The Pioneer Volleyball team had an outstanding season losing only one regular season game before falling in the 4A regional final in five sets to Center Grove. Season highlights includes wins over Mercy Academy of Louisville and Floyd Central, Crown Point, and Hamilton Southeastern plus winning the Carmel 4 Way, the Providence Early Bird, and the Y at the TI.
Several players have been nominated for All-State awards, All-District awards, and All Star placements. Seniors Courtney Glotzbach, Ceci Rush, Bryanna Walthers, and Ali Hughes have been awarded Academic All State honors.
The team will graduate five seniors: Maggie Purichia, Glotzbach, Rush, Walthers, and Hughes. Two will continue their volleyball careers in colleges -Glotzbach at Jacksonville State and Rush at The University of Louisville. Maggie Purichia has not narrowed down her decision yet but also plans to play volleyball in college.
The JV team finished with an outstanding record of 20-5, while the freshman team finished 14-8.
Terri (Blunk) Purichia ’90, 20th season, career record 594-178
Ryan Neal ’03
Charly (Day) Neal ’03
JV Coaching Staff:
JV Head Coach Jill Book
Freshman Coaching Staff:
Freshman Head Coach Amber Hublar ’12
Freshman Assistant Coach Kattie Kochert ’11
2019-2020 Season Record: 29-2
Postseason History last five years:
3A Sectional Champions: 2015, 2016
4A Sectional Champions: 2017, 2018, 2019
3A Regional Champions: 2015, 2016
4A Regional Champions: 2017, 2018
3A Semi-State Champions: 2015, 2016
3A State Runners-Up: 2016
2A State Champions: 2014
3A State Champions: 2015
Outstanding accomplishments: 32 Sectional titles, fifth all-time in IHSAA history.
2A Mental Attitude Award Winners:
2015 – Audrey Shannon ‘16
2014 – Patricia Mattingly ’15
2013 – Abby Spitznagel ’14
2002 – Charly Day (now Neal) ’03
2001 – Diana Zipp (now Gaddis) ’02
2019 JV Volleyball team
2019 Freshman Volleyball team