Taylor Wilson of Corydon poses with the Class 2A state title won by the Providence volleyball team. (click for larger version)
November 26, 2013 | 01:28 PM
Redemption was in the cards for the Providence volleyball team.
After a runner-up finish in the Class 2A volleyball state tournament last year, the Lady Pioneers celebrated a championship in 2013. Led by junior Taylor Wilson of Corydon, the Pioneers dropped Hammond Bishop Noll 25-18, 25-15, 25-20 on Nov. 9 at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie.
Wearing No. 6 for the Lady Pioneers, Wilson was among the top players for the state champs. The 5-foot-10 middle hitter played in 106 games and registered a team high 378 kills and 202 blocks. She also had 66 digs.
Against Bishop Noll, Wilson led all players with 14 kills along with contributing eight blocks (one solo, seven assisted) and four digs. Her best run of play came in game two when seven of the 25 points won came way of a Wilson kill.
Providence ended the season with a 36-4 record, a run of 17 consecutive victories, winning each game (44-0) along the way since Sept. 25.
The state championship for Providence, located in Clarksville, was the first in volleyball for the program. As a whole, the program has been to the state finals seven times.
During the course of three seasons Wilson has contributed to the Lady Pioneers, the team has compiled an impressive 95-23 record.
For the third consecutive year, Wilson was named First Team All-State in Class 2A by the Indiana Coaches of Girl's Sports Association. Teammates Haley Libs and Patricia Mattingly were also selected First Team All-State in Class 2A for their performances in 2013.
Providence is coached by Terri Purichia.