Fishers Boys Volleyball earns first Indiana State Championship
The Tigers earned the first State Championship in just 5 years after re-establishing the program in 2015. They capped a perfect 36-0 season by not dropping a single set in the entire state tournament. They beat Zionsville in the quarterfinals, Carmel in the semis and Roncalli in the championship match.
Earning all state tournament team honors were Jordan Guler and Parker Beale. Mario Capo was honored as the state tournament Most Valuable Player.
Fishers dominating season included multiple victories in the regular season against top 4 teams in the state. Our offense was anchored by seniors outside hitters Mario Capo and Parker Beale. They led the state at #1 and #2 in total kills with 344 and 321 respectively. Senior Logan Krehbiel also contributed in a major way in our offense with a .414 hitting average and 181 total kills. Senior Luke Moritz and Sophomore Henry Dufour added 140 and 98 kills respectively. The “quarterback” or setter that made it all possible was senior Jordan Guler, who collected 901 total assists, leading the entire state in this category. Mario and Parker B. dominated at the service line with 59 and 52 total aces, finishing 2nd and 4th in the state.
Our defense was anchored by our middle blockers Logan and Luke who collected 93 and 82 total blocks respectively, leading the state at #2 and #3. Another major defensive contributor was sophomore Franky Capo, who collected 304 total digs, finishing 4th in the state. Jordan Guler collected 240 digs, finishing 6th in the state. The only setter to finish in the top 10 in this category!
Our team would have not been as successful without major contributions from the rest of the roster. Seniors Joey Cerone, Brian Conaway, Arie De Witt, juniors Luke Roe, Parker Zastrow, Drew Newquist and sophomores Aaron Hernandez, Max Hoffman and Eli Buckler all pushed the starters in practices and performed extremely well every time they stepped into the court.
The Tigers collected many awards during the season, including our first Indiana Crossroads Boys Volleyball Conference Championship, first Indy Metro tourney Champions plus a 3rd straight Regional Championship.
Currently, boys volleyball is not an officially IHSAA sanctioned sport, however, the governing body (Indiana Boys Volleyball Coaches Association or IBVCA), follows IHSAA and NFHS rules to ensure consistency in the sport. There were a record 40 high schools fielding teams this year with 33 teams qualifying for the state tournament.
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