Yorktown completes perfect 28-0 campaign for Fifth State Title
After a slow start, No. 1 Yorktown completed its second perfect season in the last three years by taking a 3-1 (16-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15) win over Munster in the Class 4A championship match.
Coach Stephanie Bloom’s Tigers saw the Mustangs come out hot, hitting .361 as a team in the opening set as five Munster players recorded at least two kills in the set.
It was all downhill from there for No. 3 Munster, however, as the Tigers won set two by never trailing and won set three also without trailing and being tied only once (at 5-5). In the clincher, Yorktown scored the first nine points en route to claiming the school’s fifth title overall.
The 28-0 Tigers also took the title in 2000, 2011, 2016 and 2018 when they were the last undefeated team (at 34-0) to date to win a state title.
Yorktown had four players in double-digits with kills, led by Ellee Stinson’s 12. She also had a match-best 31 digs.
Munster, which came in on a 26-match winning streak, got 14 kills each from Haley Melby and Lourdes Torres.
Coach Brett Boden’s Mustangs, who were making their first state finals appearance since 1977, finished 32-3.
Munster’s Holly Kaim earns Mental Attitude Award
During the awards ceremony, Holly Kaim of Munster High School was announced by the IHSAA Executive Committee as the recipient of the Mental Attitude Award in Class 4A Volleyball.
The award is annually presented to a senior who is nominated by her principal and coach, and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability during her four years of high school.
She is the daughter of Jeremy and Tammy Kaim of Munster. She plans on attending either Purdue or Notre Dame and will study Chemistry.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, a corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Munster High School’s general scholarship fund in the name of Holly Kaim.