Wapahani Men's Volleyball: Welcome
The 2013 Season will officially begin Monday February 25th. The first possible match date is Saturday March 9th. Schedule to be announced soon.
If interested in helping out or coaching the 2013 Wapahani Boys Volleyball team, please contact Ben Sabin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 21
The Saturday night matchup between the host Raiders and the Roncalli Rebels brought about a good crowd. The Raiders proved to be the stronger team sweeping the Rebels in 3: 25-18, 25-19, 25-22. Trevor Steed and Ethan Jacobs shared top offensive honors with 9 kills apiece as Steed also collected 14 digs, 2 aces, and 2 blocks while Jacobs collected 2 aces, 3 digs, and 5 blocks. It was a huge blocking night for the Raiders collecting a team season high 10 blocks. Andrew Ingram collected 3 for himself as he contacted for 2 kills and 3 aces. Connor Cole also collected 2 as he paced the offense with 23 assists and 5 digs. Dylan Trego came up big in the back court with 12 digs on the night. The Raiders go to road for next two weeks as they travel to Lutheran Tuesday night.
Handout: 4.21 Roncalli Box Score
Thursday, April 19
Focus became a problem for the Raiders as they took on the #1 Carmel Greyhounds immediately after. A slow start and tons of serving and attack errors provided an easy win in set 1 for Carmel as they took it 25-17. Set number 2 again started off slow, but the Raiders found momentum near the end. Ahead by 1 point at 21-20, a poor officiating call took the serve away from the Raiders and tied up the game. After arguing with the play, the Raiders could not settle down and focus enough to end the game on top. The Greyhounds snuck out the win 25-23 and ended the match. Trevor Steed collected 6 kills, 5 digs, and 1 ace for the Raiders. Connor Cole collected 11 assists and 4 digs. Hayden McGuigan and Nolan Brand tallied up 2 block assists apiece. The Raiders return to their home floor on Saturday to take on the 2011 state runner-up Roncalli Rebels.
Handout: 4.19 Carmel Box Score
Thursday, April 19
Thursday night started off strong with an easy sweep of Columbus North at the Carmel/Columbus North tri-match. The Raiders won 25-12, 25-14. Brennen Brees was huge on offense smashing 6 kills on 9 swings with no errors for a .667 hitting percentage. Hayden trailed closely behind with 5 kills and 3 aces. Outside hitters Trevor Steed (3 digs, 3 aces) and Nolan Brand (5 digs, 2 aces) each contributed 4 kills apiece. Connor Cole paced the offense to a .286 hitting percentage with 18 assists and 4 digs.
Handout: 4.19 Columbus North Box Score
Tuesday, April 17
The Raiders continue their impressive home winning streak with a 3-0 sweep against Scecina Memorial. The Raiders won 25-20, 25-19, 25-13. With the win, the Raiders improve to 14-6. Trevor Steed led the offense with 15 kills with a .407 hitting percentage. He also racked up 5 service aces and led in digs with 9. Andrew Ingram had a career high night with 9 kills on 13 swings with 1 error good enough for a .615 hitting percentage. He also collected a career high 3 blocks (2 solo, 1 assist). Nolan Brand and Brennen Brees followed up with 8 and 6 kills respectively. Connor Cole paced the offense to an impressive .306 hitting percentage while collecting 36 assists. The Raiders travel to Carmel Thursday night to take on the #1 Greyhounds and Columbus North in a tri-match.
Handout: 4.17 Scecina Memorial Box Score
Friday, April 13
The second match of the night against Franklin Community resulted in a win that the Raiders had not seen in the past two seasons. Wapahani defeated the Cubs 25-11, 25-21. The Raiders had complete control of the game during set 1, hitting .250 as a team. Trevor Steed collected 7 kills, 4 digs, and 2 blocks. Ethan Jacobs followed with 6 kills on 11 swings with 1 error good enough for a .455 hitting percentage, while also tallying 2 blocks. Connor Cole led the offense to a .174 hitting percentage while collecting 16 assists, 2 aces, 3 kills, 2 digs, and 2 blocks on the night. Dylan Trego led the backcourt defense with 5 digs. Nolan Brand led an impressive showing from the service line with 5 aces. The Raiders host Scecina Memorial Tuesday night in Raider Gymnasium.
Handout: 4.13 Franklin Community Box Score
Friday, April 13
Wapahani swept Columbia City for the second time this season Friday night at the annual Columbia City/Franklin Community Tri-match. The Raiders won 25-13, 25-15. Nine Raiders collected 1 or 2 kills on the night while 11 found playing time. Connor Cole paced the offence to a .152 hitting percentage while tallying up 11 assists and 5 service aces. Kevin Kessler led the defense game with 6 digs.
Handout: 4.13 Columbia City Box Score
Saturday, April 7
The competitive match play continued on through the morning as the Raiders took on long-time rival Lafayette Jefferson. The match was established early in the Raider’s favor as Wapahani took sets 1 and 2 confidently 25-20, 25-21. A quick turn around was in order as Lafayette was not looking to go home so fast. The Bronchos dominated set 3: 25-12 and then taking set 4: 25-20. In a 5th set thriller, a back and forth battle was consistent until the Raiders pulled away colleting a 15-11 win. Trevor Steed again paced the Raider offense with 14 kills and 17 digs, adding his 3rd double-double of the year. He also added on 5 service aces. Brennen Brees trailed Steed with 7 kills, 9 digs, and 2 aces of his own. Connor Cole paced the offense with 29 assits, 1 ace, and 6 digs. Hayden McGuigan posted up a season and career high 7 blocks (2 solo and 5 assists). The Raiders look to host Franklin Community and Columbia City Friday night again for a 6pm start.
Handout: 4.7 Lafayette Jeff Box Score
Saturday, April 7
After what a week off for spring break and a week of practice in, the Raiders were more than ready to get back into match play. The Raiders took the court back at home on Saturday hosting Cathedral in a competitive early match. Back and forth effort seemed to be the theme of the day as the Raiders hung with the Irish. The Irish seemed to manage to pull out on top of sets 1 and 2 edging out the Raiders 25-23 both sets. The Raiders returned the favor edging out set 3: 25-23. Set 4 was a different story as early errors allowed for Cathedral to take a pronounced lead and taking set 4 and ending the match 25-13. Trevor Steed led with 15 kills and 11 digs for his second double-double of the season. Brennen Brees added 7 kills and 8 digs, while Ethan Jacobs added 6 kills and 2 blocks. Connor Cole posted up 6 kills as well as collecting 33 assists. Chris Cooper paced with Steed collecting double-digit digs with 10 of his own. The Raiders now sit 10-6 on the season.
Handout: 4.7 Cathedral Box Score
Saturday, March 24
A mix of Varsity starters and bench players combined to take on Holy Cross of Kentucky in Dayton, Ohio for a tri-match against them and host Fairborn High School. They defeated Holy Cross: 25-18, 23-25, 25-6.
The Raiders ended their Ohio visit with a 2-0 sweep of Fairborn, defeating the Skyhawks 25-15, 25-18.
Thursday, March 22
On the road again to Noblesville proved to be another success Thursday night. The Raiders swept Noblesville in 3: 25-16, 25-12, 25-21. The Nobles were dressed in pink in honor of cancer awareness night. Hayden McGuigan led the offense with 11 kills on the night while also posting up 3 blocks. Brennen Brees racked up 9 kills for himself while dominating at the service line smashing 6 aces. Trevor Steed added 7 kills and 2 aces, while Kevin Kessler jumped at the change of some playing time earning a season high 5 kills, 4 digs, and 3 aces. Dylan led the backrow in defense pacing the team with 9 digs. Connor Cole rounded out the field with 28 assists and 5 digs. The Raiders travel out of state into Ohio on Saturday before they leave for spring break.
Handout: 3.22 Noblesville Box Score
Tuesday, March 20
The Raiders had revenge set in their minds heading into Lawrence North High School Tuesday night. A win against the Wildcats was something not spoken of in quite a few years for the Raiders. The last time the Raiders set foot at Lawrence North was in 2010 during Regional play where then unranked Wapahani had to face #2 LN. It was a different story at the end of this night. The Raiders gained their respect back with a 3-1 win: 25-23, 25-16, 18-25, 25-17. Six Raiders collected season-high stats on the night with Trevor Steed smashing 17 kills while collecting 17 digs earning his first double-double of the season. He also collected 3 blocks and 3 service aces. Connor Cole also added his first double-double of the season collecting 47 assists while pacing the Raiders to a .215 offense and collecting 11 digs. Hayden McGuigan put down 14 kills while also racking up 5 blocks on the night. Dylan Trego matched high defense honors with Steed collecting 17 also. Ethan Jacobs added 8 kills for himself. Andrew Ingram rounded out the field collecting a season high 3 kills and 6 digs. The Raiders move on to Noblesville Thursday night for their dig pink match.
Handout: 3.20 Lawrence North Box Score
Monday, March 19
It was quite a challenge faring with the #1 Carmel Greyhounds Monday night in Raider Gymnasium. With a back and forth valiant effort by the Raiders in all three sets, Carmel showed their dominant athleticism sweeping the Raiders 25-13, 25-17, 25-17. Trevor Steed put up a good fight collecting 6 kills, leading in digs with 7, and adding the Raider’s lone block of the game. Nolan Brand also collected 6 kills while swinging errorless on 12 swings for a .500 hitting percentage. Connor Cole kept the Raider offense at a .154 hitting percentage while adding 22 assists. The Raiders now 6-5 look to rebound right away as they travel to Lawrence North Tuesday night.
Handout: 3.19 Carmel Box Score
Saturday, March 17
Finishing off the day, the Raiders took control of Wheeler winning another heated 3-set battle 25-18, 21-25, 15-12. Trevor Steed led with 8 kills while Ethan Jacobs collected 7. Brennen Brees controlled the show defensively leading in digs with 9 and in blocks with 3. Taking control of the service line was key as 5 Raiders had one or more aces with Steed collecting 3 and Brees collecting 2. Connor Cole added 15 assists to the match, while Hayden McGuigan added 3 blocks. The Raiders return home Monday night to host #1 Carmel.
Handout: 3.17 Wheeler Box Score
Saturday, March 17
The Raiders rebounded their loss well as they swept Noblesville, 25-21, 25-19 in their second match of the day. Ethan Jacobs turned in a strong hitting performance smashing 7 kills on 11 swings with 1 error good enough for a .545 hitting percentage. He also added 1 solo block and 2 service aces. Trevor Steed closed in behind him adding 6 kills while adding 1 ace as well. Connor Cole paced the Raider offense to a .169 hitting percentage while collecting 17 assists.
Handout: 3.17 Noblesville Box Score
Saturday, March 17
The Raiders traveled to Zionsville High School for a quad match on Saturday, coming out 2-1 on the day. Wapahani came up short as they took on the host Eagles in the first match of the day. The Raiders came out to a slow start losing set 1: 25-15. They quickly recovered dominating set 2: 25-13. In the third and final set, the Raiders lost the heated battle as they fell 15-11. Ethan Jacobs collected 6 kills on 13 swings with 0 errors while Trevor Steed and Brennen Brees each collected 5 apiece. Steed and Dylan Trego shared match high digs with 6 as setter Connor Cole collected 20 assists.
Handout: 3.17 Zionsville Box Score
Thursday, March 15
The Raiders showed their depth and balance on the court as they picked up their first road win of the season defeating Hamilton Southeastern in 3: 25-23, 25-7, 25-21. Sophomore setter Connor Cole collected 30 assists as he ran the Raider offense to a .220 hitting mark. He also put down 4 kills on the day. The offense was very balanced as Steed led with 8 kills, while Brand and Jacobs each collected 7, McGuigan with 6, and Brees with 5. Serving was impressive as Brees racked up 4 aces as Brand and Steed each tallied 3 apiece. Starting of 1-0 on the road, the Raiders head to Zionsville on Saturday for a quad match to improve their record.
Handout: 3.15 Hamilton SE Box Score
Tuesday, March 13
The Raiders improve their home record to 3-3 as they picked up a double win against Plainfield and Columbia City. 11 Raiders found playing time in the 2-0 (25-4, 25-14) win against Plainfield. Trevor Steed collected 6 kills on 8 swings good for a .625 hitting mark, while Hayden McGuigan collected 5 kills on 10 swings for a .500 hitting mark. Connor Cole paced the offense to a .356 hitting mark while collecting 17 assists. Trey Faulkner made his debut in the Raider lineup collecting 3 kills and 2 service aces.
Handout: 3.13 Plainfield Box Score
Tuesday, March 13
The Raiders continued their domination into the Columbia City match taking it in 2: (25-18, 25-13). The Raiders again collected over .300 hitting mark as Connor Cole paced them to a .304 hitting percentage while collecting 21 assists. Trevor Steed continued to pace the Raiders offensively collecting 9 kills and hitting .318. Ethan Jacobs and Nolan Brand collected 5 apiece. The Raiders go on the road for the first time Thursday against Hamilton Southeastern.
Handout: 3.13 Columbia City Box Score
Saturday, March 10
Wapahani opened up its season at home with the Wapahani Invitational on Saturday. The host Raiders took on Hamilton Southeastern and Cathedral from Indianapolis and St. Xavier and Trinity from Louisville. Columbia City wrapped up the Varsity bracket. The Raiders went 1-3 on the day against the high competition.
The day started off with a 2-1 win over Hamilton Southeastern (20-25, 25-17, 15-8). Senior outside attacker Trevor Steed dominated in his last season opener racking up 10 kills, 2 aces, 1 solo block, and 7 digs. Connor Cole ran the offense to a .107 hitting mark with 20 assists. Junior Brennen Brees pulled up 6 kills with a .308 hitting percentage. Seniors Nolan Brand, Hayden McGuigan, and Ethan Jacobs tallied up 5, 4, and 3 kills respectively with McGuigan and Brand each contributing a solo block. Freshman Brayden Johnson made his first career start for the Raiders in the libero position.
The battle against the Irish was a tight one as Wapahani fell in 2: 23-25, 23-25. Serving errors hurt them as they tallied up 13 total between the two sets. Senior Ethan Jacobs led the offense with 7 kills and a .286 hitting mark. Trevor Steed was second on the team with 4 while Brennen Brees contributed 3. Connor Cole paced the offense to a .120 hitting percentage while collecting 13 assists. Hayden McGuigan pushed the Irish racking up 3 service aces and 2 blocks.
A great comeback pushed it down to the wire with Trinity as the Raiders fell in 2: 19-25, 25-27. The overtime game play was not enough as the Raiders contacted on too many hitting errors and coming up just short against the Shamrocks. Trevor Steed led the team with 7 kills, while middle blockers Hayden McGuigan and Ethan Jacobs each collected 4 apiece. Nolan Brand paced the backrow defense with 9 digs, while Steed trailed him with 8. Connor Cole put up 17 assists as the Raiders hit a .038 hitting mark.
The last match of the day was a battle against the Tigers of St. Xavier. Wapahani picked up a first set win but fell apart in serve receive to fall in 3. Loaded with a roster of heavy hitters and tall blockers, the Raiders still managed to collect 29 team kills and 4 team blocks. Trevor Steed paced the offense with 11 kills and hitting .233 on the outside. Nolan Brand again collected the match high digs with 10 alone. Connor Cole collected 24 assists while pacing Wapahani to a .128 hitting mark. Hayden McGuigan and Brennen Brees collected 6 kills apiece while McGuigan contacted for a .444 hitting percentage and Brees contacted for .267. The Raiders conclude their day 1-3 and host Plainfield and Columbia City Tuesday night at home.
Handout: 3.10 Wapahani Invitational Box Score
Tuesday, March 6
The Wapahani Boys Volleyball team opens up the 2012 season at home hosting the Wapahani Season Opener Invitational. Varsity teams include host Wapahani, Cathedral, Hamilton Southeastern, Columbia City, and St. Xavier and Trinity from Louisville, KY. Match play begins at 9am for the Varisity wave, 2pm for JV. There will be a cookout all day put on by the Sabin family. Admission is $5 for all day.Varsity schedule is as follows: Wapahani vs. Hamilton Southeastern 9am Wapahani vs. Cathedral 10am Wapahani vs. Trinity (KY) 12pm Wapahani vs. St. Xavier (KY) 1pm
2012 season posters will also be on sale for $3. Come out and support your Wapahani Raiders!
Monday, March 5
2011 graduates Seijin Buckles and Lake Faulkner will be joining the Wapahani Boys Staff this season. Seijin Buckles was a Jr and Sr all-star as well as MVP during the 2010 and 2011 season with Wapahani. Lake Faulkner was a 3-year varsity player impacting the program in its recent rebuilding years. Both alumni will bring a great knowledge of the game to the staff as well as help training the new incoming athletes.
"It is great to have both Seijin and Lake on my staff this year. They both have a good handle of how I run my program so they will be able to step right in and assist me in any way I need them to. Since they both attend Ivy Tech in Muncie, it is great that they are staying in the area and with the program" -Coach Sabin
Other staff this season will be Rachel Kent (coach at Munciana), Bobby McClanahan (previously with Ball State Women's Volleyball), and Kelsey Brandl (previous Ball State athlete, Wave coach, and head coach at Monroe Central).
"With school commitments and time schedules, it is important that I have a deep coaching staff that way I have somebody assisting me at every practice. Each coach will have an impactual role and will benefit this team in some way. I am excited to get going on the 2012 season!" -Coach Sabin.