The South Delta Sun Devils are certainly living up to their early season promise and the rest of the province has taken notice.
The senior girls volleyball team entered this week as the No. 1 ranked team in B.C. at the AAAA tier, designated for the largest schools in the province.
The Sun Devils are undefeated in the South Fraser Premier League with a 7-0 record, having dropped just one set (21-1) during that run.
They have also been impressive in tournament play with victories at UBC and Seaquam. Their lone defeat was to No. 1 AAA ranked Mt. Doug in the semi-finals at the Camosun Tournament in Victoria. The girls rebounded to finish third.
South Delta is at Semiahmoo Secondary this weekend and wrap up league play with matches against Delta rival Seaquam on Monday at Semiahmoo Secondary and Richmond’s McMath on Wednesday at SDSS at 7 p.m.
Seaquam is ranked 10th at the AAAA level, while McMath is No. 4 among AAA schools.
The last time the Sun Devils reached this lofty height was when they capped a dominating run with three straight provincial championships from 2012-2014.
Those teams were led by Megan and Nicole McNamara who went on to enjoy All-American beach volleyball careers at UCLA.
The 24-year-old twins dropped by their old school this week to scrimmage with the team and offer their support.
Coached by Dan Burgess and Gaitlin Saip: the SDSS roster features Esther Lim, Lauren Wight, Taylor Katsube, Kate McDonald, Jane McDonald, Tayah Meehan, Rachel Rosser, Olivia Barber, Anna Tanaka, Myah Cressy, Bianka Filc, Mackenzie Campbell, Sara Tisovska, Georgia Kwiatkowski and Amy Smith.
At the net…
-The Southpointe Titans are also enjoying a fine season and currently rank No. 6 in the single-A tier. The Tsawwassen private school has a 5-1 record in the Sur-Del Tier One League. The Delta Pacers sit at 3-3.