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Mater Dei Feeder Schools Summer Athletic Camps

Click the link below for information and registration forms for the annual Mater Dei Feeder Schools Summer Athletic Camps.

Mater Dei Feeder Schools Summer Athletic Camps

MD Wrestlers Win Team State Duals

Congratulations to the Mater Dei Wrestling Team for winning the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) Team State Duals at Ball State University.  The wrestlers began the day with a 73-3 victory over Westfield followed by a 56 to 9  win over New Palestine.  In the semi finals, the Wildcats defeated # 4 ranked Warren Central 43 to 22.  Mater Dei won a hard fought match against # 2 Perry Meridian with a final score of 31 to 27
Four years ago the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) dropped the Team State Duals, and as a result, the IHSWCA decided to keep the tournament alive and organize the event.  Mater Dei has qualified each year placing fifth in 2013, finishing second in 2014, and capturing the title in 2015.

Seniors to Continue Athletic Careers in College

Mater Dei seniors Adrian Butler, Meredith Daunhauer, Logan McCann, Paige Niemeier, Sydney Seger, Tori Schickel, Ben Sellers, Kayla Shane, and Julian Weidner have signed their national letter of intent to continue playing their sport in college.
Butler signed with Indiana State University to play football.  He was named IFCA 2A All-State, AP All-State (Honorable Mention), All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City, and a member of the Downtown Quarterback Club's All City team this past season.
Daunhauer will continue her softball career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.  She is a four year varsity letter winner in softball and helped lead Mater Dei to a sectional and regional softball championship in 2013.  She was named three times to All Conference and All District teams.  She is also a three year varsity letter winner in basketball and a member of the 2013 state championship team and the 2014 state runner up team. 
McCann has committed to Marian University in Indianapolis to play football.  He was named IFCA All-State Top 50 Player Team, AP All-State, All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City, Mater Dei Kiwanis Award, and a member of the Downtown Quarterback Club's All City team this past season.
Niemeier signed her national letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Evansville.  Niemeier was a captain on the 2014 IHSAA state runner up team and a four-time varsity letter winner for the Wildcats.
Seger has signed with Indiana University Southeast to play softball next year.  She is a three-year starter at third base for the Wildcats.  She was an Academic All City selection in 2013 and 2014, and she was named First Team All Conference and All Area in 2013. During the 2014 season, 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.”
Schickel plans to attend Butler University and continue her basketball career.  A member of the Indiana Junior All-Stars Core 6, she has helped lead her basketball team to two back to back Class 2A state championships in 2012 and 2013 and a Class 3A state runner up title for the Lady Wildcats in 2014.  Schickel, a 6'3" center, 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.  She is a three- time All Conference selection in girls basketball and three-time First Team All Metro.  In 2013 she was First Team IBCA Underclass All State selection and AP Honorable Mention All State, and in 2014 was a First Team IBCA Underclass All State selection and AP Second Team All State.  In addition to basketball, Schickel is also a four-year varsity member of the volleyball team and three-time All Conference selection.
Sellers will 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.
Shane signed her national letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Shane is a two year letter winner for the volleyball team.
Weidner plans to play football for Marian University in Indianapolis.  He was named IFCA 2A All-State, AP All-State (Honorable Mention), All-SIAC, All-Metro, All-City, Home Team Friday MVP Team.  He was also a member of the Downtown Quarterback Club's All City team this year.

New Volleyball Coach for Mater Dei

Jenna Denstorff has been named the head volleyball coach at Mater Dei.  She was the junior varsity coach at Mater Dei this past year finishing with a 15-4 record and winning the Forest Park JV tournament.  Previously, Jenna served as the freshman and assistant varsity volleyball coach at Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School helping to lead them to their first state championship. 
"I feel honored to be named the new head volleyball coach and I am looking forward to an exciting season," comments Jenna.

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
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.

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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