2011-12 IHSAA State Finals Class 3A Recap

Nov. 5, 2011

Top-ranked Yorktown Completes Delaware County Trifecta
Yorktown lived up to its No. 1 billing and gave the Delaware County schools a trifecta in sweeping to the 3A state title with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-15 victory over unranked Indianapolis Bishop Chatard at Worthen Arena.

The Tigers (37-2) claimed the school’s second volleyball state championship to go along with their 2000 3A title. They finished as state runner-up in 2009. It was the team’s 18th consecutive victory, fourth 3-0 sweep in a row and fifth of the state tournament. Yorktown also had swept Chatard, 2-0, back on Aug. 27.

Yorktown’s leading offensive threat Emily Wolfert stepped up in the final match of her prep career tallying 20 kills to go along with four digs and two service aces. Classmate Kelsey Barker chimed in with 13 kills while Nikki Box and Kati Vasalakis got the job done defensively with 14 and 13 digs, respectively. Box also landed three service aces.

Marissa Collier led Chatard (21-18) with seven kills, while Anna Logan and Lexi Siegler each added four. Mary Kilbane dug 16 balls on defense.

Yorktown, the third Delaware County school of the day to win a state championship, was coached by Stephanie Bloom. Bishop Chatard was guided by Larry Leonhardt. The Trojans were making their first state finals appearance since their 2004 3A championship season and fourth overall.

Emily Wolfert Named Mental Attitude Award Winner
Emily Wolfert of Yorktown High School was named winner of the 2011 Mental Attitude Award for Girls 3A Volleyball by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.

The award is presented annually to a senior in each classification who demonstrates excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.

Emily has earned a 3.97 grade point average while undertaking several honors and advanced placement classes.  She is the recipient of Yorktown’s Academic Excellence Award and is a member of National Honor Society.  Emily is active in the student council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, Drama Club, and peer tutoring.

This is her second appearance at the Volleyball State Finals, the first coming in 2009 when Yorktown finished as runner-up.  This year she has garnered All-Delaware County, All-Conference, and All-State Honors.  Emily holds the school record for most kills in a season.

Emily is the daughter of Matt and Cheryl Wolfert of Yorktown.  She will continue her volleyball career at Hillsdale College (MI) next year.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented a scholarship check for $1,000.00 to Yorktown High School in the name of Emily Wolfert.  Since 1989, more than $745,000 in college scholarships has been presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance to deserving high school students in Indiana.