By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published November 11, 2010
Blessed Trinity High School defeated Athens Academy 3-0 in the Class AA/A state volleyball championship match Oct. 30. In the best three-of-five match, Blessed Trinity won the first three games 25-22, 25-15 and 25-16. Senior Ali McAlvany led the team with 17 kills, a hitting efficiency of 0.556, and four aces. Senior Meghan Morillo added six kills and 18 assists. Senior McKenna Smith had 3.5 blocks and senior Eileen Hogan had 12 digs. Blessed Trinity finished the volleyball season with an overall record of 57-7, a school best, and the second most wins all time in state history for any school. This is Blessed Trinity’s second state volleyball title after achieving its first in a 3-2 defeat of The Westminster School in 2006.
St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, finished its volleyball season with a record of 32-18. St. Pius won its third consecutive area title in a three-game sweep of Riverwood High School, Sandy Springs, in the championship match. Libero Ella Anastasiades, outside hitter Emily Morrison, setter Grace McGoldrick and middle blocker Chelsea Onuorah were selected to the all-area team. Morrison was also named to the 2010 Class AAA All State Team. St. Pius lost in the second round of the state tournament to state runner-up Sandy Creek High School, Tyrone, and secured a ranking of fifth in the state coaches’ poll.