Lady Dragons honored again by Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association
ARGOS — Argos girls soccer has been honored again as the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) released the All-State awards for the 2011 soccer season.
The ICGSA and the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA) separately select All-State teams. The academic awards are based on transcripts submitted by schools, and the athletic awards are the result of a vote taken at the All-State Meeting the day of the finals of the IHSAA tournament.
Jami Patterson, a junior forward for Argos, was named First Team All-State. Patterson scored 26 goals to lead Argos to its second ever Semistate. Patterson is the first Marshall County player to receive this honor since Argos’ Alyssa Bailey in 2002.
Two other players from local conferences were named to an All-State team. The Northern Lakes Conference’s Mallory Rondeau of Wawasee, was named Second Team All-State. Westview, which shared first place in the Northern Indiana Soccer Conference with Argos, placed Skyler Carpenter on the Third Team All-State list. Class AA State Champion Carmel and Runner-Up Hamilton Southeastern led the First Team with three players each.
Argos’ Keri Bair, a senior defender, was named First Team All-State Academic for 2011. Bair became the second Argos player to win this highly competitive award based on grade point average as well as SAT/ ACT scores. Kayla Alcorn last won the award for Argos in 2005.
Carly McCay, a senior midfielder for the Dragons, was named Honorable Mention, All-State Academic. She became the fifth Argos player to win this award. She joins former Argos winners Hannah Alcorn and Reghan Dunham (2009), Shelly Shafer (2002) and Jennifer Emenaker (2001).
The ICGSA honors are only the most recent for the highly decorated Lady Dragons.
Last week the ISCA gave the team a program-record number of All-Academic nominations, and the association gave Patterson the program’s second-ever All-State Honorable Mention nod after Kelsie Hollabaugh was given the distinction in 2008.
Prior to that, Argos received four first team and four second team nominations to the All-Northern Indiana Soccer Conference squad after winning a share of first place in the conference a record ninth time.