Volleyball Qualifies for GHSA State Tournament After 2nd Place Finish at Area Tourney

COLUMBUS, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School volleyball team (10-14) and head coach Stephanie Harrell have accomplished yet another first for the program: the Vikings have qualified for the GHSA State Tournament for the first time in school history.

The Vikings were able to qualify for the state tournament by finishing second in the Area Tournament on Saturday, October 13 at Brookstone. The Vikings won two games and lost two matches on the day.

In the first match, the Vikings defeated Greeneville 25-16 and 25-18. The Viking then played Brookstone and fell in three games (20-25, 25-19, and 15-25).

After a 1-1 start in the double elimination tournament, the Vikings secured a spot in the championship match by defeating Central Talbotton in two games 25-18 and 25-21.

In the championship match, Brookstone beat FPD in the best 3-of-5 game series 25-17, 25-18, and 25-18.

By finishing in second place in the Area Match, the Vikings will move on to play in the GHSA State Tournament.

FPD will now host Calvary Baptist out of Savannah in the first round of the state tournament on Thursday, October 18. Match times will be announced once known.

One can access the full bracket by clicking the following link: GHSA Class A State Volleyball Playoffs.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting