PPH Volleyball Preview: Growing slowly but surely. The number of teams and quality of play are rising, but coaches say that's still room for more growth.
Sport: Volleyball Message Board
Posted: September 10th, 2012 by T Nolette
By Mike Lowe
There were 14 high schools that offered varsity girls' volleyball when the Maine Principals' Association sanctioned the sport in 2002.
There are now 23, with state champs crowned in both Class A and Class B.
The competition is better. The players are more skilled.
"I'm definitely getting better athletes," said Ruth Shaw, the Biddeford coach since 1999, when she started a club program. "When I first started, not all the girls were athletes. I got some who just decided they were tired of the fall sport that they had played forever.