Annually, regions 5-8 feature multiple KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament title contenders.
Here’s a look at the champions from regions 5-8 set to compete in the 2020 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament.
Elizabethtown (Region 5): Pulling off a repeat, Elizabethtown outlasted rival Central Hardin 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 13-25, 15-9) in the Region 5 title match. The back-to-back Region 5 champion features senior setter Grace Filburn, junior outside hitter/opposite, senior outside hitter and sophomore setter/middle blocker/opposite Sarah Clark. Excelling in the second half of the 2020 high school volleyball season, Elizabethtown has won 10 of its last 12 matches. Elizabethtown (16-5) is scheduled to meet Mercy in the first round of the KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament.
Mercy (Region 6): Perennial title contender Mercy is poised to compete in the 2020 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament after shutting out Holy Cross (Louisville) 3-0 (25-11, 25-6, 25-18)in the Region 6 title match. Mercy is a veteran team which features senior setter, senior defensive specialist , senior outside hitter/defensive specialist , senior middle blocker/opposite Allison Holloway, junior defensive specialist Addie Poehner and sophomore middle blocker . Scott is the 2020 Region 6 Player of the Year.
Assumption (Region 7): Reigning state champion Assumption is looking to capture another championship. The Rockets outlasted rival Sacred Heart 3-2 (25-20, 20-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-10) in the 2020 Region 7 title match. Thriving late in the 2020 high school volleyball season, Assumption has won 15 of its last 16 matches. Key players for Assumption (15-2) include sophomore outside hitter, senior setter , senior middle blocker/outside hitter , senior defensive specialist and junior opposite/middle blocker . Assumption is slated to meet Daviess County in the first round of the KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament.
North Oldham (Region 8): Another KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament regular, North Oldham shut out Simon Kenton 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-16) in the 2020 Region 8 title match. Senior defensive specialist Karly McNeil, senior outside hitter Meredith Kovarovic, senior middle blocker Emily Goodin, senior outside hitter,, junior middle blocker/right side Erika Beisner, junior setter Lindsey Adams, junior middle blocker/right side Kelsey Hillebrand and senior defensive specialist/setter Halle Adams contribute as part of a balanced North Oldham team. North Oldham is scheduled to meet Greenwood in the first round of the KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament.