Maria Millado Selected As MHSCA’s Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Athlete Of The Year

Maria Millado Selected As MHSCA’s Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Athlete Of The Year

Belleville MI, – The Michigan High School Coaches Association, the professional organization of school coaches and athletic directors, (MHSCA) has selected Maria Millado as the Class A – Girls recipient of the 2021-22 MHSCA Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year.

The MHSCA Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year is given annually to eight total student-athletes within the state of Michigan with a male and female recipient in Class A, B, C and D.  Recipients are nominated by their school’s athletic administrator and selected based on their participation in interscholastic athletics and a letter award winner in twelve or more sports during an athlete’s high school career.  Along with their contribution to the sport, school, and community.

Millado is a four-year participant in the MSHS Volleyball, Girls Basketball and Girls Track & Field programs.

  • Volleyball Accolades:  2021 MIVCA All-Region; 2021 MIVCA “Best and Brightest” First Team; 2021 Great Northern Conference Player of the Year; set school records for Most Digs (Season), Most Blocks (Match), Most Blocks (Season) and Most Blocks (Career)
  • Girls Basketball Accolades: 2021-22 All-U.P. First Team Girls Basketball; 2021-22 GNC Player of the Year Girls Basketball; 2021-22 GNC Defensive Player of the Year Girls Basketball
  • Girls Track & Field Accolades:  2021 All-State Team; 2021 All-U.P. Team; 2021 All-Great Northern Conference Team; 2021 Division 1 U.P. Champion – 800 Meter Relay; 2021 Division 1 U.P. Champion – 400 Meter Relay

The MHSCA is a – 68-year-old association with nearly 15,000 members serving coaches & athletic administrators, and all levels as coaches in numerous high schools and junior/middle highs throughout the state. The Michigan High School Coaches Association works to promote the educational value of interscholastic athletics and the role of athletic administrators and coaches. The MHSCA are very proud to spotlight Maria Millado – a person whose work and values best mirror those of the interscholastic sports.

Full listing of student-athletes selected to receive the 2021-22 MHSCA Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year Award:

  • Class A GirlsMaria Millado, Marquette
  • Class A BoysTyler Roberts, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
  • Class B GirlsEmma Kerkau, Frankenmuth 
  • Class B BoysBrett Peterson, Kingsley 
  • Class C GirlsJaydin Cary, Bronson 
  • Class C BoysCole Giesige, Whiteford 
  • Class D GirlsNaomi Foley, Huron Valley Lutheran 
  • Class D BoysEven Mick, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian
Maria Millado and Carson VanderSchaaf Selected As November Student-Athletes of the Month

Maria Millado and Carson VanderSchaaf Selected As November Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Maria Millado (volleyball) and Carson VanderSchaaf (boys cross country) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for November 2021.

Maria Millado is a senior at MSHS and had a phenomenal year as a member of the MSHS Varsity Volleyball team this fall and helped lead the group to 33-6-1 overall record and second consecutive undefeated season within the Great Northern Conference (GNC).

As a result of her play on the court this season, Maria was named as the GNC’s Player of the Year and also earned All-Region honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA).  Maria is a true student-athlete and was recognized as one of the top volleyball scholar-athletes in the country when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named her to the AVCA Best & Brightest Award First Team.  Maria leaves the MSHS Volleyball program having set four school records for Most Digs (Season), Most Blocks (Match), Most Blocks (Season) and Most Blocks (Career).

In addition to volleyball, Maria is currently competing as a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball team and plans to again participate on the Girls Track & Field Team this spring, where she is a member of the school record holding 400 Meter Relay team.

Academically, Maria has a 4.23 cumulative GPA and currently serves as Vice President of the National Honor Society. While still undecided what college/university she will attend following her graduation from MSHS, Maria intends on pursuing a degree in Biology or another program in the medical field.

Carson VanderSchaaf is a student in junior standing at MSHS and had an outstanding season as part of the Boys Cross Country team.

After an injury caused him to miss the first four competitions of the 2021 cross country season, Carson returned for the final six meets that concluded with him capturing the individual title and first place at the 2021 MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Finals.  In the six events that he competed in, Carson placed no higher than sixth, including a runner-up finish at the Great Northern Conference (GNC) Championships.  As a team, 2021 served as the second straight undefeated season for the squad and third consecutive MHSAA U.P. Division 1 championship.

Carson’s athletics performance this fall earned him All-State, Academic All-State, All-U.P. “Dream Team” and All-GNC honors.  This season marks his second consecutive season earning these accolades.

In addition to cross country, Carson also participates as a member of the Boys Track & Field team at MSHS, where he is the reigning MHSAA U.P. Division 1 champion in the 3200 Meter Run.

In the classroom, Carson owns a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.  Outside of school, he enjoys mountain biking, swimming and competing in triathlons.  Although still a year away, Carson’s post-graduation plans are to continue both his education and athletics career at the college level.

Varsity Volleyball Places Four On MIVCA All-Region Team

Varsity Volleyball Places Four On MIVCA All-Region Team

Each volleyball season, over 600 players from Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 are recognized by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) for their athletic performance on the court.  A maximum of 32 players are selected from each of Michigan’s 19 Regions.  Once a player has been selected as All-Region by varsity coaches, Regions then nominate players to move on to be considered for All-State accolades.

Following voting by varsity volleyball coaches within the Region, MSHS had four of its varsity volleyball student-athletes selected to the 2021 MIVCA Region 1 All-Region Team:

  • Katelyn Dunleavy – Senior – Setter
  • Seiler Hruska – Senior – Outside Hitter
  • Maria Millado – Senior – Middle Hitter
  • Roxy Nelson – Senior – Outside Hitter

Click here for the full listing of the 2021 MIVCA Region 1 All-Region Team

2021 Great Northern Conference Volleyball Awards Announced

2021 Great Northern Conference Volleyball Awards Announced

On Thursday (11/4/21), volleyball coaches within the Great Northern Conference (GNC) met to select awards recipients for the 2021 season.  Member schools within the GNC include Marquette, Escanaba, Gladstone, Kingsford and Menominee.

Marquette was well represented after again claiming the GNC title with a perfect 8-0 record in conference play.  Maria Millado (GNC Player of the Year), Ann Crandell-Williams (GNC Coach of the Year), Katelyn Dunleavy (All-GNC First Team), Seiler Hruska (All-GNC First Team), Roxy Nelson (All-GNC First Team) and Arlie Kulbieda (All-GNC Second Team) all received accolades.

Below are the All-GNC awards recipients from the 2021 volleyball season:

GNC Player of the Year:

  • Maria Millado – Marquette

GNC Defensive Player of the Year:

  • Emma Andrews – Kingsford

GNC Coach of the Year:

  • Ann Crandell-Williams – Marquette

All-GNC First Team:

  • Bailey Barron – Escanaba
  • Katelyn Dunleavy – Marquette
  • Seiler Hruska – Marquette
  • Madelynn Kreider – Kingsford
  • Roxy Nelson – Marquette
  • Katelyn Stalboerger – Escanaba
  • Abby Terrian – Kingsford

All-GNC Second Team:

  • Mari Bink – Escanaba
  • Arlie Kulbieda – Marquette
  • Piper Monroe – Menominee
  • Makaela Mott – Escanaba
  • Grace Roberts – Kingsford
  • Alissa Sanville – Gladstone
  • Jaelyn Van Beek – Menominee
  • Talia Wallis – Kingsford

All-GNC Honorable Mention:

  • Jadyn Bovin – Gladstone
  • Kayla Drifka – Menominee
  • Grayson Lamarche – Escanaba
  • Laura Magrane – Menominee
  • Kenzingtin Pepin – Gladstone

2021 GNC Team Champions:

  • VarsityMarquette (8-0)
  • JV:  Kingsford and Marquette (7-1)
  • Freshman:  Kingsford (8-0)
Varsity Volleyball Upended By TC West In District Quarterfinals

Varsity Volleyball Upended By TC West In District Quarterfinals

Varsity Volleyball (33-6-1; 8-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 0, Traverse City West 3 (12-25, 21-25, 25-27)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“What can I say? Tonight was not their night. We just weren’t able to get all cylinders firing at the same time. Overall, we are exceptionally proud of these young women and the season they’ve had.”

Team Leaders:

  • Kills:  Seiler Hruska (16), Maria Millado (5), Arlie Kulbieda (3)
  • Assists:  Katelyn Dunleavy (24)
  • Aces:  Arimae Holder (2), Maria Millado (1), Arlie Kulbieda (1)
  • Digs:  Roxy Nelson (10), Seiler Hruska (10), Maria Millado (8), Ella Jezewski (6), Arimae Holder (6), Katelyn Dunleavy (5)
  • Blocks:   Maria Millado (1)
Ticketing & Media Coverage Information For 11/1/21 District Quarterfinal Volleyball vs. Traverse City West

Ticketing & Media Coverage Information For 11/1/21 District Quarterfinal Volleyball vs. Traverse City West

Ticketing information and media coverage details of Monday’s MHSAA District Qarterfinal volleyball match vs. Traverse City West (11/1/21; 6:00 p.m.) can be found below:

Tickets:

All tickets for Monday evening’s game must be purchased online through GoFan.  Tickets are $7.30/each ($6.00 plus service fee).

Due to MHSAA postseason regulations, passes cannot be accepted for this contest.

Live Video Stream:

A subscription to the NFHS Network is required to watch the live stream of MHSAA athletic events. To subscribe, visit our home page on the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/marquette-senior-high-school-marquette-mi) or www.tinyurl.com/REDspn.

Then, click “Subscribe” in the upper right hand corner and indicate that you support Marquette Senior High School. When you support us, we receive a share of the revenue.

Subscriptions are $10.99/month or $69.99/year.  With each account, three computers may log on to the live stream concurrently.

Rally Up:

Red rally towels will be given to the first 100 ticketed fans in attendance at tomorrow’s match.

Team Rosters:

Millado and Hruska Receive National Recognition With AVCA Best and Brightest Award

Millado and Hruska Receive National Recognition With AVCA Best and Brightest Award

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the first ever AVCA Best and Brightest Awards for high school senior student-athletes.  The AVCA Best & Brightest Award is an award meant to honor individual high school senior student-athletes who excel on and off the court.

To be eligible for the Best and Brightest Award, senior student-athletes must have earned at least a 3.0 Unweighted/3.5Weighted GPA (or the equivalent, if using a different GPA scale) during their junior year AND play in 50% of their varsity team’s sets during their senior season.

Some additional tiers of recognition apply:

  • AVCA Best and Brightest First Team: 3.7 Unweighted GPA/4.2 Weighted GPA or above
  • AVCA Best and Brightest Second Team: 3.3 Unweighted GPA/3.8 Weighted GPA or above
  • AVCA Best and Brightest Third Team: 3.0 Unweighted GPA/3.5 Weighted GPA or above

After nominations were submitted from high schools around the country last week, MSHS had two of its volleyball student-athletes selected to receive the award.  Senior Maria Millado was named to the  AVCA Best and Brightest First Team with fellow senior Seiler Hruska being named to the AVCA Best and Brightest Second Team.

In all, 974 student-athletes from around the country were selected to receive the AVCA Best and Brightest Award.  Click here for the full release from the AVCA.

Varsity Volleyball Takes GNC Title With 3-1 Win At Escanaba

Varsity Volleyball Takes GNC Title With 3-1 Win At Escanaba

Varsity Volleyball (33-5-1; 8-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Escanaba 1 (25-18, 25-11, 20-25, 25-13)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“We had a few more ups and downs tonight than we’ve had lately, but our players were able to stay on their mental game and power through. Serving and passing was strong as usual and that kept us alive. Maria Millado had her season high in kills and was the go-to offensive player tonight. Escanaba was a much stronger team tonight than the one we saw in Marquette, and gave us a run for our money.  Winning the GNC was one of our team goals for the season and I’m really, really proud of them for seeing it through.”

Team Leaders:

  • Kills:  Maria Millado (21), Seiler Hruska (14), Roxy Nelson (5), Taylor Marquardt (3)
  • Assists:  Katelyn Dunleavy (42)
  • Aces:  Maria Millado (5), Katelyn Dunleavy (4), Seiler Hruska (1), Ella Jezewski (1), Arlie Kulbieda (1)
  • Digs:  Maria Millado (12), Seiler Hruska (12), Roxy Nelson (8), Ella Jezewski (7), Katelyn Dunleavy (5), Arimae Holder (5)
  • Blocks:   Maria Millado (1), Arlie Kulbieda (1)

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 2, Escanaba 1
  • Freshman:  Marquette 2, Escanaba 0

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity Volleyball Team will now look to the postseason when they start MHSAA District Tournament play on Monday, 11/1/21, by hosting Traverse City West at 6:00 p.m.  All tickets for the match must be purchased online via GoFan, the MHSAA’s digital ticketing partner, at this link.

Varsity Volleyball Overpowers Kingsford On The Road, 3-0

Varsity Volleyball Overpowers Kingsford On The Road, 3-0

Varsity Volleyball (31-5-1; 7-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Kingsford 0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-16)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“The team came out fired up and took control of the match from the service line.  Kingsford fought hard but the power of our serving and offense was too strong. It is always hard to go into Kingsford because they have such a rowdy crowd. We had a great effort from the entire lineup.”

Team Leaders:

  • Kills:  Seiler Hruska (17), Maria Millado (5), Arlie Kulbieda (3), Ella Jezewski (2), Roxy Nelson (2)
  • AssistsKatelyn Dunleavy (26)
  • AcesMaria Millado (8), Seiler Hruska (4), Katelyn Dunleavy (1), Ella Jezewski (1), Roxy Nelson (1)
  • DigsMaria Millado (9), Seiler Hruska (7), Roxy Nelson (7)
  • Blocks:   Arlie Kulbieda (2), Maria Millado (2), Ella Jezewski (1), Seiler Hruska (1)

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 2, Kingsford 1
  • Freshman:  Marquette 0, Kingsford 2

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity and JV Volleyball Teams will be at home on Saturday, October 23.  The Varsity Team will host Calumet and Bark River-Harris for a triangular meet starting at 10:00 a.m. and the JV Team will host Calumet for a match in the auxiliary gym also starting at 10:00 a.m. The Freshman Team will be in Escanaba for a tournament starting at 9:30 a.m.

Varsity Volleyball Honors Nine On Senior Night; Defeats Gladstone 3-0

Varsity Volleyball Honors Nine On Senior Night; Defeats Gladstone 3-0

Varsity Volleyball (30-5-1; 6-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Gladstone 0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-17)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“Tonight we celebrated our NINE amazing seniors and what they’ve brought to this program over the last two, three (Maria Millado), and four years (Seiler Hruska). We are so proud of their growth and all they have accomplished. When they are on their game, what they can do is truly amazing to watch. In addition to their skill, they are hard workers, have great attitudes, are coachable, and are loyal team players…not to mention incredibly fun to be around. I love that while we have two regular court leaders in Seiler and Maria, the rest of the team has really improved in their consistency and ability to carry the load. Tonight was no exception.”

Team Leaders:

  • Kills:  Maria Millado (14), Seiler Hruska (8), Arlie Kulbieda (5), Taylor Marquardt (5)
  • AssistsPiper Lakenen (16), Katelyn Dunleavy (14)
  • Aces:  Katelyn Dunleavy (8), Ella Jezewski (4)
  • Digs:  Seiler Hruska (6), Piper Lakenen (5)
  • Blocks:   Maria Millado (2), Emma Sanderson-Torres (1)
MSHS Volleyball Seniors from the Class of 2022

Senior Shoutout:

Tuesday’s game marked the last regular season home dual match for nine members of the Class of 2022.  Congratulations to these volleyball student-athletes and the success that they have achieved while playing for MSHS!

  • #1 – Piper Lakenen – Setter
  • #3 – Arlie Kulbieda – Opposite Side Hitter
  • #4 – Katelyn Dunleavy – Setter
  • #6 – Maria Millado  – Middle Blocker
  • #7 – Ella Jezewski – Middle Blocker
  • #8 – Arimae Holder – Libero/Setter
  • #10 – Roxy Nelson  – Outside Hitter
  • #11 – Seiler Hruska – Outside Hitter
  • #12 – Taylor Marquardt – Outside Hitter

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 2, Gladstone 0
  • Freshman:  Marquette 2, Gladstone 0

Next Up:

The MSHS Volleyball Teams will next travel to Kingsford on Thursday, October 21, for matches at all three levels.  The Freshman/JV contests have a 6:00 p.m. EST start time with the Varsity match to follow at 7:15 p.m. EST.