Mater Dei High School (Evansville, Indiana)

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Mater Dei High School
Evansville Mater Dei High School
1300 Harmony Way
Evansville, Indiana, Vanderburgh County 47720-6148
United States
Coordinates 37°59′19″N 87°36′56″W / 37.98861°N 87.61556°W / 37.98861; -87.61556Coordinates: 37°59′19″N 87°36′56″W / 37.98861°N 87.61556°W / 37.98861; -87.61556
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1949
Oversight Diocese of Evansville
Principal Mrs. Brenda Denofrio
Chaplain Father Alex Zenthoefer
Faculty 45
Grades 912
Enrollment 502 (2013-2014)
Slogan Enter to learn, Go forth to serve
Athletics conference Southern Indiana Athletic Conference
Team name Wildcats
Rival Reitz High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
USNWR ranking 1
Newspaper Wildcat Hi-Lights
Yearbook Mater Dei Hi-Lights
Alumni Matt Seitz, Seth Kruse, Jake Zigenfus, Will LaRue, Zeke and Cody
Gym Capacity 2,016
Athletic Director Mr. Joe Herrmann

Mater Dei High School or Evansville Mater Dei High School is a private Catholic high school on the west side of Evansville, Indiana, constructed in 1949. It is one of two Catholic high schools that serve the students of Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, and Warrick counties as part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville.

Extracurricular programs include: athletics, theater, music, speech, dance cats, and other clubs and organizations.


State titles[edit]

  • Baseball (1998–99)
  • Boys Basketball (2003–04)
  • Girls Basketball (2011–12), (2012-13)
  • Football (2000)
  • Wrestling (1986), (1995), (1996), (1997), (1998), (1999), (2000), (2001), (2002), (2003), (2006), (2007), (2015)
  • Softball (2016)


State finals appearances:

  • ISSMA Class D: 2006 - 8th place
  • ISSMA Class D: 2007 - 5th place
  • ISSMA Class D: 2010 - 4th place
  • ISSMA Class D: 2011 - 7th place

Other notable achievements:

  • MSBA Class A: 2009 - 4th place
  • MSBA Class A: 2010 - 3rd place

The Mater Dei Marching Band are under the direction of Dan Klipper.

SAE Supermileage Competition[edit]

The team from Mater Dei High School achieved the winning mileage of the 2008 competition in the high school division (1716 miles per US gallon (0.1371 l/100 km)). Mater Dei also captured first place in the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 competitions.[citation needed]

Speech Team[edit]

IHSFA Sectional Champions (2014, 2017)

IHSFA (Class 1A) State Champions (1997, 2017)

3rd place (2014, 2015)

4th place (2011, 2012, 2016)

The Mater Dei speech program is under the direction of coach Dave Nagel. Students are members of the Indiana High School Forensics Association and the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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