2018 Season Review
The girls volleyball team crafted a memorable season with 30 wins, including winning 16 of its final 19 matches. The season to remember also included three title victories. For the third-straight year, the program won the Circle City Conference title. The team won four matches in five days to capture the Marion County Tournament title in what was the program’s eighth county crown. The Rebels followed that up with their second-straight Class 4A sectional title with wins over Pike, Southport and Perry Meridian. The sectional title was the program’s 27th sectional title, making Roncalli one of only 12 Indiana high schools have won at least 25 sectional titles. After topping Cathedral in the regional semifinal, and avenging one of their six regular-season losses, the Rebels saw their season end in the regional final against defending state champion Avon.
Senior Grace Hegwood was named the team’s MVP and senior Elizabeth Eads was named the team’s offensive player of the year. Freshman Emma Halter was named the team’s defensive player of the year. Senior Betsy Crosley won the team’s mental attitude award and sophomore Miranda Wilson earned the team’s most improved award.
The Marion County Coaches of Girls Sports Association (MCCGSA) named Grace Hegwood, Elizabeth Eads, Betsy Crosley and Emma Halter All-Marion County. For Hegwood and Eads, it was their second straight all-county honor. The same quartet was chosen to the All-Circle City Conference team. Hegwood made it for the third straight season and Eads was tabbed for the second-straight year. The Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association (IHSVCA) selected Halter to Class 4A All-State second team. The IHSVCA also chose Hegwood, Eads and Halter to the all-district team.
The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) honored senior Maggie Schoening with Academic All-State accolades. Seniors Taylor Kehoe, Elizabeth Eads, Betsy Crosely and Grace Hegwood were all named honorable mention Academic All-State by the ICGSA. The IHSVCA chose the senior group – Hegwood, Eads, Kehoe, Crosley and Schoening – for its academic all-state team.
The senior group of Hegwood, Eads, Crosley, Kehoe and Schoening wrapped up their high school careers having played a role in three Circle City Conference titles, two Marion County Tournament titles and two sectional championships. Hegwood added to her accolades by recording her 1,000th career kill in the opening round win over Franklin Central in the Marion County Tournament.