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The Volleyball State Tournament is approaching quick and how could anyone forget the 2009 and 2010 state champs! Charleston Catholic Athletics dominated the state back in 2009 being named Sports Illustrated's Top Program in the state of West Virginia. The school took home six state championships that year and volleyball was a huge part. After a 61-5 season in 2009, the team was able to take down powerhouse, Wirt County, in the championship for the first title in program history. With seven starters returning in 2010, of course, they went right back and did it again. They were led by Kanawha Valley Player of the Year and First Team All-Stater, Katie Stricker. In her junior season alone, she finished with 711 kills. She was helped by Allison Gregory, who contributed 610 digs that year as well. Head Coach, Hannah King, and the Lady Irish look to compete for the third state title in the program's history as they head back to the Civic Center for the first time in four years.
The Irish soccer teams have been a powerhouse through A/AA for years now, and both teams find themselves back in the State Tournament this year. On three occasions in school history, Charleston Catholic has taken home both boys and girls titles for soccer. The last time this happened was in 2014 (2009 and 2010 as well). In 2014, the boys came in 19-1-1. They left as state champions. Previously, this program had won four straight titles before losing in the semi-finals in 2013. They were led by Head Coach, Dominic Cipollone. In the 2014 state title game, the Irish took down Weir, 2-1. The scoring started in the first half with a 29th minute goal from Anthony Cipollone off a free kick. Cipollone was able to head in the first goal of the match to give the Irish a 1-0 lead. It was not until the 75th minute where Joey Trupo gave his team a 2-0 lead off of a PK that would eventually decide the match. Weir countered quickly a minute later to make it 2-1, but the Irish defense held strong in the final 4 minutes to secure the title.
On the girls side, the Lady Irish matched up with a familiar Bridgeport team. Back in 2012, these teams met in the state semi-finals and Bridgeport came out on top 7-0. When they met again in the 2014 state championship, the Lady Irish were ready and handled the Indians 5-0 to take home the title. Immediately, in the first 10 minutes of the match, the Irish went up 2-0 behind goals from Jada Bohn and Jordan Keener. By the 32nd minute, Caroline Dundervill had put 2 more goals in the back of the net to extend the lead to 4-0. The defense held strong throughout the game. They were led by Vida Imani in goal who secured the shutout, making 5 saves throughout the match. When the 70th minute came around, Caroline Dundervill had a hat trick and the title was theirs. Current Head Coach, Amy Mullen, captured her first state title. The team returned all 11 starters and went back next year to do it again, taking the 2015 state title, as well.
In the 2001 State Cross Country Meet the Lady Irish took down the highly seeded Grafton girls to win first place.The team had two top 10 finishes from Sophomores, Sally Mohler (6th) and Sarah Coyle (3rd). Coyle was a top finisher in the race coming in at a time of 21:56.35. Mohler was right behind her at 22:35.32. These two would lead the team to the first and only state championship in school history as of now. The 2021 Cross Country team will be competing in the State Meet on October 30, 2021 at Cabell Midland High School, where they hope to bring home a second state championship to Charleston after their successful season so far.
On this page, we want to create a place for you to relive your favorite high school memories and keep up with important events back home. Here you can find special dates, like alumni games, and old history of big games. Go Irish!