For The Tribune
Even though Seymour girls soccer coach Greg Musser’s varsity team finished with a 7-9-3 record, he saw a lot of positives in his young team from the 2015 season.
Despite having a lot of injuries this season, and having to play many freshmen and sophomores in key positions, the Owls still were sectional runner-ups to Columbus East.
The fourth-year coach also was pleased with the junior varsity team which finished with a school-best record of 6-3-1 record.
The Most Valuable Player award went to senior Louisa Carter.
“The girls choose this award,” Musser said. “This award was another decisive victory.”
Carter also took home the Top Team Player Award.
The Most Improved Athlete award went to Haley Carpenter.
“(Carpenter) kept getting better and better and she was very coachable,” Musser said.
The Coaches Award, given to a player who sacrifices personal gains for the team, went to Taylor Bringel.
Two Owls were voted to the Hoosier Hills Conference All-Conference team.
Earning first team all-conference honors was Marie Lenart. The Owls’ Kayla Griffin was honorable mention HHC.
In district voting, which includes 40 teams, the Owls had a first team all-district winner in Lenart.
Musser said this is an impressive accomplishment because three district teams played in the semistate.
The Most Valuable junior varsity player was Abi Bead.
The last award given out for the evening was all-state academic awards.
The Owls had a record eight athletes (seven juniors) who qualified for this award.
They included: Rachel Collett, Griffin, Lenart, Grace Hartman, Katie O’Mara, Sarah Montgomery, Lanci Phillips and Carter.
Musser loses three seniors, and a junior for next year, but said he is excited about having many young athletes returning.
Musser also said he felt that in the 18 games the Owls played they were only outclassed by one team.
“We will win sectional one day.” Musser said.