Noblesville High School girls soccer coach Mike Brady views Jenna Chatterton as the consummate teammate.
“Jenna’s legacy isn’t so much the championships or the accolades she deservingly received. It’s in truly representing what it means to be a Miller day in and day out,” Brady said.
Chatterton was recently named Miss Soccer by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association after helping guide the Millers to a second consecutive Class 3A state title, topping Guerin Catholic 3-0 Oct. 31. The Millers finished a combined 34-0-4 in the two seasons, including 17-0-1 in 2020.
“It was amazing to have the opportunity to even play for two state titles let alone winning both, and (it) was an incredible way to end my senior class and my career,” Chatterton said. “And really, winning Miss Soccer was a little added bonus to end the season, but I’m very grateful and honored.”
Chatterton, who has signed with the University of Tennessee, knew she would be nominated but didn’t necessarily expect to win.
“With awards like that and so many talented players in this state, you never know who could win,” she said.
Chatterton contributed a team-high 11 goals to go along with six assists last season. She finished her career with 37 goals and 24 assists.
“You win and lose together, but I loved seeing my teammates score and excel, and one of my favorite parts of the game is assisting,” she said.
Brady said Chatterton always put the team first.
“It takes a special individual to understand that it takes a team to win a championship,” Brady said. “Michael Jordan could have scored 60 a game, but he’d have fewer rings to show for it. Jenna consistently had the team’s best interest in her mind and heart. (She) could have scored more goals, absolutely. Would we have had the same success? Certainly not.”
Chatterton said her main contributions were leadership and showing up to practice ready to compete.
“I believe giving it my all every day encouraged other players to do the same while vocally encouraging them, too,” she said.