Providence Volleyball Seeks Third Straight State Title

Providence Looking for Three Peat

CLARKSVILLE, IN. (WAVE) In today's sports world, we're always looking for the next dynasty.  From the Patriots, to Jordan's Bulls of the '90s, to the Showtime Lakers, but perhaps we only have to look across the bridge to find our own local dynasty.  Providence volleyball has been dominant over on the sunny side.  This weekend they will play in their fourth straight state championship game, hoping to win their third straight title.  "We've been very fortunate to have some players that have been very committed to the program," said a very humble Providence head coach, Terri Purichia.

Purichia, Providence grad, is in her 17th year as head coach at her alma mater.  She credits the players for this dominant run her program has been on.  "We've had the same system for 17 years.  We just now have the kids that are doing the things necessary to make themselves champions," said Purichia.  Her players love the competitive atmosphere, and the expectations that come along with playing at the school.  "Being a part of a winning program is the most amazing feeling ever because you know you're going to be challenged everyday," said sophomore, Marissa Hornung.

How dominant has Providence volleyball been?  Well after winning back-to-back 2A state championships, they were moved up to 3A, but as you can see, the wins keep on coming.  To a lady, each player says winning a championship on the 3-A level will make another title even sweeter.  "It's just validating our success in 2A, so they can't just say they're in a small class," said senior, Anna Wingate.  While they're not a 100% ready to call their title streak a dynasty just yet, the ladies feel they are well on their way.  "Where we were, and where we are now, there definitely is a dynasty being made," said senior, Jacquie Hornung.

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