A fierce spirit of camaraderie, drive and determination proved the winning combination for McAuley’s 1977 volleyball team. Twelve players, under the guidance of coach Donna Smith, were primed for an award-winning season, when McAuley joined the Illinois State High School Association. The team finished the season undefeated, with a record of 32 wins and no losses, earning the school’s first State Championship title and paving the way for the McAuley volleyball program to become a powerhouse in Chicagoland high school sports. Since that inaugural win, the school has won a record 16 state championships -- the most of any school in the state of Illinois. 

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