The National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) held its national high schools volleykball championships over the weekend in Belmopan at the UB Gym on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. This year’s Nationals were hosted by Belmopan Baptist High School.
Participating high schools, champions of their respective divisions, were:
North: Female (F) – Muffles College (MC); Male (M) – Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Mexico (ESTM).
Central: Female (F) St. Catherine Academy (SCA); Male (M) St. John’s College (SJC).
West: Female (F) – Belmopan Comprehensive School (BCS); Male (M) Mopan Technical High School (MTHS).
South: Female (F) Stann Creek Ecumenical College (SCEC); Male (M) Toledo Community College (TCC).
(F) SCA and (M) TCC were the defending national champions.
In a simple knockout format, semifinals were played on Friday, and third place and championship games for both females and males took place on Saturday.
In games played on Friday, (F) SCA defeated MC, 25-16, 25-12, 25-18; (F) SCEC def. BCS, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-21; (M) SJC def. ESTM, 25-13, 25-14, 25-20; and (M) TCC def. MTHS, 25-16, 25-20, 25-21.
On Saturday, in third place games, (F) BCS def. MC, 26-24, 25-21, 25-14; and (M) MTH def. ESTM, 25-17, 17-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-7. And in the championship games which followed, (F) SCA defeated SCEC, 25-9, 25-13, 25-10; and (M) TCC defeated SPHS, 25-23, 25-16, 25-18.
Therefore, the female champions of the NSSSA volleyball tournament 2012 are once again Central Zone representatives, St. Catherine Academy. Female MVP was Sherika Burton of SCA. And the male champions are once more South Zone representatives, Toledo Community College. Male MVP was Trevor Muschamp of TCC.