Defending state champion Brandeis High School begins the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the Class 6A poll. Brandeis is coming off a season where he went 47-2 and beat Keller 3-2 in the Class 6A final to win his first state championship in 2021.

Brandeis was the San Antonio Express-News High School Girls Team of the Year. Head Coach Maddie Williams has been named Class 6A Coach of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA).

Championship Game MVP Jalyn Gibson was named the TSWA Class 6A Player of the Year. Gibson and second-team setter Carlee Pharris have graduated and will play college volleyball at Texas Christian University. The duo also earned All-America honors.

Brandeis fires senior outside hitter Emma Halstead, who earned TSWA honorable mention full state honors last year.

Brandeis players and coaches celebrate with students and fans following their five-set victory in the Class 6A Volleyball Final match between Brandeis and Keller on Saturday November 20, 2021 in Garland, Texas.

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Reagan High School landed at No. 6 in the Class 6A poll. Last season, Reagan beat Cibolo Steele 3-0 in the bi-district round but lost 3-1 to Lake Travis in the regional round. The Lady Rattlers finished the year 38-10.

From Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs is ranked #2 in the Class 6A poll. The Tigers finished last year at 21-6, advancing to the Class 5A regional final before losing 3-0 to New Braunfels Canyon. Dripping Springs upgraded to Class 6A as part of UIL’s realignment.


New Braunfels Canyon High School is ranked No. 4 in the Class 5A poll after participating in last season’s state tournament. The Cougarettes went 43-9 last year, winning the Class 5A Region IV championship before losing 3-2 to Grapevine in the state semifinals.

Canyon is returning setter Meagan Hawkins, who earned second-team TSWA All-State honors last season.

Johnson City is ranked No. 10 in the Class 2A poll. Johnson City advanced to the Class 2A regional semi-finals last season with wins over Three Rivers, Falls City and a bye in the bi-district.

See the full ranking here.

Texas Girls Coaches Association preseason volleyball rankings for the 2022 Texas high school volleyball season.

Texas Girls Coaches Association preseason volleyball rankings for the 2022 Texas high school volleyball season.

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Texas Girls Coaches Association preseason volleyball rankings for the 2022 Texas high school volleyball season.

Texas Girls Coaches Association preseason volleyball rankings for the 2022 Texas high school volleyball season.

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