Wright, Indiana House honor state champion Yorktown Girls Volleyball Team

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House members today joined State Rep. Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) in honoring the Yorktown High School girls volleyball team for capping a 34-0 season by winning the 2018 4A state championship last November.

Yorktown completed the 3-0 sweep over the defending state champion Avon Orioles in the title match, winning 25-16, 25-22, 25-21, to claim its fourth championship and second in three years.

House Concurrent Resolution 33 celebrates a team that lost only one set all season against competition from larger schools across Indiana. The team was led by a five-member senior class – Kenzie Knuckles, Kylie Murr, Tegan Seyring, Ellie Miller, and Carlee Matthews—that went 145-6 during its time together at Yorktown.

“This tradition of excellence begins with Coach Stephanie Bloom, who has led the Tigers to three state titles,” Wright said. “With the help of her assistant coaches, Coach Bloom teaches each player the value of selfless determination and fierce competition.”

Also receiving special mention was Knuckles, who was named MaxPreps National Volleyball Player of the Year, after recording a total of 1,797 kills, 165 aces, 129 blocks, and 1,654 digs during her remarkable high school career.

“These fine young women have served as excellent role models and leaders in their community, and we are proud to recognize their accomplishments, both on and off the court,” Wright said.

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