Wando Girls' Volleyball Honored on MaxPreps Tour of Champions

Published: Jan. 23, 2015 at 9:48 PM EST
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MT. PLEASANT, SC - Wando High School was presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during a school assembly on Friday. The honor is part of the fifth annual MaxPreps Girls' Volleyball Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard and Wando is one of just 10 schools being honored.

The Warriors finished ranked No. 43 in the country by MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader and a

site. MaxPreps ranks more than 17,000 high school girls' volleyball teams.

“For the past decade, MaxPreps, in partnership with the Army National Guard, has honored the top high school sports teams in the nation. Wando High School is one of a very select and elite group of volleyball teams to be honored this season,” said Andy Beal, President and Founder of MaxPreps. “We congratulate the coach, players and the Wando High School community for earning the Army National Guard national ranking trophy.”

Wando High School beat Hillcrest 3-0 in the Class AAAA state championship to win their fifth state title. They finished the 2014 season with a record of 57-6.

“After seeing our boys' basketball team take the state title last year, we were very excited going into this season and their success fueled us,” said Wando head coach Alexis Glover. “This recognition by MaxPreps and the Army National Guard is a great thing that the girls will always take with them.” Coach Glover is the state's winningest high school volleyball coach.

The Wando girls' volleyball team returned this season determined to claim the state title after having lost in the state finals last year to Hillcrest. With five of six starters returning, the Lady Warriors used their experience and chemistry to top their competition. The defining moment for Wando came during the A5 Southern Volleyball Invitational in Atlanta. While there, Wando faced several prominent programs such as Walton (GA), who they defeated in a tiebreaker rematch, East Coweta (GA), who they beat 2-0, and Webb (TN), who they defeated 2-0 in the finals. According to Coach Clover, this success at the invitational boosted the team's confidence and propelled them to sweep Hillcrest for the state title, ending the Hillcrest Rams' three year reign.