The MIAA girls’ volleyball state tournament kicks off this weekend with six schools representing Boston public schools.
Newly crowned city champs, Latin Academy (16-2), earned the highest seed of all Boston schools and will host the winner of No. 7-seed King Philip and No. 10 seed Cambridge Rindge & Latin at 4 p.m. on Monday in the Division 1 Central East bracket.
In the same bracket, Madison Park (12-4), which lost in the city semifinals to O’Bryant, is the No. 5-seed. The Cardinals will play at No. 4 North Quincy at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Boston Latin (11-9) is the No. 8 seed in the Division 1 Central East and they will host No. 9-seeded Needham at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
In Division 2 North, Burke, which lost in the city semis to Latin Academy, is the No. 4 seed. The Bulldogs (13-4) will host No. 13 Greater Lowell at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Also, in that bracket, No. 7 O’Bryant (12-5), the city league runner up, will host No. 10 Boston English (8-5) at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Before this season, English won three straight city titles.
Finally, in the Division 3 North tournament, No.4 Snowden (13-3), will host No. 5 St. Clement at 4 p.m. on Monday.
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