Three MacKillop students represented Australia at the Indoor Cricket World Series during the school holidays, with Adam Seary of Year 11 becoming MacKillop's latest World Champion.
Thomas Seaman (Year 10) and Tyler Hays (Year 9) represented Australia A in their respective age groups, while Seary and former MacKillop student Benji Floros helped steer the Australian Under-18 side to victory.
Seary played an important role for the Aussies, with his batting performance in the final setting the platform for Australia's successful run chase against South Africa.
"It was one of the best feelings I've ever had in my life, there was so much emotion put into the ten days and to come out on top was really good," Seary said.
"My goal was to get picked in the Top 8 for the Australian team and play the final, and to be able to represent my country in the final and win was a great honour."
Hays (U16) and Seaman (U18) also enjoyed success in the tournament, with Hays' performances against the other Australian side and Seaman's two victories over eventual finalists South Africa among their biggest highlights.
The World Series in Brisbane became the second time Hays had represented his nation after he and his team won the U12 World Cup in South Africa in 2012. While Seary and Seaman were reserves for the U16s in 2012, the experience in 2015 had them wanting to represent Australia again in the future.
"Now we are going to turn our attention to the World Cup in Dubai in 2017," Seary said.
"Ultimately, the goal for all of us is to represent Australia at the Open level."
MacKillop was also represented by former student Jake Floros, who was assistant coach for the World Champion side.
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