Warsaw senior Meredith Hollar may have a favorite team when the next womens World Cup comes around.
Hollar, who has committed to continue her soccer career at Grace College, has been invited to join a team of area players to practice against the Haitian junior national team. Date and place will be announced.
Theyre doing a program at Grace and theyre bringing in the (under-17) junior national team, and then theyll bring in the actual Haitian national team thats going to compete for the next World Cup, Hollar said. Theyre trying to qualify, so they need somebody to practice against them. Theyre getting girls to come train for free out of all the area, like the Fort Wayne area and South Bend area and Warsaw area, and theyre going to make a team out of that, and theyre going to practice against the Haitian team.
Hollars coach at Grace, Michael Voss, is also an assistant with the Haitian national team.
Hollar holds Warsaw scoring records for one game (five), season (28), and points for season (61).
Tech lacrosse third
The Indiana Tech womens lacrosse team remained No. 3 in the National Womens Lacrosse League coaches poll. The Warriors (9-1) beat No. 5 Aquinas on Thursday night.
Athletes of note
IPFW sophomore catcher/first baseman Dani Pugh was named the Summit Leagues softball player of the week. Pugh hit .833 in two games against Western Illinois. She had seven RBI, including a two-run home run. Indiana Tech senior Daniel Puckett was named WHAC baseball pitcher of the week. Puckett (5-1) threw a complete-game 3-0 win over Cornerstone. He allowed two hits and struck out five. Three Manchester athletes were honored by the HCAC as players of the week. Kyle Konarski was named baseball pitcher of the week after a 2-1 win over Transylvania; Kaile Niezgodski was the softball hitter of the week after going 8 for 12 in six games; and Maureen Lund (Huntington North) was the softball pitcher of the week after a five-inning perfect game win. The Spartans defeated Mount St. Joseph 8-0. Trine senior Phil
Stakely was named the MIAA pitcher of the week. The left hander threw a 10-0 no-hitter against Albion.