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Penn student-athletes excel in 2017-2018

Penn Girls Soccer won the State Championship in 2017.
The Penn Girls Soccer Team celebrates a State Championship in 2017.


Penn High School Athletics teams continued to stand tall on the Indiana High School Athletic Association landscape, as the Kingsmen combined for an 82.7 percent winning percentage (554-106-10) in 19 sports during the 2017-18 school year.


A total of 1,100 students competed in the Penn Athletics program.


In addition to winning in the arena of competition, Kingsmen student-athletes also excelled in the classroom, combining for a cumulative Grade-Point Average of 3.54 (on a scale of 4.0).


Girls Soccer, coached by Jeff Hart, highlighted an exceptional 2017-18 showing by Kingsmen teams with a second straight state championship and a national championship title.


Football, coached by Cory Yeoman, competed in the State Championship Game for the 12th time in program history, and finished as state runner-up.


Two Penn student-athletes earned IHSAA’s top honors during the 2017-18 school year.  Kristina Lynch earned the prestigious IHSAA Mental Attitude Award for Girls Soccer, and Erin Ludwig, also Girls Soccer, was one of 13 student-athletes state wide named as a CATO Scholarship award winner for excellence in academics, sportsmanship, community involvement and citizenship.


Penn also dominated in the Northern Indiana Conference (NIC), accomplishing a combined 92.6 winning percentage (274-22).


Additional highlights for the 2017-18 school year include:


  • Penn teams earned 16 sectional championships in 19 IHSAA Championship Tournaments.
  • The Kingsmen hoisted a Regional Championship trophy in 9 sports.
  • Penn won 2 Semi-State Championships.
  • Penn teams combined to win 15 of 19 NIC Championships.
  • Penn was the only school in the state to win a Sectional Championship in every Fall sport.
  • Penn was the only school in the state to win a Sectional Championship in every Spring sport.