Local soccer players collect All-HHC honors
Mt. Vernon, New Palestine and Greenfield-Central earned a combined 12 spots on the 2015 girls soccer All-Hoosier Heritage Conference team.
The Dragons had five players selected to the team. The Marauders earned four spots, and the Cougars grabbed three.
New Palestine finished the regular season as co-HHC champions with New Castle, but Mt. Vernon topped the Dragons in the postseason.
The Marauders won their first sectional title since 1996 with a 2-1 victory against the Dragons in the championship match.
Overall, three teams in the HHC won sectional titles, including New Castle and Yorktown. All three lost in the regional tournament with Mt. Vernon reaching the finals.
2015 Girls Soccer All-HHC
Haley Able (12), New Castle
Calissa Centner (12), New Castle
Delanee Frye (12), New Castle
Olivia Malott (12), New Castle
Emily Peavie (12), New Castle
Victoria Crowder (9), New Palestine
Olivia Lambdin (9), New Palestine
Meaghan Matus (11), New Palestine
Gabbi Pierson (12), New Palestine
Katie Villiger (12), New Palestine
Alexi Hardie (9), Mt. Vernon
Cleo Mills (9), Mt. Vernon
Alaina Nelson (10), Mt. Vernon
Morgan Scruggs (10), Mt. Vernon
Emily Church (12), Pendleton Heights
Taylor Fort (9), Pendleton Heights
Sam Hammel (11), Pendleton Heights
Lucy Brand (9), Greenfield Central
Katie Helgason (11), Greenfield Central
Jordan Rupley (12), Greenfield Central
Elizabeth Smith (11), Yorktown
Desiree Kuhn (12), Shelbyville
Bailee Allen (11), Delta
Sarah Downs (11), New Castle
Cassie Underwood (11), New Castle
Sam Underwood (12), New Castle
Molly Carpenter (12), New Palestine
Danielle Matus (11), New Palestine
Katie Settergren (11), New Palestine
Madison McClain (12), Mt. Vernon
Nicole Ratts (10), Mt. Vernon
Blaire Viehweg (12), Mt. Vernon
Kirby Barger (11), Pendleton Heights
Darby Goyer (12), Pendleton Heights
Alicia Schrink (11), Pendleton Heights
Helena Talbot (9), Pendleton Heights
Trystan Ailes (9), Greenfield Central
Kayla Enochs (10), Greenfield Central
Tiffany Richmond (11), Greenfield Central
Sarah Bade (12), Yorktown
Sarah Wilhoite (11), Yorktown
Erin Diemer (11), Shelbyville
Alexis Tackett (11), Shelbyville
Naja Chimbanda (12), Delta
Kyndall Pursley (11), Delta
Final HHC Standings
HHC Coach of the Year: Brett Smith, New Castle
Soccer state champs crowned
Last weekend, two boys and two girls soccer teams clinched state titles.
In Class A, the fourth-ranked Fort Wayne Canterbury (17-4-1) girls team upset No. 2 Evansville Mater Dei (18-4-2) with a 3-2 overtime victory.
Abby Bergeron scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime period to seal Fort Wayne Canterbury’s second straight state title.
No. 4 Brebeuf Jesuit (22-2-1) won the 2A girls state championship with a 2-1 win against No. 2 Penn (21-1-2). The Braves rallied back from a 1-0 deficit with two goals in the second period.
The second-ranked Mishawaka Marian Knights (20-2) captured their first ever boys soccer state title behind a 3-0 win against No. 8 Cardinal Ritter (16-7-1) in the Class A championship match.
No. 7 Center Grove (19-2-1) won the 2A title with a 4-0 shutout of No. 8 Harrison (West Lafayette) (19-2-1).
Sectional 14 (finals): New Palestine at Columbus East, 7 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at Hagerstown, 7:30 p.m.
Mt. Vernon at Warren Central, 7:30 p.m.
Greenfield-Central at Whiteland, 7:30 p.m.
Elwood at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at Centerville, 7:30 p.m.
Mt. Vernon at Connersville, 7:30 p.m.