Ken Wunderley profiles the Ambridge boys volleyball team. Read his story below.
(Photo: Senior Dan Zajac, serving for the Ambridge volleyball team, is also a dedicated weightlifter and football player. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
The Ambridge Area High School boys volleyball team avenged two losses at Saturday's Koller Classic at Central York High School and came home with the championship trophy.
"The Koller Classic is one of the best tournaments in the state," Ambridge coach Glenn Freed said. "Three of the top four Class AAA teams [in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association state rankings] and the top three Class AA teams were in the 20-team field. Winning a tournament of this magnitude is a significant achievement."
Ambridge, ranked No. 1 in the WPIAL and PVCA rankings in Class AA, has won five WPIAL titles in the past six years. The Bridgers advanced to the PIAA title match last year before losing to Northeastern.
"Our goal every year is to win WPIAL and PIAA titles," Freed said. "We came very close to reaching both goals last year, but fell short in the state title match."