IndyStar is recognizing its seven 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. 24:
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
NATHAN WIRE, Lebanon
At the Noblesville Sectional, Wire broke the school record of 16:41 set in 1987 with a time of 16:40. He also qualified for regional competition with his teammate Tommy Veerkamp. Wire is a senior ranked No. 4 in his class with a 4.3 GPA.
SAM CONCANNON, Culver Military Academy
Concannon won the individual state title becoming the first in Culver Military Academy history to accomplish the goal.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
LIZ BREDEWEG, Shakamak
Bredeweg will be the first girl in school history to run in the state meet for girls cross country. She finished 21st at the Brown County semistate finals.
KIA HOLDER, East Porter County
Holder led her team as a junior captain, helping the Cherokees finish with a 30-5 record. In the Class A sectional finals, Holder had 17 kills, five blocks and four aces. She is a leader on and off the court and an example of excellent sportsmanship, according to her coach.
MITCHELL BURTON, Columbus North
Burton ran for 126 yards against Center Grove on Oct. 23.
KEVIN TORRES-VILLA, Mishiwaka Marian
Torres-Villa has scored 20 goals on the season. In the morning Class A semistate game against Muncie Burris, he scored two goals in a 9-1 victory then added two more in a 5-0 semistate championship game victory that evening against Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian.
GRACE DISHER, Fort Wayne Canterbury
Disher, a senior defender, had a successful semistate match for her team as she shut down both opponents’ attacks. Canterbury defeated Faith Christian 7-1 in the semifinal and Mishawaka Marian 3-0 in the championship. Disher has been a four-year varsity player and is team captain.
Other Nominees: Luke Iffert, Brebeuf Jesuit; Carter McGinnis, Guerin Catholic; Alaina Chocan, Crown Point; Julia Reichly, Seton Catholic; Brogan Sanders, Riverton Parke; Darian Stone, Taylor High; Sarah Leinheiser, Carmel.