LAKEVILLE, IN. – LaVille sophomore Andrew Dill has been selected to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Class 1A Junior All-State Team. This team can include juniors, sophomores, or freshmen.
Riley Wagoner was selected to the IFCA Class 1A Senior All-State Team. Please look for Riley’s story at www.lavilleathletics.com
“Making an all-state team is a result of two different things (1) a players ability and (2) a teams reputation and success – in other words a players teammates,” said LaVille football coach Will Hostrawser. “Both Riley and Andrew are exceptional talents in their respective roles. Both their recognition is very well deserved.
“Andrew is a pure offensive weapon,” continued Hostrawser. “He can run with speed and power and has great hands. As a WR, his potential is very high. He had a nice season last year and will be a focal point of our opponents defensively next season.”
Dill, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound wide receiver, led the Lancers with 26 catches, 644 yards, and a 24.8 average. He also had five TD catches with a long of 91 yards.
“It is a great honor to be selected by the IFCA for this award,” said Dill. “I am very appreciative of all the hard work that my teammates have put in to help achieve this award. I plan on pushing my teammates and myself to get better. We also want to set our goals high. Great teams and great players don’t settle with where they are at and always strive to get better.
“It was a good season all together,” continued Dill. “We had our ups and downs, but within the long season everyone contributed in someway or another and all of us played well together. We had good team chemistry all around! I want to give a lot of the credit to our amazing coaching staff.”
When asked about what he learned during the 2018 fall campaign, Dill responded: “What I learned in this season is that you can work hard, prepare yourself, and give all your time to a certain goal, but at the end off the day it comes down to feeling you made a difference and that you filled your role. What I learned about myself is that I can be a vocal leader and when times get tough, I have to keep my head up and stick with my team through it all. The challenge of playing wide receiver is the timing you need to have with the quarterback. Ayden Doyle and I understood each other’s strengths and weaknesses, so our connection on the field was very good. He had a lot to do with my success on the field.”