Carroll junior middle blocker Reese Monnin was named first-team all-state Sunday, and his teammate Andrew Saraga, a senior libero, made honorable mention. Badin senior outside hitter Eli Halverson also made first team, while Rams sophomore setter Jordan Brockman was second team all-state.
In Saturday’s semifinals, Carroll swept Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21. Badin also swept their semifinal against Columbus St. Francis DeSales.
Division I tournament
Beavercreek and Centerville both reached the state semifinals, but lost Sunday to powerhouses from Cincinnati’s Greater Catholic League South Division.
Beavercreek lost a five-set overtime heartbreaker to 2021 state champion Moeller, falling 26-28, 25-21, 19-25, 25-12, 16-14.
Beavercreek senior outside hitter Josh Culpepper, who last week was named West Regional player of the year, also made the all-state first team Sunday. Beavercreek junior setter Collin Brown made honorable mention all-state.
Centerville struggled Sunday against 2021 state runner-up Elder, falling in straight sets, 25-5, 25-15, 25-17. Elks senior middle blocker/outside hitter Aidan Buirley was named first-team all-state, with teammate Corey Holbrook, a senior outside hitter, making honorable mention.
In Saturday’s state quarterfinals, Centerville beat Cleveland St. Ignatius, three sets to one — 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 25-15 — and Beavercreek swept Hudson in three sets, 25-17, 27-25, 25-22.
Elder and Moeller played in the Division I state final later Sunday.