By TR HARLAN
Slatcoff and Desiree Bell don their uniforms, the maroon and gold canít look
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 the CHS Senior Athlete of the year at the 2016 Spring Sports
Awards Program on Wednesday night.
Slatcoff won seven
varsity letters in Football and Track, was a two-time team captain in
football and was the Offensive MVP in football.
He was awared
Mental Attitude winner in football, he was also an All-Area selection, an
All-Conference selection, and earned eight Scholar-Athlete Awards over the
last four years.
Slatcoff was a
member of the DAC Conference championship football team in 2015, the
offensive state leader in passing and rushing, a National Football
Foundation Academic Award Finalist and was a 100 percent attendee in the
weight room and at practice.
In track, he earned
the 2016 Josh Phillips Memorial Award and was a member of a DAC, Sectional
and Regional championship team. He was a state relay qualifier in track and
will compete tonight in the IHSAA Boys Track Regional as a member of the
Slatcoff was a
Indiana Football Coaches Association Academic All-State selection, is a
member of the National Honor Society and is a Bridges mentor at CHS.
Garritt will be
attending Wabash College in Crawfordsville next fall to play football.
Bell earned eight
varsity letters in soccer and track to go along with eight Scholar-Athlete
Awards. She is a two-time MVP in track and was an IHSAA State Qualifier in
track all four years.
Having qualified in
next weekendís state finals in two events, Bell holds two CHS school records
in track. She is a two-time individual Sectional champ in track and a
two-time Sectional champ in relays.
performer in both track and soccer, Bell has also been part of Sectional
championship teams in soccer and track.
In soccer, Bell has
been part of two DAC Conference championship teams and was an All-District
selection. An All-Area and All-State selection, Bell also received the
Trojan Junk Yard Dog Award.
Desiree will be
attending Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute next fall.
Director Garry Nallenweg also honored three-sport athletes on Wednesday
included freshmen Caitlyn Bogue (soccer, gymnastics, track), Conner Jones
(football, wrestling, track), Eric McLaughlin (football, basketball, track),
Sarah Schimpf (cross country, diving, track), Marney Sisson (volleyball,
basketball, softball) and Dylan Van Nostran (football, wrestling, track).
Elizabeth Canright (cross country, swimming, track), Kylie Mercier (cross
country, swimming, track), Tessa Tilden (volleyball, basketball, softball),
Brittney Troup (cross country, gymnastics, track) and Kirsten Wozniak (cross
country, gymnastics, track).
Juniors were Drew
Berry (cross country, basketball, track) and Samantha Campaniello (soccer,
football, track), while seniors were Victoria Bain (cross country,
gymnastics, track) and Joe Stento (football, wrestling, track).