Soccer update

Story by: Blake Slunaker, staff writer
Photos by: Elizabeth Miller, guest photographer and Zoe Jenkins, guest photographer


Mt. Vernon’s Varsity soccer players have put their best foot forward this season as both the girl’s and boy’s teams prepare for sectionals.

The boy’s team is currently sitting at 8-1 with wins over Richmond, New Castle, Delta, Muncie Burris, Beech Grove, Fishers, Noblesville, and Yorktown. Their only loss came from a close matchup with bitter rival New Palestine, losing 2-1.

They are led by seniors Luke Yeadon, Matt Pruitt, Josh Williams, Noah Laughlin, and Devin Nelson. The team has had a successful season so far and look to continue their success in an upcoming match against Greenfield.

“So far, my senior year is going exactly how I have planned, besides losing to New Pal. I hope we can continue our success going forward and into sectionals,” said Luke Yeadon, 12.

Mt. Vernon Lady Marauders are currently sitting at 4-2-1 with wins over Southport, Greenfield Central, Hamilton Heights, and Shelbyville. Their losses have come against New Castle and Warren Central. The ladies tied with Franklin Central with a score of 1-1.

Leading the girl’s team are  seniors Blaire Viehweg, Natalie Givan, Avery Haines, Emily Mcnab, Lauren Parker, and Madison McClain.

soccer 2The girls have found quite a bit of success this year winning their first game of the season against Southport by a score of 13-0.

“We have been doing pretty well so far, but I would like to start winning more games and gain confidence in our team before we head to sectionals,” said Blaire Viehweg, 12.

The girl’s team will try to grab another win in an upcoming match against Yorktown. zoe Soccer

More senior athletes

Interviews by: Logan Jennings, staff writer

Girls Soccer
Hannah Whitaker
Struggle: Being confident to take shots
Favorite: Winning conference junior year
Future: Attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee to major in nursing

Boys Tennis
Warren Gamblin
Struggle: Having the confidence to jump up and hit through my serve in big situations
Favorite: Playing (number) 3 singles in sectionals versus New Pal
Future: Go to the University of Southern Indiana to study political science and history and econ. Play college tennis

Girls Cross Country
Morgan Hayse
Struggle: The biggest struggle is mentally, you always need to be confident and not be afraid of the challenge and obstacles that lie ahead
Favorite: When I won the county (race) my senior year at our home course,…(when) the girls and boys won county as a team
Future: I plan to attend Marian University, I plan to run cross country and track. I plan to major in exercise science

Boys Swimming
Cole Case
Struggle: Going as hard as you can every single time
Favorite: Breaking four school records, three sectional records, and going to state
Future: Go to SIU(Southern Illinois University) to study architecture and (to) swim

Shelby Blair
Struggle: My back
Favorite: I knocked down a libero
Future:  (I plan on being an) American Sign Language Interpreter

Girls Track and Field
Savannah Ballard
Struggle: Running the 400, because it’s hard
Favorite: Hanging out with my friends
Future: (Go to) IUPUI for nursing