Trinity Lutheran hosts spring awards program

Trinity Lutheran High School held its season-ending springs sports awards program on Friday evening at the Bollinger Athletic Complex.

Cougars softball coach Chad Goecker opened the program by introducing his team.

The Cougars finished 9-10 this past season.

They defeated Orleans 12-3 in the West Washington Sectional Championship — the school’s second title in three years — before falling to Lanesville in regional play.

Most improved went to Chloe Criswell, the Coaches Award was presented to Savannah Harweger and Jodi Goecker took home the Cougar Award.

Morgan Gabbard was academic all-state honorable mention along with Savanan Setty. Gabbard and Goecker both earned senior awards for four years with the program.Hannah Deaton, the Cougars’ senior pitcher, took home most valuable player honors.

Coach Mark Voss and the Trinity girls tennis team next took to the floor.

The Cougars’ netters finished 5-10 on the season.

Courtney Barker earned MVP honors and an Academic All-State nod.

Barker, who played No. 1 singles for the Cougars, advanced to the individual sectional of the state tournament — the first to do so in school history.

Katelyn Mensendiek was the most improved and Lauren Voss was presented the Cougar Award.

Barker, Voss and Macey Prewitt all earned senior awards.

Trinity golf coach Greg Personett then wrapped up his team’s season.

The Cougars finished in the top six in six tournaments this spring, including top-three in three 18-hole competitions.

The season-best for Trinity as a team was a 164. They finished 48-33 on the season, Personett said.

Jacob Keith was named the team’s MVP and Mark Shoemaker was most improved.

Shoemaker and Noah Criswell shared the Cougars Award. Criswell also took home a senior award.

Track and field coach Caleb Tormoehlen then brought up his girls and boys teams.

Setty and Hannah Sabotin were both Academic All-State.

Sabotin was the MVP for the girls team and A.J. Goecker took top honors for the boys.

Goecker broke the school record in the 800 for Trinity this season in 2-minutes, 3.41-seconds. Reid Kruse also broke the school record for the 100 (11.23) this spring.

Delaney Maschino and Jacob Rowe took most improved honors and Nathan Thomack and Ashley Goecker each got Cougar Awards.

Senior awards went to Rachel Onken, Setty and Thomack.

The Cougar’s baseball team, led by coach Matt VonDielingen, finished up the evening.

First baseman Chandler Reynolds and pitcher Jacob VonDielingen shared the MVP award.

Most improved was Jacob Crockett and the Cougar Award went to Noah Voelker.

Scholar athletes and tri-athletes from the school year were also honored on the night.