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Wapahani bests Linton-Stockton for 2A State Championship

Lewis Bagley, Special to IHSAA.org
Posted: November 5, 2022
2022-23 Class 2A Volleyball State Championship
Photo Credit: Double Edge Media @demllc

Nov. 5, 2022

Box Score

Wapahani bests Linton-Stockton for 2A State Championship

Wapahani took firm control of the Class 2A state championship match by rolling out to a big lead in set three and running off with a 3-1 triumph over Linton-Stockton (25-18, 22-25, 25-15 25-8). 

Coach Kati Weir’s second-ranked Raiders were able to capture their sixth state title in program history and the first since 2016. Wapahani finished as runner-up in its two previous finals appearances (2019 and 2020). 

After a hard-fought first set, in which there were six ties and three lead changes, Linton-Stockton (28-6) evened the match by building a 20-12 lead in set two before holding on for the win. 

In set three, however, Wapahani scored the first four points and held a lead as large as 22-9 to reassert itself. The fourth set was never in doubt as the Raiders tallied the final six points to wrap up the match. 

Senior middle hitter Camryn Wise led the way for the Raiders (32-5) with 22 kills, had a fine .333 hitting percentage and served up five aces in the match. The Miners had only 23 kills as a team (and hit .000) in the match. 

Audriana Hale had a team-high eight kills for coach Scott VanderKolk’s Miners, who were making their first state final appearance. 

Class 2A Records

TEAM

Service Aces: 16 by Wapahani vs. Linton-Stockton, 2022.
Total Team Blocks (Block Solos + 1/2 Block Assists): 14 (3+11) by Linton-Stockton vs. Wapahani, 2022.

INDIVIDUAL

Service Aces: 5 by Reese Baker, Wapahani vs. Linton-Stockton, 2022.
Block Solos (Tied): 2 by Becca Robbins, Linton-Stockton vs. Wapahani, 2022.
Block Assists: 9 by Becca Robbins, Linton-Stockton vs. Wapahani, 2022.
Total Individual Blocks (Block Solos + Block Assists): 11 by Becca Robbins, Linton-Stockton vs. Wapahani, 2022.

Wapahani's Reese Baker earns Mental Attitude Award 

Following the match, Reese Baker of Wapahani High School was announced as the recipient of the Mental Attitude Award by the IHSAA Executive Committee. 
  
Baker is maintaining a 4.26 grade point average, ranks third in her senior class, and was an Academic All-State selection this season. 
  
On the court, she was an Honorable Mention All-State player, three-time team captain and three-time All-Conference honoree. She serves as treasurer for the Student Council and Student Body and is secretary of the National Honor Society at her school.
  
She is the daughter of Eric and Anna Baker of Selma, IN and is interested in studying Computer Science/Cyber Security at Ball State University. 
  
The Mental Attitude 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. 
  
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, a corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Wapahani’s general scholarship fund in the name of Reese Baker.