BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Hebron boys win state volleyball crown

2013-05-26T17:30:00Z 2013-05-26T18:00:48Z Hebron boys win state volleyball crownJim Hunsley jim.hunsley@nwi.com, (219) 548-4356 nwitimes.com

Trey Biggs' family brought an extra guest to a friend's wedding Saturday night.

The Hebron setter helped his club win the Indiana Boys Volleyball Coaches Assocation's state title earlier that day, and his family asked if they could take the trophy to the wedding.

The top-ranked Hawks capped a tremendous season with a 25-10, 25-13, 29-27 win over No. 2 Indianapolis Roncalli in the championship. This is the first spring title for the program.

"It was pretty crazy; everyone was celebrating," Hebron coach Kelly Dickensheets said. "Trey's parents asked if they could take it, and I was OK with it."

Biggs totaled 98 assists and 15 digs in three games at Indianapolis Cathedral High School.

Hebron defeated Chesterton 25-18, 25-16, 25-17 in the quarterfinal and Lawrence North 25-14, 25-11, 25-13 in the semifinal. The Hawks (26-3) didn't drop a game in the postseason, and they didn't lose a match to an Indiana team all season.

"It's just a credit to the kids and the parents," said Dickensheets, who lost three seniors to graduation from last year's state runner-up squad. "I knew we would be OK, but I didn't think it would be like this."

Dickensheets didn't even know if she would coach this season. Asked by parents at the fall sports banquet, she returned for one more spring campaign.

"It they really wanted me this badly," she said, "I wasn't going to let them down."

Ryan Patz and Spencer Sheets showed their dedication to improve by showing up to volleyball less than 24 hours after their basketball team lost in the sectional.

"They went four months without touching a volleyball," she said, "and now they were ready to go."

Patz totaled 12 kills and two aces in the state finals, while Sheets had 34 kills, seven block kills and seven digs.

Austin Wayne had a team-high 36 kills, Jay Fieser added 28 and Matt Hernandez had a team-high four aces.

This is Dickensheets' 20th spring season, and she's been coaching volleyball at some level in Hebron since 1979.

Instead of leaving with a state title in her hands, she's back for more next season.

"I'm going to do it again; I've got five players coming back and a great group of eighth-graders coming," she said. "I just keep doing it for the love of the game."

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