John Jay-East Fishkill took top honors, sweeping Haldane in the platinum bracket, 25-20, 25-18. Patriots senior outside hitter Megan Theiller (right) was named tournament MVP after guiding the No. 5 Patriots from the lowest seed in the bracket, to the title. Teammate Maddie Barbaran was also named to the all-tournament team.
Haldane’s Kelly Vahos and Yorktown’s Kristen Sweeney were named to the all-tournament team from Westchester/Putnam. Lauren Westervelt and Morgan Mereday of Hunterdon Central (N.J.) and Marlea Nolan of Horseheads were also named to the all-tournament team.
There was one player on Massapequa (No. 4) who was also named to the team, but I never got a name; if somebody has it, please let me know and I’ll update this post.
Here are the full results from the event:
Pool play format: Four pools of five teams play two games to 25 points, with matches starting with a 4-4 score. After pool play, the top five teams based on point differential advanced to the platinum bracket. The field was separated into into groups of five teams for the gold, silver and bronze brackets, respectively, based on pool play results. Team record in pool play was used as a tiebreaker.
Because I think that the level of competition a team faced in pool play is absolutely relevant to how they may have finished, here is the breakdown of the pool play brackets, so you can see who faced who in qualifying.
POOL PLAY BRACKETS
Old Tappan (N.J.)
John Jay-East Fishkill
Hunterdon Central (N.J.)
Finals bracket format: The No. 1 seed in each bracket received a first-round bye. The winner of the No. 4 seed and No. 5 seed match advanced to face the top seed. The winner of the No. 2 seed-No. 3 seed match advanced to the championship to play the winner of the aforementioned matches.
I did not receive results or scores from the gold, silver or bronze brackets, so again, if anybody has them, please let me know. Every little bit helps, plus I also don’t want to leave out anyone.
PLATINUM BRACKET SEEDS
1. Demarest (N.J.): +71 (8-0)
2. Haldane: +57 (8-0)
3. Arlington: +44 (6-2)
4. Old Tappan (N.J.): +43 (6-2)
5. John Jay-East Fishkill: +39 (5-3)
Quarterfinals: No. 5 John Jay-East Fishkill def. No. 4 Old Tappan
Semifinals: No. 5 John Jay-East Fishkill def. No. 1 Demarest
Semifinals: No. 2 Haldane def. No. 3 Arlington
Championship: No. 5 John Jay-East Fishkill def. No. 2 Haldane, 25-20, 25-18
GOLD BRACKET SEEDS
1. Horseheads: +37 (6-2)
2. Hunterdon Central (N.J.): +28 (7-1)
3. Ursuline: +20 (5-3)
4. Scarsdale: +14 (5-3)
5. Yorktown: +10 (4-4)
SILVER BRACKET SEEDS
1. Hen Hud: +6 (5-3)
2. Pelham: +4 (4-4)
3. Massapequa: -10 (4-4)
4. Ossining: -37 (2-6)
5. Fox Lane: -40 (1-7)
BRONZE BRACKET SEEDS
1. Westlake: -45 (1-7)
2. Clarkstown North: -46 (1-7)
3. FDR-Hyde Park: -49 (1-7)
4. Clarkstown South: -68 (0-8)
5. North Rockland -79 (1-7)
Featured image photo credit: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News
Theiller photo credit: The Poughkeepsie Journal