October 29, 2016
Fighting 59ers Battle to State Championship Victory
Andrean fought their way to their first girls’ soccer state title against a tough Lawrenceburg opponent.
The Fighting 59ers used timely scoring and momentum to their advantage in order to negate the edge held by the Tigers in corner kicks and shots on goal. After great defensive play dominated the start of the game, sophomore forward Alyssa Schichner fired a goal from 25 yards out to break the tie and put the 59ers up 1-0 in the 22nd minute of the half. The goal was her 20th on the year.
While the Andrean defense held the Lawrenceburg attacks at bay for the rest of the game, midfielder Elly Samels smoked a 17 yard shot through the top right corner of the goal as insurance for the 59ers, giving the junior her seventh goal of the season.
Despite being outshot by the Tigers, Andrean’s defense controlled the tempo of the game. Senior goalkeeper Catherine Mulshine saved six goals on the day and pitched her 7th shutout of the season. With the gritty performance from his team, Jeff Clapman’s Fighting 59ers finished their championship run with a final record of 17-3-1.
The Lawrenceburg Tigers, coached by Bill Offutt, wrapped up their season with a record of 13-6-3.
Andrean’s Hanna Sarosy named Girls 1A Mental Attitude Winner
Hanna Sarosy of Andrean High School was named the winner of the 2016 Attitude Award, sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, for Girls Class A Soccer by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
Sarosy, a senior midfielder/forward for the Fighting 59ers, was recognized on the ISCA Academic All-State team and 2nd team all-conference last season. She was also Andrean’s offensive MVP in basketball last season, while earning 1st team all-conference honors for her efforts on the court. Outside of being an outstanding athlete, Sarosy also leads in the classroom as a member of Andrean’s National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and as a student ambassador. Despite a rigorous school schedule, she still finds time to volunteer in her community with the Hammond Women’s Center.
The daughter of Thomas and Kate Sarosy of Fair Oaks, Hanna is undecided on where she will attend college, but plans on focusing on pre-medicine.
The IHSAA Executive Committee, on behalf of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, will award a scholarship for $1,000 to Andrean High School in the name of Hannah Sarosy. Since 1989, more than $860,000 in college scholarships has been presented to deserving high school students in Indiana.