When Owen Hallas
and Cara Kroeger don their uniforms, the maroon and gold canít look any
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 CHS Senior Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Spring Sports
Awards Program on Tuesday night.
Hallas won six
varsity letters in soccer and baseball, while also earning eight
On the soccer
field, Hallas was the IHSAA Mental Attitude winner after leading the Trojans
to the state title game. He was also named Indiana Menís Soccer Player of
the Year and earned All-American honors.
The DAC MVP in
soccer, he was also selected to the all-conference team four times during
his soccer and baseball career. Hallas was the Post-Tribune and NWI Times
Player of the Year in soccer and holds more soccer records than any other
player in school history (14).
He is CHSí single
season point leader (63), owns the record for most goals in a season (27)
and is the state record holder for most shot taken in a state championship
Kroeger won eight
varsity letters in golf and swimming, while also earning eight
Cara has earned
four MVP awards, a sportsmanship award, most improved award and mental
attitude award. She has been named All-DAC 16 times and hold 16 individual
and team Sectional Championships.
Kroeger holds two
school record, along with a DAC and IHSAA Sectional record and has been a
member of seven DAC championship teams and seven IHSAA Sectional
She was the
News-Dispatch Swimmer of the Year and was named to the All-Area team by the
Post Tribune in swimming and golf.
Director Garry Nallenweg also honored three-sport athletes on Tuesday night.
included freshmen Sydney Balas (soccer, basketball, track), Ashley Craycraft
(volleyball, basketball, track), Austin Graf (football, basketball, track),
Adam Juestel (football, basketball, baseball), Ryan Klespies (football,
basketball, track), Lauren Sensibaugh (soccer, basketball, track), Ben
Slatcoff (football, basketball, track) and Zachary Zimmerman (football,
Makayla Barbour (cross country, swimming, track), Caitlyn Bogue (soccer,
gymnastics, track), Conner Jones (football, wrestling, track), Grace OíDell
(soccer, basketball, track), Sarah Schimpf (cross country, diving, track)
and Marney Sisson (volleyball, basketball, softball).
Elizabeth Canright (cross country, swimming, track), Harley Lohmeyer
(soccer, football, basketball), Jenna Wadding (soccer, basketball, track)
and Kirsten Wozniak (cross country, gymnastics, track).
The lone senior
honored was Sammie Campaniello (soccer, football, track).