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Princess Anne High School finishes No. 22 in MaxPreps national girls volleyball rankings

Princess Anne High School finishes No. 22 in MaxPreps national girls volleyball rankings
Posted at 1:23 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 01:23:19-05

Princess Anne High School girl’s volleyball team during the MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. ( – The Princess Anne High School girls’ volleyball team has finished No. 22 nationally for the 2018 season. The announcement was made by MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader and a site.

“The MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard honors the very best high school teams in the nation,” said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. “To qualify, you must be highly ranked nationally by MaxPreps; and you must also win a state championship. Those are tough qualifications considering there are more than twenty thousand teams competing in high school varsity volleyball.”

“This is one of the most exciting experiences for our school,” said Princess Anne head volleyball coach Craig Dooren, who completed his 20th season. “Three of our senior girls are going to a military school – Army (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.), Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy. It’s great to see the girls being rewarded for the hard work they put in,”

Princess Anne was queen of the court as the Cavaliers completed a perfect 29-0 season by sweeping North Stafford, 3-0, on Nov. 16 to capture the Virginia 5A state championship. The team’s other state title came in 2016. Princess Anne is one of only 10 girls’ volleyball schools being honored on this year’s Tour of Champions.

The senior class won 116 of 125 matches (.928 winning percentage). The team swept their last 20 matches of the season and only lost four sets all year. Under Dooren’s tutelage, Prince Anne has won at least 27 matches in each of the past five seasons going a cumulative 146-12 (.924).

Virginia Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Darren Percy presented Coach Dooren and the team with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy Tuesday night in between the girls and boys varsity basketball games. The team also received a banner for their accomplishment.

MaxPreps Computer Rankings are used to determine team rank for the Tour of Champions. The system utilizes the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins the higher the ranking, but the system takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents), margin of victory, and strength of schedule. Playoff games are weighted 2.1 times a regular season game.

About, a CBS Sports Digital property, is America’s most popular media company devoted exclusively to the coverage of high school sports.  MaxPreps publishes comprehensive sports information in collaboration with over 100,000 varsity coaches.  MaxPreps team rankings are referenced by media, and used by numerous states to help seed their playoffs.  MaxPreps experts provide sports insights, and inspirational stories that reinforce the positive outcomes obtained from participation in high school sports.  Founded in 2002, MaxPreps is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, Calif.
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