IndyStar is recognizing its eight high school American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indiana athletes of the week. For more information about our Indiana Sports Awards, contact Jennifer Brugh at [email protected] or Nat Newell at [email protected] These athletes were chosen for the week ending Oct. 10:
CONRAD BOMBER, Center Grove
Bomber scored five goals in Center Grove’s two sectional games, including three goals and one assist in the championship game. He is the Trojans’ leading scorer and is praised by his coach for his ability to “lead by example with his outstanding attitude and work ethic.”
CHLOE ULMER, Fishers
Ulmer had five shots on goal in the second half of the sectional championship game against Noblesville then, with 4:49 left in the first overtime period, Ulmer scored the game-winning goal.
CHASE ANDRIES, Beech Grove
Andries helped lead his team to a victory over conference rival Triton Central on Oct. 9, completing 12-of-22 passes for 310 yards, rushing for 67 yards, and accounted for four touchdowns.
COLE SHOULTS, Carmel
A sophomore, Shoults won the Shirley Invitational and the MIC tournament this season while going 22-2. He has been a team leader with his effort and intensity during practice, says coach Spencer Fields.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
MADELINE LILLY, Twin Lakes
Lilly won sectional for the fourth consecutive year. She is hoping to qualify for the state finals, also for the fourth consecutive year and earn a spot on the All-Star team.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ZACH BARKDULL, Blue River Valley
Barkdull has had an excellent junior season, shattering the school record by better than 40 seconds and is he is a leader on and off the cross country course, according to his coach. Barkdull was named All-Henry County, All-Mid-Eastern Conference and is a regional qualifier.
LILLY KRUSE, Lakewood Park Christian
Kruse had 93 kills, 78 digs, and 7 aces in 14 sets played this week. As a sophomore, Kruse is No.2 in the state and 15th in the nation in kills with 525. Her work effort, attitude and leadership are second to none, making her a true pleasure to coach, according to her coach.
Other Nominees: Sandra Warren, Salem; Alli Workman, Bloomfield; Kain Idele, Franklin Central; Will Roberts, Brebeuf Jesuit; Brennan Thieneman, Guerin Catholic; Steven O’Neal, Columbus East; Jermaine Huddleston, Fishers; Jacob Jones, Speedway; Alia Martin, Brebeuf Jesuit; Rachel Newport, Covenant Christian.