Much has been made about ‘Iolani ending its drought at the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships, but the brackets released on Sunday represent a new day in the ILH.
Sure, Kamehameha and Hawaii Baptist are there as always, but the Eagles are joined by Le Jardin and Damien in the Division II bracket.
Those two schools broke through this year, the first time they have ever played on the big stage.
Iolani tops the big bracket, with Moanalua, King Kekaulike and Waiakea joining it as top seeds.
The Raiders get the winner between Kamehmaeha-Maui and Kalaheo while Waiakea plays the winner between Kahuku and Leilehua. Those matches will be held at McKinley.
Moanalua will get its usual home cooking on its side of the bracket, hosting the winner between Kamehameha-Hawaii and Kapolei. Kamehameha-Kapalama and Mililani face off in the toughest first round match at Moanalua, with the winner meeting King Kekaulike.
Konawaena drew the top seed in the Division II tournament, followed by Seabury Hall, Hawaii Baptist and Farrington.
First round matches have Hana vs. Le Jardin and Kapaa vs. University at Kaimuki and Kailua vs. Pahoa and Hawaii Prep vs. Damien at Farrington.
Here are the complete brackets: 2015 HHSAA girls volleyball brackets