From left: Emily Pany, IUP senior captain; Paula McKee, Indiana High School assistant coach; Malinda Oesterling, Indiana High School head coach; Zach Shaver, IUP head coach; and Chelsey Kreinbrook, IUP senior captain.
A unique doubleheader will take place Tuesday, September 21, 2010, when the Indiana High School and IUP volleyball teams will both play their matches at Memorial Field House. This is the first time ever that the local high school and college teams will be playing in the same venue on the same night.
The Indiana High School junior varsity and varsity teams will take on Greensburg Salem, with the JV match beginning at 4:00 p.m., followed by the varsity match. The Crimson Hawks will play Wheeling Jesuit beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Admission for the entire set of matches is free. It will also be a “Black Out Night” for the IUP volleyball team, with all fans encouraged to wear black in support of the Crimson Hawks.
The high school team is off to a 5-0 start and has won its last twenty-nine section matches. The Indians, under head coach Malinda Oesterling, have won their section and qualified for the WPIAL playoffs the past three seasons. They were just one win away from advancing to the state playoffs last season.
IUP has won its first eight matches heading into a series of PSAC crossover matches Friday, September 17, at East Stroudsburg and Saturday, September 18, at Lock Haven.
Zach Shaver is in his fifth season as head coach and is looking to lead the Crimson Hawks into the NCAA tournament for the first time since his first season in 2006.
Find more information on the IUP Athletics website: IUP and Indiana High School Volleyball Teams to Play Doubleheader at Memorial Field House.