1991 Volleyball State Championship team honored this weekend at the Show-Me-Center

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Photo by Peggy Borcherding

Pictured above on the floor of the Show-Me-Center Left to right:  Ruth Otten Rethemeyer, Karen Cardwell Lampkin, Heidi Gerdes Groner, Nichole Haeffner Overschmidt, Kim Finders Bockting, Tricia Horstmann Fleer, Julie Gerdes Westermeyer, and Coach Dennis Carey.

This weekend at the Missouri State Volleyball Championship in Cape Girardeau, Mo State Championship Teams from 1991 celebrated their 20th anniversary as a state champion.

New Haven’s Class 1A State Championship team was among those honored.  Dennis Carey led the 1991 team to a 20-7-3 record, his first state championship since he began coaching in 1985, and the first state volleyball title in school history.  This would also be the first of back to back state titles in which Carey led his team to a second state title the following year and finishing with a record of 29-4-3.