Girls Varsity Volleyball · Final Four News and Notes

The Saint Joseph Academy volleyball team is set to play in Friday’s OHSAA Division 1 state tournament.  The Jaguars will take on Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame at approximately 7:00 p.m. at Vandalia Buter High School.  Here are some news and notes about the match:

  • Saint Joseph Academy will be making its third trip to the Final Four in the last five seasons
  • SJA, along with Padua and Mount Notre Dame, are the only schools to have been in three of the last five D1 Final Fours
  • Prior to 2015, SJA volleyball had never won a district title. Head Coach Kate Latkovic was hired in 2015 and her team has gone 122-37 during that time
  • The Jaguars played in the state championship game in 2017 and were in the Final Four in 2016
  • SJA has played two of the other three Final Four teams this season (2 matches each against MND and Padua)
  • The Jaguars have not lost a set yet in the 2020 postseason (sectionals, districts or regionals)
  • According to Max Preps, SJA had the second-toughest schedule in the state in 2020 behind only Cin. Ursuline Academy
  • In 2020, the Jaguars played nine matches against teams in the Final Four: 2 matches each against Padua, Mount Notre Dame and Gilmour Academy, and one match against NDCL, Huron and Independence
  • In the final MaxPreps rankings, SJA was ranked #6 in the state and #57 nationally

The match will be streaming through the NFHS/OHSAA.  The match can be viewed HERE.  The cost is $10.99.