HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover College Sports Information Department will be recognizing Hanover student-athletes with a new monthly award this year, and fan interactions will help decide each month's top male and female athletes.
To help recognize more Hanover student-athletes for their outstanding accomplishments on the playing surface, we will dedicate an award to one male and one female athlete each month throughout the 2017-18 season.
Nominees will be decided on by the sports information staff and the accomplishments of each athlete nominated will appear in a release at the beginning of each month. Only statistics, awards and other accomplishments from the most recent month will be accounted for during the nomination process.
Family, friends and fans will have the opportunity to vote for their Athlete of the Month on our social Twitter page. To make sure you do not miss your chance to vote for your favorite Hanover athlete, make sure to follow us, @HanoverPanthers, on Twitter.
Voting will be open for one week, with daily reminders coming on our social media pages. This week's poll will be closed at 5 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 11. The athlete with the most combined votes between the two social media polls will be named Hanover Male and Female Athletes of the Month.
Below are the list of nominees and their accomplishments for the month of September.
MADDIE CODY | GOLF | SO | BROWNSBURG, IND.
The Hanover women's golf team has competed in five events this fall and Maddie Cody has recorded two individual victories and a total of four top 30 finishes…Cody won the HCAC's first women's golf player of the week award after earning medalist honors at the Olivet Labor Day Classic…In the opening tournament of the fall, she shot a two-round score of 154 (79-75)...Her second individual tournament win came this past weekend at the Franklin Fall Invitational, as she registered an 80 in the one-day event...The sophomore currently leads the team in scoring average at 81.56…In the opening tournament, Cody set a new career best for a single round (75) and 36-hole tournament total (154)…Added a tie for 12th place finish in the Hanover Invitational…Has recorded an individual win-loss record of 240-68, a 0.779 winning percentage…Hanover has also won two events this season, including the Hanover and Franklin Invites.
COURTNEY CRAWFORD | VOLLEYBALL | SR | LOUISVILLE, KY.
The senior helped the Hanover volleyball team get off to its first 8-0 start in program history, as the Panthers posted a 13-5 record over the month of September…During the opening month of the season, Courtney Crawford led the squad in hitting percentage (0.308), while also pacing the Panthers in total blocks (59)…Crawford averaged nearly two kills and one block per set, as she appeared in 64 of the team's 65 sets…She earned HCAC Player of the week honors after leading the team to a 3-0 record in the Hanover Invitational…The senior hit 0.432, while adding 22 kills and seven total blocks during the home invite, as she was also named to the all-tournament team…She posted double digit kills in five matches, while logging a hitting percentage of .300 or better in 11 matches…Crawford's strong start moved her into the top five among all active NCAA Division III players in career hitting percentage.
HALEY PARKER | TENNIS | FR | LEO, IND.
It has been a strong start to Haley Parker's debut season with the Hanover women's tennis team, as she recorded identical 4-1 records in singles and doubles play over the first month of the season…Parker, who has competed solely in the No. 4 singles spot, has won her four head-to-head contests in straight sets, including an impressive 6-1, 6-0 decision against Mount St. Joseph…The freshman has teamed with sophomore Cami Jones to compile a 4-1 doubles record as well…In three of the doubles victories, Parker and Jones have conceded two games or less…Hanover posted a 3-2 overall mark in September, but the squad was 3-0 in HCAC matches, running the team's conference regular season winning streak to 37…Parker failed to lose any conference matches in singles or doubles play during the first month of the season…She also won a three-set singles match against scholarship-based, NAIA institution, IU-Southeast.
ABBY SHROYER | SOCCER | SR | ZIONSVILLE, IND.
The two-time HCAC Defensive Player of the Year has helped lead the Hanover women's soccer team to its best opening month record, 7-2, since the team went 6-3 in 2014…Shroyer and the Panther defense have been a key factor for the team's overall success, as they recorded a goals against average of 0.88 over the first nine games…As one of the main anchors on the defense, the senior helped hold opponents to just a 0.090 shot percentage, conceding just eight goals on 89 shots…Shroyer also recorded one goal during the month of September, and it was a vital one…Her free kick from just outside the 18-yard box, in double overtime, at Capital (Ohio), found the back of the net, giving HC the lone goal of the match and the victory…For her efforts in the shutout win at Capital, the senior was named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week…Overall, Hanover has posted four shutout victories, including three straight early in the season.
Contact: Tyler Jester