Taking it to the top
Mighty Macs capture 14th state volleyball title
Since becoming head coach of Mother McAuley’s storied volleyball program in 2005, Jen DeJarld has experienced a lot of success with many of her teams — but never the winning of a state championship.
That changed Saturday night at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena. There, the Mighty Macs capped off an incredible 2013 season by capturing the school’s 14th title in the sport.
In reigning over Illinois Class 4A volleyball for the first time in nine seasons, McAuley ended another team’s two-year stay at the top. Benet Academy was the Macs’ victim, 25-22, 25-19, in Normal.