November 2, 2019
Noblesville Wins First Championship Match Appearance
Sophomore Kiana Siefert’s goal in the 44th minute lifted second-ranked Noblesville to a 1-0 victory over No. 1 Carmel in the Class 3-A girls state championship game.
In a game that proved as closely matched as expected, Siefert’s goal came after a cross pass from Jenna Chatterton from eight yards out.
The win for the Millers and coach Mike Brady is the first in three state-championship game appearances. Noblesville (17-0-3) lost in the title game in 2000 and 2008.
The loss denied Carmel (18-1-3) and long-time head coach Frank Dixon a state-best 11th championship. The Greyhounds are now 10-4 all-time in state title games.
The game was the second and final matchup of No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the championship round. Second-ranked Park Tudor beat top-ranked Lafayette Central Catholic in the Class A girls contest.
Carmel outshot Noblesville, 14-11 and had an 8-6 advantage in shots on goal. Noblesville goalkeeper Sarah Kile had seven saves.
The teams had met previously and finished in a 1-1 tie.
Olivia Fray of Carmel earns Mental Attitude Award
Olivia Fray of Carmel High School was named the winner of the Mental Attitude Award, sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, for Girls Class 3A Soccer by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
The Greyhound team captain has been a member of the varsity soccer team for the past four years and was named Academic All-State just a season ago. She has been a part of Class 3A State Champions, Semi State Champions, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Champions, Indy Premier Soccer Club Elite Team, and the Indy Premier Soccer Club Legend Team. Fray is Internal Committee Director, Dance Marathon Line Dance Leader, and Runway Riley Committee Member. Olivia is also a part of the Carmel High School Student Government Cabinet. She has volunteered as Will's Way Ambassador, at Riley Children's Hospital, Tailgate for Life, Runway for Riley, 5t5K, Auction Dinner, Music for Miracles, as well as many other service projects. She was also Carmel's High School Scholar Athlete, Max Preps Player of the Game, and awarded Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Academic All-Conference.
The daughter of Andrew and Kristina Fray of Carmel, Olivia will attend Purdue University where she will study Child Psychology and Education.
The IHSAA Executive Committee, on behalf of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, will award a scholarship for $1,000 to Carmel High School in the name of Olivia Fray. Since 1989, almost $900,000 in college scholarships has been presented to deserving high school students in Indiana.