Mt. Carmel, IL – With the most dominating Season in Conference History, the Wabash Valley Athletic Department was recently awarded the 2019 GRAC All-Sports Trophy. The Warrior Teams of Volleyball, Softball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball combined for a Conference Record of 97-15 in the 2018-19 season.
This was just the second time in GRAC History that four (4) sports, from one school, won the Conference title in the same season (WVC in 2011.)
In addition, Warrior Coaches Paul Schnarre (Softball), Jack Trosper (Women’s Basketball), Mike Carpenter (Men’s Basketball), and Rob Fournier (Baseball), were named “GRAC Coach of the Year” respectively. Those four WVC teams went a combined 92-6 in GRAC play, and each won the Conference Championship.
Warrior Athletic Director Mike Carpenter said in a statement, “What a way to close out the season. We play in one of the toughest Conferences in the Country, and to win the All-Sports Trophy says a great deal about the commitment and dedication of our Student-Athletes. I cannot say enough about how great this group was to work with, collectively, on and off the playing field. Our coaches did a great job molding these kids into Championship teams that our fans and boosters were proud to support. Winning the All-Sports Trophy is “icing on the cake!”