Bethel Park claimed its seventh consecutive Class AAA Section 1 title during the 2016-17 season. The Black Hawks have lost only three section matches during that stretch.
Bethel Park received a first-round bye as the No. 3 seed, then advanced to the WPIAL semifinals with a 3-1 win over Shaler. The Black Hawks dropped a 3-1 decision to defending WPIAL champion and eventual runner-up Penn-Trafford.
Bethel Park did earn a PIAA berth with a 14-25, 25-23, 25-18, 24-26, 15-13 win against Seneca Valley in the WPIAL consolation for third place. The Black Hawks also swept Erie McDowell 3-0 in the opening round of the PIAA Tournament.
In the PIAA quarterfinals, Bethel Park saw its season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to North Allegheny.
In Class AA, South Park claimed the Section 3 title with a 10-0 record. The Eagles lost in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.