Boys soccer sectional champions 2017Boys soccer defeated Westview 3-1 and then Central Noble 6-0 to win the Westview sectional. In regionals the Bruins defeated Bremen in a shootout (regulation 0-0) and then lost 2-1 in the regional championship to Boone Groove. The team finished with a 9-10-1 record. See articles in Goshen News: Hispanic players, Willems influence Bethany program and Brenneman carrying on family tradition with Bruins. Earning Northern Indiana Soccer Conference Awards for 1st team were Cedric Brenneman and Simon Graber Miller and for 2nd team Tim Cartmel, KeShawn Smith, and Nick Yoder. Receiving honors from the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association were Cedric Brenneman (2nd Team All-District 1), Conrad Yoder (ISCA Top Team Award) and as Academic All-State, Tim Cartmel, Simon Graber Miller, Conrad Yoder, Nick Yoder, and Alex Cartwright. Receving Bruin Awards: Kory Kern, sportsmanship; Cedric Brenneman, offensive MVP; KeShawn Smith, defensive MVP; Sam Ostergren most improved; Conrad Yoder, leadership; Logan Frey, JV MVP; Dylan Horning, JV most improved.

Cross country teams did not advance in sectional play, but Clara Lind advanced to regionals as an individual. At regionals Lind ran 22:42 (two seconds slower than at sectionals), placing 73rd out of 90 runners. Receiving Bruin Awards: Sportsmanship: Carissa Mast and Kelby Youngberg; MVR: Clara Lind and Jonah Hochstetler; Bruin Paw Award: Fiona Yeakey and Michael Damer.

Volleyball lost in four sets to Elkhart Christian in the Fremont sectional. The team finished with a 17-13 record. Senior Tarynn Clark finished in the top ten career records in three categories: 2nd in digs with 886, 5th in kills with 630, and 4th in serving aces with 173. Senior Brooke Reinhardt is tenth in serving aces with 141. Sophomore Jadyn Kaufmann had 640 assists which is the second best season mark for a 5-1 offense. Receiving Bruin awards: Sportsmanship: Alexa Haarer; MVP Offense: Anya Kauffman; MVP Defense: Tarynn Clark; Team Player: Brooke Reinhardt; JV Leadership: Andrea Yousey.

Boys tennis lost to Fairfield 4-1 in a sectional semifinal at Goshen, and finishes the season 7-13. However, the No. 1 doubles team of Dustin Miller-Jonathon Yousey advanced in individual play. They defeated Goshen 7-5, 6-4 and then lost to NorthWood in three sets. Receiving Bruin awards: Sportsmanship: Nathan Oostland; MVP: Jonathon Yousey; Leadership: Jonathon Yousey; Coach’s Award: Dustin Miller; JV MVP: Braden Bohn. Joel Yoder was named Academic All-State and Jonathon Yousey Academic All-State honorable mention.

Girls soccer defeated Elkhart Christian in a semifinal and then lost to Westview 2-0 in the championship. The team finished with an 11-6-1 record. Earning Northern Indiana Soccer Conference Awards for 1st team were Anne Nisley and Caroline Cartmel and for 2nd team Kassy Miller and Karina Kern. Receiving Bruin awards were Melina Liras, sportsmanship; Emma Thomas, hustle; Ana King, most improved; Sarah Hochstetler, mental attitude; Macinsy Sanchez, goal of the year; and Anne Nisley, top team player.

Fall sportsmanship award: Alexa Haarer, volleyball; Kory Kern, boys soccer; Kelby Youngberg, boys cross country; Nathan Oostland, boys tennis; Carissa Mast, girls cross country; Melina Liras, girls soccer
Fall sportsmanship award: Alexa Haarer, volleyball; Kory Kern, boys soccer; Kelby Youngberg, boys cross country; Nathan Oostland, boys tennis; Carissa Mast, girls cross country; Melina Liras, girls soccer

Fall MVP awards: (front) Anya Kauffman, volleyball; Tarynn Clark, volleyball; Clara Lind, girls cross country; Jonah Hochstetler, boys cross country; (back) Anne Nisley, girls soccer; KeShawn Smith, boys soccer; Cedric Brenneman, boys soccer
(front) Anya Kauffman, volleyball offense; Tarynn Clark, volleyball defense; Clara Lind, girls cross country; Jonah Hochstetler, boys cross country; (back) Anne Nisley, girls soccer; KeShawn Smith, boys soccer defense; Cedric Brenneman, boys soccer offense; Dustin Miller, boys tennis; Jonathon Yousey, boys tennis.