East Central Swimmers Fill Up 2018-19 Boys & Girls All-Conference Teams

Trojans' stars Jacob Weber, Nick Weber, Jackson Ketcham, Olivia Nixon and Kyra Hall all earned MVP honors.

(St. Leon, Ind.) – Twelve swimmers from East Central High School have been named among the best in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference.

The 2018-19 Boys and Girls Swimming All-Conference teams were named last week.

East Central’s boys team won the conference championship thanks in part to seven all-conference selections, including conference MVPs Jacob Weber, Nick Weber, and Jackson Ketcham

Matthew Badinghaus, Owen Matthew, Ethen Witte and Ray Krider also made the all-conference team, and the 2018-19 EIAC Boys Swimming Coach of the Year went to East Central’s Brandon Loveless.

On the girls side, conference champions Greensburg had the most all-conference selections with six.

However, it was East Central’s duo of Olivia Nixon and Kyra Hall who were named the 2018-19 EIAC Girls Swimming MVPs.

Greensburg head coach Josh Hawkins is the EIAC Girls Swimming Coach of the Year.

The full 2018-19 EIAC Boys and Girls Swimming All-Conference teams are listed below.



Jacob Weber – East Central

Nick Weber – East Central

Matthew Badinghaus – East Central

Jackson Ketcham – East Central

Owen Matthew – East Central

Ethen Witte – East Central

Ray Krider – East Central

Quinton Jones – Connersville

Skyler Cavins – Connersville

Jackson McCool – Lawrenceburg



Arianna Sia – Greensburg

Becky Pfeifer – Greensburg

Katie McLean – Greensburg

Sophie Taylor – Greensburg

Sarah Springmeyer – Greensburg

Bailey Menkedick – Greensburg

MacKenzie Schantz – East Central

Kyra Hall – East Central

Olivia Nixon – East Central

Caroline Walters – East Central

Aly Bailey – East Central

Audra Volz - Connersville

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