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Season Review: Girls Volleyball
 on November 15, 2019

n a real sense, Mary Hemer couldn’t have been happier. Cathedral High School volleyball accomplished much in her first season as the program’s head coach, and Hemer said she likes where the program is headed. The reason?  A strong group of senior leaders who set the tone for the program’s future. “I could not have dreamt up a better group of girls, especially for my first season,” Hemer said. The Irish, eight-time Indiana state champions, won the Section 10, Class 4A title in 2019 and finished the season wit...

Lady Irish Volleyball, 2019 Sectional Champions!
BY: Stu Casper on October 21, 2019

The Cathedral Lady Irish captured the IHSAA 4A Sectional 10 volleyball championship on Saturday, October 19, in dramatic fashion defeating the Lawrence North Lady Wildcats in the championship match for the second straight year. Finding themselves down 1-2 after three sets and in a win-or-go-home situation, Cathedral overpowered Lawrence North in the final two sets to defend their title by a match score of 3-2 (25-15, 20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7). The Lady Irish won the first set in convincing fashion with an unrelenting offensive attack and unfaltering ...

Lady Irish Volleyball, City Tournament Champs
BY: Stu Casper on October 13, 2019

Cathedral defeated Heritage Christian in dramatic fashion on Thursday, October 10, to win the Indianapolis City Alliance Tournament. The Lady Irish squared off against the Lady Eagles in the Championship match for the second straight year. With the win the Lady Irish improve their season record to 14-12 and enter post-season play on a positive note and 3-game winning streak. Cathedral won set one by a comfortable margin 25-18 to establish an early 1-0 match lead. Cathedral delivered strong performances in sets two and three only to be turned away by H...

Lady Irish Volleyball versus Westfield Shamrocks
BY: Stu Casper on October 08, 2019

The Cathedral Lady Irish volleyball program went on the road Wednesday, October 2, with a visit to Westfield to face the Lady Shamrocks. Cathedral started fast against Westfield and staked themselves to a big lead in the first set, but the Shamrocks found their footing, climbed back into the set, and ultimately pinned a set loss on the Irish with a score of 24-26. Irish fortunes did not improve in the second set as the Shamrocks claimed another set win in a runaway 13-25. Cathedral was not going to be run out of the Westfield gym without a fight and c...

Lady Irish Volleyball Downs Carmel on Senior Night
BY: Stu Casper on October 08, 2019

The Cathedral Fighting Irish volleyball team hosted the Carmel Greyhounds on Senior Night at the Welch Activity Center on Tuesday, October 1. The evening began as the Cathedral faithful recognized and honored six Senior volleyball players and their parents for their commitment and dedication to Cathedral Lady Irish volleyball. Seniors Mia Dittoe, Jami Hansen, Mae Hedrick, Anna Neale, Jojo Suppiger, and Anna Trieloff were escorted by their parents onto the court as their memories of Cathedral Volleyball and future plans were shared. The first set wa...

Lady Irish Volleyball Invitational
BY: Stu Casper on October 07, 2019

Cathedral participated in its own Lady Irish Invitational this past Saturday, September 28, and faced four formidable foes on the day. Cathedral was grouped with New Castle, Perry Meridian, and Columbus East in the Blue Pool. Avon, Center Grove, New Albany, and Penn were clustered together in the Green Pool. The first match of the day saw Cathedral pitted against New Castle, who during 2018 amassed a 35-5 record en route to their second consecutive 3A State Championship. The Lady Irish competed hard and were a spirited opponent to the season-long #1 t...

Lady Irish Volleyball Hosts Yorktown Tigers
BY: Stu Casper on October 07, 2019

The Lady Irish hosted the Yorktown Tigers and celebrated Alumni Family & Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night in the Welch Activity Center on Thursday, September 26. A gym packed full of former players and their families, past and present Cathedral faculty and staff, and legions of faithful volleyball fans saw the Lady Irish battle hard but ultimately fall to the #2 ranked Lady Tigers in four sets (14-25, 12-25, 25-20, 19-25). Yorktown, who did not lose a set over the entire 2018 campaign en route to an unblemished 34-0 record and the 4A State Champio...

Lady Irish Volleyball Beats Brebeuf Braves
BY: Stu Casper on October 07, 2019

The Lady Irish extended their winning streak to 6 games with a hard-fought victory at Brebeuf on Wednesday, September 25. The first two sets saw the Lady Irish come out on top by set scores of 27-25 and 25-22 over the Lady Braves. Cathedral built a big lead in the third set, but Brebeuf refused to go down without a fight and rebounded to take the third set 26-28. The Lady Irish asserted themselves early in the fourth set and pulled away to win the set 25-19, and in the process they defeated the Lady Braves by a 3-1 match score (27-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-19...

Lady Irish Volleyball Takes Two at Greenfield
BY: Stu Casper on October 06, 2019

The Cathedral Lady Irish volleyball team traveled to Greenfield, IN to take on two 4A opponents, Greenfield-Central and Noblesville, on Saturday, September 21. The Lady Irish were victorious in both matches. The Lady Irish faced Greenfield-Central in the first match and posted a 4-set victory (25-13, 22-25, 25-17, 25-16) over the Lady Cougars. Jojo Suppiger was nearly unstoppable as she posted 11 kills on 15 attacks with only 1 error resulting in a .733 kill percentage and .667 hitting percentage. Mia Dittoe contributed 16 kills on 34 attacks for a .4...

Lady Irish Volleyball Bests the Lawrence Central Bears
BY: Stu Casper on October 06, 2019

Cathedral faced its second potential Sectional 10 foe in as many matches when they travelled to Lawrence Central on Tuesday, September 17. The Lady Irish faced the Lady Bears in a 56th Street fracas and came out on top in three straight sets to win the match 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-3). Every player available to Coach Mary Ording Hemer played in the match. A balanced offensive effort saw every Lady Irish attacker record at least one kill. The Lady Irish delivered 33 kills on 60 attacks with only 8 errors, resulting in a kill percentage of .550 and a hitti...

Lady Irish Volleyball Over Lawrence North Wildcats
BY: Stu Casper on October 06, 2019

Cathedral beat Lawrence North in three sets on Thursday, September 12. The Lady Irish were never truly threatened as they took the first set 25-20, bested the Lady Wildcats in the second set 25-16, then held on to win the third set 25-23 while getting everybody into the action. Serving was key to the Lady Irish victory with Anna Trieloff delivering 16 serves with 1 ace and 0 errors, Mia Finn contributing 13 serves with 2 aces and 0 errors, and Mae Hedrick serving 18 times with 2 aces and 3 errors. The Lady Irish will enjoy a well-deserved weekend off...

Lady Irish Volleyball Tops Bishop Chatard in 4 Sets
BY: Stu Casper on October 06, 2019

Cathedral Lady Irish volleyball bested the Bishop Chatard Lady Trojans in four sets in front of a packed house at the Welch Activity Center on CYO Night on Tuesday, September 10. Fans of both schools filled the stands and saw the Lady Irish win the first two sets convincingly, drop set three, then extinguish all hopes of a Lady Trojan comeback with a dominating fourth set win to take the match 3-1 (25-18, 25-15, 19-25, 25-12). Sarah Casper blistered the Chatard defense with 18 kills on 33 attacks for a .545 kill percentage, misconnected on only 2 attacks...

Lady Irish Volleyball travels to Providence Early Bird Invitational
BY: Stu Casper on October 06, 2019

Cathedral Lady Irish volleyball went on the road to play in the Early Bird Invitational Tournament hosted by Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, IN this past Saturday, September 7. Cathedral faced the Providence Pioneers in the first match of the day, taking the first set but dropping the second and third sets (25-18, 15-25, 7-15) resulting in a 1-2 match loss. Anna Neale played strong defense, leading the team with 2 total blocks and her ominous presence at the net, and contributed on offense with an attack that yielded 5 kills on just...

Lady Irish Volleyball Drops 5-set Match Versus Roncalli
BY: Stu Casper on October 06, 2019

The Cathedral Lady Irish volleyball team faced off against cross-town rival Roncalli Lady Rebels on Tuesday, September 3, in a packed Roncalli High School gymnasium. The match was a back-and-forth affair which saw the Lady Irish trade set wins with the Lady Rebels over the course of the first four sets. Roncalli ultimately prevailed in the match 3-2 by outlasting Cathedral in the decisive fifth set by a 16-18 score (11-25, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21, 16-18). Senior hitter Mia Ditto let the Lady Irish attack with 19 kills on 49 swings, and Junior libero Lucia C...

Lady Irish Volleyball vs. Warren Central
BY: Chris Hedrick on August 29, 2019

The Lady Irish volleyball team won in three straight sets vs Warren Central Wednesday in the WAC (25-7, 25-7, 25-12).  It was a balanced, all around team effort by the Irish.

After an intense stretch of matches to start the season, the Irish will practice and rest before traveling to take on the Rebels of Roncalli this Tuesday, September 3.

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