Memorial team members will walk awat with a new set if State Championship Medals, but one Tiger also takes home some addtional hardware. Senior Garland Hall won the Mental Attitude Award immediately follwing Memorial's State Championship win over Ft. Wayne Canterbury. Hall's coaches and the rest of the Tigers couldn't be happier for their teammate.
"It's big. To know that I'm a full student athlete it's a big deal to me and just to win this with my teammates and celebrate with them, it's a big deal," said Memorial Senior Midfielder Garland Hall.
It's just icing on top of the cake for us. Garland is a great kid I think his GPA is 3.99. He's the nicest kid you'd want to meet and the hardest worker and a 4 year varsity player for us so, it's just awesome that he was recognized for and we're so proud of him not only on the field but also off the field," said Memorial Head Coach Bill Vieth.
"100 percent he deserves that. Garland's a great person, I've been friends with him forever and I hope to stay friends with him for life, he's a great guy," said Memorial Senior Midfielder Isaac Bennett.
He's a great kid. I've known him for a long time and he deserves that, more than anybody I can think of and it's just great to see your teammates and everyone involved have success. There's just nothing better than that," said Memorial Senior Goalkeeper Ben Weikert.