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Volleyball Clinics

Mater Dei will be offering volleyball clinics each Sunday in January in the main gym from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Four different clinics will be offered to girls in grades 5-8.  Feeder school volleyball coaches are welcome to come.  Cost is $20 for all four clinics plus a Mater Dei volleyball t-shirt.  Contact Jenna
Denstorff at for questions.  See the flyer located at the end of this newsletter.


Football Season Re-Cap

Congratulations to the Varsity Football team
for its truly remarkable and memorable season.  Before a packed house at the Reitz Bowl, the Wildcats raced to the schools 5th undefeated regular season with a  win over the Panthers.  The victory earned outright  City and SIAC championships and the West Side Nut Club Trophy for Mater Dei.  The excitement continued with Sectional, Regional, and excellent Semi-State Championships,  giving the Wildcats a berth into the final weekend of the season at Lucas Oil on Thanksgiving weekend. The Cats finished as IHSAA State Runner-Up title with a 14-1 record.  The team and coaches so appreciated the vocal following of the students and the great MD fan base throughout the season.
The Junior Varsity team completed its season as undefeated City and SIAC champions.  The JV team was coached by Jordan Phelps, Joe Phelps, and Cody Hess.   The Freshman team won the City
title as well.  The Freshmen coaches are Jeff Jewell, Josh Rice, Nathan Wright, Eric Wildeman, Nolan Goebel and Michael Montgomery.  Though smaller than most opponents, the Mater Dei Cub team performed with great heart and courage in garnering three victories.  The Cubs were coached by Mater Dei's newest father, Nathan Wildeman along with Tom Johnson, Adam Wilmes and Danny Martin.
Congratulations to all football players on your outstanding seasons.
Special recognitions were earned by the following players:  
Logan McCann:  IFCA All-State Top 50 Player Team, AP All-State, All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City, Mater Dei Kiwanis Award
Julian Weidner:  IFCA 2A All-State, AP All-State (Honorable Mention), All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City, Home Team Friday MVP Team
Adrian Butler:  IFCA 2A All-State, AP All-State (Honorable Mention), All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City
Drayke Richardt:  IFCA Junior All-State, All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City
Kyle Dennis: IFCA Junior All-State, AP All-State (Honorable Mention), All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City
Evan Williams:  AP All-State (Honorable Mention), All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City
Luke Neitzke:  All-Metro, All-City
Blake Jourdan:  All-City

 Downtown Quarterback Club
Congratulations to Coach Mike Goebel for being recognized by the Downtown Quarterback Club as the Coach of the Year in Evansville.   Congratulations also to the eight players voted to the All City Football Team by their peers.

Row 1:  Blake Jourdan, Drayke Richardt, Logan McCann, and Adrian Butler
Row 2:  Coach Darin Knight, Evan Williams, Kyle Dennis, Luke Neitzke, Coach Mike Goebel, and Julian Weidner
Senior Athletes Sign with Colleges

Mater Dei seniors Tori Schickel, Ben Sellers, and Kayla Shane signed national letter of intents on November 12, the first day of the fall signing period.
Tori signed with Butler University to continue her basketball career.   A member of the Indiana Junior All-Stars Core 6, she has helped lead her basketball team to two state championships and a state runner up for the Lady Wildcats.  Tori is a three time all conference selection in girls basketball.  She is also a four year varsity member of the volleyball team and three time all conference selection.
Ben signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Western Illinois University.  He was the starting first baseman for the Wildcats 2A state runner up baseball team and an all conference selection in 2014.  He also is a three year letter winner in basketball.
Kayla signed her national letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She is a two year letter winner for the volleyball team.
Girls Soccer Mental Attitude Award

Congratulations to Emily Bradley for receiving the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award at the 1A girls soccer state finals.   Mater Dei H.S. will receive a check from the IHSAA  in the amount of $1,000 in the name of Emily Bradley.

Sydney Seger Signs with IU Southeast

Mater Dei senior Sydney Seger has signed with Indiana University Southeast to play softball next year. 
Sydney is a three-year starter at third base for the Wildcats.  She was an academic all-city selection in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, she was also named first-team all-conference and all-area. During the 2014 campaign, she was named to the all-county first team and second team all-state.
“Sydney is a great student-athlete who is well-respected by her peers and teammates,” IU Southeast head coach Joe Witten said. “She is a competitive player who will have a big impact for our team.”

Meredith Daunhauer to Continue Softball Career in College

Senior Meredith Daunhauer has verbally committed to Kentucky Wesleyan College to continue her softball career for the Lady Panthers.  Some of her accomplishments:
Basketball:  Will be a 3 year varsity letter winner.  Member of 2013 state championship team and 2014 runner up team.
Softball: Will become a 4 years varsity letter winner.  Helped lead Mater Dei to a Sectional and Regional championship in 2013.
2012 - 1st team all Conference, 1st team all District
2013 - 1st team all Conference, 1st team all District
2014 - 1st team all Conference,  1st team all metro, 1st team all District

Fall Kiwanis Award Winners
Congratulations to the following Kiwanis Award winners:
Boys Soccer –Sam Bartek
Girls Soccer – Emily Bradley
Boys Cross Country – Michael Kercher
Girls Cross Country – Eva Traylor
Boys Tennis – Brett Weinzapfel
Academic All State
Congratulations to the following athletes who were recognized as academic all state:
Jackie Gries - Cross Country
Amanda Herrmann - Cross Country - honorable mention
Michael Kercher - Cross Country
Evan McDonald - Cross Country
Brendan Rosek - Soccer
Aaron Hoeffling - Soccer
Tyler Halbig - Soccer - honorable mention
Megan Farny - Volleyball
Emily Heldman - Volleyball
Tori Schickel - Volleyball - honorable mention
Megan Wildeman - Volleyball - honorable mention
Sydney Seger - Volleyball - honorable mention
Tara Seibert - Girls Soccer
Emily Bradley - Girls Soccer - honorable mention
Ellason Freeman - Girls Soccer - honorable mention

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.
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 here.   
Schedule Star

Mater Dei team schedules can be found at Directions to search and register to receive notifications of changes (cancellations/postponements) or stats can be found at the end of this newsletter. Schedule Star replaces A registered user of may use the same username and password for Schedule Star.
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