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The Pioneers finished the season 33-3 and for the second year in a row, reached the 4A Final Four. Highlights included the program’s second-ever undefeated season at home and first since 1989. The Pioneers defeated rival Floyd Central to win their eighth-consecutive sectional championship and defeated Castle,’s No. 16 team in the country, to win their eighth straight regional championship.

Providence was led in offense by sophomore Ali Hornung, who became the first Pioneer to reach 500 kills in a season in program history. Hornung was selected First Team All State by the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association. Seniors Hanna Mitchell and Lilly Bivens were selected to the Second Team. Ali, Hanna, Lilly and fellow senior Courtney Glotzbach were also named to the IHSVCA 4A South All-District team. These seniors finish their volleyball careers with four sectionals, four regionals, one state runner-up finish, and one state championship with an overall record of 141-14, tied for the best four-season record in program history.

Coaching Staff:
Terri (Blunk) Purichia ’90, 20th season, career record 565-176

Assistant Coaches:
Zach McCrite ’98
Brandy Denning
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

2018-2019 Season Record: 33-3; Ranked No. 2 in 4A

Postseason History last five years:
2A Sectional Champions:  2014
3A Sectional Champions:  2015, 2016
4A Sectional Champions: 2017, 2018
2A Regional Champions: 2014
3A Regional Champions: 2015, 2016
4A Regional Champions: 2017, 2018
2A Semi-State Champions: 2014
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

2018 JV Volleyball team

2018 Freshman Volleyball team


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