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Parker named girls Coach of the Year

West athletes earn MVC All-Division cross country honors

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) All-Division cross country selections were released on Sunday, Oct. 25, with several Iowa City West High athletes named to spots on the Valley Division First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention and Academic rosters.
West High girls coach Mike Parker was named the Division Coach of the Year while City High’s Tom Mittman was named for the Mississippi Division.
City’s Mary Arch and Hannah Fusselman of Cedar Rapids Kennedy were picked as the Mississippi Division’s and Valley Division’s Athlete of the Year, respectively.
Tia Saunders, Bailey Nock and Olivia Moore were First Team picks, Ellie Gretter, Claire Ronnebaum, Amani Ali and Jessie Skopec were Second Team picks. Saunders and Grace Young were named to the All-Academic Team, as well.
Tysen VanDraska was the boys’ Athlete of the Year in the Mississippi Division, while Cedar Falls’ Isaac Smith earned the honor in the Valley Division.
Prairie coach Bill Schwarz and Cedar Falls coach Troy Becker were named the Division Coach of the year in the Mississippi and Valley Divisions, respectively.
West High’s Patrick Karanja, Kolby Greiner and Matthew Schneider were Second Team picks, while Andrew Murley and Ali Ali earned Valley Division Honorable Mention. Barlow Guess, Schneider and Joey Trom earned All-Academic honors as well.