[r72] Providence volleyball team honored at Statehouse

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Ed Clere (R-New Albany), State Representative Steve Stemler (D-Jeffersonville) and State Senator Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) honored the Providence High School volleyball team for their victory in the 2014 Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) class 2A volleyball championship.

“Winning a second, consecutive state championship is an epic achievement,” said Rep. Clere. “These young ladies have brought honor and pride to our entire community.”

On Nov. 8, 2014, the Providence High School Pioneers won their second consecutive state championship title after defeating Southwood High School 3-0. Jacqueline Hornung led all players with 11 kills, Marissa Hornung had 10 kills and Patricia Mattingly assisted in 39 of the total kills.

“The Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School girls volleyball team worked very hard to achieve their second IHSAA state championship title,” said Sen. Grooms. “I had the honor to recognize the team and coaches with a resolution in the Senate. The Pioneers had a tough schedule last season, but were able to rise to the top. Congratulations to the players and coaches on their back-to-back championship titles.”

Mattingly, an Academic All-State member and Gatorade Player of the Year nominee, was also the recipient of the IHSAA Class 2A Mental Attitude Award. For the second consecutive year, a player from the Providence High School volleyball team has earned the Mental Attitude Award, which recognizes a senior on a state finalist team who excels in mental attitude, academics, leadership and athletic ability in volleyball.

“The Providence High School volleyball team has proven itself a champion on and off the court,” said Rep. Stemler. “Providence High School is also a champion in academics and civic responsibility. Its graduates have made outstanding contributions in public service, in business, in the arts, and in academia, as well as in engineering and the sciences. Providence High School is a true blessing to our community.”

 Visit www.iga.in.gov for more information about the resolution.

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Rep. Clere (R-New Albany) represents most of Floyd County, including New Albany and Georgetown. He serves as Chairman of the Public Health Committee as well as on the Education and Public Policy committees.