The Penn and Marian volleyball teams will head into postseason play this coming week with plenty of uncertainty within the pair of perennial powers.

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The PHM administration released a statement early Friday afternoon via email regarding the status of longtime coach Lisa Pawlik

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following an incident involving Pawlik and a Penn player during Penn's home match versus New Prairie Tuesday night.

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The email, which came from Lucha Ramey, director of communications for PHM, read:

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"Penn-Harris-Madison and Penn High School administration were made aware of a video taken at a volleyball game on Tuesday, October 4.

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Student safety is our top priority. All matters involving student safety are taken seriously.

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Pending the outcome of a thorough independent investigation, P-H-M administration has suspended Coach Lisa Pawlik from coaching the Penn High School volleyball team."

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Penn is scheduled to play in a sectional semifinal game at the Class 4A Penn Sectional next Saturday versus either Elkhart or Warsaw.

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Lexie Banks, the Penn varsity assistant and daughter of coach Pawlik, coached the team Thursday night versus Marian.

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