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NDIAA announces National Champions for fall sports and individual awards

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The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2016 fall season.

Maryland Football
2016 11-Man Football National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (11-0)

Jax Pedersen
Player of the Year: Jax Pedersen, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Warren Keller
Coach of the Year: Warren Keller, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Louisiana Football
2016 8-Man Football National Champions
Louisiana School for the Deaf (8-0)

Raul Melgar
Player of the Year: Raul Melgar, Kansas School for the Deaf

Susan Gremillion
Coach of the Year: Susan Gremillion, Louisiana School for the Deaf

Texas Volleyball
2016 Division 1 Volleyball National Champions
Texas School for the Deaf (23-21)

Karita Lewis
Player of the Year: Karita Lewis, Maryland School for the Deaf

RJ Kaufman
Coach of the Year: RJ Kaufman, Texas School for the Deaf

Western Pennsylvania Volleyball
2016 Division 2 Volleyball National Champions
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (15-7)

Kayla Mitchell
Player of the Year: Kayla Mitchell, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

Christie Homell
Coach of the Year: Christie Homell, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Western Pennsylvanina Soccer
2016 Soccer National Champions
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (12-7-2)

Ahmed Mahmoud
Player of the Year: Ahmed Mahmoud, Rochester School for the Deaf

Raymond Mukhailov
Player of the Year: Raymond Mukhailov, Lexington School for the Deaf

Mary Cook
Coach of the Year: Mary Cook, Rochester School for the Deaf

## NDIAA was established in the summer of 2007 at the Athletic Directors' Conference in New Mexico. Athletic Directors from deaf schools throughout agreed to form NDIAA which would have a committee of Athletic Directors/Supervisors overseeing the selection process for team and individual awards. ##

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