landers, saw a veteran Copperas Cove tmea improve to 10-0 on the season with a championship victory over perhaps the youngest team in the field Vista Ridge.  Coached by Holly Lamb, the Rangers start as many as foru sophomores and a freshman and  play with a fun abandon that saw them win match after match despite losing the first of a three game set three straight times on their ways to the Gold semifinals at Bowie High School.

The Rangers beat Davis, Austin Lanier and Arlington Lamar on Day one then beat Austin High and outlasted Connally 23-25, 25-15, 25-15 and beat Midlothian 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 to cap off Day 2 of the three day event and advance to the finals at Bowie High School.  In the Gold bracket quarter finals, the Rangers outlasted a strong Georgetown tema 20-25, 25-22, 25-22 to advance to the semifinals against Class 4A state ranked LaVernia where they won 25-20, 25-20 to reach the finals against a veteran Copperas Cove squad (10-0).

Hutto finished 7-1 at the Landers tournament and won the Silver bracket.  The Hippos lost to cedar Ridge 25-21, 25-19 to send the Raiders to Gold and the Hippos to Silver.

Antonian Prep of San Antonio defended their crown in the Warrior Showcase at Westwood as Antonian gave the host lady Warriors their first loss of the season in the finals 25-21, 26-24.  Round Rock beat Vandegrift for third place with while Poth captured the gold consolation honors be beating Midland Lee.  McNeil and Cedar Park also made it to the gold bracket before losing.

Laredo United defeated Peaster 25-22, 25-17 for the championship of the Lady Texan Invitational in Wimberley.  Lockhart rallied from their semifinal loss to Peaster to edge host Wimberley 25-22, 25-23 for third place.  United had beaten Wimberley 25-17, 23-25, 25-13 in their semifinal contest. Blanco won the gold consolation over Lago Vista while New Braufnels Christian Academy won the silver division.

NOTE: I appreciate fans, coaches, players, officials and media providing input as it helps to make the polls more meaningful.  The purpose of the polls is to support girls volleyball and in advance let me say that I have not coaches, do not have a spouse or family member coaching and have no allegiance or favorite schools, so please feel free to comment or criticize.

Butch Hart, Editor in Chief
TGCA Polls and Rankings



August 13, 2018

  Class 2A
  1 Crawford
  2 Collinsville
  3 Timpson
  4 Bronte
  5 Iola
  6 Beckville
  7 D'Hanis
  8 Miles
  9 Abbott
  10 Jewett Leon
  10 Thrall
  Class 3A
  1 Tolar
  2 Millsap
  3 Callisburg
  4 Grandview
  5 Poth
  6 Troy
  7 Franklin
  8 Bushland
  9 Goliad
  10 Brock
  10 Boyd
  Class 4A
  1 Huffman Hargrave
  2 Caldwell
  3 La Vernia
  4 Midlothian Heritage
  5 Bay City
  6 Huntington
  7 Carthage
  8 Argyle
  9 Glen Rose
  10 Needville
  10 Geronimo Navarro
  Class 5A
  1 Frisco Wakeland
  2 Lindale
  3 Frisco Liberty
  4 Georgetown
  5 Magnolia West
  6 Lucas Lovejoy
  7 Amarillo
  8 El Paso Riverside
  9 Denton
  10 Aledo
  10 Colleyville Heritage
  Class 6A
  1 Conroe Oak Ridge
  2 Prosper
  3 Plano West
  4 Coppell
  5 Flower Mound
  6 Byron Nelson
  7 Copperas Cove
  8 Conroe The Woodlands
  9 Klein
  10 San Antonio Clark
  10 Southlake Carroll

Career Coaching Victories.            
1179-   Comeaux, Barbara- Port Neches Groves.
1079-   Evans, Billy Bob- Jewett Leon.
1061-   Barker, Jan- Amarillo.
1057-   Bennett, Al- Austin Westlake
937-     Pullin, Norma- East Bernard
913-     Browning, Patty & Tippy- Lamesa.
878-     Powers- Charles, Eustace.
878-     Valdez, Flo- El Paso Franklin Roswell NM, and Hobbs NM.
877-     Brewer, Susan- Bellville.
838-     Nygrin, Tanya- Round Top-Carmine and Palacios.
836-     Carter, Mike- Randolph, Holmes and San Antonio Reagan
821-     Richter, Linda- Cameron Yoe
821-     Stanfield, Arthur- Red Oak Southlake Carroll and Grand Prairie
806-     Turner, John- Pearland, Channelview and Baytown Lee
755-     Lowery, Cari- Copperas Cove and Springtown
754-     Griffin, Vickie- L.D. Bell
725-     Rigden, Ann- LaGrange
724-     Bozarth, Connie- Bronte, Seguin, San Angelo Lake View and San Angelo Central
721-     Faussett, Sandy- Waxahachie, Highland Park and Greenville
720-     Zenner, Patti- Poth Woodsboro
713-     Wilson, Jack- Dumas
700-     Gregoriew, Kelley- Allen
694-     Gerlich, Robin- LaVernia, SA Holmes, SA Churchill, Seguin and New Braunfels
682-     Nelson, Janiece- Hutto
673-     Hultgren, Jo Ann- Converse Judson San Antonio Churchill
668-     Fowler, Phyllis- New Braunfels and Geronimo Navarro.
653-     Ruiz, Lupe- San Antonio Robert E. Lee
644-     Metzger, Fran- Granbury and Stephenville
643-     Bingham, Wanda- San Antonio Churchill
632-     Musick, Carolee- White Oak Longview Pine Tree
632-     Cruse, Angela- Kountze
620-     Godwin, Linda- Longview Pine Tree Tyler Chapel Hill
618-     Kitten, Brenda- Hereford
612-     Goings, Kathy- Aledo
603-     Johnson, Denise- Tarkington
603-     Kane, Michael- St. Michael’s Academy, Hays and Dripping Springs
600-     Dearman, Michael- Dallas Highland Park.
600-     Blakeman, Nicole- Geronimo Navarro, Clear Lake, Rockwall and San Antonio Lady Bird Johnson.
588-     Cardenas, Sylvia- San Antonio Harlandale
578-     Cox, Donna, Hull-Daisetta
573-     Gombert, Liana- Smithson Valley, Boerne, and Katy.
573-     Lee, Melissa- Texarkana Pleasant Grove and Tyler Lee.
559-     Grisham, Lee- Wimberley San Antonio Cole
557-     Berry, JoAnn- Madisonville, Boling, Needville and Sweeny
549-     Thornton, Dana- Silsbee
548-     Mitcham, Margaret- San Antonio MacArthur
545-     Anderle, Bridget- Callisburg, Aubrey and Lindsay.
542-     Lisewsky, Lisa- Mesquite Poteet
540-     Barker, Leven- Carthage
527-     Sanders, Heather- New Braunfels Canyon
528-     Oberle, Clark- Argyle and Petrolia
524-     Lee, Melissa- Texarkana Pleasant Grove Tyler Lee
518-     Reeves, Cathy- Channelview
515-     Wolf, Stacy- Windthorst
503-     Barganier, Linda- Troy, Little River Academy
501-     King, Wendy- Milano
500-    Masse, Bryan- Friona, Roswell, Capitan, Melrose and Tatum
500-     Pierce, Didi- Abilene and Groesbeck
500-     Stephenson, Kathy- Houston Cypress Falls
500-     Wilson, Tasha- Taft
493-     Cardona, Lupe- Calallen, Mathis, CC Ray and Veteran’s Memorial
493-     Castino, Vicki- Little Cypress-Mauriceville
493-     Woods, Becky- Los Fresnos
485-     Davis, Harold- Farmersville, Perryton, Snyder and Canyon
477-     Kirst, Melinda- Lockhart Smithson Valley SA Clark St. Joseph Victoria Memorial San Marcos Baptist
468-    Wills, Beth- Mansfield Timberview. Abilene Cooper
462-   Carrillo, Martina- Tilden McMullen County Monahans Taft Cuero Freer
425-   Bloodworth, Rhonda- Columbus, Flatonia and Weimar
420-   David, Megan- Denver City
418-   Lamar, Gary- Fort Davis
414-   Barker, Leven- Carthage Crockett Mexia and Pine Tree
412-   Wilson, Diane- Eaton
410-   Wilson, Tasha- Taft
409-   Heimer, Merle- El Paso Riverside.
400-   Simonds, Scott- Clear Creek
400-   Talkington, Kim- Emory Rains
400-   Jones, Rikki- Garland Sachse.
400-   Bridge, Brittany- Plano West
397-   Wilson, Diane- Grapevine
384-   Black, John- Crane, Boling, Salado and Llano.
378-   Younger, Margaret- Rockwall Heath, Plano and West Mesquite.
372-   Wood, Jim- Maypearl, Poolville, Cleburne, Gorman, Bonham, Clifton, Grandview, Burleson and Joshua.
352-   Hollyfield, Debbie- Spurger and Evadale
352-   Cavazos, Adrian- Edinburg North and Harlingen
345-   Peterson, Gretchen- Liberty Hill.
341-   Spurger, Debbie Hollyfield- Evadale
341-   Rains, Kim- Cleveland Tarkington
339-   Madison, Leslie- Conroe The Woodlands
337-   Mangum, Amy- Brownfield and Shallowater
330-   Roemer, Jason- Fredericksburg,
327-   Jones, Chad- Amarillo Tascosa, Lubbock Coronado and Cedar Park.
317-   Oats, Brandon- Pattonville Prairieland
315-   Coward, Jeff- Dripping Springs and Pflugerville
312-   Langman, Jayson- Rockdale, Stony Point and Cedar Creek
307-   Zapalac, Don- Schulenburg.
305-   Langford, Sandy- Glen Rose and Nocona.
300-   Siegel, Jamie- Keller
300-   Gay, Claire- Decatur.
300-   Grissom, Bethany- Thrall and Burnet.
300-   Jackson, Doug- Fort Stockton, Corrigan-Camden, Rusk, Edgewood, Brock, Azle, Ursuline and First Baptist.
290-   Porter, Hope- Red Oak and Coolidge.
289-   Leonard, John- Barbers Hill
271-   Skidmore, Kelly- Weatherford and Vandegrift.
259-   Hanssen, Robin- John Tyler, Georgetown, Stevens and Brennan.
252-   Reaves, Kristen- Sabine, Van, Canton and Mineola.
232-   McPherson, Lauren- Blum
213-   Stewart, Jeremy- Mount Pleasant, Diboll, Jacksboro, Leverett’s Chapel and Tyler Chapel Hill.
210-   Paisley, Kimberley- Alice, Smithville and Canyon Lake.
202-   Johnson, Arden- Troup
201-   Downs, Cherry- Beckville.
200-   McMillan, Sandy- Trenton
199-   Stewart, Dawn- Longview Spring Hill, Texarkana Liberty Eylau, Hooks and Texarkana Arkansas.
191-   Allensworth, Jeff- Detroit
168-   Beck, Rex- White Deer and Bangs.
162-   Hart, Susan- Round Rock Christian
160-   Downs, Cherry- Beckville
153-   Miracle, Eric- Richardson
141-   Grace, Ashley- Corsicana
125-   Mulryan-Veen, Casey- Goose Creek Memorial, Houston Lamar and Livingston.
111-   Jackson-Whatley, Kayla- Hallsville
100-   Miser- Kingwood Park
102-   Cooper, Kori- Grapevine and Cedar Park.
100-   Miracle, Eric- Richardson
100-   Leth, Lauren- Barbers Hill
100-   Hogan, Steve- Valley Mills





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