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2021 In Review: Girls Volleyball

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a step in getting ready for the upcoming 2022 fall sports season, is taking a look back at the 2021 season in District 2.


Delaware Valley and Blue Ridge won both district and division titles.

Delaware Valley won the District 2 Class 4A and Wyoming Valley Conference championships.

Blue Ridge won District 2 Class A and Lackawanna League Division 2 titles.

Berwick, in Class 3A, and Holy Redeemer, in Class 2A, won the other District 2 titles.

Western Wayne was the Lackawanna League Division 1 champion.

State impact

Holy Redeemer was the only District 2 team to win a state match last season.

The Lady Royals swept Wyalusing Valley, 25-14, 25-14, 26-24, in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament. They lost in the Class 2A state quarterfinals in three sets against Allentown Central Catholic.

Final standings

WVC: Delaware Valley 14-0, Berwick 11-1, Holy Redeemer 10-3, Crestwood 10-4, Nanticoke 10-4, Dallas 8-5, Hazleton Area 6-4, Lake-Lehman 8-6, Pittston Area 7-7, Tunkhannock 5-9, Hanover Area 4-10, Wyoming Valley West 3-10, Wyoming Area 2-12, MMI Prep 1-12, Wilkes-Barre Area 1-12.

Lackawanna Division 1: Western Wayne 14-0, Dunmore 12-2, North Pocono 9-5, Abington Heights 6-8, Lackawanna Trail 4-10.

Lackawanna Division 2: Blue Ridge 13-2, Mountain View 9-6, Susquehanna 6-9, Forest City 4-11, Montrose 2-13, Elk Lake 1-14.


Delaware Valley finished as the top team in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Berwick was second, followed by: No. 3 Holy Redeemer, No. 4 Nanticoke, No. 5 Crestwood, No. 6 Western Wayne, No. 7 Hazleton Area and No. 8 Blue Ridge.


Seven District 2 players – six of them outside hitters and five of them juniors – were named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-State Team. Delaware Valley junior outside hitters Jazymyne Bates and Emily Henn made the Class 4A team; Berwick juniors Cecelia Isenberg, an outside hitter, and Morgan Nevel, a setter made the Class 3A team along with Nanticoke junior outside hitter Myla Vnuk; and Holy Redeemer outside hitters Eva Szura, a senior, and Kaylee Gryboski, a sophomore, made the Class 2A team. … Berwick won the title in the District 2-4 Class 3A Subregional. … Six WVC matches were canceled and never made up because of COVID shutdowns of various teams.

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