In front of an enthusiastic Senior Night crowd in Bel Air, John Carroll defeated St. Paul’s 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-7). The effort was led by the Patriots’ four seniors: Nico Santoro (8 kills and 3 aces); Matt Smidt (23 assists, 1 block, and 1 kill); Jacob Smidt (14/14 serving with 1 ace); and John Michael (2 kills and 2 blocks). Junior Noah Milliron was a strong contributor as well with 7 kills, 1 block, and 1 ace.
The Patriots will host Boys Latin on Friday to close out their regular season in a game that will determine the final playoff seeding for both teams. After going winless in the MIAA A Conference in 2017, the Patriots will be playing in the Conference Quarterfinals on Monday, 10/29, against either Gilman or Mount St. Joseph, their first trip to the playoffs since 2005 .