WIAA approves rotation of 2A, 3A and 4A state volleyball tournaments

The WIAA approved at its June meeting a proposal that would rotate the 2A, 3A and 4A state volleyball championships between the Yakima Valley SunDome and Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.

Beginning in 2020, the approved schedule moves the 3A tournament to Saint Martin’s while shuttling the 2A tournament out to the SunDome for a two-year period.

In 2022, the 4A tournament rotates over to Saint Martin’s. 2A returns to Lacey in 2024.

The Olympic League regular season usually finishes up around the end of October and holds the league and district tournaments on successive weekends immediately following the regular season conclusion.

Teams such as North Kitsap, which has qualified for state in the past six seasons, and Kingston, which has made it the past two years, could end up with a gap before their state tournaments begin. The SunDome tournaments take place the weekend after the small school tournaments and the one held at Saint Martin’s.

The 2A state championship have not been held at the SunDome since 2009. Toyota Center in Kennewick, Evergreen State College and Pierce College all hosted the tournament before it moved to Saint Martin’s in 2015.