The Jac-Cen-Del Eagle sports faithful rallied behind their 2011-12 basketball team athletes and staff during the annual winter sports awards and recognition program held at JCDHS on March 15.
The evening was opened with junior-high recognition by JCD Athletic Director Mark Meyer, following a warm welcome to all in attendance. Appreciation was noted for the attitude of those who both represented JCDES as athletes, coaching staff and parents along with general supporters.
Jr. High program
AD Meyer began the program at 6 p.m. stating: "Welcome, I would like to welcome everyone to our winter awards program. It gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to all of our winter athletes, not only on the playing floor, but also for what they achieve in the classroom."
He continued, "I would like to thank the coaches for their dedication to our student athletes and especially thank all our young athletes for the time and effort this winter as they often travel a couple nights a week...get home late...and still have outstanding success in the classroom."
Seventh Grade Girls
Led by Coach Degler, the 7th grade girls team played to a 5/9 record for the season with team members including: Kayla Bowling, Celestina DeChristopher, Tressa Moore, Mallory Winters, Taylor Carroll, Teha Merkel, Roselynn Newhart, MaKayla Yorn, Catherine Crase, Baili Miller, MaKayla Weber and student manager Meghan Maly.
Most Improved - Rosie Newhart
Most Determined - Celestina DeChristopher
Mental Attitude - Kayla Bowling
Scholastic GPA @ 10.85 - Teha Merkel
Seventh Grade Boys
The seventh grade boys team was led by Coach Jason Volz.
The 7th grade boys team finished their season at 2/13 with team members including: Reuben Benham, Matthew Drockelman, William Lewis, Jalen Thomas, Rodney Dobbs, Ben Harlemert, Christopher Douglas, Vincent Hountz, Aaron Powers and student manager Jacob Dodge.
Most Improved - Rodney Dobbs
Most Determined - Reuben Benham
Mental Attitude - Ben Harlemert
Scholastic GPA @ 9.56 - Reuben Benham
7th & 8th Grade
The seventh and eighth grade cheerleader squads were led by Andrea Rohrig and Cindy Toops.
Cheer squad members included: Kayla Bowling, Baili Miller, Andrea Adams, Rachel Schwanholt, Taylor Carroll, Meghan Tunny, Kaylynn Baluyot, Ashlee Veerkamp, Teha Merkel, Lexi Volz, Hannah Mullikin and Adrianna Youngman.
7th Mental Attitude - Kayla Bowling
7th Scholastic GPA @ 10.8 - Teha Merkel
8th Mental Attitude - Adrianna Youngman
8th Scholastic GPA @ 10.6 - Kaylynn Baluyot
Eighth Grade Girls
Led by Coach Tim Sutton, the 8th grade girls team played to an overall record of 3/11 for the season, with team members including: Elizabeth Abel, Hannah Mullikin, Abby Wagner, Hannah Eaton, Andrea Smith, Emily Gunter, Ashlee Veerkamp and student manager Rachel Schwanholt.
Most Improved - Elizabeth Abel
Most Determined - Hannah Mullikin
Mental Attitude - Abby Wagner
Scholastic GPA @ 12.0 - Abby Wagner
Eighth Grade Boys
Led by Coach David Espinda, the 8th grade boys team finished their season with an overall record of 7/8, with team members including: Evan Borgman, Allen Troy, Devin Wilson, Maverick Dwenger, Austin Wheeler, Shawn Volz, Tyler Huff and Lucas Williams.
Co-Most Improved - Alan Troy & Evan Borgman
Most Determined - Tyler Huff
Mental Attitude - Maverick Dwenger
Scholastic GPA @ 10.78 - Tyler Huff
High School program
JCD AD Meyer opened the high school awards program at approximately 7 p.m., welcoming athletes, their parents and guests to join JCD in paying tribute to all of our winter sports athletes.
In continuing, he thanked the coaches and many who had helped make the Eagle sports program traditionally successful while having outstanding success in the classroom.
Boys Freshman Team
The freshmen boys team was led by newcomer Derek Jones, as former Eagle Freshman Boys Coach Roy Thomas' employment changes made it impractical for him to continue in the top position. He however assisted Coach Jones when available.
The freshman boys played to a 9/6 record for the season, with certificate earning team members including: Ethan Adams, Riley Thomas, Christopher Stephens, Allen Hooton, Trent Moore, Blake Straub, Cameron Horan and Alex Pilz.
Most Improved - Blake Straub
Most Determined - Alex Pilz
Mental Attitude - Allen Hooton
Free Throw Award - Allen Hooton
Scholastic GPA: 10.71 - Cameron Horan
Lady Eagle JV Team
The ORVC Champion Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle JV team was led by Coach Matt McNew. McNew, assisted by Head Coach Scott Smith and assistant coach Chad Pindell successfully finished their season with an overall 13/5 record.
The Lady Eagle JV squad included: Brianna Volz, Tiffany Burton, Jacqlyn Menchhofer, Ciara Moore, Brooklyn Ronsheim, Erin Gloyd, Crista Roberts, Kelsey Bowling, Jenna Hughes and Ralphaela Mueller.
Most Improved - Kelsey Bowling
Most Determined - Brooklyn Ronsheim
Mental Attitude - Jenna Hughes
Free Throw Award - Brianna Volz
Scholastic GPA @ 11.78 - Kelsey Bowling
Eagle Boys JV
The Eagle boys JV, led by Coach Steve Narwold, played to a 9/10 overall season record. Certificate earning team members included: Chad Anderson, Jared Dickman, Derek Powers, Austin Wagner, Blake Straub, Brytton Rogers, Dakota Ebbing, Alex Schoettmer, Allen Hooton, Riley Thomas, Trey Brown, Austin Harmeyer, Tommy Tunny and Alex Pilz.
Most Improved - Austin Wagner
Most Determined - Chad Anderson
Mental Attitude - Trey Brown
Free Throw Award - Chad Anderson
Scholastic GPA @ 11.6 - Austin Wagner
The Eagle cheer squad was led by Nichole Drockelman.
JV squad members earning certificates included: Kelsey Foster, Taylor Teeters, Kelsey Martin, Jessilyn Tunny, Tara Ricke and Justice Thoman.
Mental Attitude - Kelsey Foster
Scholastic GPA @ 11.5 - Tara Ricke
The Eagle varsity squad members included: Toeie Gilland, Allie Shinkle and First Varsity Letter earners Alanie Hooton, Shelbie Huffmeyer and Alexis Bushhorn.
Mental Attitude - Alexis Bushhorn
Outstanding Cheerleader - Alanie Hooton
Scholastic GPA @ 11.18 - Alanie Hooton
The IHSAA Class 1A Sectional Champion Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles, led by head coach Scott Smith and assistant coach Chad Pindell successfully finished their season with another Sectional #60 Champion Title.
The Lady Eagle varsity squad met with extreme loss with the fatal auto accident that took the life of senior teammate and friend Emily Huntington during the Christmas break in December.
Adjusting from the incident, the team realigned to perform positively, ending the overall season with a 16/8 count.
At season's close, the Lady Eagle senior varsity players included: Amber Crank, Megan Obermeyer, Meagan Hughes, Kara Wagner, Morgan Young, Kelsey Pilz and student manager Brittany Keith. First Varsity Letter earners included: Kelsey Pilz, Sydney Keene, Crista Roberts, Brianna Volz and student manager Erin Flint.
Most Valuable Player - Kelsey Pilz
Captains Award - Meagan Hughes
Hustler Award - Amber Crank
Rebounding Award - Kelsey Pilz
Most Improved - Morgan Young
Assist Award - Sydney Keene
Free Throw Award - Meagan Hughes
Scholastic GPA @ 11.36 - Meagan Hughes
All-County Team -
All-Sectional Team -
Meagan Hughes (MVP)
All-ORVC Team -
Varsity Certificates -
Varsity Eagle Boys
The Eagle boys varsity, led by Coach David Bradshaw, finished their season with an overall record of 6/15.
The 2011-12 Eagle team included four seniors: Codey Martin, Jayson Purdy, Dustin Wagner and Anthony J. Ertel. Martin, Purdy and junior Trent Smith were already Varsity Leter earners. First Varsity Letter earners included: AJ Ertel, Dustin Wagner, Cord Comer, Trey Brown, Adam Siebert and student manager Trey Bradshaw.
Most Valuable Player -Jayson Purdy
Captains Award - Jayson Purdy
Hustler Award - Trent Smith
Rebounding Award - Codey Martin
Most Improved - Adam Siebert
Assist Award - Trent Smith
Free Throw Award - Jayson Purdy
Scholastic GPA @ 11.33 - Jayson Purdy
All-County Team -
All-ORVC Team -
Varsity Certificates -