Courierarea Sports Shorts - October 24, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:00 AM
-- Three Hanover College athletes were named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week.
Seniors Derrick Worden and Dexter Britt were named in football. Worden, the defensive player of the week, forced a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in last Saturday's win over Bluffton. He also intercepted a pass and recorded two tackles. Britt, the offensive player of the week, combined for 278 yards with three touchdowns. The Louisville native completed 17-of-24 passes for 232 yards with a touchdown and ran for 46 yards and two scores.
Freshman Elaine Simpson was selected player of the week in women's soccer. Simpson scored two goals in last Saturday's win at Bluffton and was credited with the game-winning assist in the team's match with Earlham on Oct. 16.
- Hanover College women's tennis had eight honorees in the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference awards.
The HCAC champion Panthers were led by All-HCAC selections Danielle Miller and Mackenzie Spicer. Southwestern graduate Kelsey Jones, Mallory Noble, Allison Poston and Alexis Taylor were named All-HCAC Honorable Mention. Poston was also named to the HCAC's All-Sportsmanship Team while Rich Lord was selected as the HCAC Coach of the Year.
-- The Ohio River Valley Conference named its boys soccer award winners for 2013.
ORVC champion Jac-Cen-Del along with second place Southwestern tied for most all-conference honorees. Rebels on the list were Coleman Jackson, Cam Rogers, Austin Spray and Edi Tovar. Switzerland County's Ben Curran and Nathan Hunter were named All-ORVC alongside Shawe's Whit Grote and Jack Heitz.
Rounding out the selections were Austin Harmeyer, Allen Hooten, Tyler Huff and Blake Straub, all of Jac-Cen-Del; Shane Chase, Tyler Roberts and Jake Uhlmansiek, all of Rising Sun; and Matthew Boles and Ryan Lengerich, both of South Ripley. Shawe's Connor Boone was named the ORVC Mental Attitude award winner.
-- The Ohio River Valley Conference named its volleyball award winners for 2013.
Co-champions Switzerland County and Rising Sun along with Southwestern tied for most all-conference selections. Pacers receiving the honor were Eve Galbreath, Kelsi Konkle and Brooke Todd while Southwestern selections were Sarah Anderson, Skyla Judkins and Karli Long.
Rounding out the All-ORVC team were Bailee Bostic, Alix DeDreu and Tiffany Vinup, all of Rising Sun; Danielle Newhart and Shelbie Huffmeyer, both of Jac-Cen-Del; Grace Herzog, Milan; and Sidney Steinhauer, South Ripley.
Sarah Anderson and Switzerland County's Erik Coy were also two of three girls named as ORVC Mental Attitude award winners, sharing the honor with Milan's Kayla Peetz. Switzerland head coach Kodi Thayer was named co-coach of the year along with Rising Sun's Lindsey America. The Pacers junior varsity team was also recognized, sharing the ORVC title with Milan.