State Championship Weekend Brings Home Two Team State Titles


A great weekend for Irish athletics as two teams and 1 individual brought home a state championship.

2019 state champion irish tennis

Girls Tennis
The Irish tennis team brought home the 2019 state championship and second championship in four years. Claire Koscielski was named the Mental Attitude award winner and finished her career 101-0.

Indianapolis Cathedral 3, Park Tudor 2
1. Ellie Pittman (10) Indianapolis Cathedral def. Lauren Long (9) Park Tudor 6-2, 6-2 
2. Meg Coleman (11) Indianapolis Cathedral Jule Schulte (10) Park Tudor 2-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
3. Claire Kocielski (12) Indianapolis Cathedral def. Caroline Kittle (10) Park Tudor 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (2)
1. Kitty Greenwalt (12) | Sarah Klapper (12) Park Tudor def. Bella Montefalco (11) | Cole Spau (11) Indianapolis Cathedral 6-2, 6-0
2. Lauren Kittle (9) | Ellie Sing (12) Park Tudor def. Rachel Konesco (11) | Cassie Kronenberger (12) Indianapolis Cathedral 6-3, 6-2

2019 state champion boys lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse
The Cathedral boys lacrosse team defeated HSE 13-6 to win the 2019 state championship and the programs 5th overall. The Irish got out to a quick start leading 4-1 after the first quarter. After a 5-3 halftime score, the defense shutout HSE in the 3rd quarter to take a 9-3 lead heading into the final quarter.

Sam Bedich was named the 2019 IHSLA State Championship Player of the Game.

cole hocker crosses the finish line in first place

Cole Hocker

Cole Hocker added two state championships to his trophy case, winning the 1600m and 800m. Hocker previously won the IHSAA cross country championship in the fall. Overall the boys track & field team finished 4th in the state meet. The 4th place finish is the best finish for Cathedral since 1998.

A record number of Irish Runners also competed in the state meet:
4x100 places - 7th: Myjah Mintze, Kennedy Miller, Kaylah Pitts, Alexis Parchman, 48.12 (school record)
300m Hurdles - 7th: Reese Sanders, 44.75
1600m - 24: Gracie Carr, 5:24
Long Jump - 27: Alexis Parchman, 8.50

Pole Vault - 9th: Jack Hutchens 14'6" (PR)
300m Hurdles - 21st: Colin O'Dell, 40.47
4x800 - 5th  RJ O’Neal, Grant Ferguson, Ryan Pehlman, and Nick Hruskoci, 7:54.23
800m - 1st: Cole Hocker, 1:51.48
1600m - 1st: Cole Hocker, 4:07
1600m - Nick Hruskoci, 9:41.50