The Northeast faced stiff competition as the Southeast, the Coastal and West boast some of the best volleyball teams in the state.
The numbers were down, however, as far as the Northeast team was concerned. Normally DeBaggis is used to 30 or more girls trying out for a spot on the team, but when he held the tryouts at Fenwick a few weeks back, the turnout was low.
“There wasn’t even a Metro team this year,” added DeBaggis. “I don’t know if the tournament itself is fizzling out, but it wasn’t promoted like it has been in the past. Normally I see girls from Andover, Chelmsford and Methuen trying out, but we didn’t have any representatives from there this year.”