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Indiana High School Athletes of the Week (Sept. 4-10)

This week's Indiana Athletes of the Week, presented by Defenders.

This week’s Indiana Athletes of the Week, presented by Defenders.

IndyStar is recognizing the Indiana high school athletes of the week presented by Defenders. Top Hoosier athletes are nominated by their athletic directors and coaches. For more information about our Indiana Sports Awards, contact Matthew VanTryon at matthew.vantryon@indystar.com or Matthew Glenesk at matthew.glenesk@indystar.com. These athletes were chosen for the week ending Sept. 10.

Boys Soccer
West Noble's Uriel Macias

West Noble’s Uriel Macias

Uriel Macias, West Noble

Uriel Macias grew up loving soccer. His “whole life” has been about soccer. He’s played the sport since he was 4. It began with his brother, then he began playing, now his little brother and cousin plays.

One of his teachers, Monte Mawhorter – who is also the West Noble football coach – suggested Macias come join the football team as a kicker. Macias used his legs to play soccer, why not use them to kick a football?

So Macias did. It was awkward at first — “I always knew I could kick really hard, but I wasn’t sure if I could kick it between the goalposts,” he said — but now, he’s become successful just four games into the season.

Last week, he hit a school-record 38-yard field goal against Angola and added a pair of extra points. What’s even crazier? He only practices “about 20 minutes a week” with the football team.

And, oh yeah, he’s a pretty good soccer player, too. On Sept. 6, he scored four goals in West Noble’s 12-0 win over Central Noble. On Sept. 10 — the day after kicking the school-record field goal — he had a goal and two assists in his team’s 2-1 win over East Noble. He has 18 goals through eight games on the season and five assists.

When he isn’t playing football or soccer, he’s usually watching one of them on TV. While he didn’t grow up watching football frequently, now he does. Mainly, he does it to learn.

“I’ve been watching a lot of football lately, just kicking and how to get better,” he said.

Girls Soccer
Herron's Arianna Harris-Kawano

Herron’s Arianna Harris-Kawano

Arianna Harris-Kawano, Herron

Harris-Kawano has scored nine goals. She scored four goals against Northwest High School and one against Knox County last week.

Football
Brebeuf Jesuit QB Luke Iffert

Brebeuf Jesuit QB Luke Iffert

Luke Iffert, Brebeuf Jesuit

Iffert completed 30-of-46 passes for 404 yards and four touchdowns in the team’s 33-28 loss to Zionsville on Sept. 9. He was also Brebeuf’s leading rusher (13 carries for 61 yards). It was a major bounce-back performance for the senior, who came into the game with just one touchdown and four interceptions on the season. He threw for 13 touchdowns and 1,517 yards as a junior.

Girls volleyball
Seton Catholic's Sarah Dickman

Seton Catholic’s Sarah Dickman

Sarah Dickman, Seton Catholic

Dickman had 19 kills, 15 digs, and four aces in a 3-set win against Union (Modoc) on Sept. 7. The next day against Northeastern, she had 17 kills, 15 digs, and six aces in a 3-set win. A junior, she leads the team with 130 kills on the season and is averaging 3.9 kills per set. She is second on the team in digs (124) and is averaging 3.8 per set.

Girls golf
Anna DelPrince, Fishers

Anna DelPrince, Fishers

Anna DelPrince, Fishers

DelPrince was co-medalist in Fishers’ duel match against Noblesville on Sept. 6. She shot a 2-over-par 38, and her round included an eagle on the par-4 12th hole. She was medalist on Sept. 7 in the Woodlands Invite, as she shot a 1-under par 35 in a 32-player field. On Sept. 10, she finished in sixth place at the Miller Invite as she led the team with an 18-hole score of 80.

Girls cross-country
Seton Catholic's Jenna Barker

Seton Catholic’s Jenna Barker

Jenna Barker, Seton Catholic

A junior, Barker finished second overall in the All-Catholic Championships on Sept. 10 with a time of 21:31.81. Barker has also finished first overall in four other events this season.

Boys cross-country
Perry Central's Marcus Graham

Perry Central’s Marcus Graham

Marcus Graham, Perry Central

Graham won the Brown County Eagle Classic Elite Race on Sept. 10 with a time of 16:16. This event included Carmel, Columbus North, Westfield, Terre Haute South and Tell City.

Boys tennis
Evansville Mater Dei's Aaron Thompson.

Evansville Mater Dei’s Aaron Thompson.

Aaron Thompson, Evansville Mater Dei

Thompson is 11-1 on the season as the team’s No. 1 singles player. Thompson took first place in the Mt. Vernon Tournament on Sept. 10. Thompson was 26-2 last season at No. 1 singles as a freshman and advanced to the individual regional finals.

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