The brackets for the upcoming State Volleyball Tournament were released by the Minnesota State High School Sunday morning.
In Class A, Verndale (Section 5A) received the #5 seed and will face #4 Heritage Christian Academy (Maple Grove) in the quarterfinals at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Sebeka (Section 6A), the second team from the Park Region Conference to qualify, was not seeded and by virtue of a random draw will play #2 seed Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 3:00 p.m.
Both the Pirates and Lady Trojans are making their first-ever state tournament appearances.
Defending Class A champion Bethlehem Academy (Faribault) received the number one seed and will take on Cook County in the opening round. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown is seeded third and will face Section 8A champion Ada-Borup in the quarterfinals.
In AA, the top seeds are: Belle Plaine, Concordia Academy (Roseville), Rocori, Stewartville and Hill-Murray. Stewartville was the 2014 champion.
Perham, the Section 8AA champion, will get a first round matchup will Belle Plaine. Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta drew Rocori.
The top five seeds in Class AAA are : Prior Lake, Eagan, Champlin Park, Roseville Area and Moorhead. Defending champion Chaska did not make this year’s tournament.