INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – For what is believed to be the first time since 1995, a northeast Indiana club volleyball team is bringing home a national title.

Empowered Volleyball Academy’s 17 Elite Black squad won the USA Volleyball Girls Junior Nationals championship on July 4 down in Indianapolis.

The roster – made up of players from the Fort Wayne area – bested Black Swamp out of Tiffin, Ohio for the crown by a score of 25-19, 19-25, 15-10. They finished 8-3 over weekend and became the first team from Empowered to win a National Championship.

Ralat, Jorge Head Coach
Robbins, Ashlee Assistant Coach
Williams, Natalie Assistant Coach
Barber, Sophia
Biedenbach, Haley
Hendershot, Summer
Norris, Gracen
Pelkington, Loretta
Stores, Gabbie
Tippmann , Jillian
Weeks, Kaylee
Zellers, Kate
Zimmerman , Lexa