Posted On: 05/28/20 9:20 AM

As we clear the fog of our COVID-19 shelter-in-place, gyms will start opening and training will begin soon. We at PD are anxiously awaiting more volleyball, but still have a ton of info to sift through to prepare for the upcoming fall season. Here is our 1A preview of teams we predict will make another run at a state championship, starting with Class 1A.

Cowan, 30-4

The Blackhawks out of Muncie are the reigning state champions, and only lose three to graduation. The crazy part about that last statement is that none of the graduations were major impacts for this team in 2019, and major pin hitter Grace Conway (Munciana 17 Aztecs, 5-11, ’21, OH, 24 kills in the state final) will try to lead Cowan to another state title run. Stalling their advance, unfortunately, is the return to her native country of Swiss exchange student Martina Demarchi (20 kills and 10 aces in the state final). 

Trinity Lutheran, 30-6

The state runner-up doesn’t rebuild, they consistently reload. Led by Hannah Sabotin, University of Indianapolis (DII) signee, the Cougars don’t have nearly as much to replace as the Blackhawks above. Hannah and Kennedy Hoffman (Cougar VBC, 5-10, ’21, OH) led the way with 12 kills each

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