Rising Sun's Cole, Milan's Schmidt Earn ORVC Weekly Honors

The fall sports season is nearing its end, but not before some great performances were put in.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – Rising Sun’s Landon Cole and Milan’s Maggie Schmidt are among last week’s top performers in the Ohio River Valley Conference.

The ORVC report for September 24-29 was released on Wednesday.

Landon Cole captured the ORVC Boys Soccer Player of the Week award by scoring four goals in two matches last week.

The ORVC Girls Soccer Player of the Week went to Maggie Schmidt. The Lady Indians star tallied two goals and one assist last week.

South Ripley’s Elexah Roepke and Shawe Memorial’s Kate Grote are the ORVC Volleyball Players of the Week.

Roepke recorded 65 kills, 36 digs, 7 aces and completed 92 percent of her serves and 87 percent of her passes over a four-match stretch.

Grote was equally impressive with 56 kills, 17 aces, 6 blocks and an 84 percent serve stat in three matches.

In cross country, the regular season wrapped up with the ORVC Meet at Hanover College on September 29. South Ripley was the winner of the 2018 Girls Cross Country Championship, their first title since 1996. Lady Raiders star Megan Cole was the individual champion with a time of 19:56.

On the boys side, Southwestern took home the conference championship. Bradley Winston was first across the finish line with a time of 17:22.

Other top performers from the week of Sept. 24-29 are listed below.



Shaylee Volz (JCD)                  18 kills, 10 blk, 91% pass, 10 digs in 3 matches

Shai Schmeltz (JCD)                93% serve, 2 aces, 73% pass, 14 digs in 3 matches

Liz Newhart (JCD)                   92% serve, 6 aces, 94% set, 2 KA’s in 3 matches

Sydney Bostic (RS)                  97% serve, 10 aces, 19 digs, 96% set, 63 KA’s in 4 matches

Danyka Groover (RS)              35 kills, 12 blks in 4 matches

Kassidy Romans (RS)               100% serve, 5 aces in 4 matches

Cheyenne Caplinger (SR)        10 kills, 85% serve, 10 aces, 85% pass, 27 digs in 4 matches

Haley Gorrell (SR)                   10 kills, 79% serve, ace, 85% pass, 23 digs in 4 matches

Devin Russell (SM)                  93% serve, 11 aces in 3 matches

Kristen Snodgrass (SM)           96% set, 96 KA’s in 3 matches

Keely Fink (SW)                       30 kills, 3 blk, 86% serve, 6 aces, 98% pass, 13 digs in 3 mtc

Abby Ralston (SW)                  100% serve, 2 aces, 100% pass, 15 digs, 29 KA’s in 3 mtc

Kassey Worcester (SW)           14 kills, blk, 97% serve, 4 aces in 3 matches

Lexi Hanson (M)                      22 kills, 2 blk, 89% serve, 4 aces last week

Megan Berger (M)                  100% serve, 6 aces, 86% pass, 21 digs last week

Courtney Bruns (M)                90% pass, 50 digs last week

Maggie Henry (SC)                  12 kills, 5 digs in 2 matches

Ally Furnish (SC)                      7 kills, 2 blk, 8 KA’s in 2 matches

Delanie Swanson (SC)             6 kills, 80% serve, 4 aces, 27 KA’s in 2 matches



Name                                                    School                                                   Time                                                     

  1. Megan Cole                                       South Ripley                                      19:56
  2. Leah Anders                                       Switzerland County                         20:52
  3. Elyse Hunger                                      South Ripley                                       21:52
  4. Lauren Lundergan                            Shawe Memorial                              22:03
  5. Kayla Simon                                        Jac-Cen-Del                                        22:33
  6. Emily Campbell                                 South Ripley                                       22:42
  7. Alyssa Brinkman                               Milan                                                     22:52
  8. Alisha Detmer                                   Switzerland County                         22:59
  9. Keirstan Oeffinger                           Switzerland County                         23:03
  10. Cloey Simon                                       Jac-Cen-Del                                        23:05
  11. Matty Anderson                               Switzerland County                         23:06
  12. Katie Minch                                        South Ripley                                       23:26


Team Scores

  1. South Ripley                      35                           5.            Southwestern                   103
  2. Switzerland County         51                                           Rising Sun                            NTS
  3. Jac-Cen-Del                        68                                           Shawe Memorial              NTS
  4. Milan                                     81



Name                                                            School                                                   Time                     

  1. Bradley Winston                              Southwestern                                   17:22
  2. Damon Hughes                                 Jac-Cen-Del                                        17:53
  3. Leon Kinne                                          Shawe Memorial                              18:07
  4. Gavyn Mundt                                    Southwestern                                   18:11
  5. Bryan Avalos                                      Shawe Memorial                              18:12
  6. Trevor Smith                                      Southwestern                                   18:24
  7. Dalton Vinup                                      Rising Sun                                            18:51
  8. Todd Menchhofer                           Jac-Cen-Del                                        18:57
  9. Caleb Geary                                       Southwestern                                   19:01
  10. Garrett Demaree                             Switzerland County                         19:05
  11. Brandon Smith                                  Southwestern                                   19:32
  12. Tanner Dilk                                          Jac-Cen-Del                                        19:39


  Team Scores

  1. Southwestern                   24                           5.            South Ripley                       104
  2. Jac-Cen-Del                        45                                           Shawe Memorial              NTS
  3. Switzerland County         101*                                      Milan                                     NTS
  4. Rising Sun                            101                                         * - won tiebreaker



Joseph Lisle (SM)                    31 goalie saves in 3 matches

Bryan Avalos (SM)                   2 goals in 3 matches

Henry Grote (SM)                   2 goals in 3 matches

Alvaro Sais (SR)                       goal vs. Rising Sun

Mitchell Cline (SW)                 goal vs. Rising Sun

Jake Bovard (RS)                     goal, 2 assists in 2 matches



Sydney Pitts (RS)                     goal, assist in 2 matches

Kinsey Price (RS)                     goal in 2 matches

Liz Sutherlin (M)                     2 goals last week

Lily Phelps (M)                        goal, assist last week

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