Spring athletes honored by Elkhart Central

Elkhart Central High School honored its spring athletes this week at an awards presentation. Among those honored were (front from left): Abigail Hilliard, Hadley Malloy, Dacia Chupp and Kortney Buckley. Second row (from left): Philip Stutzman, Brady Markel, Nathan Dibley and Elias Soto 

ELKHART — Elkhart Central High School announced its award winners for the spring sports season on Wednesday. 

Those given the mental attitude award were Abbey Hilliard (girls tennis), Jenna Krieg (JV girls tennis), Philip Stutzman (boys golf), Dacia Chupp (softball), Mikayla Sanford (JV softball), Hadley Malloy (girls track), Elias Soto (boys track) and Brady Markel (baseball). 

Nathan Dibley was Central's Male Athlete of the Year, while Kortney Buckley was the Female Athlete of the Year.



Girls tennis: MVP - Kelli Central's. Mental attitude - Abbey Hilliard. Most improved - Faith Mohr. Diane Dusthimer - Abby Phelps. JV mental attitude - Jenna Krieg. JV most improved - Michaela Whitaker.

Boys golf: Mental attitude - Philip Stutzman. Most improved - Alexx Dreamer. Captains - Stutzman, Carson Wells. Lowest scoring average - Stutzman. Coaches award - Nathan Lindholm, Well.

Softball: MVP - Abigail Tyler. Mental attitude - Dacia Chupp. Offensive MVP - Tyler. Defensive MVP - Shawna Foulk. Most improved - Kaelyn Pinch. Pitching MVP - Evan Hobik. Blazer spirit award - Benedikte Lindback, Sarah Midding. JV MVP - Grace Sigsbee. JV mental attitude - Mikayla Sanford. JV offensive MVP - Lizeth Prieto. JV defensive MVP - Sigsbee. JV most improved - Olivia Knepper. JV Blazer spirit award - Kyla Carrico.

Girls track: MVP - Lauren Dibley. Mental attitude - Hadley Malloy. Captains - Krista Young, Kortney Buckley, Kathy Reyes, Malloy. Coaches award - Mia Pulianas, Kyleigh Estes, Johntella Higgins, Analena VanderZwaag. Rookie of the Year - Emma Hodges, Brooke Richardson.

Boys track: MVP sprinter - Jacob Holt. MVP distance - Nathan Dibley. MVP field event - Jonathan Decker. MVP utility - Kyran Pearson. MVP middle distance - Pearson. Coaches award - Will Branch. Captains - Dibley, Spencer Stalker. Mental attitude - Elias Soto. 

Baseball: MVP - Jake Shreiner, Jared Miller, Brycen Sherwood. Mental attitude - Brady Markel. Captains - Patrick Yeakey, Shreiner. Quality at bat - Miller. Offensive MVP - Sherwood. Defensive MVP - Zak Dempsey. Pitching MVP - Miller. Most improved - Nick Perry. JV excellence award - Cameron Wiltfong, Dominic Russo. 

Male Athlete of the Year: Nathan Dibley.

Female Athlete of the Year: Kortney Buckley.  

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