Thursday, April 25, 2019

Athlete of the Year Finalists by Peighton Noel

  Students were given the opportunity to nominate their peers they believed were deserving of the title of “Pulse Athlete of the Year.” The nominations were open for athletes of any age. There will be one male winner and one female winner.
This title is not associated with the Athlete of the Year named by Mooresville High School.
Robbie Gentry 
  Junior Robbie Gentry has been a name circulating throughout the community in recent seasons.
  Gentry played alongside his teammates as a Defensive Lineman, participating in the sectional championship.  
  More recently, Gentry came out of the wrestling season with a successful record. In the 285 pound weight class, he ended with 27 victorious matches out of 33 total. Gentry also won the title of sectional champ and semi-state finalist in his weight class.
  Gentry can be seen as a coachable player with a good work ethic.
  “I believe in the coaches and do what they say, and put in a lot of off season work,” Gentry said.
  As a junior, Gentry is working to progress in preparation for his senior seasons.
Jon Eineman
  Senior Jon Eineman has created a reputation for himself as a three sport athlete, succeeding in football, basketball, and baseball.
  Eineman also played a part in the success of the Pioneer football team. He took part in the sectional championship win, and was a strong leader for his teammates to look up to.
  As a senior, Eineman has held a lot of personal awards as well. For the football season, he has been awarded AP All State, IFCA All State, All Conference, Conference Player of the Year, and All City Super Team. He is the record holder for career receptions, season receptions, career touchdowns, season touchdowns, career yards, and season yards. In basketball, Eineman holds the All Conference title, and a position in the 1000 Point Club.
  “I work harder than anyone so I can be the best at what I do,” Eineman said.
  Eineman has committed to play football at the University of Indianapolis.
Megan Greenwell
  Senior Megan Greenwell is a four year member of the Pioneer cheer team.
  Greenwell served as a co-captain for the varsity football and basketball seasons. She also served as a senior leader on the competition squad, and influenced her teammates as they were sent to Orlando for UCA Cheer Nationals.
  “I enjoy setting and being an example for others around me, and helping them learn as I learn myself,” Greenwell said.
  Greenwell has been named UCA All American on two occasions, MVP, Top 10 for Mid State Individual, and was invited to tryout for a position as a UCA staff member.
Jacelyn Smith 
  Senior Jacelyn Smith has an extensive list of achievements she has made in her soccer career.
  Some of these awards include Mid-State All Conference, 2nd Team All-District, 1st Team All-District, Academic All-State, Varsity Team Captain, Offensive Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer, Top Assists for the Year, Athlete of The Week, MaxPreps Player of the Game Award, MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week, Top Team Player Award, 3x Notable Mention, All-Area Team Selection, MVP Gold Award, Selected to Mid-State leadership conference, All-State Selection, breaking the school record for most goals scored in a game, regular season ranked #1 in the state for goals and points, regular season ranked #2 in the nation for points, regular season ranked #4 in the nation for goals, 2nd in school history for most goals in a single season, Mid-State conference champions, ECNL national playoffs qualifier, ECNL mid-atlantic conference champions, ECNL Sanford Day 1 Standout, being selected for Indiana Elite North-South Game, and being selected for Indiana Elite North-South Game.
  Smith has set prime example as a leader for her team.
  “My ability is different from others because I am surrounded by amazing teammates, coaches, parents, and a community that supports me. All my accomplishments would not have been possible without everyone who has helped me get there,” Smith said.
  Smith is committed to play soccer for Indiana University.