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April 11, 2013

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Providence’s Duncan receives Cato scholarship

Providence senior midfielder Erin Duncan was one of 12 recipients of the 2013 IHSAA/C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award during the Brady Sports Achievement Awards on Thursday night at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

Duncan will graduate from Providence this spring ranked No. 1 in her class with a 4.0 grade-point average. She helped the Pioneers’ girls’ soccer team win the Class A state championship in 2011 and finish Class A state runner-up in 2012. Duncan earned the Class A girls’ soccer mental attitude award during last season’s IHSAA State Finals.

Along with playing soccer, Duncan is a student ambassador, president of the Spanish Club, a member of the National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions at Providence. She also is a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany, where she also is involved in the youth ministry program. She has spent significant time volunteering at animal shelters and soup kitchens in her area.

Silver Creek parent/player meeting

The Silver Creek High School boys’ soccer team will have a parent/player meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the school’s cafeteria.

Players who are interested in playing for the Dragons next season must attend.


Greandiers sign first international recruit

The IU Southeast softball team has signed second baseman/outfielder Haley-Ann Kueneman of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, IU Southeast coach Joe Witten announced on Wednesday. Kueneman is the first international student-athlete to sign with the IU Southeast softball program.

“Haley brings to our program the vision that we are trying to promote,” Witten said. “First, she is a great student with high expectations. Secondly, she is a driven athlete that pushes herself on and off the field daily, while working towards competitive greatness. Finally, she elevates people around her by her intelligence, kindness and aptitude. I’m excited about her future as a Grenadier student-athlete.”

Kueneman currently plays for the U18A Travel Club team, the Lloydminister Betcave Rebels. Her team has won the gold medal at every Alberta Provincial Championship for the last four years and has gone to the Canadian National Softball Championships for the past three seasons.

Last season, Kueneman was awarded most valuable player honors in all of her playoff games at the Canadian National Championships. In 2011, she was selected to represent Team Alberta for the Canadian Summer Games in Kamloops, British Columbia, where her team medaled and she led the provincial team in RBIs and was second in batting average.

She also has achieved the Canadian equivalent to a 4.0 grade-point average during her high school career.

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