Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Mr. Chad Rakers
Assistant Coaches: Ms. Samantha Bedard, Ms. Alyssa Hitpas, Ms. Laura Thole and Mr. Adam Toennies

IHSA Accomplishments
1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001 Class A and 2010 and 2011 Class 3A State Champions
2009 Class 3A State Runner-Up
2014 Class 3A Third Place

Additional Website Mater Dei Lady Knights Volleyball

2016 - 2017 Volleyball Schedule

* Parent - Senior Night
August 25Mascoutah6:15 pmHome
August 27St. Francis Borgia Tournament (Washington, MO)tbaAway
August 30Triad6:15 pmHome
September 2 & 3Edwardsville TournamenttbaAway
September 6O'Fallon6:15 pmAway
September 8Belleville West6:15 pmHome
September 17Central (Breese)1:00 pmAway
September 19Marquette (Alton)6:15 pmHome
September 20St. Joseph's Academy (St. Louis, MO)4:30 pmAway
September 22Cor Jesu (St. Louis, MO)6:15 pmHome
September 24Edwardsville Tournament (Fr & JV)tbaAway
September 27Belleville East6:00 pmAway
September 30 & October 1Belleville East TournamenttbaAway
October 4Gibault (Waterloo)6:30 pmHome
October 6Alton6:30 pmHome
October 11Althoff (Belleville) *6:30 pmHome
October 13Highland6:30 pmAway
October 17Edwardsville6:15 pmAway
October 20Nashville6:15 pmAway
October 21 & 22Quincy Notre Dame TournamenttbaAway

Latest News for Volleyball

2017 Volleyball Camp

Nearly 140 fourth grade through eighth grade girls participated in Mater Dei’s Volleyball Camp June 12-15.

Award Winners Grades 4, 5 and 6
Sam Muscarello – Top Setter, Sophie Timmermann – Top Passer, Makenna Budde – Top Server, Isabella Brefeld – Camp Kangaroo (19” vertical) and Fred Rakers “I Bleed Blue” Award, and Kaydence Schroeder – Top Attacker

Camp Hustler Award winners: Avery Trame, Lauren Jamruk, Katy Huels, Emma Johnson, Ava McSparin, Harley Gebke, Addison Lampe, Adeline Morris, Ava Strake and Lydia Engelmann

Award Winners Grades 7 and 8
Riley Gebke – Top Blocker; Riley Kleber – Top Attacker, Camp Kangaroo (26” vertical) and Co-Fred Rakers “I Bleed Blue” Award; Tori Mohesky – Top Server and Co-Fred Rakers “I Bleed Blue” Award; Annalyse Richter – Top Setter; and Reagan Oster – Top Passer

Camp Hustler Award winners: Alexis Kampwerth, Lindsey Richter, Marley Jansen, Avery Budde, Ashleigh Jamruk and Alivia Lampe

Tournament Champion Teams
Grade 8: Jenna Martin, Lindsey Richter, Meg Poettker, Tori Mohesky, Riley Gebke, Emily Johnston and Jaidyn Kreke

Grade 7: Catey Cowgill, Lauren Wolter, Lexi Ceto, Emily Jansen, Jordyn Heckert, Carmen Foppe and Marley Jansen

Grade 6: Makenna Budde, Ryann Becker and Reese Kalmer

Grade 5: Bree Jasper, Kennedy Nicklin and Aubrey Wilburn

Grade 4: Lauren Jamruk, Lucia Crawford and Peyton Muscarello

VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Grade 8 participants

VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Grade 7 participants

VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Grade 6 participants

VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Grade 5 participants




VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Grade 4 participants










Seniors Announce Intent to Play Collegiate Athletics

(from left) Sydney Engelhart, Logan Braundmeier and Erica Hitpas

(from left) Sydney Engelhart, Logan Braundmeier and Erica Hitpas announce their intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Congratulations to seniors Logan Braundmeier, Sydney Engelhart and Erica Hitpas on the announcement of their intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level!  Logan will play softball for the Murray State University Racers, Sydney will play softball for the St. Ambrose University Fighting Bees, and Erica will play volleyball for the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks.

Mater Dei Volleyball Reunion

On December 26, in conjunction with the first night of the Holiday Tournament and Hospitality Night at Aviston Legion, the Mater Dei volleyball program will host its annual MD volleyball reunion. The evening will start at 8:30 p.m. Past and present players and parents are invited. This is an opportunity to stay in contact or get in contact with former teammates. Past volleyball player jerseys are available for the players and or parents to have for whatever value they place on them. The proceeds from the jersey sales will go to the volleyball program.

Pep Club News

MD volleyball coach Chad Rakers, far right, appreciated the spirit MD students and seniors Logan Gerstner (gorilla), Mike Martz, Adam Etter, and Alex Gebke brought to the volleyball match vs. Central, which was designated Costume Day.

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