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Chesterton quartet named Senior Athletes of the Year

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Senior Athleteís of the Year: Four CHS student-athleteís were named Senior Athletes of the Year at the 2014 Spring Sports Awards Program Tuesday night. Pictured are (l to r) Kristen Homme, Erin Socha, Andrew Ralph and Cole Teal. (Tribune photo by Dana Gilbertson)

 

By TR HARLAN

When Kristen Homme, Andrew Ralph, Erin Socha and Cole Teal don their uniforms, the maroon and gold canít look any better.

Although their physical attributes are obvious, itís the passion and hard work they exhibit during every minute of every event and every practice that sets them apart.

Thatís why each member of the group was named a CHS Senior Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Spring Sports Awards Program on Tuesday night.

Homme, earned nine varsity letter awards in soccer, basketball and track and field, while also garnering 10 Scholar-Athlete awards.

A captain in both soccer and track, Homme was All-Conference and a two-time DAC Individual champion in track. A state medalist in track, she was also the teamís Most Valuable Runner.

In soccer, Homme won the Sportsmanship Award and the Trojan Award, while being a member of three DAC Championship teams in soccer. An Academic All-State selection in soccer and track, she also won the Kate Porkorny Spirit Award in soccer.

Ralph, earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, while also garnering 12 Scholar-Athlete awards.

A captain in both football and baseball, Ralph was All-Conference in both sports and a member of DAC Championship teams in both. He won the Kurt Ruoff Memorial Award in baseball and the James Arvin Award in baseball.

An Academic All-State selection in football and basketball, Ralph won the Mental Attitude Award, Best Defensive Player and twice was the Sportsmanship Award winner in basketball. In football, he was the Leading Tackler, Outstanding Defensive Back and the Sportsmanship Award winner.

In baseball, he had the teamís highest batting average and was the Mental Attitude Award winner.

Socha, won 12 varsity letters in cross country, swimming and track and field, while also garnering 12 Scholar-Athlete awards.

A captain in cross country, Socha was the Leonard Tengblad Award winner in cross country, the Most Improved winner in swimming and Most Versatile in track. She was also named Most Valuable Field Event performer.

Socha was a member of four DAC Championship teams in swimming and seven Sectional Championship teams (4 swimming, 3 track). An Academic All-State selection in cross country and track, she was a IHSAA Sectional Relay champion and state medalist in swimming.

Teal, earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, while also garnering nine Scholar-Athlete awards.

A captain in all three sports, Teal was a three-time All-Conference recipient in basketball and an All-Conference selection in football and baseball. He was also the Trojan Award winner in basketball, the Most Valuable Offensive Player in football and the Most Improved Award winner in baseball.

An Academic All-State selection in basketball, Teal was a three-time MVP in basketball as well as earning Most Improved, Best Defensive Player and Assist leader throughout his career.

CHS Athetic Director Garry Nallenweg also honored the schoolís three-sport athletes.

In the senior class, athletes included Jonathan Kindmark (football, swimming, track), Tom McGee (tennis, swimming, track), Andrew Ralph (football, basketball, baseball), Erin Socha (cross country, swimming, track) and Cole Teal (football, basketball, baseball).

In the junior class, athletes included Jordan Dilosa (football, basketball, baseball), Jackson Heard (football, wrestling, track), Skyler Lagneau (football, wrestling, track), Natalie Petro (soccer, basketball, tennis), Kassidy Scott (cross country, basketball, track), Kaylee Slont (cross country, swimming, track) and Jordan Wadding (soccer, basketball, softball).

In the sophomore class, athletes included Victoria Bain (cross country, gymnastics, track), Kylee Barnett (cross country, diving, track), Kevin Beatty (cross country, wrestling, track), Antwan Beeks (football, basketball, baseball), Luke Finke (football, basketball, baseball), Kathryn Goysich (cheerleading, gymnastics, track), Derrick Hardin (football, wrestling, track), Abbey Hurst (cross country, swimming, track), Lia Lombardini (volleyball, basketball, softball), Nate Needham (football, soccer, track) and Joe Stento (football, wrestling, track).

In the freshman class, athletes included Owen Hallas (soccer, basketball, baseball), Anthony Kurek (football, basketball, baseball), Brittany Milzarek (volleyball, basketball, softball), Blake Notzen (soccer, basketball, baseball), Chase Pickford (cross country, swimming, track), Allison Plinovich (cross country, swimming, track), Alexandria Raudry (volleyball, basketball, softball), Drew Vesling (football, basketball, baseball) and Ray Yagelski (soccer, basketball, golf).

 

Posted 6/4/2014