A foreign exchange student from Madrid, Spain, Vila has brought plenty of excitement to an experienced Iowa Falls-Alden soccer team that routinely sends up to 10 seniors onto the pitch. His state-leading 52 goals go with 26 assists as the Cadets finished the regular season 17-0. “He has a very unique center of gravity,” IF-A coach Greg Lascheid said. “It doesn’t matter what direction he’s cutting, his center of gravity is straight up and down. I’ve never really seen anybody at this level move like that, it’s just incredible. He can go places and do things without ever being out of control.”
Fain continues to showcase her dominance on the tennis courts. The Columbus junior and defending Class 1A state singles champion recently won her second regional singles title. She holds the top spot in the singles lineup for a Columbus team that also advanced to the state semifinals with Tuesday’s win over Pella. “Olivia is an outstanding tennis player who has raised her game up to another level that’s well beyond what’s common in high school tennis players in this area,” Columbus coach Dave Will said. Fain maintains a 4.0 GPA. She is active in basketball, volleyball, soccer, student government and played the lead in the spring musical.
Campbell has helped lead Waverly-Shell Rock to a No. 8 ranking in Class 2A following the graduation of seven seniors from last year’s state qualifying team. The third-year varsity contributor ranks among the team leaders with 10 goals and 10 assists while playing predominately an outside back defender position. “I can’t emphasize enough how hard of a worker she is,” W-SR coach Lauren Bauer said. “She’s all-in, all the time. I think she set the tone for the underclassmen. She’s a great communicator and she’s been extremely confident in herself, as well.” Campbell is a member of student senate, president of SADD, active in National Honor Society and has also played basketball for the Go-Hawks.
Stochl recently booked a return to the Class 2A state golf tournament with a round of 74 at Dike’s Fox Ridge. The New Hampton senior’s runner-up individual finish also helped lead the Chickasaws’ team to state. Stochl previously qualified for state as a sophomore, and missed out on a chance to return to state his junior year in a playoff. “I think he used last year as motivation,” New Hampton coach Bill Glenn said. “Coming up just short, I think a lot of people would kind of dwell on it. He chose to let it drive him and spent a good portion of his summer working on his game.” Stochl also competes in football and baseball and was New Hampton’s recipient for the KWWL Best of the Class honor. He plans to compete in golf at UNI this fall.
Track and field
Corkery capped her successful prep track and field career last weekend with a fourth place finish in the Class 1A discus. The Don Bosco senior holds the distinction of being the first girl from her school to score points in a state meet and the first athlete to qualify for the Drake Relays — where she also placed fourth in the discus. “Her talent was obvious from her freshman year,” Don Bosco throws coach Randy Stewart noted. “Fortunately, she didn’t take her ability for granted, and she worked very hard every practice to improve. She put in the necessary efforts on her own during the offseason.” The 3.98 GPA student is also active in Don Bosco marching and concert bands and campus ministry. She plans to attend Loras College and continue her throwing career.
A fourth year starter, Turanovic has been a key member of a Waterloo West team that recently clinched a Mississippi Division championship with a 3-2 win over Iowa City West. The Wahawk center midfielder leads West with 12 goals and seven assists on the season. On Monday, Turanovic finished with three assists and three goals during a win over Waterloo East. “He’s a strong leader for us,” West coach Michael Penning noted. “He has a chance to be the best player on the field every game. He is a fantastic distributor and his ability to help settle the game down for us has been very valuable.”