Girls Varsity Soccer
Columbus North sophomore Jenna Lang remains one of eight finalists for Athlete of the Year for girls soccer in the IndyStar Sports Awards.
Lang’s spot as a finalist had been announced in January after she totaled 72 points on 32 goals and eight assists while leading the Bull Dogs to a 14-3-0 record in the fall of 2019.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards program has been converted to a “virtual” event that will be an on-demand broadcast show at 6 p.m. June 18. The show will feature fall sports and winter sports from the 2019-2020 school year. Spring sports will not be included because they were not contested.
The broadcast awards show will be available on any desktop or smart device, organizers for The Star said.
Originally, the program was to be an in-person gala on May 3 at Butler University’s Clowes Memorial in Indianapolis.
Similar to the in-person event, the on-demand broadcast show will feature announcements of finalists and winners for each sport completed. ESPN personalities Sage Steele and Jesse Palmer are scheduled to serve as hosts for the broadcast show.
Various celebrity athletes are scheduled to participate in the award presentations, including New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in football. Other notables scheduled to serve as award presenters are Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps in swimming, Venus Williams in tennis, Gabby Douglas in gymnastics and Misty May-Treanor in volleyball.
Organizers also announced that all tickets for the in-person event on May 3 automatically will be refunded to the original method of payment. For more information about refunds, contact Clowes Hall at 317-940-6444.
Joining Lang as a girls soccer finalist are Erin Baker of Carmel, Kelsi Carrico of Penn, Jenna Chatterton of Noblesville, Kelsie James of Carmel, Sara Kile of Noblesville, Sophie Weeter of Brebeuf Jesuit and Izzie Wallace of Hamilton Southeastern.
PHOTO: Columbus North’s Jenna Lang (20) has been named a finalist for the IndyStar Sports Award for girls soccer for 2019. Lang totaled 72 points on 32 goals and eight assists in leading the Bull Dogs to a 14-3-0 ledger.