2018 5A AIA TOURNAMENT - Gilbert draws #5 Horizon in Round 1 of the State tourney. The match will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:30pm, with Horizon hosting. 5-A BRACKETS


The Tigers finished #12 in the final AIA rankings. Teams that qualify for the state tournament include those ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners.

Conference Play-in: Casteel (#21) at Gilbert (#12) - October 25, 6:30pm

5A 16-team bracket:
In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24.

Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

5A State Tournament dates:
First Round: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m. @ High Seed Horizon tops Gilbert, 3-0
Quarterfinals: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m. @ High Seed
Semifinals: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 5:45 & 7:45 p.m. @ CVHS
State Championship: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6 p.m. @ ASU

Check out all the team and individual statistics
Attacking, Serving, Blocking, Digging, Ball Handling, Serve Receiving - on our MAXPREPS page.  


ANOTHER GREAT INVITATIONAL - Gilbert High volleyball hosted its annual Gilbert Invitational on Friday Oct. 5th and Saturday Oct. 6th. There were eight schools competing at Gilbert High: Basha, Corona del Sol, Gilbert, Hamilton, Highland, Mountain Pointe, Sunnyslope and Xavier Prep.

Xavier Prep posted the best record at the round-robin Gilbert Volleyball Invitational over the weekend. Xavier was 6-1, followed by Corona and Hamilton (5-2), Sunnyslope (4-3), Basha and Mountain Pointe (3-4), Highland (2-5) and Gilbert (0-7).

HELP THE PROGRAM AND GET A TAX BREAK - Tax credit donation allows an Arizona taxpayer to contribute $200 per individual or $400 per joint tax return to a school's extra curricular programs. Tax credit money can be used to pay your daughter's $100 athletic fee. You also have the option to donate additional funds to the volleyball program. Details about tax credit donations can be found at the GILBERT DISTRICT WEB SITE.

Fill out the on-line form and give them the instruction that you want to donate specifically to "Gilbert High School Girls Volleyball" when you fill out the form. Or simply write a check (made out to Gilbert Girls Volleyball) and mail it to the school address in care of Coach Hesse. You will receive documentation that verifies your donation for tax reporting purposes.

A BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS - The teams and coaching staffs would like to thank everybody who will be sponsoring the program for the 2018 season.

If you are in the need of a product or service that one of our sponsors offers please patronize their business.  SPONSORS


Match action photo GALLERY


Gilbert captain destined for volleyball lifestyle since early childhood
October 2, 2018 by Gabriel Moreno
Arizona State University

As a young child, Catie Speas was forced to deal with the tragic loss of her father. Speas struggled with the insurmountable pain of replacing the void once held by her father’s embrace.

As a single parent, Catie’s mother, Lauren, required a nanny. Speas accompanied her nanny everywhere. That included the volleyball court where her nanny coached at Perry and for Aspire Volleyball Club.

“I was with her 24/7 and I went to all her practices, tournaments, just everything and I just fell in love watching the sport,” Speas said.

Speas began her volleyball journey when she turned 8. She made the Gilbert varsity as a freshman and the Tigers made it to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. “It was such an amazing game and I’ll never forget it,” Speas said.

Now a senior, Speas plays alongside teammate Natalie Williams, who she first played with in the eighth grade. “Catie has been my best friend since junior high,” Williams said. “To be able to play alongside her in high school is a dream come true.”

As captain of the Tigers, Speas is known for more than her lasting friendships.

“She is so critical to our team,” coach Joe Hesse said. “Her competitiveness and understanding for the game are unmatched.”

Speas competitiveness is not isolated to her on-court play. She also channels it in the classroom. Speas has been a golden scholar during her high school career and is meeting qualifications as a senior.

“I actually consider my grades to be a bigger success than anything I’ve done on the volleyball court,” Speas said.




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