Posted On: 06/23/21 8:03 AM

Hard to argue that Pioneer has THE top collection of female athletes in all of 1A in the state of Indiana. Volleyball won the whole thing. Softball just won the state title in 2A. Girls basketball won the state championship by a point. Three state titles by the same group of girls in one school year? I can hear the angry typing now....

How can he POSSIBLY list our Panthers at anything other than #1 for this fall?!?!?!?

Well, I’ll tell you why. It’s not who they have coming back, it’s who they graduated. The setter? Cap and gown. The libero? Gonzo. Leading attacker? Graduated. But the returners.....

’22, Hailey Cripe Hailey Cripe 5'6" | RS Pioneer | 2022 State IN , 5-6 RS

By far, the most well-rounded female athlete in her upcoming senior class is none other than Miss Cripe. Her ability to use her strength to make up for her lack of size makes her an easy candidate for the first, and most important, returnee for this fall. She finished last fall second in kills and fourth in digs, so anything that she can bring back at a higher level will most definitely be needed. Almost four kills per set graduated from last fall’s title winning

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