The Sideline – June 20

County trio named to softball all-state teams

New Palestine had two players and Greenfield-Central added another as the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association released its 2015 softball all-state teams this week.

Adie Lorsung, an Indiana State commit, earned first-team all-state honors, while New Palestine teammate Issy Hoyt was included on the second-team. The duo helped lead the Dragons to a 24-4 record this season.

New Palestine tied for the Hoosier Heritage Conference title at 5-2 and pushed eventual state champion Center Grove to the brink in the sectional finals before losing 8-7 in nine innings.

Lorsung was named All-Hancock County after hitting .485 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 34 runs scored and 56 RBIs this year. The senior infielder was selected as the 2014 Hancock County Player of Year.

Hoyt, a Purdue commit, carried a .511 batting average in her junior season with nine home runs, 15 doubles, 44 RBIs and 36 runs scored. She made the all-county team for a third consecutive year.

The 2015 Hancock County Player of the Year, Darcie Huber of Greenfield-Central, was placed on the ICGSA All-State third team. The two-way threat and Ball State recruit led the county in home runs with nine and hit .472.

In the pitcher’s circle, she amassed 20 wins, 211 strikeouts and had a 1.15 ERA. Her efforts propelled the Cougars to the Mt. Vernon Sectional championship, the program’s third in seven years.

Greenfield-Central also captured a share of the HHC crown, the first in program history.

Here are the 2014-15 ICGSA All-State Team members:

First-Team All-State


Miranda Elish;11;Crown Point

Kiley Jones;12;Portage

Kaitlynn Moody;12;Harrison (West Laf.)

Kaitlin Doud;12;Portage

Alexis Holloway;10;Crown Point

Danielle Watson;10;Penn

Kristina Burkhardt;11;FW Bishop Dwenger

Nicole Lawvere;12;Eastbrook

Lindsey Bowers;12;Leo

Sarah Galovich;12;Homestead

Ally Compton;12;Noblesville

Madi Maloof;12;Hamilton Southeastern

Megan Choinacky;12;Roncalli

Kayla Bear;12;Ben Davis

Savanna Copeland;10;Hamilton Southeastern

Mallory Baker;12;Center Grove

Adie Lorsung;12;New Palestine

Leslie Sims;11;Hauser

Kirsten Rich;12;Lapel

Tara Bailey;11;South Dearborn

Gabbi Jenkins;11;Floyd Central

Kaylea Horn;12;South Spencer

Lora Barton;11;Gibson Southern

Olivia White;12;Bloomington South

Meredith Daunhauser;12;Evansville Mater Dei

Second-Team All-State


Aspyn Novak;12;Lake Central

Annabel Karberg;12;Lake Central

Carly Kingery;12;Carroll (Flora)

Taylor Kotzo;12;Munster

Becky Malchow;11;Rochester

Katie Quinlin;10;Penn

Veronica Rodriguez;12;Clay

Kelsey Keilman;12;Mishawaka Marian

Alexa Allen;10;Leo

Kelly Welsh;12;SB St. Joseph

Celene Funke;11;Carmel

Zoe Schaefer;12;Noblesville

Maggie Armstrong;12;Hamilton Southeastern

Breena Smith;12;Decatur Central

Delaney Thompson;11;Franklin Central

Baylee Krueger;12;Jennings County

Abbey Pratt;12;Center Grove

Issy Hoyt;11;New Palestine

Alix DeDreu;12;Rising Sun

Sara Masters;12;Wapahani

Alicia Webb;10;Tecumseh

Taylor Castleberry;10;Floyd Central

Beka Engelhardt;12;South Spencer

Emily Hollis;11;Henryville

Kennedy Wynn;11;New Albany

Third-Team All-State


Hunter Jusevitch;12;Lowell

Brittany Anderson;10;Bishop Noll

Melissa Balkema;12;Hanover Central

Rachael Honaker;12;Crown Point

Bailey Slivka;11;Chesterton

Alyssa Griman;11;Penn

Ashton Miller;11;Eastside

Allysa Gutierrez;11;SB St. Joseph

Ashley Morris;12;Garrett

Alaina Johnston;12;South Adams

Lea Thompson;11;Scecina Memorial

Whitney Foyer;12;Carmel

Mallory Kimmell;10;Cathedral

Haylie Foster;10;Avon

Brooke Montgomery;10;Lebanon

Hannah File;10;Shelbyville

Savannah Sturgill;12;East Central

Bailee Bostic;12;Rising Sun

Tayler Wullenweber;11;East Central

Darcie Huber;11;Greenfield-Central

Lillian Hughes;12;Providence

Cyporah Kirk;12;Castle

Lacy Wilzbacher;12;Princeton

Alex Davidson;12;Salem

Marissa Watson;11;Bedford North Lawrence

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Mt. Vernon alumni soccer game set

The Mt. Vernon soccer program is inviting all former men’s and women’s players to participate in its annual alumni game June 27.

The event will take place at the Mt. Vernon High School soccer fields. Check-in is set for 4 p.m., and games will start at 5 p.m.

To register for the event, players should contact Steve Givan at

Admission for both spectators and participants is $5, with all proceeds going to support the Mt. Vernon soccer programs.