Oct. 31 Outstanding Student Athlete: Marian's Allison Ketcham


On a team full of all conference performers, onesimple fact tells you all you need to know about how important Allison Ketcham is to Marian's success. SheNEVER leaves the floor. "I love being i on every point" Ketcham says. "She's playe every point for 4 years. She's the real deal." coac Dan Anderson boasts. Ketcham and the Knights are indeed the real deal. And Ketcham is center-piece of the top ranked team in Indiana,which will be competing in the semi-state this weekend."She controls th whole court. She can do it all" says Anderson. "It's nice to hav her leadershipand skill on the court. Her skill isat an unbelievablelevel." Which is precisely whyKetcham was recently recognized as a 1st team all N.I.C. performer.She's also skilled in the classroom, where she holds a 4.4 GPA. Andwith a state title now within reach, Ketcham is focused onleading the Knights to the game's biggestprize. "When it ends we want to be the ones on the podium. Wework hard every day. I don't want it to end and I don't thinkanyone else does hereeither." Who knows. If Ketcham and the Knights keep playing like they have, the ending may be storybook.The Marian Knights are just THREE wins away from astate volleyball championship involleyball.