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Slatcoff and Bell named CHS Senior Athletes of the Year

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When Garritt Slatcoff and Desiree Bell 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 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 4x400 relay.

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.

An All-Conference 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.

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

Those athletes 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).

Sophomores included 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).




Posted 5/26/2016




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