USAi congratulates USAi ’99 Boys Premier (Burn) coach Max Hudspeth on being named this week as NCSAA’s National Girls Coach of the Year and named to All American Team. Coach Max’ Covenant Christian High School girls team: “won their first title in program history and then went on to win the first regional title in school history in any sport.”
Local Covenant Christian High School athletes also honored. “The National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA) recently released their 2011-12 All-American and Super Regional Honor Teams for boys’ and girls’ soccer. Several Covenant Christian High School athletes were honored on this year’s squads. Senior Betsy Hetrick was selected as the Girls’ National Player of the Year. Senior Dani Rader was selected with Hetrick to the All-American First Team. Girls’ varsity coach Max Hudspeth was chosen as the Girls’ National Coach of the Year. Seniors Levi Boxell and Rocky Byrd were selected to the Boys’ All-American First Team and Second Team respectively, while Seniors Faith Voehringer and Alyssa Kulhanek were also chosen to the Girls’ All-American Second Team. In addition these athletes and Coach Hudspeth being chosen for the All-American teams, they, along with Senior Olivia Hacker were also selected for the Northeast Super Region Team.
These players helped lead both the boys’ and girls’ programs to very successful seasons in 2011. Both programs won sectional titles; the boys their first since 2004, while the girls won their first title in program history and then went on to win the first regional title in school history in any sport. Several of these athletes have also gone on to sign national letters of intent to play at the collegiate level next year. Hetrick has signed with Olivet Nazerene University. Rader will attend and play at Asbury University in the Fall. Voehringer has signed to attend and play at Grace College, while Byrd just recently signed his letter of intent with Taylor University. Boxell will also attend Taylor and will look to walk-on with the men’s soccer team. This marks the fourth time in her career that Hetrick has been selected as a NCSAA All-American (First Team in 2008, 2010, 2011, Second Team in 2009). This also marks the second time that Voehringer has been selected as an All-American.”