ORLANDO, Fla. - The following is a news release from MaxPreps.com:
Bishop Moore Catholic High School was presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during a school assembly on Tuesday. The honor is part of the third annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions for Girls’ Volleyball presented by the Army National Guard and Bishop Moore Catholic is one of just ten schools being honored.
The Hornets finished ranked No. 1 in the country by MaxPreps, a California-based company that ranks more than 17,000 high school girls’ volleyball teams.
"MaxPreps is thrilled to work with the Army National Guard to honor America's finest high school volleyball teams with the prestigious Army National Guard national ranking trophy,” said President and Founder, Andy Beal. “Coach Jarvis and the Bishop Moore Catholic Hornets have proven on the court that they are among the nation's truly elite high school volleyball teams. We are thrilled to increase the number of teams honored this year and we salute the coach, the girls on the team and Bishop Moore Catholic High School for a job well done."
Bishop Moore Catholic swept Tampa Berkeley Prep 25-23, 25-22, 25-12 in the Florida Class 4A state championship match to win the state title. This is the first state championship for the Hornets since they won back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000 when Coach Jarvis was a member of the team. The Hornets finished the season undefeated at 32-0 and are only the second central Florida team ever to do so, the other was Winter Park in 2004.
“It is a huge honor to receive something as prestigious as the national ranking trophy from MaxPreps and the Army National Guard,” said Bishop Moore Catholic head coach Tanya Jarvis. “We are humbled and honored to be able to represent Bishop Moore Catholic. We have such great support here, to bring this honor to the school is awesome.” Coach Jarvis was named the Florida Dairy Farmer’s Coach of the Year, 4A Coach of the Year and MaxPreps National Coach of the Year.
After heart breaking, season-ending losses to Tampa Berkeley Prep the past two seasons, including in the state finals last year, Bishop Moore Catholic finally beat them in 2012 and took home the crown. Berkeley Prep had won the title each of the previous three years. Along the way to the state championship, Bishop Moore Catholic faced many aggressive opponents, including Ransom Everglades in a tough semi-final match. Each time the Hornets rose to the challenge and finished their season unbeaten.
The Hornets were led by their three captains, seniors Lindsey Owens and Danielle Glinka and junior Allie Monserez. Both Owens and Glinka were four-year varsity players for Bishop Moore. Owens had a team-leading 297 digs, 469 kills and 25 blocks. She received many accolades during and following the season including Orlando Sentinel Player of the Year and Florida Dairy Farmer’s Player of the Year. She will play at Virginia Tech next year. Glinka, a Dartmouth recruit, had 259 digs and 304 kills on the season. Monserez, setter for the Hornets, led the team with 925 assists and 42 aces. She has committed to play at the University of South Carolina. Seniors Katie Truluck (Washington and Lee) and Vicky Parzygnat (Weber) will also play collegiate volleyball next year.
Staff Sergeant John Wilkes of the Florida Army National Guard presented Coach Jarvis and the Hornets with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during a school assembly on Tuesday.
“For three years the Army National Guard has recognized nationally ranked volleyball teams with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy,” said LTC Christian J. Johnson of the Army National Guard. “We take great pride in doing so because it symbolizes the indomitable spirit common to high school athletes and the U.S. Soldier. It is our honor to share this symbol with the team, coaches, parents, and school. It is an award for the entire community and is much deserved.”