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

2017-2018 Volleyball Schedule

updated 09-18-17
August 24Mascoutah (JV-V)6:15 pmAway
August 26St. Francis Borgia Tournament (V)tbaAway
August 29Triad (Fr-JV-V)5:00 pmAway
September 1Edwardsville Tournament (V)tbaAway
September 2Edwardsville Tournament (V)tbaAway
September 5O'Fallon (Fr-JV-V)5:00 pmHome
September 7Belleville West (JV-V)6:15 pmHome
September 16Central (JV-V)1:00 pmHome
September 18Marquette (Fr-JV-V)5:00 pmAway
September 19St. Joseph's Academy (Fr-JV-V)5:00 pmHome
September 21Cor Jesu (Fr-JV-V)5:00 pmAway
September 23Freshman Edwardsville Tournament8:00 am Edwardsville
10:00 am Glenwood
11:00 am Cor Jesu
1:00 pm St. Joseph's Academy
2:00 pm Central
September 23JV Edwardsville Tournament8:00 am Edwardsville
10:00 am Carlinville
11:00 am Cor Jesu
1:00 pm Collinsville
2:00 pm Central
September 29Belleville East Tournament (V)tbaAway
September 30Belleville East Tournament (V)tbaAway
October 3Gibault (JV-V)6:00 pmAway
October 5Alton (Fr-JV-V)4:30 pmAway
October 10Althoff (JV-V)6:30 pmAway
October 12Highland (Fr-JV-V)5:00 pmHome
October 14Springfield Southeast (JV-V)11:00 amHome
October 16Edwardsville (Fr-JV-V)5:00 pmHome
October 19

Senior-Parent Night
Nashville (JV-V)6:15 pmHome
October 20Quincy Notre Dame Tournament (V)tbaAway
October 21Quincy Notre Dame Tournament (V)tbaAway

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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