State champion ‘Iolani and state runner-up Kamehameha finished in the top two spots in the final Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 released today.
The Warriors had been No. 1 and ‘Iolani No. 2 every week of the season until the Raiders’ sweep in Saturday’s state championship match. ‘Iolani junior Elena Oglivie, the tournament’s most outstanding player, had a record 28 kills in a D-I state final and finished the tournament with 80 kills, 45 digs, seven block assists and two aces in 13 sets played.
Kamehameha beat ‘Iolani in five of seven matches played during the course of the season.
They were joined by three more ILH teams in the final rankings, which included much debate from all of the voters from Nos. 3-10.
OIA champion Mililani, which defeated Kahuku in three sets in the third-place game, jumped a spot to No. 3, ahead of King Kekaulike, which fell to No. 6 after going 0-2 in the tournament.
The Trojans were ranked third on four ballots and fifth on two ballots. They also received one ninth-place vote.
MIL champion King Kekaulike, which was the third seed in the state tournament, ended up playing ‘Iolani in its opening game. Na Alii was the only team to take a set off the Raiders at states, but fell in four sets and were then swept by Kamehameha-Hawaii in a consolation match.
King Kekaulike was ranked in the top five on five ballots but also ninth on two ballots and left off of one ballot completely.
OIA runner-up Kahuku finished fourth in the state tournament and was fourth in the final Top 10, ahead of No. 5 Punahou.
KS-Hawaii finished No. 7, ahead of Division II state champion Sacred Hearts by a single vote. The Warriors defeated Waianae in five, swept King Kekaulike in two close sets and beat Moanalua in three sets in the state tournament. They lost in four to the Trojans in the quarterfinals and finished the season at 19-2 with the other loss coming to Hilo in the BIIF title game.
The Vikings dropped out of the Top 10 after losing to Kahuku in three and Moanalua in two at states.
Le Jardin, which lost to Sacred Hearts in the D-II final, jumped back into the rankings at No. 9, ahead of No. 10 Moanalua.
Five other teams also received votes. Damien (eight), Hilo (seven), Waianae (five), Mid-Pacific (four) and Kapolei (three).
Sacred Hearts defeated Konawaena, ILH regular season champion Mid-Pacific, Waimea and Le Jardin in consecutive days to win states after placing fourth in the ILH regular season.
One voter had seven ILH teams listed in the top seven.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Jan. 14|