1998-99 Archives 
PLAYERS TO WATCH 


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

Region Seniors
Seniors around the State
Region Juniors
Juniors around the State
Region Sophomores
Sophomores around the State
Region Freshmen
Freshmen around the State


  Class of 1999 
SENIORS 
to Watch from the Region Area
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Kara Austgen (5'7") Andrean - Averaged 11.5 ppg last year and made The Times All-Area Second Team. Could be one of the top guards in the area. Look for her to have a big year.

Jennifer Bayer (6'1") Lowell - One of the leading scorers and rebounders in the Northwest Hoosier Conference last year, averaging 12.7 ppg and 10.9 rpg. Expected to be a force in the post for Lowell this year. Times All-Area selection last year.

Jackie Campbell (5'10") Chesterton - Junior All-Star and All-State candidate, Jackie Campbell returns for a final year with the Trojans. She averaged 13 ppg last year, and is considered one of the best guards in the state. A top college prospect, Jackie just recently made a verbal commitment to play at Colorado State University.

Kristin Cheairs (5'7") Gary West Side - Junior All-Star and All-State candidate, Kristin is one of the top college prospects in the nation. She averaged 16.4 ppg last year. A lightning-quick guard who can create her shots.

Lara Clarkson (6'0") LaPorte - Was selected to the 1997-98 All Duneland Conference team, and one of seven underclassmen to be chosen. Lara averaged 12.9 points and 8.8 rbs. while shooting 50% from the field and 74% from the line last season. She posted six double-doubles with highs of 26 points vs. S.B.Lasalle and 15 rebounds vs. Portage. Lara's first sport is volleyball, and she just recently made a verbal commitment to DePaul to play volleyball there.

Abbey Coons (5'8") Hobart - One of the best guards in the area, Abbey was on The Times 1st Team All-Area last year, despite an injury that kept her out for one-half of the season. During her recuperation, Hobart struggled without her. Averaged 12.2 ppg and is expected to have a great year for the Brickies.

Jeanette Gray (5'10") Valparaiso - Junior All-Star and All-State candidate, Jeanette was also named an AAU All-American this summer. She's a fierce competitor. Averaged 15.5 ppg last year and should be THE dominating player in the Region this year. She is being heavily recruited by Valparaiso University and University of Toledo.

Erin Jedlikowski (6'0") Portage - A Times 2nd Team All-Area selection last year, Erin averaged 13.8 ppg and 7.4 rpg. Expected to be one of the more dominating post players in the Region.

Katie Julian (5'11") Hobart - Times All-Area Honorable Mention last year, Katie, together with twin sister Lauren, is expected to have a big year with the Hobart Brickies. Plays in the post, but can also shoot from the perimeter.

Lauren Julian (5'11") Hobart - Second half of the Hobart Julian Twins, Lauren also figures to be a big part of Hobart's plans this year. A physical post player, Lauren can also score from the outside. Times All-Area Honorable Mention last season.

Jennifer Kutanovski (5'6") Crown Point - Expected to provide senior leadership on a young Bulldogs team this year, Jennifer is an aggressive guard with a scorer's touch. Part-time starter last year, she should have a good year for Crown Point in a leading role.

Erin Miller (5'11") South Bend Riley - A two-time Northern Indiana Conference MVP, Erin has put together a career average of 16.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg. According to Coach Mike Megyesi, his senior Wildcat forward is being recruited by a number of D-1 schools at present.

Lori Moore (5'7") Lake Central - An outstanding soccer player, Lori is an all-around athlete who has played a major role in Lake Central's success on the hardcourt over the last several years. Averaged 6 ppg last year for the Indians, but will be expected to carry the scoring load now that Komara and Kuhn are gone. She had several outstanding games last year, which nabbed her a Times 2nd Team All-Area spot last season.

Meghann Sullivan (6'2") Andrean - One of the leading shot-blockers in the Region last year, Meghann should be a force down low for the 59ers this year. Averaged 9.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg last season. Times All-Area Honorable Mention last season.

Beth Tully (5'9") Crown Point - An All Semi-State Team selection as a sophomore, Beth is an excellent defender who can make things happen. A good penetrating guard who is also a threat from beyond the arc, Beth will take on a leadership role this year for the Lady Bulldogs. Beth is a natural point, where you will probably see her most of the time this year, but has played nearly every position but the 5 for Coach Tom May the past three years.

Shannon Wells (5'10") Merrillville - A real competitor, Shannon was a Times All-Area 2nd Team selection last season. Averaged 11.3 ppg and 7.0 rpg last year. Expected to be one of the scoring leader for her team and one of the better post players in the region this season.


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SENIORS 
to Watch Around the State
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(Also visit our Senior Top 20 page for additional seniors)

BrieAnn Starkweather (5'11") Whitko - BrieAnn had the state's best single game rebound the past two seasons, including last year's 26 rebounds in a single game. She is averaging a double-double for a career, and set a school record for the Lady Wildcats in season field goal percentage last year. BrieAnn has received looks from several colleges.

Rhonda Doud (5'7") Tippecanoe Valley - Rhonda is averaging 17.2 points through the first 10 games of the 1998-99 season and leads her team in steals with 30. She scored a game high 22 (including 4 treys) against undefeated Valparaiso, which is the highest single point total any player has scored against Valpo so far this year.

Class of 2000
JUNIORS 
to Watch from the Region
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    Rachel Griffith 5'7" Hammond Clark
    Susan Hay 5'7" Munster
    Cathy Herring 5'7" Hammond Morton
    Kristi Koselke 5'11" North Newton
    Erin Sampsel 5'10" Valparaiso
    Kelly Schoon 6'1" Lowell
    Meghan Yancey 6'0" Gary West Side
    Natalie Yudt 5'10" Portage


JUNIORS 
to Watch Around the State
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    Elizabeth Benson 6'0" Bloomington South
    Jamie Blackwell 5'9" Mooresville
    Jessica Brock 6'3" Rising Sun
    Leigh Carr 5'11" North Harrison
    Julie Cord 5'9" Center Grove
    Jenny Cramer 6'0", Franklin
    Laura Dailey 5'9" West Virgo
    Jennifer Des Jean 6'0" Perry Meridan
    Kristi Faris 5'7" Plainfield
    Karen Force 5'8" Columbus East
    Lindsay Gailbraith 5'11" Anderson Highland
    Jana Gilmore 6'4" Yorktown
    Julie Goad 5'8" Twin Lakes
    Johna Goff 5'5" Mount Vernon
    Suzie Hammel 5'7" Lafayette Jeff
    Kirsti Holloway, 5'10" New Washington
    Schalicia Hurns 6'2" Indianapolis Broad Ripple
    Lynne Johnson 5'9" Corydon Central
    Natalie Johnson 6'0" Huntington North
    Courtney Lickliter 5'7" Park Tudor
    Megan Mauck 5'7" Booneville
    Nora McClanahan 6'1" Triton Central
    Connie Myers 5'10" Columbia City
    Marianne Nethery 6'0" Noblesville
    Erin Newcomer 5'9" Northwood
    Sarah Nord 5'5" Jeffersonville
    Selena Page 5'5" North Putnam
    Kelli Price 5'9" North Central
    Abby Scharlow 5'6" New Albany
    Lindsay Secrest 6'0" Bloomfield
    Sarah Shackle 5'9" North Central
    Christina Shrake 5'11" Mooresville
    Carrie Stine 6'0" Fort Wayne Leo
    Sara Strahm 5'10" Indianapolis Ben Davis
    Anna Waugh 5'8" Franklin
    Stacey White 5'10" Seeger
    Sarah Wright 6'3" South Bend Washington

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Class of 2001
SOPHOMORES 
to Watch from the Region
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    Tai Adkins 6'1" Gary West Side
    Amanda Bernard 5'8" Crown Point
    Nikki Borys 6'0" Crown Point
    Jenny Demuth 5'9" Highland
    Tracy Jackson 5'7" East Chicago
    Erica Martin, 5'8" Kouts
    Christina Poparad 5'10" Chesterton
    Arianne Robinson 5'4" Gary West Side
    Valarie Schweitzer 5'6" Crown Point
    Joann Smith 5'4" Hammond Gavit
    Kimberly Smith 5'10" Gary West Side
    Lee Traynham 5'10" Valparaiso
    Sarah Zondor 5'7" Crown Point



SOPHOMORES 
to Watch Around the State
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    Kelly Abbott 5'11" Fort Wayne Leo
    Jessica Aldridge 6'1" South Bend Clay
    Ashley Allen 5'10" Ben Davis
    Jacqueline Batteast 6'0" South Bend Washington
    Hillary Beck, 5'6" Kokomo
    Dana Brock 5'5" Plainfield
    Stephanie Campbell 5'6" Muncie Central
    Misti Carpenter 5'11" Lapel
    Jill Corbett 5'10" Indianapolis Cathedral
    Amanda Davidson 5'8" Brownsburg
    Keeley Dowling 5'6" Carmel
    Shyra Ely 6'0" Ben Davis
    Sarah Eckart 5'7" Center Grove
    Katie Endress 6'0" Evansville Memorial
    Jennifer Gandolph 6'0" Center Grove
    Amber Gramentz 5'8" Owen Valley
    Kathy Hay 6'3" Madison
    Suzie Hayden 5'5" Fort Wayne Snider
    Erin Hefner 5'11" Fort Wayne Snider
    Jessica Hicks 5'11" Manchester
    Emily Hill 5'9" Plainfield
    Jessica James 5'9" Franklin Central
    Natasya Johnson 6'1" Madison
    Cassie Kline 5'3" Huntington North
    Rachel King 5'8" Fort Wayne Luers
    Alissa Kirby 5'4" Mount Vernon
    Meskhenet Lands 5'10" Southport
    Kinsey Lede 5'7" Frontier
    Maria Marchesano 5'8" Fort Wayne
    Elmhurst Libby McKinney 5'9" Booneville
    Aimee Meyer 6'1" Silver Creek
    Kristen Moore 5'11" Rushville
    Erin Moran 5'9" Indianapolis Roncalli
    Erica Pilgrim 5'7" Connersville
    Daren Poe 6'0" Martinsville
    Lisa Radivan 6'0" Zionsville
    Christa Ragukonis 5'9", South Bend Riley
    Ellen Rehme 6'1" Indianapolis Cathedral
    Sarah Reideman 5'6" Greensburg
    Maria Rickards 5'7" New Albany
    Shyra Samuels 5'10" North Central
    Mandy Sichting 6'2" Martinsville
    Tarika Simmons 6'1" South Bend Adams
    Kelly Springer 5'11" Fort Wayne Leo
    Jodi Thomas 5'7" Jeffersonville
    Lindsay Waggoner 5'7" Providence
    Kristin Weddle 5'8" Terre Haute South
    Carrie Wildt 5'10" Booneville
    Asjah Zinnerman 5'6" Indianapolis Cathedral

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Class of 2002
FRESHMEN 
to Watch from the Region
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    Jamie Gutowski 5'7" Andrean
    Julie Moniak 5'11" Hanover Central
    Alexandra Webster 5'9" Crown Point



FRESHMEN 
to Watch Around the State
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    Melanie Boeglin 5'3" Terre Haute South
    Bridgett Branson 5'11" Turkey Run
    Brianne Casper 5'6" New Albany
    Kayla Cheesman, McCutcheon
    Candace Dark 5'9" Fountain Central
    Codi Davis 5'8" Plainfield
    Kara Feller 5'10" Franklin Central
    Amanda Pfister 6'0" Dekalb
    Rebecca Florence 5'4" Paoli
    Jasmine Fullove 5'11" Blackhawk
    Cassie Goodman 5'5" Martinsville
    Erin Guy 5'10" Twin Lakes
    Amy Hayden 5'8" Fort Wayne Dwenger
    Jessica Huggins 5'5" New Albany
    Ashley Hughes 5'5" North Vermillion
    Kristine Jackson 5'9" Alexandria
    Megan Jones 5'3" Ben Davis
    Laura Knecht 5'9" Huntington North
    Lori Lanham 5'8" Brownsburg
    Sheree Lauer 6'2" Huntington North
    Megan Liffick 5'9" Whiteland
    Regina Marshall 5'6" New Albany
    Ashley Myers 5'7" Carmel
    Tabitha Pratt 5'9" Tippecanoe Valley
    Lindsay Roberson 5'9" Mount Vernon
    Kristin Seright 6'1" Carmel
    Stefanie Shrake 5'11" Mooresville
    Missy Taylor 6'0" Connersville
    Cynthia Valentin 5'5" Edgewood
    Jessica Wright 5'10" Ben Davis
    Shanna Zolman 5'7" Wawasee

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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.