On Saturday (9/24/22), the MSHS Varsity Volleyball team hosted the Redette Rumble Tournament with 11 total teams participating. The team went 2-2 on the day amidst tough competition and hard fought matches .
Pool Play Results:
Marquette 2, Superior Central 0
Marquette 2, Ishpeming 0
Marquette 0, Manistique 2
#1 Escanaba 2, #6 Westwood 0
#2 Manistique 2, #5 Brimley 0
#3 Kingsford 2, #4 Marquette 0
#1 Escanaba – bye into finals
#2 Manistique 1, #3 Kingsford 2
#1 Escanaba 2, #3 Kingsford 0
During pool play, head coaches from each participating school were asked to nominate six student-athletes to be honored for their skill and hard work on the court. Below are the six student-athletes named to the 2022 Redette Rumble All-Tournament Team:
Olivia Mackie – Marquette
Maddy Kreider – Kingsford
Lindsey Hill – Brimley
Piper Monroe – Menominee
Ella Schuetter – Manistique
Katelyn Stalboerger – Escanaba
MSHS will next travel to Gwinn on Tuesday, September 27. Start time for the JV match is 5:30 p.m., with the varsity match to follow at 7:00 p.m.
“It was a fun night of volleyball with some really intense rallies. Negaunee always brings it and has a lot of good athletes. We are shoring up our mental game, which got stronger over the course of the night. I believe that will get even better as our players continue to get more varsity experience. We are working hard and I believe we are going to keep improving every match this season.”
Kaycee Karp – 23 digs, 3 assists, 2 aces
Alyson McCarthy – 12 digs, 10 assists
Hetty Fuess – 9 digs, 4 kills, 3 aces
Laura Barsch – 9 digs, 7 assists
Jessica Gooch – 5 blocks, 3 kills, 3 digs
Hailey Ridolphi – 12 digs
Junior Varsity: Marquette 2, Negaunee 0
Freshman: Marquette 0, Negaunee 2
The MSHS Varsity Volleyball Team will travel downstate this weekend to compete in the Mitten Bay Classic tournament hosted by Bay City Central High School. That event has a start time of 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, 9/10/22.
The MSHS Varsity Volleyball team began the 2022 season when they traveled to Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday (8/20/22) to compete in the Sault Invitational. The team finished the day with a record of 1-2-1.
Pool Play Results:
Marquette 0, Sault Ste. Marie 2 (15-25, 18-25)
Marquette 2, Rogers City 0 (25-17, 27-25)
Marquette 1, Alpena 1 (25-27, 25-21)
Bracket Play Quarterfinals:
Marquette 0, Houghton 2 (25-27, 14-25)
From MSHS Head Coach, Ann Crandell-Williams:
“We have a really young team this year in terms of varsity experience, and all in all they had a good day with lots of growth. We served consistently, played strong defense and ran a good middle attack. We dropped a couple of tight sets with strong teams, which doesn’t show with our win/loss record. We learned a lot about things we want to continue to work on. It was a great opportunity to assess the teams we will be seeing in districts this year. We left the day encouraged that we can make an impact this season if we keep working hard.”
MSHS will host Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday, August 24, for a traditional format match-up. Start time for the JV and Freshman matches is 5:30 p.m., with the varsity match to follow at 7:00 p.m.
On Thursday morning (6/2/22), student-athletes honored during the 2021-22 academic year as “Athletes of the Month” were invited to again celebrate their collective and individual accomplishments. Each year, Marquette Senior High School is fortunate to have Superiorland Kiwanis sponsor these monthly events to provide its deserving student-athletes with “Athlete of the Month” awards at recognition ceremonies taking place throughout the academic year.
Although student-athletes are recognized for their accomplishments within one sport during the monthly ceremonies, many go on to participate in subsequent sport seasons and accumulate additional athletics honors. From the group of honorees, two student-athletes were selected as the 2021-22.
MSHS Athletics, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Maria Millado (volleyball; girls basketball) and Wyatt Kuhlman (football; wrestling) have been named as the 2021-22 Student-Athletes of the Year.
2021-22 MSHS Female Athlete of the Year – Maria Millado
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
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 Girls – Maria Millado, Marquette
Class A Boys – Tyler Roberts, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
Class B Girls – Emma Kerkau, Frankenmuth
Class B Boys – Brett Peterson, Kingsley
Class C Girls – Jaydin Cary, Bronson
Class C Boys – Cole Giesige, Whiteford
Class D Girls – Naomi Foley, Huron Valley Lutheran
Class D Boys – Even Mick, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian
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.
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:
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: