Multiple Teams · Noveroske gathers State, Region, Conference honors

Michigan City High School’s girls basketball player Hannah Noveroske had a very big Sophomore year.  She averaged a double double (18.6 points and 13.8 rebounds) per game, along with putting up large totals in blocked shots (4.1 BPG)  as well.  To top it off, in her nearly 2 full years at MCHS, she also is an eyelash away from having a 4.0 GPA, putting the student, into Student-Athlete.  Noveroske saw both her game, and her team make large improvements as the past season went on.  After the season, a lot of people took notice, and a litany of awards has flowed in recognizing the accomplishments of Noveroske’s season.

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association honored Hannah Noveroske by placing her on their Large Schools (3A and 4A) all-state Underclass team of only 15 Freshmen and Sophomore players from entire the state of Indiana.

The Duneland Athletic Conference recognized Noveroske by placing her on the All-DAC girls basketball team, one of 10 players in the entire conference to receive that honor.

The Northwest Indiana Times placed Hannah on their First team all-area girls basketball team, which recognizes the best high school girls basketball players in The Region.  The Michigan City News Dispatch also named her to their first team all-area team.

With all of those awards in mind, we caught up with Hannah Noveroske and her head Coach Michael Megyese to talk about this past season, and seasons going forward.

( or MCA) since the conclusion of the regular season, you have been honored by the NWI Times, the All-DAC team, and the IBCA’s Large School All-State (4A, 3A schools) underclass team.  What does it mean to be getting honors of this sort after just your sophomore year?

(Hannah Noveroske or HM) I did not expect it but it was a great honor. I couldn’t get these awards with out my unselfish team.The senior guards [Madison Evans and Mariam Davis] on our team really gave me the passes to make my scoring opportunities a reality.  The senior post player [Arcadia Woods] made me tougher and helped me gain confidence to score and rebound.

(MCA) You have grown a lot in your first two years in a Michigan City uniform, what are your big goals going forward for your next two years with the Wolves?

(HM) My biggest goal is to be an even better teammate and support the upcoming freshman to better the family at MCHS. Also I want to become the best player that I can be.

(MCA) You have a man as head coach who has coached a state championship team, and multiple Division 1 athlete’s, what has Coach Megyese and the City staff meant to your game so far?

(HM) Coach Megyese and the staff betters my academics and athletics. Coach Megyese told me if I am striving to be good then your going to be average, so strive to be great!

(MCA) As a person who also plays on the front line for the Michigan City Wolves volleyball team, what do your summers look like?  More basketball, volleyball, or relaxation?

(HM) As this summer is coming closer and closer volleyball and basketball open gyms have already started. The open gyms are improving my athleticism and my communication with my fellow peers. This year, I will be playing more basketball as I’m not traveling for volleyball and I’m playing club basketball and focusing on improving my basketball capabilities.  Currently my club and high school coaches have been helping me with my game in basketball with much more emphasis in improving on both defensive and offensive skills.

(MCA) And now to Coach Megyese,  You have been a head coach for many years now, and have seen some amazing and top level athletes during your time.  Talk about what you have seen with Hannah Noveroske in terms of her progress in her first two years, and how you see her future in the next two years in a City jersey?

(Coach Megyese or Coach) I am in my 8th year here and 20th overall,Hannah’s growth and development has been good…no question…but our intent is Great. The effort she puts in will get her to this level, I have no doubts.The next 2 years our expectations are Domination. Nothing short of that. It is up to Hannah. If she wants this, she will do it.

(MCA) How special is it for a basketball player like Hannah to already be getting state wide recognition for her play, and what does it mean to the program?

(Coach Megyese or Coach)The statewide recognition is great for our program because it is a reflection of the work that ALL the girls are putting in.  Hannah deserves the recognition but she also knows that can change quickly without hard work.,We are very proud of her but we are not satisfied, nor is she.