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The Pioneers finished the 2018 season 33-3 ending at the semi-state finals to Avon and graduating five seniors, including Lilly Bivens ’19, who is playing at Nichols State. The 2019 Lady Pioneers are led by key returning starters juniors Ali Hornung (outside hitter and Purdue commit), and seniors Courtney Glotzbach (outside hitter and Jacksonville State commit), Ceci Rush (libero and Louisville commit), and Maggie Purichia (middle hitter). Juniors Anna Purichia (outside hitter) and Emma Kaelin (setter) are also returning starters who will make an impact. Newcomers who will be quick to contribute include juniors Lydia Rush (outside hitter) and Miranda Harley (defensive specialist), senior Brynna Walthers (defensive specialist), and freshman Grace Purichia (setter).
The Pioneers start the season ranked Class 4A No. 2.  With high expectations after returning a good portion of the lineup, the Pioneers have worked hard in the off season to fill the voids left by our talented graduating seniors.  The realignment in Class 4A left the postseason road filled with top 10 teams at every point, so the Pioneers are working to improve everyday to be playing our best volleyball in October.

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

Assistant Coaches:
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

2019 JV Volleyball team

2019 Freshman Volleyball team

2019 Volleyball schedule (subject to change)
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