Cora Anderson and Max Dawson Selected As November Student-Athletes of the Month

Cora Anderson and Max Dawson Selected As November Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Cora Anderson (volleyball) and Max Dawson (boys soccer) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for November 2022.

Cora Anderson is a senior at MSHS and just completed a four-year volleyball career as a team co-captain on this year’s varsity squad.

As the team’s starting middle hitter and one of just five seniors this season, Cora quickly jumped into a leadership role both on and off the court.  Her performance on the court, with a team-leading 136 kills, to go along with 22 aces and 8 blocks, helped the team to a much improved second half of the season where they finished with an above .500 record.  As a result of her play, Cora was named to the All-Great Northern Conference Second Team by conference coaches.

Cora’s work ethic extends into the classroom as well, where she holds a 3.94 cumulative GPA.  This academic standing earned her Academic All-State honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA).

Cora has been a true champion of multi-sport participation at MSHS.  In addition to volleyball, she also participates as a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Softball and Girls Track & Field Teams.  As a junior during last spring’s track & field season, Cora was the Great Northern Conference champion in the shot put.

With a strong commitment to service, Cora serves others as a member of the MSHS National Honor Society, a peer mentor for students with special needs, a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, while also spending time with the elderly.  Cora’ post-graduation plans are to continue her athletics and academic career at St. Norbert College, where she plans to compete as a member of the Green Knights Women’s Basketball Team.

Max Dawson is a senior student at MSHS and just concluded a remarkable and record-setting career as part of the Boys Soccer program.

In all, Max has spent all four years as a Striker on the MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team.  Each of those seasons, including the 2022 season, ended the same way with the team capturing the U.P. Championship.  This year’s U.P. title made for the program’s 15th straight, with the team finishing with a 21-2-2 record and unbeaten in their last 22 games.

Many of the team’s wins over the last four years have come as a result of plays made from Max’s feet.  At the conclusion of his junior season, Max set a school record for “goals in a season” when he poured in 39 during the 2021 campaign.  This year, Max set a new school record for “goals in a career” and also eclipsed the century mark by finishing with 102 career goals.

In addition to soccer, Max is also a member of the MSHS Boys Bowling and Boys Track & Field Teams.  During Max’s, during his sophomore track season, he was part of the school record setting 400 Meter Relay Team.

Through all of his success, Max has remained a team-centered leader set on continuous improvement and helping to leave the program set up for future success.

 

Varsity Boys Soccer Wins 15th Straight U.P. Championship; Finishes Season 21-2-2 And Unbeaten In Last 22 Games

Varsity Boys Soccer Wins 15th Straight U.P. Championship; Finishes Season 21-2-2 And Unbeaten In Last 22 Games

Varsity Boys Soccer (21-2-2)

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer team hosted the U.P. Boys Soccer Championships on Saturday, 10/15/22, at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette.  Teams competing in the Division 1 Tournament included Houghton, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie.

After defeating Iron Mountain in the semifinal game by a score of 9-1, the team captured the 2022 U.P. Championship by defeating Kingsford 4-0 in the event final.  The tournament win is the 15th consecutive U.P. title for the MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team.

MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer – 2022 U.P. Tournament Champions

Game 1 – Semifinal:  Marquette 9, Iron Mountain 0

Evan Sysko (on left in red) passes the ball to his brother Jack vs Iron Mountain (Photo Credit: Mary Sysko)
  • Max Dawson scored his 100th career varsity goal to get the game started. The goal was assisted by Isaac Johnson.
  • Other goal scorers in the first half were Ben Wilson from Dixon Poggi and Kaleb Chipelewski; Ezra Pickard on a penalty kick; and Isaac Johnson from Max Dawson.  MSHS held a 5-1 advantage at the break.
  • In the second half, it was all Marquette.  Max Dawson scored back-to-back goals (the first assisted by Ezra Pickard and the second was unassisted).
  • Cody Struck added the next goal (assisted by Henry Wood) before Evan Sysko scored (assisted by Ezra Pickard).  Ethan Sandstrom finished off the scoring for the mercy rule win from a Kaleb Chipelewski pass.
  • Goalkeeper Edan Hautamaki faced four shots in the first half and one in the the second half for a five total saves in the game.
  • From MSHS Head Coach, Dan Salmon“We were pretty excited as a team that Max (Dawson) got his 100th career goal.  For his teammates to be a part of that is pretty special just as it is for us as coaches.”

Game 2 – Championship:  Marquette 4, Kingsford 0

Hunter Sandstrom (in pink on the left) plays defense against Kingsford (Photo Credit: Mary Sysko)
  • In the championship game against Kingsford, Marquette held on to a 1–0 halftime lead off an Ethan Sandstrom goal which was assisted by Isaac Johnson.
  • Edan Hautamaki faced three shots in net in the first half.
  • In the second half, it was all seniors for Marquette.  Goal scorers were Ezra Pickard (assisted by Evan Sysko); Isaac Johnson (assisted by Max Dawson) and Ezra Pickard (via penalty kick).
  • From MSHS Head Coach, Dan Salmon“The seniors made their mark on this game in the second half.  Evan Sysko, Max Dawson, Ezra Pickard, and Isaac Johnson were not going to be denied the championship.  These guys worked hard. It was a great team effort especially from the defense.  Particularly, Indigo Catalano and Hunter Sandstrom shut down the middle of the field.  Each year we win this, it puts more pressure on the next year and I couldn’t be more proud of how this team responded.  We are a young team and we came along way from the start of the season.” 

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team finishes the 2022 season with a 21-2-2 overall record and are unbeaten in their last 22 games (dating back to 8/20/22).  Marquette is coached by Dan Salmon with assistant coaches Collin Lake, Paul Lagrou, and Liam Jeevar.

Varsity Boys Soccer Concludes Regular Season With 1-1 Tie Against Houghton

Varsity Boys Soccer Concludes Regular Season With 1-1 Tie Against Houghton

MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer (19-2-2)

Marquette 1, Houghton 1

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team played its final regular season match of the 2022 season on Wednesday, 10/12/22, when they hosted Houghton at the Kaufman Sports Complex.  Marquette stretched their unbeaten streak to 17 games when the contest ended in a 1-1 tie.

Both teams scored in the first half.  Isaac Johnson scored for MSHS with assists going to Max Dawson and Dixon Poggi.

Goalkeeping for Marquette was split by Edan Hautamaki and James Barch. They faced four shots total.

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will end their 2022 campaign by hosting the U.P. Tournament on Saturday, 10/15/22, at the Kaufman Sports Complex.
Varsity Boys Soccer Extends Unbeaten Streak To 16 Games With 5-1 Victory At Sault Ste. Marie

Varsity Boys Soccer Extends Unbeaten Streak To 16 Games With 5-1 Victory At Sault Ste. Marie

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled to Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday (10/5/22) for their final road contest of the 2022 season.  Marquette won the game by a final score of 5-1 to extend the team’s unbeaten streak to 16 games.

First half goal scorers were Max Dawson (assisted by Evan Sysko), Ezra Pickard (assisted by Jack Sysko), and Pickard (assisted by Isaac Johnson). MSHS took a 3-0 advantage into halftime.

Johnson scored a goal of his own that was assisted by Ethan Sandstrom and Pickard to start off scoring in the second half.  Sault Ste. Marie cut the deficit to 4-1 before Dawson scored his 35th goal of the season with a tally assisted by Mason Bocklund for a 5-1 margin that would hold for the final score.

Goalkeeper Edan Hautamaki faced just two shots during the game.

From MSHS Boys Soccer Head Coach Dan Salmon:

  • “We are happy with the result today. We executed most of the game plan well. It is a good road win.”

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will have their final regular season game next Wednesday, October 12, when they host Houghton for a 5:00 p.m. game from the Kaufman Sports Complex.
Varsity Boys Soccer Gets 7-2 Victory At Houghton

Varsity Boys Soccer Gets 7-2 Victory At Houghton

MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer (18-2-2)

Marquette 7, Houghton 2

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer team traveled to Houghton on Saturday, 10/1/22.

First half goal scorers were Max Dawson (assisted by Isaac Johnson and Evan Sysko), Dawson on a penalty kick, Kaleb Chipelewski (assisted by Dixon Poggi), and Ezra Pickard (assisted by Dawson).

Second half goal scorers were Dawson (assisted by Ethan Sandstrom), Chipelewski (assisted by Cody Struck), Struck (assisted by Ben Wilson and Alexi Caron).

James Barch tended net for MSHS and faced two shots in the first half and four in the second half.  Houghton scored both of their goals in the second half.

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Boys Soccer team will stay on the road for their next contest when they travel to Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday, 10/5/22.  That game has a 5:00 p.m. start time.
Varsity Boys Soccer Goes 2-0-1 At Alpena Huron Shores Invite

Varsity Boys Soccer Goes 2-0-1 At Alpena Huron Shores Invite

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled downstate over the weekend (9/24/22) to compete in the Alpena Huron Shores Invite.  The team finished the event in third place, despite not dropping a contest during the day and finishing with a 2-0-1 record.

Game 1:  Marquette 1, Traverse City Christian 1

Marquette’s Henry Wood (left in white) advances the ball against Traverse City Christian.
  • In Game 1, MSHS played in the rain against Traverse City Christian to a 1-1 tie.
  • After a scoreless first half of action, Traverse City Christian scored with four minutes to go in the game.
  • Following the TC Christian go-ahead goal, Marquette’s Ezra Pickard tied the game with two minutes to go with a goal assisted by Easton Zivnoska.
  • Goaltender Edan Hautamaki faced a total of seven shots in the contest.
  • From MSHS Head Coach Dan Salmon“Traverse City Christian is ranked number 10 in division three and we told the team even though it was a round robin game, this would look more like the championship game. We had several chances to score but just couldn’t find the back of the net. I felt we were the better team and controlled play most of the time.”

 

 

Game 2:  Marquette 1, Grayling 0

Marquette’s Jack DeMerse moves the ball past a Grayling defender.
  • In the second game of the day, Marquette faced Grayling and won 1-0.
  • After another 0-0 halftime score, Max Dawson scored a goal with four minutes remaining in the game that was assisted by Mason Bocklund.
  • Edan Hautamaki had three saves in the game, including a key stop on a penalty kick in the first half.
  • From MSHS Head Coach Dan Salmon“Edan’s save against the penalty kick kept us in the game and was the play of the game.  Due to tiebreakers in the tournament format, we needed to score four goals to advance to the championship game but Grayling played us tough.”

 

 

 

Game 3:  Marquette 4, Cheboygan 1

Marquette’s Mason Bocklund, red and left, clears a ball from the defensive end versus Cheboygan.
  • In the final game of the day, Marquette beat Cheboygan 4-1.
  • After Cheboygan scored the game’s first goal at the 20-minute mark, Marquette’s Max Dawson tied the game with five minutes to go in the first half with assists coming from Ezra Pickard and Evan Sysko.
  • Marquette scored three goals in the second half which included Dawson from Pickard, Pickard unassisted, and Henry Wood from Dawson.
  • Edan Hautamaki faced four shots in the first half and three in the second half.
  • From MSHS Head Coach Dan Salmon“Our defense played exceptionally well in this game and the offense put the ball in the net when we needed it. A really good team effort in the win.”

 

 

 

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer team returns to action tomorrow, September 27, when they travel to Copper Country Christian for a game starting at  1:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys Soccer Takes Down Kingsford, 6-3

Varsity Boys Soccer Takes Down Kingsford, 6-3

MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer (15-2-1)

Marquette 6, Kingsford 3

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer team traveled to Kingsford on Thursday, 9/22/22.

Kingsford got on the board first just three minutes into the game to grab an early 1-0 lead.

Marquette then rattled off five unanswered goals en route to a 5-1 halftime advantage. Max Dawson first tied the game for MSHS with a goal assisted by Ezra Pickard.

Pickard then scored the next three goals with assists coming from Henry Wood, Dawson and Kaleb Chipelewski, and then Dawson again.

Dixon Poggi finished the first half scoring on an unassisted corner kick goal.

Kingsford made the score 5-2 early in the second half before Ethan Sandstrom put in the sixth goal for Marquette off an Evan Sysko assist.

Kingsford scored one last goal with 10 minutes to go for a final score of 6-3.

From MSHS Boys Soccer Head Coach Dan Salmon:

  • “Our team came ready to play tonight.  We knew it was going to be a good game and our offense really came to life.  Ezra Pickard had a phenomenal game.”

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Boys Soccer team will travel downstate this weekend for the Huron Shores Invitational hosted by Alpena High School on Saturday, September 24.  MSHS will first take on Traverse City Christian at 11:30 a.m.
Varsity Boys Soccer Defeats Iron Mountain On Senior Night, 6-0

Varsity Boys Soccer Defeats Iron Mountain On Senior Night, 6-0

MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer (14-2-1)

Marquette 6, Iron Mountain 0

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer team hosted Iron Mountain on Tuesday evening at the MSHS Stadium.  Prior to the game, four senior soccer student-athletes from the Class of 2023 were honored for their contributions to the program along with their parents/guardians.

After controlling much of the play throughout the contest, MSHS was victorious by a final margin of 6-0.

First half goal scorers for Marquette were Kaleb Chipelewski (assisted by Henry Wood), Max Dawson (assisted by Ezra Pickard) and Pickard (assisted by Evan Sysko).

Second half goal scorers for MSHS were Dawson (assisted by Isaac Johnson), Johnson (assisted by Pickard) and Pickard (unassisted via corner kick).

MSHS goaltender Edan Hautamaki faced two shots in each half in net for a four save game total.

Senior Shoutout:

Tuesday’s contest served as Senior Night for four Class of 2023 seniors within the MSHS Boys Soccer Program.  Congratulations to these soccer student-athletes and the success that they have achieved while playing for MSHS!

  • #1 – Isaac Johnson – Wing
  • #8 – Ezra Pickard – Center Attacking Midfield
  • #14 – Evan Sysko – Center Defensive Midfield
  • #25 – Max Dawson  – Striker

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Boys Soccer team will be back in action on Thursday, 9/22/22, when they travel to Kingsford for a match starting at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Varsity Boys Soccer Bests Hayward With 3-0 Shutout Win

Varsity Boys Soccer Bests Hayward With 3-0 Shutout Win

MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer (13-2-1)

Marquette 3, Hayward 0

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled to Minocqua, Wisconsin on Saturday (9/17/22) to take part in a two-game showcase hosted by Lakeland Union High School.

After gaining a shootout win over Lakeland Union in their first game, Marquette closed out the day with a 3-0 shutout victory over Hayward High School.

Ethan Sandstrom put MSHS up 1-0 in the first half on a goal assisted by Ezra Pickard.  The team would carry that 1-0 advantage into halftime.

Isaac Johnson then made the score 2-0 in favor of MSHS with Mason Bocklund providing the assist.

Evan Sysko finished the scoring with a tally coming off a Pickard corner kick.

Goaltender James Barch faced one shot in each half.

From MSHS Head Coach, Dan Salmon:

  • “This was a tough game for us having no recovery time after the Lakeland Union game (contests were back-to-back).  We were able to use the depth of our roster to get the win.  I am proud of the team coming away with two victories this weekend.”

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Boys Soccer team will be back in action on Tuesday, September 20, when they host Iron Mountain in a 5:00 p.m. game from the MSHS Stadium.  The contest will also serve as “senior night” and see four members of the Class of 2023 recognized prior to the game.
Varsity Boys Soccer Tops Lakeland Union In Shootout

Varsity Boys Soccer Tops Lakeland Union In Shootout

MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer (12-2-1)

Marquette 3, Lakeland Union 2 (MSHS Wins Shootout 4-3)

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled to Minocqua, Wisconsin on Saturday (9/17/22) to take part in a two-game showcase hosted by Lakeland Union High School.

Marquette took on the host Thunderbirds in the first contest of the day.  After battling to a 2-2 deadlock at the end of regulation, MSHS earned a 4-3 shootout victory.

Marquette’s Max Dawson scored the game’s first goal off a pass from goaltender Edan Hautamaki for a 1-0 MSHS lead.  That margin held through the remainder of the first half.

After Lakeland Union tied the game at 1-1,  Indigo Catalano put Marquette back ahead with a penalty kick.

With roughly seven minutes to go in the game, Lakeland Union again knotted the contest to force the deciding shootout.

In the five-round shoot out, Lakeland Union took leads at 1-0 and 2-1 before Hautamaki made a save in the third round to bring the shoot out level at 2-2 heading into round four.  With the team’s still equal at 3-3 after round four, Marquette’s Evan Sysko buried his attempt with the subsequent Lakeland Union player hitting the crossbar to give MSHS the win.

Other goal scorers in the shoot out for Marquette included Dawson, Andy Brunswick and Henry Wood.

Hautamaki faced five shots in the first half and three in the second half.

From MSHS Head Coach, Dan Salmon:

  • “Our team played well. Lakeland has a similar playing style to us and I feel we were very equally matched. We had the same outcome last year so it is nice to be on the winning side of these shootouts.”