Bio

DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

XCP volleyball is nationally ranked by media

Xavier Prep has won two straight 6A Conference volleyball state championships, but to make it three, the Gators will have to rely on steady improvement with many of its returnees this fall.

Still, XCP has been rated No. 33 in the nation by MaxPreps and No. 49 by prepvolleyball.com.

Xavier’s top returning players are senior outside hitter Bri McKnight, senior middle blocker Jasmine  Knight and defender Abby Converse.

XCP has been having tryouts this week in the Activity Center and Vestar Hall, and next week open full preseason practice at the Brophy auxiliary gym and Vestar.

The team will participate in the annual four-team preseason scrimmage at Chandler Hamilton on Aug. 28 with Hamilton, Phoenix Sunnyslope and Chandler Basha.

Stay tuned to The XCP Files for season previews on volleyball, golf, badminton, freshman tennis, cross country and swimming/diving in the coming weeks.

Another great year is ahead for the XCP teams!!

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