Fall sports banquet rewards fall athletes

By Riya Bhula

The 2018 fall sports awards banquet was held 23 Oct. in the SHS commons from 6 to 8. Awards covered all fall sports: girls’ golf, boys’ tennis, girls’ and boys’ soccer, varsity and JV girls’ volleyball, girls’ and boys’ cross country, and football. For girls’ golf, Molly McGannon received the most valuable freshman award; Makayla Barger (10) received the award for most improved golfer, and Avery Bottorff (11) received the award for low medalist. For boys’ tennis, Mark Hays (12) and Camden Jones (12) were both awarded MVP trophies. Camden Jones also received a trophy for most wins and Ryan Gibson (10) won the trophy for most improved. Jones also made the following: all district, honorable mention all state and Indiana all stars.

For girls’ soccer awards, offensive player of the year was Kynleigh Watson (11), defensive player of the year was Kady Clancy (10), midfielder of the year was Abby Colson (11), most valuable player was Olivia Watson (11), newcomer of the year was Riley Pool (11), freshman of the year was Allison Schmidt, and heart and sou-mental attitude award went to Jade Allman (11). Emma Christoff (12), Eliza Mount (12), Macy Colson (12), Hali McGothlin (12), Isabelle Duckwall (12) all made academic all state, Duckwall also made honorable mention.

For boys’ soccer, most valuable player was Marcos Valencia (12), most valuable defensive player was also Marcos Valencia. Most valuable offensive player was Noah Smith (10); most improved player was Alex Witt (10), and king of clutch was Jameson Hale (10).

For varsity girls’ volleyball, most aces was Anne Noble (12), most kills was Lindsey Pfaffenbach (12); most blocks was also Lindsey Pfaffenbach; most digs was Olivia Reul (12); most assists was Hannah Brown (11); most improved was Audrey LaMaster (10), and Jamie Jones (12) won the 100 percent award. Reul and Noble both made academic all state. For JV girls’ volleyball, most kills was awarded to AnneMarie Meagher (9); most aces was Lyla Waskom (10); most improved was MaKenzie Jones (10); and Emma Vernon (9) won the 110 percent award.

For boys’ cross country, most valuable runner was Tristian Rowland (10); most improved was Issac Johanningsmeier (10); captains award went to Jake Siekman (12); mental attitude award also went to Jake Siekman (12); and regional qualifier was awarded to Tristian Rowland (10).

For girls’ cross country, most valuable runner was Eliza Mount (12); most improved was Savannah Fettig (12); captains award went to both Eliza Mount and Lyndie Foster (11), the mental attitude award went to Taylor Bess (10); regional qualifiers were awarded to both Lyndie Foster and Baylee Comer (11). Mount and Fettig both made academic all state, Fettig also made honorable mention.

For boys’ football, MVP went to Kaden Sparkman (12); inspirational award went to Patrick Lincoln (12); and the ultimate warrior award went to Jeremy Beswick (11). Other awards for football will be given out in their own banquet.

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