Roanoke Catholic Volleyball Team Wins VISAA Div III State Title

Front Row from left to right: Ashley Deer, Anna Barrera, Ava Perez, Maria Barrera, Anne Deer. Back Row from left to right: Coach Maria Rushbrooke, Coach Erika Hoffman, Sarah Fraze, Alexandra Arnold, Amie Scott, Danielle Dorman, Allison George, Mairin Guilfoyle, Coach Aaron King.

The Roanoke Catholic girl’s volleyball team won their first state title in more than 40 years on Saturday 11/12 at the Steward School in Richmond. The Celtics defeated Grace Christian by scores of 25-23, 25-6, 23-25, 25-10 to finish the season with a 19-4 record. Mairin Guilfoyle was named VISAA Div III State Tournament MVP and also selected to the Blue Ridge Conference 1st Team and All State 1st Team. Coach Aaron King was named Blue Ridge Conference Coach of the Year as well as VISAA Div III State Coach of the Year in his first season as head coach of the Celtics. Coach King left Hidden Valley High School this past winter after 6 years of leading the JV volleyball team to take the varsity position at Roanoke Catholic.

Other Celtic players receiving awards were Anne Deer and Ava Perez who were named to the Blue Ridge Conference 1st Team as well as VISAA Div III All State Team. Danielle Dorman received Blue Ridge Conference 1st Team honors and Amie Scott was selected Blue Ridge Conference 2nd Team.

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