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Senior Athletes of the Year are Courtney Krol, Kirsten Wozniak, Austin Peterson and Jakob Kintzele

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When the quartet of Courtney Krol, Kirsten Wozniak, Austin Peterson and Jakob Kintzele 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 practice that sets them apart.

Thatís why each of them was named a CHS Senior Athlete of the Year at the 2017 Spring Sports Awards Program on Wednesday night.

Krol won seven varsity letters in basketball and soccer, while also earning eight scholar-athlete awards.

On the basketball court, Krol was MVP and team captain. She was also named the MVP of the Warsaw Lady Tigers Holiday Tournament, while leading the Trojans in assists, steals and had the top free throw percentage during the season.

A Duneland All-Conference selection, Krol was an IBA Honorable Mention All-State player as a senior and was first time All-Area by the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune.

On the soccer field, Krol was a member of three DAC championship teams and two IHSAA Sectional championship teams.

Krol will attend DePaul University to continue her basketball career.

Wozniak earned nine varsity letters in cross country, gymnastics and track, while also earning 12 scholar-athlete awards.

Wozniak is on the CHS school-record holding 4x100 meter shuttle hurdle relay and has been a part of DAC championship teams in gymnastics, Sectional championship teams in gymnastics and track and an IHSAA State Championship team in gymnastics.

A team captain of gymnastics, Wozniak also has earned the Mental Attitude award in track, Most Improved in track, Most Valuable Sprinter in track, the Larry James Memorial Award in cross country, the Heather Bearup Memorial Award in track and the Drive, Determination and Dedication Award in gymnastics.

Wozniak also earned a State Finals berth in the IHSAA Portage Track Regional last night.

Jakob Kintzele won eight varsity letters in cross country and track, while also earning eight scholar-athlete awards.

A first team All-State selection in cross country, Kintzele was DAC MVP in cross country and track and was a four-time CHS MVP in cross country and track.

Kintzele was a member of state qualifying teams in cross country and track, along with earning an IHSAA Regional team title in track.

A four-time DAC All-Conference selection and a four-time individual event DAC champ, Kintzele is the school record holder in the 3200 and earned the Josh Phillips Memorial Award in track.

Jakob will be attending Princeton University where he will run cross country and track.

Austin Peterson won six varsity letters in basketball and baseball, while also earning eight scholar-athlete awards.

A two-time CHS MVP in basketball and three-time MVP in baseball, Peterson was a member of a DAC championship baseball team and a Sectional championship baseball team.

Peterson was an All-Area first team selection in basketball and baseball by the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune, he also was a three-time DAC MVP in baseball and was named DAC MVP in basketball.

A team captain in baseball and basketball, Peterson led the Trojans in rebounding in basketball, had the lowest ERA in baseball and the highest batting average in baseball.

CHS Athletic Director Garry Nallenweg also honored three-sport athletes on Wednesday night.

Those athletes included freshmen Chris Condor (football, wrestling, baseball), Ethan Contreras (cross country, wrestling, track), Charles Eaton (soccer, football, basketball), Addison Gentry (golf, basketball, track), Nalani Malackowski (cross country, basketball, track), Patrick McLaughlin (football, basketball, track), Danielle Plinovich (cross country, basketball, track), John Powell (tennis, basketball, golf), Sophia Raffin (cross country, basketball, track), Kaitlyn Van Kley (cross country, swimming, track) and Jake Vear (tennis, swimming, golf).

Sophomores were Sydney Balas (soccer, basketball, track) and Ashley Craycraft (volleyball, basketball, track).

Juniors included Caitlyn Bogue (soccer, gymnastics, track) and Marney Sisson (volleyball, basketball, softball).

Seniors were Elizabeth Canright (cross country, swimming, track), Harley Lohmeyer (soccer, football, basketball), Kylie Mercier (cross country, swimming, track) and Kirsten Wozniak (cross country, gymnastics, track).



Posted 5/24/2018




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