PLAYERS TO WATCH
Class of 2000


   
The following are the key SENIOR players from the Region and around the state that will be factors for their respective teams this season. They are not ranked, but are shown in alphabetical order.  

Top Region Seniors
Region Seniors to Watch
Seniors to Watch Around the State

Our Top 20 Seniors

Class of 2000
TOP REGION SENIORS
(Listed alphabetically)

 
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Melanie Brumbaugh (5'11") Hanover Central - A Times 2nd Team All-Area selection last year. Led the Wildcats to their first-ever Semi-State appearance. A strong and aggressive rebounder who plays physical in the paint. Averaged 14 points, 8 rbs., and 2 blocks per game.

Allyson Carnahan (5'10") Crown Point - Ranks 2nd on the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs all-time 3 pt. shooting percentage list shooting 45.2% from long range. A seasoned veteran who will serve as one of Crown Point's tri-captains this year.

Stephanie Gill (5'10") Munster - A Times 2nd Team All-Area selection last year. Tough competitor who can rebound and score. Averaged 10.9 points and 2.7 assists last season.

Susan Hay (5'7") Munster - A Times 1st Team All-Area selection last year, Susan averaged 11.6 points and 3.1 assists last season. A WBCA Super Select Camp attendee this summer. Known for her all out style of play and hustle on the court.

Kathy Herring (5'7") Hammond Morton - An excellent all-around athlete. She is one of the top volleyball players in the state. A WBCA Super Select Camp attendee this summer. Averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 assists, and 3 steals per game last season. Has scored more than a 1,000 points in just 3 years at Morton.  COLLEGE:  NORTHWESTERN STATE (Volleyball)

Tiffany Humphrey (5'4") Hammond - A Times 2nd Team All-Area selection last year. Solid defender who led the Region in steals last season with 6.9 steals per game. She can play offense too, averaging 16.3 points and 3.4 assists last season.

Kristi Koselke (6'0") North Newton - The Spartans's first ever Division I recruit. Averaged 18.5 points and 8 rebounds per game last season. A versatile player who plays the off-guard and shooting forward positions most the time, but can also handle the point when necessary. A Times 2nd Team All-Area selection last season.  COLLEGE:  VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

Julie Mandon (6'0") Hobart - A force inside. Julie was the blue collar worker on last year's team. She's known for her aggressive play, and should be one of the top post players in the Region this year.

Tracie Mezera (5'7") River Forest - Led River Forest to its' first ever winning season, conference title, and sectional championship last year. Captured the Region's scoring title, and finished the year as one of the state's leading scorers averaging 24 points per game. A 1st team All-Area selection for both the Times and Post Tribune last season.

Kim McGinley (5'10") Morgan Township - One of the Cherokee's top players over last few years. The lefty was a 2nd Team All-Area selection last season. She averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 7.4 rebounds per game last year.

Michelle Pickering (5'5") Portage - One word describes "Pic" and that's -- hustle! She leaves everything she has on the floor each and every game. A Times 2nd Team All-Area selection last season. She averaged 9 points, 3.6 assists, and 3 steals for last year's Duneland Conference Champions.

Erin Sampsel (5'11") Valparaiso - Was Valpo's floor general last year. Sees the floor very well, and led the Region in assists last season. Averaged 8.2 points and 6.7 assists last year. Will take over the leadership role, now that Jeanette Gray is off to Valpo U. A Times 2nd Team All-Area selection last year, she is being recruited by several Division I schools.

Kelly Schoon (6'0") Lowell - Should be the Region's top power forward this season. She's an excellent shot blocker and rebounder, who can also put points on the board. Averaged 8.9 ppg and 7.5 rpg last season.

Becky Schuster (5'11") North Newton - A extremely hard-working and solid scorer for the Spartans, averaging 17.9 ppg and 12 rpg.  She will be key if the Spartans are to make a successful run with an experienced crew in 1999-2000.  She was a Times Honorable Mention last season and is being recruited by several D1 schools.

Natalie Yudt (6'0") Portage - A Times 1st Team All-Area selection last season. Averaged 12.9 points for last year's Duneland Conference Champions. Played for the Indiana Junior All-Star Team this summer, and is a legitimate Indiana All-Star candidate this season.  COLLEGE: WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY


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REGION SENIORS
to Watch
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    Christy Bilinski (5'9") Hanover Central
    Cheryl Buergler (5'7") Portage
    Lindsey Chappell (6'0") Highland
    Sara Christiansen (6'0") North Newton
    Kafayat Davies (6'0") Gary West Side
    Michelle DiCostanzo (5'11") Munster
    Amber Farr (5'7") Griffith
    Erin Furman (5'7") Andrean
    Rachel Griffith (5'4") Hammond Clark
    Christy Haduch (5'9") Hanover Central
    Rachel Hamstra (6'0") Kankakee Valley
    Krissy Hutchens (NA) Plainfield
    Kristie King (5'6") North Judson
    Thespena Kollintzas (5'6") Whiting
    Kristin Kruchowski (5'6") Kankakee Valley
    Jody Lackey (5'10") Morgan Township
    Katie Lemke (5'9") Crown Point
    Janice Marler (5'10") Merrillville
    Rachel Merkell (5'11") Munster
    Laura Mumma (5'8") Laporte
    Erin Plumley (5"8") Crown Point
    Katie Porento (5'5") Lowell
    Sam Quintero (5'6") Griffith
    Annie Ray (5'7") Chesterton
    Kristin Rucinski (5'8") Lake Central
    Amanda Salinas (5'9") Munster
    Margaret Schaum (5'10") Munster
    Becky Schuster (6'0") North Newton
    Bridget Schwoegler (5'9") Chesterton
    Sara Sikich (5'9") Lake Central
    Tracy Simon (5'9") Andrean
    Kiley Wallace (5'2") Munster
    Meghan Yancey (6'0") Gary West Side
    Mariel Yekich (5'9") Lake Central


SENIORS
to Watch Around the State
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    Nichole Behnke (5"11") Homestead
    Liz Benson (6'0") Bloomington North
    Jamie Blackwell (5'9") Mooresville
    Mary Blessing (5'8") Decatur Central
    Jessica Bochner (5'11") Center Grove
    Tameka Bradley (5'10") Evansville Central
    Jessica Brock (6'0") Rising Sun
    Leigh Carr (5'11") North Harrison
    Kelli Carter (5'10") Frankton
    Julie Cord (5'9") Center Grove
    Jenny Cramer (6'0") Franklin
    Laura Dailey (5'11") West Virgo
    Jennifer Des Jean (6'0") Perry Meridan
    Kristi Faris (5'7") Plainfield
    Marissa Farthing (5'4") Rushville
    Karen Force (5'8") Columbus East
    Lindsay Gaffney (6'0") Shelbyville
    Lindsay Galbraith (6'0") Anderson Highland
    Jana Gilmore (6'3") Yorktown
    Julie Goad (5'8") Twin Lakes
    Johna Goff (5'5") Mount Vernon
    Kenisha Gunn (5'6") South Bend Washington
    Suzie Hammel (5'8") Lafayette Jeff
    Summer Hay (5'11") Connersville
    Jenny Hendricks (6'2") Frankton
    Kirsti Holloway (6'0") New Washington
    Jihan Huggins (5'9") New Albany
    Schalicia Hurns (6'3") Indianapolis Broad Ripple
    Sarah Jacoby (5'11") Clinton Prairie
    Andrea Jennings (6'1") Lapel
    Julie Johnson (5'6") Homestead
    Lynne Johnson (5'9") Corydon Central
    Natalie Johnson (6'0") Huntington North
    Ashley Jordan (6'0") Twin Lakes
    Angela Knight (5'8") Penn
    Jackie Knight (6'0") Fort Wayne Snider
    Courtney Landis (6'2") Covington
    Courtney Lickliter (5'7") Park Tudor
    TaShawna Long (6'0") Evansville North
    Megan Mauck (5'7") Booneville
    Kimberly McCabe (6'0") Seeger
    Nora McClanahan 6'1" Triton Central
    Melissa Merkel (6'0") Dubois
    Andrea Millsner (5'8") Rochester
    Connie Myers 5'10" Columbia City
    Rachel Naugle (5'8") Corydon Central
    Marianne Nethery 6'0" Noblesville
    Erin Newcomer (5'9") Northwood
    Sarah Nord (5'5") Jeffersonville
    Owsley, Amie (5'7") Lakeview Christian
    Selena Page (5'5" North Putnam
    Kelsie Pass (5'10") Twin Lakes
    Fabrianne Perez (5'8") Bedford North
    Kristen Pflum (6'0") Martinsville
    Kelli Price (5'9") North Central
    Jacquie Ritchie (6'2") Ben Davis
    Jenna Rooney (5'11") Warsaw
    Abby Scharlow (5'6") New Albany
    Lindsay Secrest (6'0") Bloomfield
    Katherine Seright (6'0") Carmel
    Sarah Shackle (5'9") North Central
    Christina Shrake (5'11") Mooresville
    Julie Spencer (5'10") Cass
    Casey Stafford (5'9") South Bend Clay
    Carrie Stine (6'0") Ft. Wayne Bishop Luers (transfer)
    Meagan Stockberger (6'0") Sullivan
    Sara Strahm (5'10") Indianapolis Ben Davis
    Anna Waugh (5'8") Franklin
    Stacey White (5'10") Seeger
    Kristen Whitton (5'4") Lakeview Christian
    Sparkle Williams (6'0") Fort Wayne Snider
    Sarah Wright (6'3") Indianapolis Ben Davis

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The inclusion of any player on this page is based upon the humble opinion of the Region Roundball Review pseudo-staff. No other Region reporters have contributed to its formulation.