Noblesville High School Celebrates Two State Championships
Noblesville High School athletics is celebrating state championship wins for two different athletic teams. For the second year in a row, the girls varsity soccer team won the IHSAA state championship.
The Millers won the Class 3A girls soccer state championship with a 3-0 victory against Guerin Catholic High School on October 31. The team has been undefeated for the last two years.
“The team played their best game of the season, which they knew they’d have to in order to beat a team as good as Guerin,” says Mike Brady, varsity coach. “They had not lost a game in the last two years leading up the state championship, and I just knew they weren’t going to lose this one.”
Brady has an affectionate nickname for the seniors on the team.
“I’ve called our senior class the Fun Bunch since they were freshmen, not so much for how talented they are, but for how much they enjoy being around each other, and it’s infectious to the rest of the team,” Brady says.
The team is proud of their win, and to represent the city of Noblesville.
“They are just as excited this year as they were last year,” Brady says. “Not just for winning the title, but accomplishing the goal together. We couldn’t be more proud to play for the name on the front of our jersey.”
The school’s competition cheer team won their third IASP Varsity A state championship in five years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was held virtually.
“This year we had to submit videos of our routine,” says Crystal Scott, who coaches the team with Ali Beaver. “The judges then had a week to review and determine a winner. There was more pressure on the team doing it this way.”
The team began the season with two new coaches.
“The girls came into the season with a lot of passion for their sport,” Beaver says. “For them to come in with two new coaches and perform so well was exciting.”
The pandemic also delayed in-person practices.
“This year more than ever, both teams had a greater sense of urgency because we had been so restricted for such a long time,” Scott says. “We didn’t get to see our team face-to-face until August 7. Our athletic department had a great plan to get us back to playing the sports we love, yet being cautious.”
For more information on Noblesville High School athletics, visit noblesvilleschools.org.