Fall sports awards compiled


Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

The 2015 fall sports season was full of awards and championships for Baker athletics. Here’s a list of award winners and final records for each fall sport.

FOOTBALL 11-2 overall (5-0 in Heart South)

Heart South champs // NAIA national quarterfinals

American Football Association Regional Coach of the Year – Mike Grossner

Heart South Coach of the Year – Mike Grossner

First Team- All-American – Wide Receiver Clarence Clark

Second Team- All-American – Linebacker Tucker Pauley

Heart South Defensive Co-Players of the Year – Tucker Pauley and Josh Kock

Heart South Assistant Coach of the Year – Jason Thoren – Defensive Coordinator

First Team All-Heart

Clarence Clark – Wide Receiver

Kyle Wittman – Offensive Lineman

Nick Marra – Quarterback

Josh Kock – Defensive Lineman

Tucker Pauley – Linebacker

Kharon Brown – Linebacker

Avery Parker – Cornerback

Damon Nolan – Punt Returner

Clarence Clark – Athlete

Second Team All-Heart

Damon Nolan – Wide Receiver

Jess Westmoreland – Offensive Lineman

Adonis Powell – Running Back

Clarence Clark – Kicker

Jacob Tompkins – Punter

Adam Novak – Defensive Lineman

Tyrell Everett – Defensive Lineman

Myron Tipton – Defensive Lineman

Akim Francis – Linebacker

Honorable Mention

Cornell Brown – Wide Receiver

Nick Becker – Defensive Lineman

Byron Roath – Cornerback

MEN’S SOCCER 18-4-1 overall (9-1-0 in conference)

Heart regular season champs // Runner-up in conference tournament // Advanced to round of 16 at nationals

First Team- All-American – Defender Amer Didic

Third Team- All-American – Goalkeeper Ryan Emme

Heart Most Valuable Player – Amer Didic

Heart Defensive Player of the Year – Amer Didic

Heart Coach of the Year – Nate Houser

First Team All-Heart

Ryan Emme-Goalkeeper

Amer Didic- Defender

Second Team All-Heart

Spencer Atkin- Defender

Rob Hoeven-Midfielder

Keaton Anchors-Forward

Third Team All-Heart

Blake Levine-Forward

WOMEN’S SOCCER 16-5-1 overall (8-2-0 in conference)

Heart regular season and tournament runner-up // Advanced to round of 16 at Nationals

All-American Honorable Mention – Defender Jessica Hillebert and Midfielder Krista Hooper

Heart Defensive Player of the Year – Krista Hooper

First Team All-Heart

Rachel Hunt – Goalkeeper

Jessica Hillebert – Defender

Krista Hooper – Midfielder

Second Team All-Heart

Keeley Atkin – Midfielder

Katie Hibbeler – Forward

Third Team All-Heart

Oaklee Jones – Defender

Kady Dieringer – Midfielder

VOLLEYBALL 16-15 overall (6-5 in conference)

Sixth in Heart regular season // Lost to Grand View in opening round of Heart tournament

Second Team All-Heart

Danielle French- Middle Hitter

Natalie Minchow- Opposite Hitter

All-Heart Honorable Mention- All-Heart

Kadie Baumgardner- Libero

Jenna Sackman- Setter


Men – Third place in Heart

Women – Seventh place in Heart

National Qualifiers

Men – Jamie Steury-225th place

Women – Rosie Hollis-234th place