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April 1, 2012

COLLEGE REPORT: Shouse making his mark for Danville Community College






Jarrod Brett, men¹s ass¹t coach, Franklin ­ Has coached at his alma mater

for nine years.

Elyse Weddle, So., Hanover ­ Averaged 5.5 points while playing in 25 games

and starting seven.


Brent Owen, men¹s graduate assistant coach, Southern Indiana ­ In his second

year as a graduate assistant at his alma mater.

Jordan Kindred, Jr., Eureka ­ Team¹s second-leading scorer at 12.2.

Cody Owen, Fr., Danville Area CC ­ Averaged 2.4 points per game.


Chelsea Samuels, Fr., Elmhurst ­ Played in eight games and scored two



Mike Carpenter, men¹s head coach, Danville Area CC ­ In sixth season as head

coach at DACC.

Local connections

Mike Roberts (former Terre Haute resident), men¹s assistant coach, Rice In

his fourth year as an assistant at Rice.

Kelly Meggs (former Terre Haute North player), So., California-Irvine ­

Played in 27 games, starting four, averaging 4.4 points and 1.8 assists per


Noah Stewart (former Terre Haute resident), So., Olney Central ­ Averaging

8.0 points (fifth on team) and team-high 3.3 assists per game.

Justin Dooley (son of Terre Haute native Mark Dooley), Fr., Huntingdon

(Ala.) ­ Stats unavailable.

Dylan McDaniel, Fr., Ancilla (son of former Terre Haute resident Mike

McDaniel) ­ Averaged 2.0 points per game.


Jon Prevo, women¹s head coach, Rose-Hulman ­ In fifth year as head coach at


Lucas Eitel, So., Indiana State ­ Averaged 3.0 points per game.


Heidi Dahnke, Jr., Illinois-Chicago ­ Played in 27 games, starting 16,

averaging 2.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

North Central

Donnie Abrams, Jr., Marian ­ Played in two games and did not score.

North Vermillion

Hillary Lively, Fr., Danville Area CC ­ Averaged 9.8 points per game, third

on team. Led team in rebounding with 6.5 per game.


Austin Akers, Jr., Eastern Illinois ­ Played in all 29 games, starting six,

averaging 1.3 points and 2.1 assists per game. Had 63 assists and only 28



Drew Morecraft, So., Lincoln Trail ­ Averaged 2.5 points per game.

Owen Valley

Antonio Marshall, Sr., Olivet Nazarene ­ Leads team in scoring at 17.9

points per game and ranked second in rebounds at 4.3.

Mitch Stahl, Jr., Oakland City ­ Led team in scoring at 18.7 points per


Nickole Gonser, Jr., Indianapolis ­ Ranked third on team in scoring at 8.2

points and second in rebounding at 5.0 as a starting guard.

Cody Vest, So., Indianapolis ­ Played in 21 games, starting nine, averaging

3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Kaitlyn Sweatman, So., Missouri-St. Louis ­ Played in all 27 games and

averaged 2.7 points per game.


Rodney Watson, head men¹s coach, Southern Indiana ­ Is in third season as

USI head coach.

Chase Brinkley, Jr.,  Illinois-Springfield ­ Played in 22 games, averaging

2.2 points and 0.6 rebounds per game.

Zach Henn, So., Eureka ­ Averaged 4.9 points per game in seven games.

Dalten Temples, Fr., Parkland ­ Averaged 3.8 points per game.

Riverton Parke

Josh Wilson, So., Ancilla ­ Averaged 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.


Meyers Leonard, So., Illinois ­ Second on team in scoring at 13.6 points and

also led team in rebounding at 8.2.

Ben Jones, So., Southern Indiana ­ Played in 31 games, starting two,

averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.


R.J. Mahurin, So., Indiana State ­ Averaged 7.2 points per game, sixth on


Beth Mahurin, Fr., Murray State ­ Played in 21 games, averaging 1.0 points

and 2.0 rebounds per game.


Billy Newton, So., Oakland City ­ Averaged 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per


Marki Collins, So., Olney Central ­ Averaged 4.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per


South Vermillion

Lou Gudino, men¹s associate head coach, Indiana State ­ In his fifth season

as an assistant coach at ISU.

Jenni McLeish-Marietta, Sr., St. Mary-of-the-Woods ­ Averaged 2.1 points and

1.1 rebounds per game.

Andy Walsh, So., Wabash ­ Played in 18 games, finished season ranked fourth

in scoring at 7.1 points per game.

Amanda Kelly, Fr., St. Mary-of-the-Woods ­ Averaged 0.3 points and 1.3

rebounds per game this year.


Mason Gregory, Fr., Olney Central ­ Averaged 2.6 points per game.

Lara Benningfield, Fr., Olney Central ­ Averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds

per game

Terre Haute North

John Grimes (Gerstmeyer H.S), men¹s head coach, Marian ­ Recently completed

36th and final season as head coach.

Clint Weddle, women¹s associate head coach, Indiana State ­ In fifth season

as assistant coach at ISU.

Molly Martin, volunteer women¹s assistant coach, Rose-Hulman ­ In her first

year of coaching after one of the best playing careers in Hanover College


Francesca McCarthy, So., Holy Cross (Ind.) ­ Played in all 32 games,

averaging 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

Thomas Anderson, Fr., Olney Central ­ Averaged 5.3 points and 2.4 rebounds

per game.

Justin Gant, Fr., Indiana State ­ Averaged 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.7

blocked shots per game.

Logan Shipley, Fr., Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne ­ Played in three games and

scored two points.

Jake Newton, Fr., Oakland City ­ Sitting out season as a redshirt.

Terre Haute South

Jim Shaw, men¹s head coach, Rose-Hulman ­ In 18th year at Rose-Hulman. Led

Engineers to HCAC Championship and berth in NCAA tournament.

Melanie Boeglin, women¹s assistant coach, Indiana State ­ In her fourth year

coaching at her alma mater.

Spencer Harlan, Sr., Rose-Hulman ­ Averaged 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per


Megan Craft, Sr., Ball State ­ Played in 15 games, starting one, averaging

0.5 points per game.

Jake Odum, So., Indiana State ­ Ranked second on team in scoring at 10.8,

led team led team in assists with 4.8 per game.

John Michael Jarvis, So., Olney Central ­ Averaged 8.8 points (fourth on


Ike Worrell, So., Oakland City ­ Did not play this season.

Jacob Tanoos, So., Illinois Central ­ Is sitting out season as a redshirt.

Joey Etling, So., Wabash ­ Played in one game this season.

Haley Seibert, Fr., Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne ­ Played in 27 games, starting

three, averaging 2.7 points and 1.0 rebound per game.

Anthony McGill, Fr., Illinois Central ­ Averaged 8.4 points per game (fifth

on team).

Derek Shouse, Fr., Danville Area CC ­ Ranks third on team in scoring at 11.9

points per game. Also getting 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals per


Turkey Run

Jake Weaver, Fr., Lincoln Trail ­ Did not play this season.

Chelsea Francis, Fr., DePauw ­ Played in eight games and scored one point.

White River Valley

Matthew Graves, men¹s assistant coach, Butler ­ In ninth season as assistant

at his alma mater.

Kelsey Anderson, Jr., MacMurray ­ Averaged 7.9 points per game.

Alicia Tally, So., Olney Central ­ Averaged 8.4 points per game (fifth on

team) and 3.4 rebounds.


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