2022 All-U.P. Girls Soccer Awards Released; MSHS Has Five Honored

2022 All-U.P. Girls Soccer Awards Released; MSHS Has Five Honored

All-Upper Peninsula awards from the 2022 Girls Soccer season were released on Saturday (6/18/22) and MSHS had five of its student-athletes honored.

Junior Bella Lorens was named as the U.P.’s Offensive Player of the Year with teammates Hattie Britton, Belle Lagrou, Hannah Mason and Sydney Osborne earning All-U.P. First Team honors.

Below is the complete list of All-U.P. honorees from the 2022 girls soccer season:

Offensive Player of the Year:

  • Bella Lorens – Marquette

Defensive Player of the Year:

  • Brooke Bittinger – Kingsford

All-U.P. First Team:

  • Hattie Britton – Marquette
  • Gabby Carey – Iron Mountain
  • Maria Fornetti – Kingsford
  • Dika KC – Houghton
  • Belle Lagrou – Marquette
  • Cheyanne Laplander – Houghton
  • Erika Malone – Kingsford
  • Hannah Mason – Marquette
  • Sydney Osborne – Marquette
  • Lexie Vross – Kingsford
  • Alia Weeks – Houghton

All-U.P. Honorable Mention:

  • Alyssa Englund – Kingsford
  • Alexis Paris – Iron Mountain
Varsity Girls Soccer Finishes 2022 Season With 1-0 Senior Night Win Over Houghton

Varsity Girls Soccer Finishes 2022 Season With 1-0 Senior Night Win Over Houghton

MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer (14-1-4)

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team closed out its 2022 season with a 1-0 shutout victory over Houghton on a rainy and cool Monday evening.

Marquette’s lone goal of the match was scored in the 25th-minute, when Hailey Ridolphi sent a cross through the box that Alyson McCarthy knocked past the Gremlins goalkeeper.

Kaitlyn DesParois earned the shutout victory in goal for MSHS.

Senior Night:

Prior to the game, six members of the Class of 2022 were honored as they were introduced to the crowd and accompanied on the field by their parents/guardians.  Congratulations to these girls soccer student-athletes and the success that they have achieved and contributions made while playing for MSHS!

  • #4 – Kaitlyn DesParois 
  • #16 – Alexis Adams
  • #17 – Aurora Welker
  • #22 – Sierra Beck
  • #25 – Kyla Palomaki
  • #35 – Madalyn Stern

Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  Marquette 4, Houghton 2
Varsity Girls Soccer Claims 2022 U.P. Tournament Championship

Varsity Girls Soccer Claims 2022 U.P. Tournament Championship

MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer (12-1-4)

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer team hosted the U.P. Girls Soccer Championships on Saturday, 5/21/22, at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette.  Teams competing in the tournament included Houghton, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Marquette Varsity, Marquette JV and Sault Ste. Marie.

After defeating Houghton in semifinal contest by a score of 3-0, the team claimed the 2022 U.P. Championship by defeating rival Kingsford 2-1 in the event final.

Game 1 – Semifinal:  Marquette 3, Houghton 0

  • Lilly Eberhard got the goal scoring started with a marker assisted by Hannah Mason.
  • Lilly Eberhard added another goal that was unassisted.
  • Hattie Britton finished the scoring with an unassisted goal.

Game 2 – Championship:  Marquette 2, Kingsford 1

  • In the championship game, Lilly Eberhard again started the scoring off with a goal assisted by Hannah Mason.
  • Hannah Mason then added the eventual game-winner on an unassisted goal.
Varsity Girls Soccer Victorious At Iron Mountain, 4-1

Varsity Girls Soccer Victorious At Iron Mountain, 4-1

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team (10-1-4) traveled to Iron Mountain on Wednesday evening (5/18/22) for the first meeting between the two teams this season.

The MSHS offense showed no signs of slowing down after last weekend’s win at the Waupaca Invite and Monday’s tie with Kingsford as they overpowered the Mountaineers by a final margin of 4-1.

Hailey Ridolphi led the way for Marquette with a hat trick in the contest.  One of those tallies was unassisted with Addie Ollila and Tiffany Ridolphi providing assists on the others.

Alyson McCarthy also scored in the game on a goal assisted by Hannah Mason.

Next Up:

  • Wednesday’s game marks the final contest before this Saturday’s (5/21/22) U.P. Girls Soccer Tournament that will be held at the Kaufman Sports Complex.  Tournament games will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Madalyn Stern and Austin Ridl Receive 2021-22 Kaufman Organizational Awards For Athletics

Madalyn Stern and Austin Ridl Receive 2021-22 Kaufman Organizational Awards For Athletics

On Wednesday evening (5/18/22), MSHS seniors Madalyn Stern (alpine skiing, girls soccer) and Austin Ridl (football, track & field) were honored with the MSHS Athletics Organizational Awards from the L.G. Kaufman Endowment School Fund.

Criteria for the award are based on demonstrated qualities in three areas: character, leadership and excellence.

Madlyn Stern is the daughter of Ryan and Hilary Stern.  Maddy is a four-year member of the MSHS Girls Alpine Ski team and was team captain for the 2022 season. Maddy had an incredible run in her final campaign that demonstrated the time, hard work and dedication that she has put into the sport over her career.

By season’s end, Maddy had earned a U.P. Championship in Giant Slalom (GS), an MHSAA Regional Championship in Slalom (5th in GS), and culminated when she captured the 2022 MHSAA Division 1 State Championship in Giant Slalom (8th in Slalom). To go along with these postseason finishes, Maddy was named as the U.P. Girls Skier of the Year and selected to the All-State and All-U.P. Teams.

Maddy’s commitment to excellence extends into the classroom as well. She earned the Academic All-State Award from the Michigan High School Ski Coaches Association (MHSSCA) both this season and as a junior in 2021.

Maddy hopes to attend Northern Michigan University and pursue a nursing degree while also competing on the Wildcats Alpine Ski Team.

Austin Ridl is the son of Jamie Ridl and Molly Mikesch.

Austin has been the leader of the MSHS Varsity Football team for the past three seasons. His play at the quarterback position guided the program to new levels of success with three consecutive MHSAA postseason appearances, three consecutive Great Northern Conference championships and the team being recognized as the U.P. “Team of the Year” for the past two seasons.

In his final season in red and white, Austin passed for 2,237 yards with 26 touchdowns and rushed for 355 yards with 3 touchdowns. These marks, along with his invaluable leadership and work ethic, earned him multiple postseason accolades including Honorable Mention All-State, All-Region; All-U.P. “Dream Team”; and All-Great Northern Conference honors.

In addition to football, Austin is also a member of the MSHS boys track and field program where is he a member of the reigning U.P. champion 800 Meter Relay team and was a member of the 400 Meter Relay team that set a new school record last season.

In February of this year, Austin signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan Tech University, where he will participate as a member of the Huskies football program. His program of study has not yet been decided.

Bella Lorens and Sam Markey Selected As April Student-Athletes of the Month

Bella Lorens and Sam Markey Selected As April Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Bella Lorens (girls soccer) and Sam Markey (boys track & field) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for April 2022.

Bella Lorens is a junior at MSHS and is in the midst of a fantastic year as a forward on the MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team.

At the midpoint of the girl’s soccer season, Bella has been a force on offense to help lead the team to its current record of 5-1-3.  The team is fresh off of a strong performance at the Petoskey Invitational where they more than held their own against quality downstate competition.  In the nine games played thus far, Bella leads the way with 10 goals and 3 assists.  Aside from her productions, Bella commands the full attention of every opponent’s defense and often uses that to help find scoring opportunities for her teammates.

In addition to girl’s soccer, Bella was a member of the MSHS Varsity Girls Basketball Team that captured the Great Northern Conference championship this season.  Bella is a standout in the classroom as well, where she owns a 3.70 GPA to earn her a place on the MSHS Honor Roll and membership in the National Honor Society.

A commitment to service is also something that Bella demonstrates though volunteerism in the Marquette Jr. Wildcats Youth Basketball and MSHS 8th Grade Orientation programs.  With another year left to finalize, Bella’s post-graduation plans have not yet been finalized but she plans to pursue an opportunity to play college soccer and major in pre-medicine.

Sam Markey is a senior at MSHS and is having a phenomenal season as a hurdling specialist on the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team.

After placing fourth in the 110-meter hurdles at last year’s MHSAA Division 1 U.P. Finals, Sam put in the work in the offseason to take his ability to the next level for his senior year.  In the team’s four meets this season, Sam has not only captured first place in the 110-meter hurdles at each event, but also equaled or bettered his time in each performance.

Sam’s most recent outing was last Friday (5/6/22), when the team traveled to Gaylord to compete in the 22-team Blue Devil Classic.  The new and additional competition was no issue for Sam as he brought home first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.28 and solidifying his spot as the top athlete in his craft this season.

Sam’s athletics interests are not limited to the track as he is also a member of the MSHS Nordic Skiing and Cross Country programs.  Outside of school, Sam has dedicated considerable time to service work as an Eagle Scout and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and as a member of the Ski Patrol at Marquette Mountain.

Upon graduating from MSHS as a member of the Class of 2022, Sam is still undecided on his future plans but is considering attending trade school or coursework at a college/university.

Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats Houghton 2-1

Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats Houghton 2-1

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team (6-1-3) got a 2-1 victory on the road in Houghton yesterday evening (5/11/22) in a contest that was shortened due to inclement weather.

Bella Lorens got MSHS on the board with her 11th goal of the season that was assisted by Lily Eberhard.

Addie Ollila then added the game-winner with a tally that was assisted by Siena Goodney.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer team will next travel to Waupaca, Wisconsin this Saturday (5/14/22) to compete in an 8-team tournament.
Varsity Girls Soccer Goes 1-1-1 at Petoskey Invitational

Varsity Girls Soccer Goes 1-1-1 at Petoskey Invitational

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team (5-1-3) traveled downstate over the weekend (5/7/22) to compete in the Petoskey Invitational.  The team performed well against the quality competition taking part in the event to post a 1-1-1 record on the day.

Game 1:  Marquette 1, Ludington 2 (shootout)

  • Addie Ollila posted the lone goal for MSHS in the closely contested game against the Orioles.

Game 2:  Marquette 4, Muskegon-Oakridge 2

  • The second game of the day saw the Redettes’ offense get rolling with four total goals in the game.
  • Adyson Goodney started off the scoring for MSHS on a goal assisted by Alyson McCarthy.
  • Bella Lorens scored an unassisted goal.
  • Adyson Goodney poured in her second goal of the game from a penalty kick.
  • Hattie Britton closed out the scoring with a goal off of a free kick.

Game 3:  Marquette 3, Harbor Springs 3

  • MSHS rounded out its day with a 3-3 tie against Harbor Springs High School.
  • Bella Lorens had two goals in the game for MSHS with both being assisted by Sydney Osborne.
  • Sydney Osborne then added a goal of her own that was assisted by Bella Lorens.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer team will next travel to Houghton on Wednesday, 5/11/22.  Things get started from McAfee Field in Hancock with a 4:00 p.m. JV game, followed by a 6:00 p.m. Varsity contest.
Varsity Girls Soccer Blanks Sault Ste. Marie, 5-0

Varsity Girls Soccer Blanks Sault Ste. Marie, 5-0

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team (4-0-2) hosted Sault Ste. Marie on Monday evening (5/2/22) and shut out the Blue Devils by a final score of 5-0.

Junior Bella Lorens posted a hat trick with three goals in the first 15-minutes of the contest to get MSHS off to a strong start.

Junior Hailey Ridolphi then posted a goal just before halftime to give the Redettes a 4-0 advantage at the break.

Closing things out with just under five minutes remaining in the game was junior Hattie Britton when she buried a shot in the back of the net for the 5-0 final score.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer team will now use the remainder of the week to prepare for Saturday’s (5/7/22) tournament in Petoskey.
Varsity Girls Soccer Plays To 1-1 Tie At Kingsford

Varsity Girls Soccer Plays To 1-1 Tie At Kingsford

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team (3-0-2) traveled to Kingsford on Thursday evening (4/28/22) for a game with the host Flivvers.

As anticipated, the game was a competitive match-up until the final whistle ended the contest in a 1-1 tie.  Junior Hattie Britton scored the lone goal for MSHS from an assist by junior Bella Lorens.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer team will return to home action on Monday, May 2, when they host Sault Ste. Marie at 5:30 p.m. from the MSHS Stadium.