Athletes honored for their success


Trinity Lutheran wrapped up its winter sports slate Thursday with the high school’s annual season-ending awards program.

Cougars girls basketball coach Mike Lang was the first to take the podium.

This past season, the Cougars finished with a school record 22 victories.

Trinity won the Class A Sectional 62 Championship before beating Northeast Dubois in the first round of the West Washington Regional. Trinity then fell to Vincennes Rivet in the championship game to finish in the top eight of the state.

Seniors Abby Hackman and Jodi Goecker were named Co-Most Valuable Players.

In 94 games played over her career, Hackman finished with 986 points, 118 steals and a school-record 839 rebounds. In her final season, Hackman totaled 387 points and 264 rebounds.

Goecker, the Cougars’ point guard, had 106 points, 104 rebounds, 54 assists and 78 steals this past season.

Both players were named IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention for their efforts in the classroom.

Senior awards were given to Goecker, Hackman, Piper Acton and Savanna Setty. This year’s group of seniors tied the record for most wins (59) in a career.

Freshman Sydney Jaynes and Acton, a senior, were both named Most Improved Player.

Acton also set the school record for assists in a season with 98.

Junior Savannah Harweger received the Cougar Award, and Hackman and Jaynes were named IBCA All-State Honorable Mention.

Jennifer Brinegar next brought up her two swimmers: Sophomore Rachel Sabotin and senior Matt Stuckwisch.

Both swimmers took home MVP and Cougar Awards, and Sabotin made second team all-state.

Sabotin was a two-time sectional champion before placing fourth in the 500 freestyle and 10th in the 200 free at the state finals.

The third team up to the front of the crowd was coach Brooke Carlin and the Trinity cheerleading team.

Carlin said that the team grew from four to eight girls this winter.

Senior Briley Abraham was most valuable and Alyssa Huber was most improved.

Bailey Cain and Anna Benter took home Cougar Awards.

The final group was the boys’ basketball team, which finished 9-17 overall.

After a turbulent regular season, the Cougars won a pair of tournament games before falling in the sectional championship to host Edinburgh.

Coach Brian Stuckwisch presented the MVP to senior Jacob Rowe. Stuckwisch said that Rowe led the state, among all classes, in 3-pointers made with 101 treys while shooting 43 percent from deep.

Rowe also received the Cougar Award.

Rowe, Bryce Lister and Sam Hayes all received senior awards.

The most improved award went to freshman Jack Marksberry.

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