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Monday, April 20, 2015
  • Whicker signs with Cedarville
    Hannah Whicker had a historic senior season and career on the Crawfordsville soccer team. She set the school record with 44 goals in her final campaign and finished her career with 107 goals, another school record.

    Next season she will play at Cedarville University after recently signing a national letter of intent.

    "Hannah is always working hard at what she can do to improve her game," Crawfordsville head coach Brent Bokhart said. "There is not a player on the field that works harder than Hannah both in practice and in games. Hannah is her biggest critic, and through that she has a continuous hunger to be the best that she can be. Hannah has yet to peak to her maximum ability. Her potential is high, and she will only continue to improve during her time at Cedarville." 
  • Hannah Whicker was selected to the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association Top Team for District 4.

    As a senior, Whicker repeated as the Montgomery County Player of the Year. Whicker set a new season record for goals at Crawfordsville with 44 and set a new career total with 107.

    "Hannah Has improved the most entering her junior and senior year," head coach Brent Bokhart told The Paper after Whicker's Player of the Year selection. "Her skill jumped big time going into each of those seasons and this year was no exception. He positioning on the field and ability to finish inside the 18 were her biggest improvements this year." 
  • The Sagamore Athletic Conference girls' soccer All-Conference teams were announced recently.

    Danville won the league with a perfect 7-0 record. Crawfordsville was third with a 5-2 mark. Southmont (1-6) and North Montgomery (0-7) rounded out the conference.

    Hannah Whicker, the Montgomery County Player of the Year, was a first team selection for Crawfordsville. She was joined by Krystyn Flynn and Reilly Dunham representing the Athenians.

    Rachel Welliever, of Southmont, and Ashlynn Bennett, of North Montgomery, were the other first team selections from Montgomery County.

    Mia Katzenberger, Olivia Cody and Maddie Hudson represented Crawfordsville on the second team.

    Southmont's long selection for the second team went to Nikki Wickholm. Lauren McClaskey was selected from North Montgomery. 
  • Whicker ran away as top player
    She had a season unlike any Athenian before.

    Hannah Whicker set a new season record for goals at Crawfordsville with 44 and set a new career total with 107.

    And she repeats as the Montgomery County Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

    "My goal coming into the season was to break the career record for goals," Whicker said. "I knew I was close. Another big goal was to help develop and work with the other girls. We worked really hard in club and wanted to continue that through the year and increase their level of play."

    As the team got better, so did Whicker.

    "Hannah Has improved the most entering her junior and senior year," head coach Brent Bokhart said. "Her skill jumped big time going into each of those seasons and this year was no exception. He positioning on the field and ability to finish inside the 18 were her biggest improvements this year."

    She broke the career record for goals against South Vermillion, the season record against Southmont and hit her 100th career goal at Tri-West. 
  • Joining Hannah Whicker on the Montgomery County All-County Girls Soccer team from Crawfordsville are Krystyn Flynn, Reilly Dunham, Mia Katzenberger, Paige Schueren and Olivia Cody. The Lady Athenians earned a state ranking this season and won the county. They were third in the Sagamore Athletic Conference.

    Ashlynn Bennett, Lauren McClaskey and Lauren Odle represent North Montgomery. Head coach Julie Hodges said that Bennett was their top defender. She was also a first team All-SAC recipient. Hodges said that McClaskey was the leader of the team as the center midfielder and Odle was the leading scorer.

    Southmont put Rachel Welliever, Nikki Wickholm, Avery Hess and Macy Zachary on the team. 
  • The No. 16 Crawfordsville girls' soccer team has been on a roll this year, but their run came to an end Thursday with a 6-1 loss to No. 10 Cascade.

    The Athenians had no match for Jalynn Gorman or Olivia Fisher. Fisher had a hat trick and Gorman scored the first two goals of the game.

    Cascade jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Gorman with 28 and 21 minutes remaining. But Crawfordsville looked to still be in the game as halftime neared. That changed when Fishers scored on a corner from Gorman with just 3:10 left. It made it 3-0 and deflated the Athenians.

    "We struggled to gain control in the midfield and work the ball up from there," Crawfordsville head coach Brent Bokhart. "They swarmed Hannah pretty good when she had the ball."

    Cascade scored again just a minute and nine seconds into the second half and delivered the dagger with 33 minutes left. Madison Berg added a goal to make it 6-0.

    "I thought it was pretty even in the first half. Even though the score didn't show it, I thought we were pretty competitive," Bokhart said. 
  • Athenians advance
    GREENCASTLE-For the first 20 minutes it was pretty even. And then the No. 16 Crawfordsville girls' soccer team pulled away. They scored four goals in the last 22 minutes of the first half on their way to a 7-0 win over North Montgomery to open sectional 44 at Greencastle.

    Hannah Whicker opened the scoring at the 18-minute mark and would finish the night with four goals. Reilly Dunham scored twice and Bethany Young added a goal late in the game.

    "I thought offensively we were moving the ball better. Getting it side to side and getting a lot of chances," Crawfordsville head coach Brent Bokhart said. "Defensively I think organization was the biggest thing. We had Maddie Hudson in at stopper and she played a great game. So organization was the key." 
  • Lady Athenians close season with win
    It wasn't the performance they wanted. But the final still went in their favor.

    That was the story for the No. 16 Crawfordsville girls' soccer team in a 3-0 win over Sagamore Athletic Conference foe Western Boone Wednesday.

    "I thought Western Boone dominated the game, especially first half possession," Crawfordsville head coach Brent Bokhart said. "We put our chances away, but those chances were few and far between."

    Hannah Whicker added to her record total for career goals with two in the first half. She was assisted by Mia Katzenberger and Reilly Dunham. 
  • LIZTON-Hannah Whicker got her 100th career goal, but the Lady Athenians fell short in a Sagamore Athletic Conference clash with Tri-West on the soccer field Monday. The Bruins won 2-1.

    The game was tied with 37 seconds left to play when Tri-West scored on a corner kick. The Bruins led 1-0 at the half, but Whicker tied it up with a goal off an assist from Cali Saunders. Whicker score with nine minutes left in the game.

    "It's frustrating and encouraging at the same time," Crawfordsville head coach Brent Bokhart said. "A couple of mental lapses on the defensive end were the difference. We had a lot of chances to score, but that's the way it goes sometimes." 
  • CLAYTON-The Crawfordsville girls' soccer team suffered its second loss of the season Saturday at Cascade. The girls lost 3-1,

    Crawfordsville (10-2-2) goes to Tri-West today. 

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