November 3, 2012

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard Turns the Tables in 3A Championship Match
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard emerged from a fifth set and turned the tables on Yorktown to win the Class 3A state championship match at Worthen Arena.

The No. 3 Trojans (32-7) won the opening and third sets before breaking free from four tie scores in the decisive frame to win, 25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-12. It was the school’s second 3A volleyball championship to go along with the 2004 trophy. Top-ranked Yorktown had swept last year’s championship meeting on this court between the two squads and also took a 2-0 decision back on Aug. 25. Nick Wolf was the Trojans’ coach.

Chatard’s Anna Logan led all players with 20 kills in the match followed by Yorktown’s Nikki Box with 17. Hannah Gardner helped the Chatard cause with 14 kills of her own.

Yorktown (35-4), coached by Stephanie Bloom, was trying to become the third Delaware County team to win a title on the day. Cowan (Class A) and Wapahani (2A) had both won their preceding matches.

Marissa Collier named Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state finals, the IHSAA Executive Committee announced Marissa Collier of Indianapolis Bishop Chatard High School as the winner of the Mental Attitude Award.

Collier is currently ranked third in her class with a 4.3 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. In volleyball, she was named to the 2012 ICGSA Academic All-State team and also participates in basketball and track for the Trojans.

She is the daughter of Chris and Celeste Collier of Carmel, Ind. Collier is currently undecided on where she will attend college but plans on studying Pharmacy.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by her principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Bishop Chatard High School in the name of Marissa Collier.