The boy's high school club season has reached its midseason break as high school season begins at the end of the month. 17 and 18 Royal declined participating in Gateway Regionals this year, while the rest of HPSTL's boy's high school teams finished off this first portion playing in the 16s division or the 18s division of the Gateway Regional Championships.
HPSTL swept the podium in the 16s division with 15 Royal taking down 16 Orange 27-25 and 25-21 in the finals. 16 White finished third.
HPSTL also swept the 18s division with 18 Orange beating 17 Orange in the finals. 16 Royal played up in the 18s division and took third place.
The regional tournament is also the largest single day tournament for HPSTL's regional teams. This year, HPSTL hosted a record eight regional teams, that gave over seventy-five players the opportunity to play high level club volleyball while gearing up for their high school seasons. We look forward to tracking their progress for their schools and can't wait to see them in the summer for outdoor volleyball and prepare for nationals with our travel teams when they return in May!
15 Royal with their medals
18 Orange takes first at 18s Regionals
17 Orange takes 2nd at 18s Regionals
G17 Royal wins 17 Open at Nike President's Day
The HiP girls set a new record for Top 10 finishes at the President's Day Classic as TWELVE teams finished inside the top 10 of their respective divisions. The Illinois program nabbed two of the twelve spots as 13 Select (pictured below) finished 9th and 18 Select finished 10th.
The St. Louis program added the other ten spots with two first place finishes. 11 Royal and 17 Royal won the 11s division and the 17 Open division respectively with undefeated records. 13 Royal, 15 Royal, and 17 Orange also medaled with 3rd place finishes in the 13 Open, 15 Open, and 17 Premier divisions. 12 Royal and 12 Orange finished 10th and 9th in Open and Premier respectively, while 14 White nabbed 5th in club. 13 Gray took home 5th in the club division, and 18 Royal finished 10th in Open. 13 Gray even beat a team 25-0!!
17 Select improved their seed by ten spots and 15 Gray improved their seed by nine spots to make the biggest jumps of any HiP teams over the weekend. Additionally, the high school Royal teams had the best win percentage at a whopping .730!
11 Royal with their 1st place trophy
13 Select won the Silver division for a 9th place finish
17 Orange wins 3rd in Premier