Millers News · Fall Signing Day 2018: Meet the Millers


Noblesville Athletics hosted its annual Fall Signing Day on November 16 at Noblesville High School. Family, friends, and coaches came out to celebrate the college decisions of twenty-one Millers who chose to further their academic and athletic pursuits at the next level. This year’s fall class comes from eleven teams and includes two sets of twins and two children of head coaches in the Noblesville Millers athletic program.

In an effort to spotlight these student-athletes, we asked them to explain how they made their decisions as we give you a brief glimpse at the young men and women who will forever be Millers.

The following Millers celebrated their college decisions:


Maria Anderson, Women’s Track & Field. Indiana University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Andrew Anderson (Brother), Robert Anderson (Father), Maria Anderson, Monica Anderson (Mother), William Anderson (Brother).
Back Row (Left to Right): Sonja Rose (Grandmother), Dennis Scheele (Noblesville Girls Track & Field and Girls Cross Country Head Coach), Bill Craig (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach).

MARIA ANDERSON, WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Indiana University (NCAA Division I); Bloomington, Indiana

  • Event(s): Middle Distance
  • Intended Major: Pre-Med
  • Academic Achievements:
    • Top 25% of Class
    • Academic All-State, IATCCC Girls Track & Field
    • IHSAA Student Leadership Conference School Representative
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Operation Christmas Child Student-Leader
    • Active member at Church
    • Nickle Plate Art Studio Art Showcase

Why I Chose My School: I decided to commit to Indiana University for the academic resources available in my area of study. I committed to running with IU because the coaching staff, team members, and facilities best fit my needs in accomplishing my athletic goals. Altogether, IU’s College of Arts and Sciences, along with the athletic resources provided by IU’s Track and Field program, allow for a successful journey and student-athlete experience.

How I Want to Get Involved: At IU I look forward to meeting new people and becoming involved in any campus activities that I can find the time to contribute. Also, I plan on continuing the volunteer activities that have been available to me during high school.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is my parents; I am continually reminded of kindness and love when I’m around them. Also, all of their hard work has led me to all the opportunities I have now. My decisions have been inspired by their words and actions every day.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my family, teammates, and coaches for all that they have done for me. Without the help of my family, all that I have accomplished would not be possible. Their constant kind words and encouraging actions have given me a priceless gift that I will cherish through the next step in my life. My teammates, who have become best friends to me, have pushed me to become my best self in all aspects of my life. I could not thank them enough for our memories together. I want to thank my coaches; through all of my experiences in running Track and Cross Country, I have learned that my coaches are always there and ready to give me the advice needed to be better in whatever I do. Their assistance in my high school journey has been unforgettable. Having a few struggles along the way, it is safe to say that the people who have inspired me in my high school career are the most truly amazing and positive supporters of me and my goals. Thank you all!

Dennis Scheele, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Cross Country and Track & Field
“I’ve been blessed to coach an athlete as talented as Maria. Maria’s accomplishments are to be celebrated; her multiple IHSAA State appearances did not happen without dedication and commitment. I know Maria can’t wait for this 2019 Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field season to begin. It’s going to be another strong season for Maria.”

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Abby Brown, Softball. Loyola University Chicago.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Neil Brown (Brother), Kristi Brown (Mother), Abby Brown, Chris Brown (Father).
Back Row (Left to Right): Larry DeSalvo (Noblesville Softball Assistant Coach), Deke Bullard (Noblesville Softball Head Coach).

ABBY BROWN, SOFTBALL

Loyola University Chicago (NCAA Division I); Chicago, Illinois

  • Position: Outfield
  • Intended Major: Biology or Human Physiology
  • Academic Achievements: 3.6 GPA
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Students Against Cancer
    • Riley Dance Marathon
    • Medical Internship

Why I Chose My School: I chose Loyola because it is an overall amazing environment. It is a beautiful school and is exceptionally strong in academics. The class sizes there are smaller which leads to more one-on-one learning with the teachers; something I value a lot in a school. From a softball standpoint, I chose Loyola because of how well I connected to everybody on the coaching staff as well as the other players. Their personalities and coaching style is perfect for the type of person I am, so I know that I will thrive there for the next four years.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would love to study abroad and also get involved in some community services in Chicago.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspirations are both of my parents. They have the strongest work ethic of anyone that I know, and I strive to be able to one day accomplish some of the things that they have. They are persistent and determined with everything that they do and I hope to be as successful as they are in my adult life. The things they are able to overcome every day is very inspirational to me and I will always look up to them for that.

I Would Like to Thank: I first would like to thank my family; my mom Kristi, my dad Chris, and my older brother Neil, for all of their support these last thirteen years that I have played softball. I would have never been able to accomplish something like this if it weren’t for their constant help with anything that I ever needed. My family has always been my rock and the people I can count on for anything, and I will forever be grateful for them. I would also personally like to thank Chris Estep for being the best coach I have ever had. He has pushed me harder than any coach I’ve ever had, and he has also believed in me like no one else has. I have been hitting with him for six years now and because of him, I have grown as an athlete and as a person. I can’t thank him enough for being my number one fan all these years. Lastly, I would like to thank all of the teammates that I have ever had for giving me some of the best experiences I could ask for with softball, and for reminding me every day why I love this game so much.

Deke Bullard, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Softball
“Abby Brown has been a pleasure to coach and has been a four-year varsity letter winner at Noblesville. She has had a tremendous impact on the culture shift of our program as she was the incoming freshman class as the coaching shifts took place with me. Abby has been a great leader all four years while in the program leading through verbal encouragement and leadership modeling through her behavior. She has continued to become a stronger leader every year and has had opportunities to help underclassman as well as upperclassman the entire time. Without a doubt, Abby will be very successful at the next level in softball, but more importantly, she will be successful in life due to her leadership skills. She will make a large impact at Loyola Chicago on all fronts.”

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Jacob Deakyne, Men’s Golf. Purdue University Fort Wayne.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Peggy Deakyne (Grandmother), Gary Deakyne (Father, Noblesville Millers Boys Golf Co-Head Coach), Jacob Deakyne, Jennifer Deakyne (Mother), Suzie Boram (Grandmother).
Back Row (Left to Right): Pete Deakyne (Grandfather), Larry Boram (Grandfather).

JACOB DEAKYNE, MEN’S GOLF

Purdue University Fort Wayne (NCAA Division I); Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • Intended Major: Business Management
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.95 GPA
    • National Honor Society
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Food Shelter Volunteer
    • Youth Tutor

Why I Chose My School: I chose to commit to Purdue Fort Wayne for many reasons; one being that they have great facilities and a very nice campus. I also chose the school because of the people I know I would be around, the coach and all the other players seemed like good people to be around. Finally, I chose Purdue Fort Wayne because it is a place I can see my golf game improve, along with myself as a person.

How I Want to Get Involved: I hope when I get to Purdue Fort Wayne I can help the community. I know that the head coach and all of the players do tons of community service and get involved; I’d love to be a part of that.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration has to be my dad; he’s one that has been right next to me throughout this entire “ride.” He taught me the game and worked with me on it all the way up to now. I have the privilege of him being able to be my golf coach all four years, and he has taught me many life lessons through the game of golf.

I Would Like to Thank: I’d like to thank my family first of all, and my mom in particular. She understood the goals I had set in my mind about where I wanted to be as a player and understood that in the summer this meant I wasn’t going to be home much, so I want to thank her for that opportunity. I’d also like to thank my dad for introducing the game to me and always believing in me. Finally, I’d like to thank my siblings, Parker and Shelby. My sister has always been supportive of me, and my brother has always been there to give me positive advice, and he continues to raise the bar higher and help me improve.

Gary Deakyne, Co-Head Coach Noblesville Millers Boys Golf
“A four-year letter winner, Jacob has played an integral part in our three consecutive Sectional Championships. As a sophomore, he won one event, tied for 1st individually in the Sectional, contributed to a Regional Championship, and finished tied for 12th in the State Finals helping lead the Millers to a 4th place finish. During his Junior campaign, he broke the nine-hole school record with a 5under par 30 against Lawrence Central.
Most importantly though, Jacob is a great young man with great integrity. He is a quiet leader who leads more with actions than with words.
Coach King and the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodon Golf family are getting a great player and a great young man!”

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Aubrie Deal, Women’s Cross Country and Women’s Track & Field. University of Southern Indiana.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Drew Deal (Brother), Dan Deal (Father), Aubrie Deal, Kelly Deal (Mother)
Back Row (Left to Right): Bill Craig (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach), Dennis Scheele (Noblesville Girls Track & Field and Girls Cross Country Head Coach), Aaron Becker (Noblesville Girls Cross Country Assistant Coach).

AUBRIE DEAL, WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

University of Southern Indiana (NCAA Division II); Evansville, Indiana

  • Event(s): 3200m, 1600m, 1200m, 4x800m Relay
  • Intended Major: Respiratory Therapy
  • Non-Athletic Involvement: Student Body Vice President

Why I Chose My School: I chose USI because they offered a degree in Respiratory Therapy, as well as an opportunity to continue my running career as a member of their Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Also, I attended a summer running camp at USI and fell in love with the campus and coaching staff.

How I Want to Get Involved: Throughout my high school years, I’ve been an active member in Student Government; I’ve enjoyed my various roles at NHS, and I hope to be active in similar organizations at USI that benefit the school and the community.

My Biggest Inspiration: Coach Scheele has been an inspiration to me since I arrived at NHS. He’s passionate about running, but he’s even more passionate about the development of his team members as students and as citizens.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my Dad for getting me started in running. He was the coach of my 4th and 5th-grade cross country and track teams, and he made running fun for me. It’s been a long ride, but he’s been with me the entire way, and I know he’ll continue to be there throughout my college career. Thanks, Dad!

Dennis Scheele, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Cross Country, and Track & Field
“Aubrie Deal leads by example; she excels in the classroom as well as in competition. Aubrie’s season breakthrough came at the Noblesville Regional. Her 18:36 (5K) performance led all NHS seniors this season. Her 3rd-place finish at the Regional meet set Noblesville on the path to their ninth team appearance at the IHSAA State Finals.”

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Kat Green, Women’s Lacrosse. University of Indianapolis.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Ally Green(Sister), Cindy Green (Mother), Kat Green, Rob Green (Father).
Back Row (Left to Right): Tim Cross (Noblesville Girls Lacrosse Junior Varsity Head Coach), Baylee Tobin (Noblesville Girls Lacrosse Head Coach), Veronica Mitchell (Former Noblesville Girls Lacrosse Head Coach).

KAT GREEN, WOMEN’S LACROSSE

University of Indianapolis (NCAA Division II); Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Position: Midfield
  • Intended Major: Biology
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Special Olympics Aid
    • YoungLife
    • Volunteer Youth Lacrosse Coach
    • Food Pantry Volunteer

Why I Chose My School: I felt right at home on my visit, and the community of the team as well as everyone else I met made me sure that this is where I belonged. Also, the school specializes in the field I intend to study.

How I Want to Get Involved: I’d love to discover an extracurricular such as a club or volunteer organization to be more involved with the community.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration has always been my older teammates. They taught me so much not only about the sport, but being a genuine person off the field as well. They also showed me what it would take to get where I wanted to be.

I Would Like to Thank: I’d like to thank my parents, for all they have sacrificed to get me where I am today; without everything they have given to my love for the sport, I would never have this opportunity. I’d also like to thank my friends and teammates for always being supportive and encouraging me along my journey. Lastly, I want to thank my coaches; they have always pushed me to be my best and believed in me along the way. They have given me so much invaluable information and have been such a huge part of my support system. I am forever grateful for all their hard work and dedication to my teams, as well as myself as an individual.

Baylee Tobin, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Lacrosse
“Kat Green has been an important player for the Millers girls lacrosse team for quite some time. Her ability to play any position on the field, understanding what needs to happen next, and her quick speed and agility makes her a vital role on the field. Her ability to lead the team and encourage her teammates are all qualities that coaches look for in a player. Her respect towards the coaches and willingness to be coached, are also attributes that make her such a well-rounded lacrosse player. We are excited to continue to watch Kat make an impact on and off the field as she starts her next journey at the college level. I have had the opportunity to watch Kat play lacrosse for many years and have loved coaching Kat for the short time I have. I will certainly miss her relentless intensity as a player and her passion for the team, but I know she will do amazing things at the University of Indianapolis. Thank you, Kat, for your devotion to the team and your heart for the sport. You will be greatly missed!”

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Jada Hensley and Jewell Hensley, Women’s Soccer. Cedarville University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Angel Hensley (Mother), Jewell Hensley, Jada Hensley, Jeff Hensley (Father).
Back Row (Left to Right): KristIn Hetzel (Noblesville Girls Soccer Assistant Coach), Mike Brady (Noblesville Girls Soccer Head Coach).

JADA HENSLEY, WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cedarville University (NCAA Division II); Cedarville, Ohio

  • Position: Forward
  • Intended Major: Sports Medicine
  • Academic Achievements:
    • National Honor Society
    • Academic All-State
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Student Athletic Trainer
    • FCA Leader
    • Brookside Play Volunteer
    • Service Over Self Missionary
    • 5th/6th Grade Life Group Leader
    • Global Outreach Missionary
    • Northview Student Leadership Team

Why I Chose My School: I had been looking at colleges since 8th grade, and by late 8th grade, I was able to go to a campus and know whether I could see myself living there let alone playing there. I narrowed down my schools during my sophomore year to small schools and later that year to small Christian schools. I had two in mind, not including Cedarville, that I was set on wanting to choose between those schools. The summer between my sophomore year and junior year, I went to Cedarville University for an overnight ID camp. I fell in love with the campus instantly; I loved the campus size, the people were amazing, and the environment allowed me to grow in fellowship with the other players at the camp and the Cedarville players and the coaches. After that weekend, I reconsidered my choices and Cedarville was the one I wanted to go to. The campus is beautiful, the professors are so welcoming, and I love the coaches and the team.

How I Want to Get Involved: One thing that I am really looking forward to doing at Cedarville outside of athletics is it’s Global Outreach mission trips. I really love serving on mission trips, and serving on Cedarville’s GO trips is how I want to be involved in an activity outside of athletics.

I Would Like to Thank: My parents and grandma for supporting me on the sideline at every game and keeping me motivated to continue to work hard in games and practices. All my coaches, specifically coach Matt Blackbourne who has trained me to be the best player I can be and who has helped me with my technical skills. And last but not least, my church friends who have lifted me up and hype me up. Without you, I wouldn’t have the confidence I have on the field.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Soccer
“Jada’s biggest contribution to the team over the years has been her dedication, not only to the Millers’ soccer team but to those things that are important to her. She is a strong defender with a great understanding of the game. Her thoughtfulness and passion for the things that are important to her are clear to everyone she meets. This quality is just one of the reasons that she will have a positive impact on the world.”

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Jada Hensley and Jewell Hensley, Women’s Soccer. Cedarville University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Angel Hensley (Mother), Jewell Hensley, Jada Hensley, Jeff Hensley (Father).
Back Row (Left to Right): KristIn Hetzel (Noblesville Girls Soccer Assistant Coach), Mike Brady (Noblesville Girls Soccer Head Coach).

JEWELL HENSLEY, WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cedarville University (NCAA Division II); Cedarville, Ohio

  • Event(s): Midfield
  • Intended Major: Undecided
  • Academic Achievements:
    • Top 10%
    • National Honor Society
    • Academic All-State
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • FCA Leader
    • Brookside Play Volunteer
    • Service Over Self Missionary
    • Northview Student Leadership Team
    • 5th/6th Grade Life Group Leader
    • Global Outreach Missionary

Why I Chose My School: The process of choosing a college started in 8th grade. I had visited several colleges from then through sophomore year, and with each visit, I could just tell whether I could see myself there or not by the way I felt while driving around each campus. By the beginning of my sophomore year, I knew I wanted to go to a small Christian college close to home. I was pursuing after two Indiana schools that met those characteristics until the summer before my junior year. That summer I attended an overnight ID camp at Cedarville University and just fell in love with it all to the point that I wanted to go back as soon as possible. I love how devoted the university is to integrating Christ into the lives of each student there. The campus has an atmosphere that allows me to grow close in fellowship with the players, coaches, professors, and students I cross paths with. After returning a second time for an official visit, I knew for sure Cedarville was the university for me.

How I Want to Get Involved: Besides being involved in the Women’s Soccer program at Cedarville, I would love to get involved with discipleship groups on campus. I think getting into a discipleship group will help me get to know more students and build authentic, Christ-centered relationships that will grow throughout the school year. I would also like to get involved with the Global Outreach program to continue stepping out and serve communities near and far and to spread God’s unconditional love He has for everybody. I have served on various mission trips in the past and would like to continue that in my future.

I Would Like to Thank: There are a lot of people I would like to thank for helping me get to where I am now. I want to start by thanking my mom and dad for allowing me to play the wonderful game of soccer, and to give us the opportunity to travel to out-of-state tournaments. I cannot thank them enough for sacrificing their weekends and sometimes work days for Jada and me to get the exposure to the competition level that we got. Another person I would like to thank is my Grandma Dishman. She rarely ever missed a game for club or high school season, no matter if they were home or away. I cannot imagine not having her on the sideline cheering me on because she was at that many games! Another thank you I want to give is to Matt Blackborne. He is a coach who put so much time in training me to be the player that I am today. Starting at the age of 9, it was hard to be at the same technical and tactical level as my peers who started years before me, but with the help of Coach Matt, I was able to grow as a player in such little time. I am truly grateful for all of these people who have encouraged, cheered, and pushed me throughout the years.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Soccer
“Jewell is someone who shows up every day and gives 100% effort, and she does with her outside interests as well, such as when she and her sister organized the collection of soccer balls for Nicaraguan children. She is a talented player that can compete at a very high level in a number of positions on the field. She is the kind of person that successfully impacts those that she encounters.”

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Jacob Hoffman, Men’s Tennis. Ashland University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Kim Hoffman (Mother), Daveed Bubenicek (Private Coach), Jacob Hoffman, Tim Samons (Noblesville Tennis Head Coach), Chris Hoffman (Father).

JACOB HOFFMAN, MEN’S TENNIS

Ashland University (NCAA Division II); Ashland, Ohio

  • Event(s): Singles and Doubles
  • Intended Major: Business Management (Minor in Media)

Why I Chose My School: I chose my college because it was the perfect fit for me. It was just the right distance from home; it has small classes where I can get to know my professor in order to learn more, and it has such a great atmosphere with all of its students and professors.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would love to be involved in many different activities other than athletics in college, such as the Ashland University Radio and News Station.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is my coach Daveed Bubenicek. He is was born in the Czech Republic but moved to America when he attended IU. He has overcome so many challenges since coming to America, and he always has a great attitude. He has helped me so much on and off the court.

I Would Like to Thank: There are countless people I would like to thank because I didn’t get here alone. Everyone did something for me in order to get me to where I am, but I’d like to thank my parents; I want to thank them for all the driving and expenses they have paid for. Not only that but they were always my biggest supporters when I was on the court.

Tim Samons, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Tennis
“It’s been a pleasure coaching Jacob the past four years; he’s been our number one player at Noblesville each year. Jacob set the bar high through his hard-work during the season and offseason. He’s very involved in tournament tennis and will be an asset to Ashland University.”

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Clay Holzworth, Baseball. Butler University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Todd Holzworth (Father), Clay Holzworth, Christy Holzworth (Mother), Justin Keever (Noblesville Baseball Head Coach).
Back Row (Left to Right): Terry Holzworth (Grandfather), Taylor Holzworth (Sister), Darlyne Holzworth (Grandmother), Linda Johnson (Grandmother), Mark Johnson (Grandfather).

CLAY HOLZWORTH, BASEBALL

Butler University (NCAA Division I); Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Intended Major: Business
  • Academic Achievements: 3.5 GPA
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Northview Church Student Leader

Why I Chose My School: I chose Butler because of their great reputation in both academics and athletics. I’m excited to fulfill my dream of playing Division 1 baseball at a school I grew up rooting for. I have an interest in going into business and Butler is well known for being a top-rated business school with a placement rate of 99%.

My Biggest Inspiration: I have many inspirations in life, but my biggest inspiration is God. I play every game reminded of my number and what it means to me. I chose #16 based on my favorite Scripture, Matthew 5:16. I want to be a light to others throughout all actions in my life.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my parents for being my biggest fans, my grandparents for coming to so many games, and my sister for coming to all of them but somehow not watching a single one. I’d also like to thank all the coaches I’ve had through the years. They’ve taught me everything I know and have given me so much encouragement and support. I’d especially like to thank all of the Noblesville Baseball Coaches, as well as the coaches at Butler for the opportunity to play.

Justin Keever, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Baseball
“Clay Holzworth embodies The Miller Way to the fullest. Clay has impacted this program and the school he represents to the utmost by his commitment, selflessness, and desire for continuous improvement. Clay is a pleasure to coach and really understands, as much as anyone I have coached, the importance of TEAM!”

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Keely Hoopingarner, Women’s Soccer. Maryville College.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Jake Senkus (Stepbrother), Don Senkus (Stepfather), Keely Hoopingarner, Kendra Senkus (Mother), Jacey Hoopingarner (Sister).

KEELY HOOPINGARNER, WOMEN’S SOCCER

Maryville College (NCAA Division III); Maryville, Tennessee

  • Position: Forward
  • Intended Major: Nursing

Why I Chose My School: I chose Maryville College because they have a very successful women’s soccer team. Maryville is also a beautiful campus near the Smokey Mountains with plenty of outdoor activities such as kayaking, camping, canoeing, and rafting.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is my mom and dad. My mom has always told me to do things that will make me happy. Going to Maryville didn’t always seem like an option, given it’s far away from home and the out-of-state tuition; however, my mom didn’t let those things stop me from playing at a school that I really fell in love with. My dad has always motivated me in soccer to “play tough, smart, and fast.” I’ve learned how to work hard because of my dad and I will always be thankful for that lesson.

I Would Like to Thank: I want to thank my family, teammates, and coaches. I’m so thankful that I’ve always had a mom that never once lost support for me and has made it to nearly all of my games to cheer me on. I am thankful for my dad for always having some inspirational words before games and motivating me to work hard. I’m thankful to my coaches and teammates for pushing me to be my best and making me the player I am today.

Mike Brady, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Soccer
“Keely has played an important role for the Millers over the past several seasons and has scored many important goals for the team. She only knows one way of playing this game and that’s with her heart on her sleeve. This motivates her teammates day in and day out and it will be missed in both practice and in games.”

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Mallory Johnson, Women’s Basketball. Indiana University Kokomo.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row: Christian Johnson (Brother), Denise Johnson (Mother), Mallory Johnson, Matt Johnson (Father), Sonya Hutchison (Sister).
Back Row: Kelsey Hoffman (Noblesville Girls Basketball Assistant Coach), Donna Buckley (Noblesville Girls Basketball Head Coach), Amy Meyers (Noblesville Girls Basketball Assistant Coach).

MALLORY JOHNSON, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Indiana University Kokomo (NAIA); Kokomo, Indiana

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Intended Major: Occupational Therapy

Why I Chose My School: I liked the small campus and the coaches. IU Kokomo also has the degree I wanted.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would like to work with youth sports in my community and church.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my dad for helping me throughout my basketball career to this point and my mom for all the support she has provided. I would also like to thank my teammates for always making things enjoyable no matter what. Lastly, I would like to thank my coaches for having hope in me and teaching me how to be the best version of myself on and off the floor.

Donna Buckley, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Basketball
“Mallory has been an outstanding student-athlete for our program; I have enjoyed coaching Mallory over the years. She is a competitor, a great defender, and a natural scorer. She will have an outstanding career at IU Kokomo.”

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Jack Knight, Football. Ball State University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Sarah Knight (Sister), Jennifer Knight (Mother), Jack Knight, John Knight (Father), Maddie Knight (Sister).
Back Row: Justin Roden (Noblesville Football Head Coach).

JACK KNIGHT, FOOTBALL

Ball State University University (NCAA Division I); Muncie, Indiana

  • Position: Kicker
  • Intended Major: Finance
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.6 GPA
    • 28 ACT Score
  • Non-Athletic Involvement: White River Food Pantry

Why I Chose My School: I chose Ball State because of the location and the opportunity I have to start my Freshman year at Ball State.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is my mom because she works so hard and is determined to do everything and is very selfless.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my parents for helping me through my entire recruiting process. I would like to thank my sisters for giving me advice as we all have to go through it together. I want to thank my girlfriend, Sophie, for supporting me and my decisions. Finally, I would like to thank all of the coaches I have had in the past years that have developed me into the player, and person, that I am today.

Justin Roden, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Football
“Jack has been one of the greatest kickers I have ever coached. He truly is a master of his craft and an individual that works tirelessly to improve. His ambition will lead him to great things at Ball State and he has the drive and in my opinion the potential to kick professionally some day. Jack is also a standout in the classroom and one of Noblesville High School’s best athletes. I wish Jack nothing but success in the future and look forward to following his career at Ball State.”

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Maddie Knight, Women’s Basketball. Indiana University Southeast.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Sarah Knight (Sister), Jennifer Knight (Mother), Maddie Knight, John Knight (Father), Jack Knight (Brother).
Back Row (Left to Right): Don Grennes (AAU Coach), Kelsey Hoffman (Noblesville Girls Basketball Assistant Coach), Donna Buckley (Noblesville Girls Basketball Head Coach), Amy Meyers (Noblesville Girls Basketball Assistant Coach).

MADDIE KNIGHT, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Indiana University Southeast (NAIA); New Albany, Indiana

  • Position: Guard
  • Intended Major: Nursing
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.9 GPA
    • National Honor Society
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Volunteer Coach
    • Food Pantry Volunteer
    • Licensed CNA

Why I Chose My School: I chose IU Southeast because they have a great nursing program and basketball program. The combination of the two will help me reach my goals in both areas. The campus is beautiful and still within close proximity to home.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration would be my mom because she is very supportive and has taught me how to never give up and always figure out a way to get through things.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like to thank my parents for all of their support through the years, from driving me everywhere to attending every event. I would also like to thank my coaches for always being there for me and helping me to achieve my goals.

Donna Buckley, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Basketball
“Maddie is a standout student-athlete, a great leader, and a very versatile player. She has had an excellent career here and will no doubt do amazing things at IU Southeast.”

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Kyleigh Lowry, Softball. Anderson University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Ryan Lowry (Father), Kyleigh Lowry, Alisonn Lowry (Mother), Zander Lowry (Brother).
Back Row (Left to Right): Larry DeSalvo (Noblesville Softball Assistant Coach), Deke Bullard (Noblesville Softball Head Coach), Beau Winans (Travel Softball Coach).

KYLEIGH LOWRY, SOFTBALL

Anderson University (NCAA Division III); Anderson, Indiana

  • Position(s): Middle Infielder, 3rd Baseman, Catcher
  • Intended Major: Elementary Education

Why I Chose My School: I chose Anderson because it has a feeling of “home.” At AU they have a tight-knit community, and I love the idea of attending a small school. They have a great education program, and on top of all that, I get to play softball with some travel ball friends.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would like to be involved in Young Life and becoming a leader. I’d also like to volunteer in any way possible.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is my dad; he has helped me and coached me since I started playing softball at 4 years old. He’s at every single game and practice and is always pushing me to give 110%. He always has my best interest in mind.

I Would Like to Thank: I’d like to first thank my family. Thank you, mom and dad, for always supporting me even in freezing cold weather and snow flurries. You’ve both woken up well before the sunrise just to get me to my tournaments, and I appreciate the constant support. I’d also like to thank my sisters for tagging along to softball tournaments and cheering me on. A big thank you to my brother, Zander, for practicing with me out in our yard. Also thanks for making me want to be a better player than you, it got me better in the long run. (Let’s not forget that I won the MVP award in T-Ball) I’d also like to thank my grandparents for coming to as many softball games as possible. Thank you, Papa, for always knowing what to say to me after a game, and coaching me up on my hitting. Finally, I’d like to thank my travel coach, Coach Beau, for sticking with me for so many years and never giving up on me. You’ve taught me so many valuable things about the game of softball, and I cannot thank you enough.

Deke Bullard, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Softball
“Kyleigh Lowry has been a quiet leader that has had a tremendous impact on our program. She has been an absolute pleasure to coach during her high school career. She has been a key driver in our culture change and success our program has had over the last several years. Kyleigh is a quiet steady leader that has a passion for people and has been able to impact younger and older players alike through her own style. I have no doubt she will continue that success at Anderson University through her leadership both on and off the field.”

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Kaylin Mertens, Women’s Lacrosse. Upper Iowa University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Gina Mertens (Mother), Kaylin Mertens, Chris Mertens (Father).
Back Row (Left to Right): Tim Cross (Noblesville Girls Lacrosse Junior Varsity Head Coach), Baylee Tobin (Noblesville Girls Lacrosse Head Coach).

KAYLIN MERTENS, WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Upper Iowa University (NCAA Division II); Fayette, Iowa

  • Position(s): Attack, Midfielder
  • Intended Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Academic Achievements: 3.5 GPA
  • Non-Athletic Involvement: I’ve traveled to Guatemala and Haiti multiple times to help kids in need. I particularly fell in love with Guatemala and will go there for the third time this summer.

Why I Chose My School: I chose Upper Iowa because of the small classroom setting and the individualized programs they offer. They also encourage double majors and help you find two that mesh well together. I also felt that their lacrosse team is the best fit for me as well considering the coaches and teammates.

How I Want to Get Involved: I look forward to traveling while I’m on breaks during college as well as the internships within Psychology and Criminal Justice that Upper Iowa has to offer.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is probably my parents because they have worked hard to make sure I could play lacrosse and do the things I love. I would someday like to give back to them when I’m able. They have been selfless throughout my whole life to not only me but my three siblings as well.

I Would Like to Thank: I would like the thank my parents for always making sure I could play lacrosse and encouraging me to be the best version of me. I would also like to thank Coach Veronica for pushing me to be the best lacrosse player I can be and giving me a chance. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Buckley for always believing in me and supporting me in whatever decision I make. She has also looked out for me and has been a mentor for me since elementary school.

Baylee Tobin, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Lacrosse
“Kaylin Mertens is a player that is very unpredictable, in such a good way. Her ability to be an aggressive go-getter one moment, but in the next moment, be laughing and encouraging her teammates, makes her role on the team a very significant one. “Wise Kam,” as most of her teammates call her, is such a great depiction of her personality and athletic ability. I have had the wonderful opportunity to coach Kam for only a short time, but the wisdom in her decision-making skills on and off the field have developed significantly in such a short time. She has developed great field awareness skills, a serious work ethic, and a considerable presence in many areas on the field. Kaylin is now about to embark on a new adventure at Upper Iowa and will continue her lacrosse and academic career there in the Fall of 2019. Our lacrosse team will definitely not be the same without her, but we will be supporting her 100% as she goes and does great things on this next journey. Thank you, Kam, for the impact you have had on our program, we will miss you!”

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Kylie Morris, Women’s Lacrosse. Florida Institute of Technology.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Katie Morris (Sister), Joe Morris (Father), Kylie Morris, Gina Robinson (Mother), Jaelyn Gardner (Sister), Kenlee Morris (Sister).
Back Row (Left to Right): Tim Cross (Noblesville Girls Lacrosse Junior Varsity Head Coach), Jacob Gardner (Brother), Baylee Tobin (Noblesville Girls Lacrosse Head Coach).

KYLIE MORRIS, WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Florida Institute of Technology (NCAA Division II); Melbourne, Florida

  • Position: Midfield
  • Intended Major: Bio-Medical Science/Pre-Med
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Community Volunteer
    • White River Food Pantry Volunteer
    • Youth Group Leader
    • Youth Camp Assistant
    • Youth Sports Camp Volunteer

Why I Chose My School: I chose Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) – “Florida Tech” – for the excellent academic programs that they offer. They are a nationally top-ranked NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse Program that is continually a contender for a national championship and for the high-level of competition in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference. Coach McKenzie Rafferty, the staff, and amazing players made me feel very welcome and at home during the recruiting process and on my visit. Their kindness, enthusiasm, positive attitudes, and commitment to winning made it a great fit for me. They’re all amazing and I can’t wait to join them. Beyond the great university, strong women’s lacrosse program, and beautiful campus; I chose Florida Tech also for how nice the city of Melbourne is, the beaches, the beautiful weather, and it’s close to a lot of great destinations in Florida.

How I Want to Get Involved: Once I get familiar with my academic and lacrosse schedules, I would like to get involved in various university clubs, campus activities, and the surrounding community.

My Biggest Inspiration: I’m blessed to have so many people in my life that have inspired me and make my life better. My biggest inspiration and biggest supporter is my dad. Since day one, he has taught me how to be a better person and how to succeed in life. Not only has he taught me many things, but he has always pushed me to do my best no matter what the circumstances. He has the biggest heart and is the most positive person I know. If it weren’t for my dad, I wouldn’t have the opportunities I’ve acquired throughout the years & I also wouldn’t be where I am today.

I Would Like to Thank: First, I’d like to thank my parents for all the support, effort, and money they’ve put in for me to play the game I love. I’d also like to thank my family, friends, and siblings for all the support and love. All the time, effort, energy, and encouragement you’ve given me have been much appreciated. I’d like to give a special shoutout to all the coaches that I’ve had over the years in various sports that have helped me grow as a person and as an athlete. The positive impact you have on kids is so important. Thank you for putting in the time, energy, and effort. You’ve made me a better person and athlete along the way. This opportunity that I have is a result of the time, effort, commitment and encouragement that you’ve put in me. I appreciate each of you. Thank you! Lastly, to Florida Tech and Coach Rafferty, the staff, my future teammates, the Athletic Department, and Panther Nation… THANK YOU for welcoming me into the FIT Panther family. I’m so humbled and grateful for this opportunity to be a part of such a great university and an excellent lacrosse program. You’ve already made me feel like a member of the family and I’m looking forward to sharing with you our great opportunities and much success being your student, player, teammate, classmate and a member of the Florida Tech family. Roll Tech! Go Panthers!

Baylee Tobin, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Lacrosse
“Kylie Morris has had such a great impact on our team! The Millers girls lacrosse team is going to miss her talent and spirit greatly. Her ability to rally the team to take it to the next level and the impact she makes on the field has been such an asset for the Millers. Her heart to always strive to do better, be better, and make others better, are such great qualities to have as a player and a teammate. Kylie’s athleticism and speed allow her to contribute on both ends of the field, which has been a key to our team’s success that most opponents are not prepared for. As she pursues her academic and lacrosse career at Florida Tech, the Millers will sure be with her in spirit. Even for the short time I have spent coaching Kylie, it has been such a joy to see her grow and see her pursue this next chapter of her life. I am thankful to have been able to coach a player like Kylie and know her next set of coaches will say the same thing. We will all miss you Kylie and look forward to seeing you play over the next four years!”

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Cade Nelis, Baseball. Eckerd College.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Matt Nelis (Father), Cade Nelis, Angie Nelis (Mother), Sydney Nelis (Sister).
Back Row (Left to Right): Jim Hussey (Grandfather), Vickey Hussey (Grandmother), Justin Keever (Noblesville Baseball Head Coach).

CADE NELIS, BASEBALL

Eckerd College (NCAA Division II); St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Position: 3rd Baseman
  • Intended Major: Undecided
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.75 GPA
    • 1210 SAT Score
  • Non-Athletic Involvement: Church Outreach Programs

Why I Chose My School: I chose Eckerd because I wanted to continue my baseball career and academic career somewhere south of Indiana. When Eckerd showed interest in me it was a no-brainer to go there; it’s warm, the campus is beautiful, and the coaches are great. Academically speaking, Eckerd is a great school and I know I will feel very comfortable there.

How I Want to Get Involved: I know it will be hard as a student but I would like to serve the less fortunate in downtown St. Petersburg. I know there must be a few programs I could get involved in and it’s something I’m very passionate about.

My Biggest Inspiration: My two biggest inspirations are my mom and dad, they both work very hard in their jobs but they find a way to shut it off after hours. They show me a good work ethic but also how to have fun and it’s very easy to say they are my biggest inspirations because they have instilled these values in me.

I Would Like to Thank: I would most of all like to thank God, there is no way I could be here without him. I’d like to thank my family and my coaches for the support they have always shown me. I’d specifically like to thank Ken Niles for helping me throughout the recruitment process. I would also like to thank Coach Keever for pushing me to be the best player I can be.

Justin Keever, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Baseball
“Cade Nelis has been a committed member of this Miller Baseball program and has improved as much as any athlete we have coached. Cade’s investment in his craft, and more importantly, his teammates have been an inspiration to his peers and coaches. Cade represents The Miller Way and is a great example to future Millers in years to come.”

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Aubrey Swart, Women’s Cross Country. University of Southern Indiana.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Erica Swart (Mother), Aubrey Swart, Brice Swart (Father), Kourtney Swart (Sister).
Back Row (Left to Right): Bill Craig (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach), Dennis Scheele (Noblesville Girls Track & Field and Girls Cross Country Head Coach), Aaron Becker (Noblesville Girls Cross Country Assistant Coach).

AUBREY SWART, WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

University of Southern Indiana (NCAA Division II); Evansville, Indiana

  • Intended Major: English
  • Academic Achievements:
    • GPA 3.875
    • National Honor Society
    • Academic All-State
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Nursery at Church
    • Youth Band at Church
    • VBS Mission Trip to East Indianapolis
    • Various Tutoring and Service Opportunities provided by National Honor Society

Why I Chose My School: The University of Southern Indiana has an excellent academic, as well as athletic, program that fit what I was looking for. Also, it has a beautiful campus in a nice town. All in all, it’s where I felt God wanted me.

How I Want to Get Involved: I would like to get involved in the ministry on campus and I also want to be able to study abroad somewhere in Spain. I think it would be nice to involve myself in some more extracurriculars and activities that I encounter once on campus.

My Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspirations are my parents. They both set such a good example for me in all aspects of life and helped me to make such a difficult decision, as well as supported me in whatever decision I made.

I Would Like to Thank: I’d like to thank my parents for always being there, thank my coaches for always believing me, and thank my teammates for pushing me beyond what I thought I could do.

Dennis Scheele, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Cross Country and Track & Field
“It’s difficult to finish a high school career and say that you saved the best for last, but that’s exactly what Aubrey was able to accomplish this 2018 Cross Country season. With that said, I know Aubrey still has unfinished business this Track & Field season. I’m just excited that I get to coach her one last season.”

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Shelby Tyler, Women’s Track & Field. University of Georgia.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Maria Tyler (Mother), Shelby Tyler, Corey Tyler (Father).
Back Row (Left to Right): Todd Herman (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach), Mike Hanna (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach), Dennis Scheele (Noblesville Girls Track & Field and Girls Cross Country Head Coach), Bill Craig (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach).

SHELBY TYLER, WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

University of Georgia (NCAA Division I); Athens, Georgia

  • Event(s): High Jump
  • Intended Major: Business
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 4.3 GPA
    • National Honor Society Vice President
    • Top 10 in class
    • Academic All-State
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • National Honor Society Vice President
    • Events & Hospitality Internship at Grace Church
    • Children’s Small Group Leader (Weekly Volunteer)
    • Merge High School Ministry
    • Summer Camp Counselor (Volunteer)
    • FCA Leadership Team
    • Key Club
    • Leo Club
    • Spanish Club Officer

Why I Chose My School: I chose the University of Georgia because it’s a school that will continue to challenge me academically and athletically. I’m pursuing a business degree in the Terry College of Business and an aspiring academic career with the UGA Honors Program. In addition, I’ll be working toward a co-major in International Business, an opportunity that is specific to Georgia, which includes innumerable study abroad programs and an education centered around cultural diversity. I’m so excited about the available opportunities within these programs! In regards to high jump, I’ll be competing in the SEC, arguably the best Track & Field conference in the country. The coaches and athletes have created a stimulating environment devoted to improving not only the athlete, but the individual overall. The track team boasts a family atmosphere like no other, and the environment at Georgia will push me to strengthen my faith. Simply put, I want to be a part of a highly successful team that values academics, their top-notch coaches, and each other.

How I Want to Get Involved: Outside of Track & Field, I want to be involved in FCA. I’d like to continue volunteering in the community, and my passion for mentoring and furthering the education of children. I’m also going to pursue my goal of fluency in Spanish through study abroad opportunities.

My Biggest Inspiration: In addition to the immense amount of support and motivation I’ve received from my family, coaches, and teammates; I was heavily inspired to continue my athletic career by my experience with international competition.

I Would Like to Thank: My biggest thanks goes out to my parents, Corey and Maria Tyler, who have given me their unwavering support through this entire journey. I’m so thankful for them. From driving overnight across the country to helping me through injuries and surgeries, they’ve absolutely done it all. I also want to thank my coaches, Coach Craig and Coach Herman, for challenging me, for being my biggest motivators, and for teaching me about the sport I love. Thank you to my brother Jackson, who showed me what it takes to compete at the next level. A huge thank you goes to Coach Petros Kyprianou, who gave me the opportunity to join the incredible program he’s built at UGA. Thank you for believing in me. In addition, I’d like to thank all of the coaches who recruited me and made this decision so difficult. Thank you to my coaches and teammates from U20 Worlds this past summer, for giving me incredible confidence and inspiring me to pursue some big goals. Lastly, I wouldn’t be where I am without my wonderful teammates, who have made this entire journey so much fun. They believed in me from the very beginning and have stuck with me through the highs and lows of every season. I can’t be thankful enough for their consistent encouragement, accountability, and friendship. You all have made the past few years a blast!

Dennis Scheele, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Girls Cross Country and Track & Field
“I’m not sure what else can be said about Shelby. This June, she will be defending her two (2) IHSAA State Outdoor Track & Field titles and will have an opportunity to break a 34-year-old IHSAA State record set by Norwell’s Angela Bradburn in 1985 (6’0”). Shelby has already jumped 6’1.25” this summer. I’ve been blessed to coach many great athletes in my coaching career and Shelby may be the greatest of all time to cross my path. Let the 2019 Track & Field season begin!”

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Brady Walden, Baseball. Wabash College.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Cindy Groover (Grandmother), Sean Walden (Father), Brady Walden, Amy Walden (Mother), Delaney Walden (Sister).
Back Row (Left to Right): Rick Groover (Grandfather), Leslie Groover (Aunt), Justin Keever (Noblesville Baseball Head Coach).

BRADY WALDEN, BASEBALL

Wabash College (NCAA Division III); Crawfordsville, Indiana

  • Position(s): 2nd Baseman, Left Fielder
  • Intended Major: Business
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 3.8 GPA
    • Graduating with Academic and Technical Honors Diploma
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • Made dog treats for the Humane Society
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Member

Why I Chose My School: I chose Wabash because it felt like home as soon as I walked on campus. I also loved all of the coaches and the atmosphere. I was looking for a small school with a high academic ranking.

How I Want to Get Involved: I’m going to be apart of the CIBE (Center of Innovation and Business Entrepreneurship). I will also be constantly working with the baseball team.

My Biggest Inspiration: My mom is my biggest inspiration. She is constantly pushing me to be my absolute best and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her help and motivation.

I Would Like to Thank: I’d like to thank my family and friends for always being there for me. I’d also like to thank my teammates and coaches for pushing me to become not only a better athlete but a better person in general.

Justin Keever, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Baseball
“Brady Walden has been the utmost example of selflessness and commitment. His investment into his teammates, his desire to improve and fully invest in being a part of something larger than himself has led him to his success. Brady is genuine, a relentless worker, and a darn good ballplayer that owns The Miller Way.”

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Jack Wolfred, Men’s Swimming & Diving. Ball State University.
PHOTO COURTESY BRET RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Front Row (Left to Right): Bob Thiel (Grandfather), Richard Wolfred (Father) [Noblesville Boys Swimming & Diving Head Coach], Jack Wolfred, Kristen Wolfred (Mother), Carol Thiel (Grandmother).

JACK WOLFRED, MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

Ball State University (NCAA Division I); Muncie, Indiana

  • Event(s): 100 Free, 50 Free
  • Intended Major: Architecture
  • Academic Achievements:
    • 4.349 GPA
    • Top 10% (4 years)
    • National Honor Society
    • Noblesville High School Merit Award
  • Non-Athletic Involvement:
    • 4-H
    • Church Youth Group

Why I Chose My School: I visited the campus this year and was immediately blown away by how beautiful the grounds were and how friendly the staff and students were as well. I also had a chance to visit with the team for a couple of days and I felt very welcome after only a short time with them. The coaching staff was extremely helpful during my time there and throughout the signing and application process. I admire the coaching staff’s determination in making the Ball State Swimming program better every day.

How I Want to Get Involved: I want to get involved in the amazing architecture program at Ball State and get internships to gain more experience as I pursue my career in the future.

My Biggest Inspiration: I would say my biggest inspiration in my life was my brother Alex. His excellence in athletics as well as in the pool made me want to follow in his footsteps. He taught me that there is no excuse for not giving your best effort at all times in order to achieve your goals in life. His legacy at this school as well as others in the Wolfred family who have left their mark on the Noblesville High School Swimming program led me to want to excel in the water as well as in my academic career.

I Would Like to Thank: First, I would like to thank all the coaches I have had in my eleven years of swimming who have gotten me to this point in my life. Secondly, I am so thankful for my loving grandparents who have shown so much caring towards me in making sure to come to every big meet no matter the cost. Most importantly I would like to thank my parents, siblings, and relatives who have been there for me throughout my swimming career and have always supported me. I hope I can make you all proud in my future as a college swimmer.

Rich Wolfred, Head Coach Noblesville Millers Swimming & Diving
“Jack Wolfred has been a major contributor to the Noblesville High School swim team for his entire high school career, both in and out of the water. Jack is in a unique situation swimming for his dad, but he has managed it very well and I couldn’t be happier with his performance. Not only is Jack a leader on the team, but he is also a great student and leader at school. We look forward to a great final season as a Miller and all that his future at Ball State University holds for him.”

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