Featuring Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams, Bellarmine has been the perennial powerhouse in Northern California boys volleyball. The Bells have won an unmatched 13 CCS titles and took the Nor-Cal Sectional title in 2016. The Bells have spent the past three seasons ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation, being ranked as high as number three during that stretch. 2018 was yet another example of Bellarmine’s dominance in Northern California and beyond.
The Bells secured their 16th WCAL title, 9th outright, by sweeping through their league opponents in 2018. They headed into CCS playoffs as the division one 3rd overall seed; they made quick work of Cupertino in the 1st round and battled a tough Menlo Atherton squad to advance to their third straight CCS finals match. This year they squared off against Monta Vista, a familiar opponent as the Bells had eliminated Monta Vista from CCS contention the previous two seasons. The CCS finals was a showcase of two volleyball juggernauts duking it out for every point; in the end the Bells put their foot down and held off the Matadors with a 15-13 game five victory. The Bells would face the Matadors again a week later in the Nor-Cal Semifinals, falling in 5 sets to the eventual Nor-Cal champions. Despite the loss, the season was yet another historic display of the program’s prowess. At one point they enjoyed a 16 match winning streak, finishing off the year ranked 10th in the nation and 6th in state. This upcoming year they return some key contributors from this past season, with some underclassman additions, and expect to continue the tradition of excellence.