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BREBEUF JESUIT TOP OF THE HEAP IN CLASS 3A
The trip to the state finals for Brebeuf Jesuit proved as memorable as it could possibly be as the third-ranked Braves emerged with a four-game victory over No. 4 Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran in the Class 3A state title match at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on November 8, 2003.
The teams split the opening two games with Brebeuf grabbing a 21-19 win in the opener and Concordia answering in the second with a 21-16 edge. From there, the Braves carried it home winning 21-19 and 21-17 to close out their first volleyball state championship season. With a 35-4 mark, it was the school’s eighth in a sport with the last coming during the 1999-00 boys basketball season in Class 3A.
Senior Natalie Mullikin led the Brebeuf charge on offense with 16 kills, while Kim Kristoff added 11. Teammate Sarah Grey was successful on seven of her eight kill attempts for an impressive .875 hitting percentage.
Kamaria Alexander led Concordia Lutheran, making its first trip to a state championship match since the Cadets’ 1976 runner-up team, with 14 kills. Celina Bustamante headed up the defense with 14 digs to her credit.
The Braves, coached by Brian Murray, earned a hard-fought win over Mishawaka Marian during the morning semifinals, 21-18, 18-21, 21-19, 21-18. Concordia Lutheran, under coach Tony Terrell, swept its way past first-timer Heritage Hills in the other semi, 21-9, 21-15, 21-16.
Natalie Mullikin of Brebeuf Jesuit Wins Mental Attitude Award
Natalie will graduate this spring with 11 varsity letters, four in volleyball, three in basketball and four in track and field.
in the top 20% of her class, Natalie has been on the high honor roll every
semester and “…her approach to academics mirrors her approach to her athletic
pursuits: purposeful and quietly determined,” according to her Principal,
Andrew F. Noga.
She was an ICGSA Honorable Mention Academic All-State honoree this
season. She will attend
she has been the school’s Most Valuable Player and team captain twice. She was named to the
volunteer work includes collecting, along with her volleyball teammates, 100 boxes
of personal items for soldiers in
is the daughter of Carol and Wayne Mullikin of
Bureau Insurance, IHSAA corporate partner, presented a check for $1,000.00 to
New IHSAA Book, Play On, Recaps 100
Years Of High School Sports in
for holiday gift ideas? The exciting new book, Play On, celebrating 100
years of high school sports in
Team Posters And Individual Action Photographs Available
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State Finals Programs Available
there for the volleyball state finals? You can still purchase a copy of the
official state finals program while supplies last! Programs are $3.00 if you
purchase in person at the IHSAA Office (