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Mater Dei Summer Feeder Athletic Camps

Information and registration forms for the Mater Dei Summer Feeder Athletic Camps is now available by clicking the following link:

Mater Dei Summer Feeder Athletic Camps

Schickel Commits to Butler University
Junior Tori Schickel has verbally committed to Butler University to continue her basketball career for the Lady Bulldogs.  Tori, a 6’3” center has led Mater Dei to three consecutive state final appearances including two back to back state championships in 2012 and 2013.   She set a state record in the 2A championship game in 2013 for most rebounds in the finals and tied the record in the 3A championship game in 2014.
Tori is a three time first team all metro and all conference selection.  In 2013 she was a 1st team IBCA underclass all state selection and AP honorable mention all state, and in 2014 was a 1st team IBCA underclass all state selection and AP 2nd team all state.  Tori was also named to the Indiana All-Star junior Core 6 team.
She had the following comments on her commitment:
“I like the small college feel and it’s in Indiana and close to home.  I am very excited to play in the Big East.   Butler’s academic programs were a good fit and left me with many options for the future.   I am very impressed with the coaching staff and look forward to working with them.”
Spring Kiwanis Award Winners

Congratulations to the following Kiwanis Award winners:

Boys Basketball:  Will LaRue
Girls Basketball:  Maura Muensterman
Boys Swimming:  Kyle Haas
Girls Swimming:  Allison Montgomery
Wrestling:  Wyatt Seng
Baseball:  Will LaRue
Softball:  Carolyn Wilmes
Boys Track:  Jacob Bury
Girls Track:  Kiersten Record
Girls Tennis:  Bailey Klipsch
Boys Golf:  Gabe Rohleder

Steve Goans Named IBCA District 3 Coach of the Year

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association named Mater Dei girls’ basketball coach Steve Goans District 3 Coach of the Year.  Steve guided the team to a 26-2 record in 2013-14 that included a Class 3A state runner-up finish following coaching the Lady Wildcats to back-to-back Class 2A state championships in 2012 and 2013.
Steve has posted a 135-39 record the past seven seasons at Mater Dei and an overall record of 207-122 mark in two stints with the Wildcats over 16 seasons (he coached the team from 1980-89 and from 2007-present).
Steve is a 1976 graduate of Mater Dei and played basketball and baseball for the Wildcats. As a coach, his teams have won sectionals in 1986, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. They also have captured regionals and semistates in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Steve  was selected Evansville-area Coach of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He also was chosen Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 2A state Coach of the Year in 2012.

Tennis News

Boys Tennis

All boys interested in joining the tennis team should meet in the cafeteria Wednesday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. for a short meeting after school to review the conditioning and open court schedule for the summer.  There will be another parent/student meeting at a later date.  Questions?  Email Coach Clements at
Tennis Camp

All boys coming out for high school tennis should sign up for the Mater Dei Tennis Camp the week of June 9-12, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. at Burdette Park.  Returning varsity boys and girls should plan on helping run the camp.
Girls Tennis

The girls’ team is undefeated at 5-0 and also won first place in the Gibson Southern Tournament and first place in the Washington Tournament.
Varsity roster is as follows:
1 singles Lauren Marx (Freshman)
2 singles Grace Cox (Freshman)
3 singles Michaela Karcher (Sophomore)
1 doubles Megan Steinkamp/Baily Klipsch (Seniors)
2 doubles Anna Mc Atee (Sophomore)/Natalie Blair (Freshman)
Captains are Megan Steinkamp and Bailey Klipsch

Kiwanis Award Winners

Congratulations to the winter Kiwanis Award winners:
Boys basketball - Will LaRue
Girls basketball - Maura Muensterman
Boys swimming - Kyle Haas
Girls swimming - Allison Montgomery
Wrestling - Wyatt Seng

Boys' Basketball Awards

Will LaRue
-Kiwanis Award Recipient
-Academic All-Conference
-Mater Dei Career Record Holder - Games Played (90 Games Played)
-Mater Dei Career Record Holder - Assists (284 Assists)
Matt Martin
-Tri-State All-Star Game Selection
-Mater Dei Game Record Holder - 3 Point Field Goals (7 Made 3's)
-Mater Dei Season Record Holder - 3 Point Field Goals (63 Made 3's)
Jakob Bury
-Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention
-Academic All-Conference
Seth Kruse
-Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention
-Academic All-Conference
Jacob Stauber
-2nd Team All-Southern Indiana Athletic Conference
-2nd Team All-Metro
-Hoosier Basketball Magazine All-State Honorable Mention
-Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Top 100 Underclassmen Selection
-Mater Dei Most Valuable Player
-Mater Dei Defensive Player of the Year
Josh Price
-Academic All-Conference
Devan Straub
-Academic All-Conference
-Southern Indiana Athletic Conference - 3 Point Field Goal % Leader (50.8%)
-Mater Dei Season Record Holder - 3 Point Field Goal % (50.8%)
Ben Sellers 
-Academic All-Conference

Football News Spring 2014

Mater Dei senior Matthew Cox (St. Philip) has signed an athletic scholarship to continue his education and his football career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.  Matthew named to the All-City and All-SIAC teams as a Wildcat and to the IFCA Academic All-State Team as well.  Congratulations and good luck Matt.

Congratulations to Mater Dei senior Levi Massey (Westside Catholic) who has verbally committed to accept a football scholarship to continue his education and his football career at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.  Levi was named to All-City, All-SIAC, and All-State teams as a Wildcat.  Congrats and best wishes Levi.
Congratulation to Mater Dei senior Logan Nicholson (Corpus Christi) who was named to the 2014 South squad to participate in the annual North-South Senior All-Star Game.  Logan will play at Indianapolis North Central field in July.  Way to go Logan.

Baseball Shirts

A Mater Dei baseball shirt is available for purchase.  
Please call (812) 459-6131 with orders, or download the order form.

MD Baseball Shirt Order Form

Girls' Basketball Finishes Season as Semi-State Champs

Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team for their third consecutive state appearance.  The Lady Wildcats fell to Western in the state championship game.
After moving up to Class 3A because of the IHSAA success factor, the girls continued an outstanding competitive season ending as the Class 3A Semi-State champs. 

Wrestling Coach Greg Schaefer Inducted into IHSWCA Wrestling Hall of Fame

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, Mater Dei wrestling coach Greg Schaefer was inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.  Greg was formally honored in Indianapolis for his outstanding career as a wrestler at Mater Dei and Indiana University.  Greg was the Individual State Champion in 1995 and again in 1998; he also placed 2nd and 5th in his career at Mater Dei.   Greg compiled a remarkable 168-5 record, and his role was essential in leading Mater Dei to IHSAA Team State Championships in each of his four years at Mater Dei. 
While a student at Indiana University, Greg qualified for the NCAA National Championships three times.  Equally as impressive, Greg was named two times as the IU Team Leadership Award Recipient,  three times to the Academic All-Big Ten Conference Team and three times to the  Academic All-American Team.  Congratulations Coach Schaefer on this well deserved honor.
Mater Dei Men's Club Newsletter

Mater Dei Men’s Club newsletter
The Mater Dei Men’s Club was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization whose purpose was to be a financial supporter to the athletic department and all 19 of Mater Dei’s IHSAA sanctioned sporting teams.  This support includes working closely with the athletic director and all team coaches on fulfilling their requests, such as equipment needs, uniforms, practice gear, travel expenses, etc.,  so parents of the athletes and the school don’t have to.

Football News

Mater Dei senior football players Nolan Goebel, Logan Nicholson, and Matthew Cox were named to the Region 9 All-Star Football Team.  All three are now candidates to play in the 2014 North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Mater Dei senior Levi Massey was named to the 2013 Indiana Football Digest “Griddy’s” All-State Football Team.  Levi will be honored at a banquet in Indianapolis in March.

Wrestling Team Competes at State

Congratulations to the Mater Dei wrestling team that competed at state finals.  The wrestlers represented their school well as five wrestlers earned medals: 
Nick Lee—3rd place
Will Egli—5th place
Alex Johnson—6th place
Wyatt Seng and Bennet Kempf—8th place
The wrestlers would like to thank the student body and staff for their support this season.

Maura Muensterman Sets SIAC Record for Points Scored and Assists

Congratulations to senior Maura Muensterman who set the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference all-time girls' basketball scoring record January 8 against Harrison with a record 1,940 career points.  Maura surpassed the record set by  Jill Hartman of Memorial who had 1,926 points in the late 1990s.  Maura currently has over 2,108 career points and counting.
Maura also is Indiana’s girls’ career assists leader with 704 assists.  According to girls’ basketball coach, Steve Goans, “What differentiates her from other big scorers is usually you won’t see the assist total with it.”   Maura is averaging 23 points and a state-leading nine assists per game for Mater Dei.
She has been nominated for the 2014 McDonald's  All American game.  Maura is one of three girls from Indiana that have been nominated.

Jered Schenk Named to All State Soccer Team

Congratulations to senior Jered Schenk for being named to the All State Soccer Team.   Jered is a four-year varsity goalie.  He set the state record for the most saves in a state championship game his sophomore year as well as leading the state in total saves for this past season.  Jered would like to continue his soccer career at the college level. 

Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

Four seniors recently signed National Letters of Intent to play athletics at the college level:
· Jacob  Fleming will continue is baseball career at the University of Southern Indiana. 
· Will LaRue has signed a NLI to play baseball at Xavier University.
· Maura Muensterman will play basketball for Indiana University.
· Carolyn Wilmes will sign a NLI to play softball at Ball State University.
Congratulations to these senior athletes!

All Metro Volleyball Team 

Congratulations to Maura Muensterman, Tori Schickel, and Megan Farney for being named to the 2013 All Metro Volleyball team!
Mater Dei Football Aerial Photo Available

The Mater Dei Athletic Department is selling an aerial view photograph of the 2013 Mater Dei versus Reitz football game.  Proceeds from the sales of the photo will go toward the artificial turf football field project.
The aerial photo and an order form can be downloaded from this site:

Aerial football photo

Aerial football photo order form 

A Guide to Preparing to Play Athletics in College

Many student athletes in high school wish to continue to play a sport in college.   A guide to preparing to play at the college level--the necessary steps that need to be taken while in high school beginning with freshman year--is available by clicking

Schedule Star

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