Volleyball

University of Southern California senior Sara Hughes chases a dig during the final match of the AVP San Francisco Open on Sunday.

Women take center stage at AVP San Francisco Open

University of Southern California seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes placed second…

 

Competitors take a time out while volunteer ball girls play during the qualification rounds for the AVP San Francisco Open on Thursday. (Shannon Cole/Special to S.F. Examiner)

AVP tournament gets off to leisurely start

Qualification for the Association of Volleyball Professionals San Francisco Open began early…

 

Kerri Walsh Jennings will compete in the San Francisco Open this weekend on The Embarcadero. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Pro beach volleyball to hit The Embarcadero

The country’s best beach volleyball stars will hit the sand this weekend…

 

WCAL title continues to elude Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ volleyball program has won four Northern California…

Devin Chen/Special to the S.F. ExaminerOn the defensive: Balboa blockers Kaylla Totelgesse (28) and Bernie Formai (18) were part of an overpowering attack that swept Galileo.

Balboa cruises to win against Galileo

Records this early in the Academic Athletic Association girls’ volleyball season can…

Devin Chen/Special to the S.F. ExaminerOn the defensive: Balboa blockers Kaylla Totelgesse (28) and Bernie Formai (18) were part of an overpowering attack that swept Galileo.
Doug Ko/Special to the S.F. ExaminerDeep roster: Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Christina Lalor (15) was one of 10 Irish players to record multiple kills in Tuesday’s victory.

Well-rounded effort by SHC volleyball team leads to sweep

What was so impressive about the Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ volleyball team’s…

Doug Ko/Special to the S.F. ExaminerDeep roster: Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Christina Lalor (15) was one of 10 Irish players to record multiple kills in Tuesday’s victory.
Doug Ko/Special to The SF ExaminerSt. Ignatius’ Claire Healy

St. Ignatius’ Claire Healy named SF Examiner's volleyball player of the year

Sacred Heart Cathedral may have had the best girls’ volleyball season in…

Doug Ko/Special to The SF ExaminerSt. Ignatius’ Claire Healy
Amelia Tupou

Carlmont volleyball team makes third straight CCS semifinals with new group

Much has changed for the Carlmont girls’ volleyball team since last season,…

Amelia Tupou
Evan Chang

Urban’s Evan Chang commits to national-power BYU

When watching Urban School’s Evan Chang playing for the Blues on the…

Evan Chang
Hillsdale’s Kelley Maloney

Hillsdale volleyball controls its destiny in PAL Ocean

Every team wants to have control over its own fate going into…

Hillsdale’s Kelley Maloney
Aragon enters its second round of league play this week

Aragon girls' volleyball eyeing Bay title after tourney success

The Aragon volleyball team has not won the Peninsula Athletic League Bay…

Aragon enters its second round of league play this week
Lowell middle blocker Danielle Menikheim had eight kills and an ace to finish off defending league champion Lincoln. (Eric Luis/Special to The Examiner)Lowell middle blocker Danielle Menikheim had eight kills and an ace to finish off defending league champion Lincoln. (Eric Luis/Special to The Examiner)

Lowell volleyball team uses defense to thwart defending champs

It was a balanced attack that led Lowell High School’s girls’ volleyball…

Lowell middle blocker Danielle Menikheim had eight kills and an ace to finish off defending league champion Lincoln. (Eric Luis/Special to The Examiner)Lowell middle blocker Danielle Menikheim had eight kills and an ace to finish off defending league champion Lincoln. (Eric Luis/Special to The Examiner)
University High School's Emily Lee (16) and Quinlan Low (14) rise up for a block during their intense

University High volleyball team tops Lincoln despite missing star Evers

Missing standout senior outside hitter Katherine Evers due to an illness, University…

University High School's Emily Lee (16) and Quinlan Low (14) rise up for a block during their intense
Sophomore Amelia Tupou (13) has been starting regularly for Carlmont and is contributing more with each match she plays. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)Sophomore Amelia Tupou (13) has been starting regularly for Carlmont and is contributing more with each match she plays. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)

Carlmont girls' volleyball hoping to get over the CCS hump

Carlmont has reached the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball semifinals each…

Sophomore Amelia Tupou (13) has been starting regularly for Carlmont and is contributing more with each match she plays. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)Sophomore Amelia Tupou (13) has been starting regularly for Carlmont and is contributing more with each match she plays. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)
Half Moon Bay’s Shelly Holland (1) is one of several returners from last year’s team that reached the CCS playoffs for the first time in four seasons. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)Half Moon Bay’s Shelly Holland (1) is one of several returners from last year’s team that reached the CCS playoffs for the first time in four seasons. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)

Half Moon Bay hoping to build off last year’s volleyball success

The Half Moon Bay girls’ volleyball team broke through years of mediocrity…

Half Moon Bay’s Shelly Holland (1) is one of several returners from last year’s team that reached the CCS playoffs for the first time in four seasons. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)Half Moon Bay’s Shelly Holland (1) is one of several returners from last year’s team that reached the CCS playoffs for the first time in four seasons. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)
Middle blocker Kristen Chaney

Burlingame volleyball team anxious to track down elusive CCS crown

Burlingame has lost in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division…

Middle blocker Kristen Chaney

St. Ignatius’ ‘X’ factor earns Athlete of the Year honors

In a banner year for St. Ignatius girls’ athletics, Maria Kemiji-McDonald was…

Rebuilding Serra volleyball team looks for an edge

The Serra High School boys’ volleyball team is facing a daunting task…

Rising to new heights: The prep girls’ volleyball All-City team

With Lincoln, St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral and University all advancing to…

Wildcats ace defending champs en route to school’s first CCS title

Sacred Heart Cathedral came into the CIF Central Coast Section Division III…