Earl Marriott's Arden Copping is part of Varsity Letters' Super 15 B.C. girls senior high school volleyball players of year. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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10th Anniversary Edition: Varsity Letter’s celebrates a decade of Super 15 excellence with our list B.C.’s top girls volleyball talent for 2018

LANGLEY — Welcome to our 10th birthday party!Yes, this idea hatched back in 2009 by B.C.’s community of post-secondary volleyball coaches while I was still on staff at  The Province newspaper, has now endured a full decade.Of course, we’re talking about the Varsity Letters’ Super 15, our annual list celebrating the best Grade 12 talent […]

Earl Marriott senior Cecilee Max-Brown was voted Varsity Letters' B.C. senior varsity girls 2018-19 Player of the Year by our panel of B.C.'s U Sports and NCAA coaches. (Photo by Justin Quinn provided by Academy Volleyball)
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Cecilee Max-Brown: Despite abbreviated high school career, Oregon State-bound hitter is Varsity Letters’ B.C. Girls Player Of The Year

SURREY — Her path to top in the world of B.C. girls high school volleyball was more than a tad bit unconventional.In fact, circumstances were such that Cecilee Max-Brown basically didn’t even suit up over her last two high school seasons.Yet the 6-foot-1 outside hitter who will graduate this spring from Surrey’s Earl Marriott Secondary […]

After leading Victoria's Belmont Bulldogs to back-to-back B.C. AAAA senior girls volleyball titles, Savannah Purdy has played a big role as a freshman in helping Trinity Western to the No. 1 spot in the latest U Sports women's volleyball national rankings. (Photo by Scott Stewart property of Trinity Western athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Savannah Purdy: Trinity Western’s fantastic volleyball freshman already embodies the ethos of U Sports’ No. 1-ranked Spartans

LANGLEY — Ask Trinity Western women’s volleyball coach Ryan Hofer what the most challenging aspects have been for his star rookie hitter Savannah Purdy to adjust to in joining a line-up that has gone into the Canada West winter break as the No. 1 team in the nation, and he correctly amends the question.

After a 25-23 win in the deciding third set of the 2018 B.C. senior girls Quad A volleyball championships gave Kelowna an upset win over Belmont at Penticton Secondary, Owls' player let the post-game celebration begin. (Photo by Mary Kessenich property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Quad-A Volleyball: Owls fly outside the box, Kelowna’s quirky prep leads to upset of three peat-minded Belmont Bulldogs

When you get right down to it, there could be no greater sign of respect for the accomplishments of the volleyball dynasty which had come to reside in our provincial capital the past two seasons-plus than the efforts of a determined opposition head coach.

Victoria's Belmont Bulldogs swept to first place at last weekend's Red Serge Invitational in PoCo. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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B.C. girls Top 10 volleyball rankings: Tweedy, PA Breakers, host Riverside make late-season charge at Red Serge invitational

PORT COQUITLAM — B.C.’s two-time defending AAAA champion Belmont Bulldogs pushed their record to 46-3 Saturday with win over Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breakers in the final of the Red Serge Invitational. As part of a 7-0 weekend in PoCo, it kept the ‘Dawgs firmly rooted at the top of its tier’s Top 10 rankings.

Belmont Bulldogs' Jocelyn Sherman (7) and Taylee Pomponio (14) celebrate a point during last season's B.C. AAA championship run at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Belmont girls volleyball: No. 1 Bulldogs’ quest for B.C. title three-peat rides on its three degrees of dedication

VICTORIA — You’ve heard of the six degrees of separation, but when it comes time to calculating the steps of togetherness for the Belmont Bulldogs senior girls volleyball team, it’s more about the three degrees of dedication. 

North Vancouver's Handsworth Royals take a B.C. AAAA No. 4 ranking into the Red Serge Invitational beginning Friday at Port Coquitlam's Riverside Secondary. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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B.C. girls high school volleyball: It’s Red Serge Week in PoCo! Plus full rankings and tourney finishes

LANGLEY — A gold-medal finish at its own invitational tournament keeps Victoria’s two-time B.C. champion Belmont Bulldogs atop the provincial Top 10 AAAA world according to the Top 10 polls released Thursday by the ranking committee of B.C. Girls High School Volleyball Association. 

Lord Byng's victory at the North Shore Invitational helped vault the Vancouver school to No. 2 in the latest B.C. AAAA girls volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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10.24.18 edition: B.C. senior girls Top 10 volleyball rankings stirred by North Shore Invitational results

LANGLEY — No one has been able to knock the two-time defending B.C. AAAA champions from their perch, but Victoria’s Belmont Bulldogs got a new neighbour nudging at its fencing this past week.

Vancouver's Crofton House Falcons have moved past city rival Little Flower Academy into No. 1 in the latest B.C. girls AAA volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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10.17.18 B.C. girls volleyball rankings: Byng, Kelowna fast-risers in Quad-A, Crofton House new No. 1 in Triple-A

LANGLEY — Oak Bay, Lord Byng and Kelowna all made significant climbs within the top four of the B.C. senior girls Quad A volleyball rankings.Kelowna moved up three spots to No. 4 after advancing all the way to the championship final of its own Best of West invitational which wrapped up Saturday, losing in the […]