VERONA, NJ - The Verona High School volleyball team has earned the top seed in this year's Essex County Tournament, which consists of 34 teams.

As a result of its top seed, Verona received bye through two play-in rounds.  Nine other teams also earned a bye -- No. 2 Mount St. Dominic, No. 3 Livingston, No. 4 Caldwell, No. 5 Millburn, No. 6 Bloomfield, No. 7 Montclair, No. 8 West Orange, No. 9 Newark Academy and No. 10 North 13th Street Tech. 

The tournament runs from Oct. 17 through Oct. 28. with the first round beginning Oct. 21 and the final set for 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Bloomfield.