NKY’s top volleyball teams and players entering the postseason

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The Kentucky volleyball postseason begins Monday, Oct. 19, with district tournaments around the state.

While Ninth Region frontrunners Notre Dame and St. Henry have uncertainties in their rosters as their varsity programs are in quarantine because of COVID-19, they plan on playing the district tournaments this week.

Northern Kentucky has six teams in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association state poll, five from the Ninth Region. The Top 25: 1. Assumption, 2. Mercy, 3. Notre Dame, 4. Henry Clay, 5. Sacred Heart, 6. St. Henry, 7. Ryle, 8. Elizabethtown, 9. Paul Dunbar, 10. North Oldham, 11. Male, 12. Presentation, 13. McCracken County, 14. Greenwood, 15. Cooper, 16. Tates Creek, 17. Central Hardin, 18. Manual, 19. Holy Cross, 20. West Jessamine, 21. Simon Kenton, 22. Louisville Holy Cross, 23. Lafayette, 24. Ballard Memorial, 25. Thomas Nelson.

Cooper is 3-0 in the 33rd District with three-set sweeps over Boone County, Conner and Ryle. Newport Central Catholic (14-9) is the frontrunner in the 36th after beating Highlands 3-1 during the season.

Simon Kenton freshman Beka Sergent serves during the Scott September Slam volleyball tournament Sept. 2, 2017 at Scott HS.

The top five in the Ninth Region KHSAA RPI: 1. Notre Dame .672, 2. Cooper .641, 3. Holy Cross .635, 4. St. Henry .622, 5. Dixie Heights .565. Note: Due to a technical error, the KHSAA currently does not have an RPI for Ryle or NewCath, who could be in the top five with one.

The three Oldham County schools have controlled the Eighth Region in the current alignment, but Simon Kenton has a chance to stop that this year. Simon Kenton (16-4 overall) is 5-1 against the Eighth Region, including a win over North Oldham, who is ranked 10th in the state. SK has lost to South Oldham. SK is 6-2 against Ninth Region competition and 2-0 vs. reigning 10th Region champion Campbell County.



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