Please join us in congratulating the 2022 IHSA Class 3A State Girls Volleyball Champions: the St. Francis High School Spartans!
On Saturday, November 12, the Spartans claimed victory over the defending state champions Nazareth Academy (25-23, 25-23) in the final match at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University. They previously defeated Joliet Catholic Academy (25-17, 25-22) on Friday, November 11.
This is the Spartans' 13th state championship and 21st state appearance, and first state championship for coach Lisa Ston.
"This feeling is unreal and super exciting,” Coach Ston said in an interview with Shaw Local. “I really don’t have words to describe this feeling. I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls to win my first state championship. It’s very exciting.”
A few highlights include Addy Horner (10 kills, nine assists, and six digs) Anna Paquette (10 kills and four digs) and KK Dumpit (13 assists and four digs).
We are so proud of you, Spartans! You showed true teamwork, collaboration, discipline, respect, personal responsibility, and sportsmanship on your way to the very top!