Cedar Falls had three golfers named to the Valley Division first team, while Tigers’ coach Megan Youngkent received Coach of the Year honors as the Mississippi Valley Conference All-Division selections were released Wednesday.
Hannah Bermel, Mackenzie Roberts and Hailey Bermel were the first team selections from Cedar Falls. Taylor Sernett and Megan Sawyer of Cedar Falls were honored on the second team and Clare Rolinger received honorable mention recognition.
Waterloo West’s Hanna Zikuda and Lenora Herman were honorable mention selections from the Mississippi Division.
Loren Thalacker has been named the new girls’ cross country coach for Waterloo Schools. Thalacker is currently a science teacher at both Waterloo East and West High School. She was previously the assistant cross country coach at Sumner Academy in Kansas City.
Track and field
UNI landed 16 athletes on the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team for the 2017 track and field season.
Honorees on the men’s side were Brett McCalla, Isaac Holtz, Brad Walski, Bo Hjelle and Jordan Pingel. Women’s honorees included Kassidy Sharp, Anna Bentley, Maddie Irmen, Lindsey Kite, Ashley Norem, Sarah Pate, Maddie Bell, Theresa Connelly, Lauren Frederick, Hope Koerperich and Lyndsie Schinkel.
McCalla and Sharp are three-time selections to the team.