Emmanuel captures state volleyball title

Emmanuel Christian players Jocelynn Samuel (left) and Jaeden Younce (right) were named to the all-tourney team at the Indiana Association of Christian Schools state volleyball tourney. Coach Chenoa Miller (center) was named IACS Coach of the Year. Photo provided

By The Paper staff

Emmanuel Christian’s volleyball team repeated as state champions in the Indiana Association of Christian Schools.

Emmanuel went into the tournament as the number one seed.  After winning the first game, against Chapel Hill, the Eagles were defeated by Valparaiso in the second game.  The third game (against Grace Plymouth) was a must win in order to compete for the State title.  Emmanuel beat Plymouth in order to make it into the championship game.

In the championship game, Emmanuel Wabash would play the Emmanuel Eagles of Valparaiso.  ECS won the first 2 sets  25 - 22 and 25 - 17.  The next two sets went to Valparaiso, setting up the final match for the State championship.  Emmanuel dug in and came out strong with an early lead 10-4.  Emmanuel won the game 15-9.

The Eagles were led by Senior Jocelynn Samuel and Sophomore Jaeden Younce, both named to the all tourney team.  The Eagles were coached by Chenoa Miller and Keri Hinds.

Samuel and Younce were named to the all-tourney team, while Miller was named the IACS Coach of the Year.

Posted on 2017 Nov 07