ECS wins volleyball title

Emmanuel Christian School's volleyball squad recently won its third straight Indiana Asssociation of Christian Schools state volleyball tournament. Players include (front row from left) Erin Daniel, Izzy Knote, Zaney McNight, Ruth Niccum, Paige Ritzema, Amelia Sweet and Haley Miller; (back row from left) Coach Chenoa Miller, Renee Lane, Ellie Daniel, Jaeden Younce, Sophie Trusty, Raelyn Coyne, Zoey McKnight and Coach Keri Hinds.

 By The Paper Staff

MUNCIE – The Emmaunel Christian volleyball squad dominated its way through the competition Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, winning its third straight Indiana Association of Christian Schools state volleyball championship.

The Eagles never lost a set in the tourney.

After claiming the last two state titles, Emmanuel was seeking a three-peat.

During the volleyball season, Emmanuel had split games with rival teams, the Emmanuel Baptist Ambassadors, the Grace Lions and the Cornerstone Eagles.

Emmanuel Christian entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed.

On Friday, led by coaches Chenoa Miller and Keri Hinds, Emmanuel defeated all of their opponents without dropping a set.
On Saturday, Emmanuel returned to the Munciana YMCA for the championship match against the Grace Lions of Plymouth.
During the game, Ellie Daniel led the eagles with 17 points. The score of the third and final set was 25-17, giving the Emmanuel Eagles their third straight state victory.

Three of Emmanuel’s players, Jaeden Younce, Ruth Niccum and Zoey McKnight, were named to the all-tournament squad for their efforts.

And, head Coach Miller was honored as the IACS coach of year.


Posted on 2018 Nov 06