Cora Anderson and Peter Closner Receive 2022-23 Kaufman Organizational Awards For Athletics

Cora Anderson and Peter Closner Receive 2022-23 Kaufman Organizational Awards For Athletics

On Wednesday evening (5/17/23), MSHS seniors Cora Anderson (volleyball, girls basketball, girls track & field) and Peter Closner (football, boys basketball) 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.

Cora Anderson is the daughter of Brian Anderson and Mary Tobin-Anderson.

Cora is a three-sport student-athlete at MSHS and has been a four-year member of the volleyball, girls basketball and girls track & field programs. A co-captain on this year’s varsity volleyball team, Cora has displayed a tireless work ethic and consistent dedication across each athletics season that has her as a respected leader among her peers.

Among Cora’s many accolades are being named to the All-Great Northern Conference Second Team in volleyball as well as receiving All-Great Northern Conference Honorable Mention honors in girls basketball. She is also hoping to repeat as the individual champion in the shot put at this year’s Great Northern Conference track & field meet.

Cora’s commitment to excellence extends into the classroom as well and was rewarded with the Academic All-State Award from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) this fall.

Cora will be attending St. Norbert College to major in nursing and minor in Spanish while also competing on the Green Knights’ Women’s Basketball Team.

Peter Closner is the son of Pete and Lisa Closner.

A two-sport student-athlete at MSHS having participated in the football and boys basketball programs, Peter guides his peers through a stoic, lead-by-example nature that has led both him and his teams to athletic and academic success.

During the 2022 football season, Peter accumulated defensive stats of 105 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 3 blocked punts. This adds to his offensive numbers of 27 catches for 340 yards and 8 touchdowns as a wide receiver.

These statistics and Peter’s performance garnered a list of postseason awards including All-State First Team, U.P. Defensive Player of the Year, All-U.P. “Dream Team”, Great Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-Great Northern Conference.

In February of this year, Peter signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan Tech University, where he will participate as a member of the Huskies football program. He plans to major in civil engineering.

Volleyball’s Jessica Gooch Earns MIVCA All-Region Honors

Volleyball’s Jessica Gooch Earns MIVCA All-Region Honors

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 one of its varsity volleyball student-athletes, junior middle blocker Jessica Gooch, selected to the 2022 MIVCA Region 1 All-Region Team.

Click here for the full listing of the 2022 MIVCA Region 1 All-Region Team

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.

 

2022 Great Northern Conference Volleyball Awards Announced; MSHS With Three Honored

2022 Great Northern Conference Volleyball Awards Announced; MSHS With Three Honored

On Tuesday (11/2/22), volleyball coaches within the Great Northern Conference (GNC) met to select awards recipients for the 2022 season.  Member schools within the GNC include Marquette, Escanaba, Gladstone, Kingsford and Menominee.

Marquette, after compiling a 3-5 GNC record on the season, had three honorees receive all-conference accolades.  Representing MSHS on the 2022 All-GNC Volleyball Teams were Jessica Gooch (All-GNC First Team), Cora Anderson (All-GNC Second Team) and Hailey Ridolphi (All-GNC Second Team) all received accolades.

Below are the All-GNC awards recipients from the 2022 volleyball season:

GNC Player of the Year:

  • Katelyn Stalboerger – Escanaba

GNC Defensive Player of the Year:

  • Ellery Nash – Kingsford

GNC Coach of the Year:

  • Sarah Betzinger – Menominee

All-GNC First Team:

  • Jessica Gooch – Marquette
  • Madelynn Kreider – Kingsford
  • Elaina Bortolini – Kingsford
  • Grayson LaMarche – Escanaba
  • Carney Salo – Escanaba
  • Aleaha Lambert – Escanaba
  • Piper Monroe – Menominee
  • Faith Herbert – Menominee

All-GNC Second Team:

  • Cora Anderson – Marquette
  • Hailey Ridolphi – Marquette
  • Kailey Sunquist – Kingsford
  • Mari Bink – Escanaba
  • Harlee Coolman – Escanaba
  • Jade Jasenovsky – Menominee

All-GNC Honorable Mention:

  • Kendra Boosamra – Escanaba
  • Laura Bracket – Kingsford
  • Jenna Viau – Kingsford
  • Devin Messina – Gladstone
  • Lillie Johnson – Gladstone
  • Hanna Drifka – Menominee

2022 GNC Team Champions:

  • Varsity:  Escanaba (8-0)
  • JVMarquette (8-0)
  • Freshman:  Escanaba (8-0)
Varsity Volleyball Honors Five On “Senior Night”; Defeated By Escanaba, 3-0

Varsity Volleyball Honors Five On “Senior Night”; Defeated By Escanaba, 3-0

Varsity Volleyball (8-20-1; 3-5 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 0, Escanaba 3 (19-25, 13-25, 10-25)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“It was a great night to honor our seniors, and they played tough.  We showed improvements in some areas and served pretty well, but got stuck on our passing game.  Esky has some strong, athletic seniors and they seem to have good chemistry as a team.  It’s a good match to end on going into districts against the Soo, as we will be facing some powerful hitters there as well.”

Team Leaders:

  • Alyson McCarthy – 7 assists, 5 digs
  • Hailey Ridolphi – 9 digs, 2 kills
  • Hetty Fuess – 6 digs, 2 kills
  • Carter Granger – 3 aces, 2 blocks
  • Jessica Gooch – 3 kills, 1 block
  • Laura Barsch – 3 assists
  • Cora Anderson – 2 blocks
  • Emma Sanderson-Torres – 2 kills

Senior Night:

Tuesday’s match marked the last regular season home dual match for five members of the Class of 2023.  Congratulations to these volleyball student-athletes and the success that they have achieved while playing for MSHS!

  • #9 – Emma Sanderson-Torres – Right Side & Middle Hitter
  • #13 – Hailey Ridolphi – Outside Hitter
  • #14 – Carter Granger – Right Side Hitter
  • #16 – Hetty Fuess  – Outside Hitter
  • #18 – Cora Anderson – Middle Hitter

 

Subvarsity Scores:

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

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity Volleyball Team will now shift their focus to postseason play.  Marquette’s first match in the MHSAA tournament will be a district semifinal contest at Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, 11/3/22, at 6:00 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball Defeats Gladstone 3-0 To Give Coach Crandell-Williams 100th Career Victory At MSHS

Varsity Volleyball Defeats Gladstone 3-0 To Give Coach Crandell-Williams 100th Career Victory At MSHS

Varsity Volleyball (8-19-1; 3-4 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Gladstone 0 (25-5, 25-10, 25-10)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“It was a strong, clean team win and everyone was able to contribute.  Our team’s improvement really showed tonight!  Our serving was stellar and we got a lot of good swings on the ball.  Carter Granger was unstoppable from the serving line.  The second half of our season has been much more exciting in terms of their overall gameplay, and I’m really proud of their growth.”

Team Leaders:

  • Carter Granger – 11 aces, 2 kills, 1 block
  • Laura Barsch – 5 aces, 6 assists, 3 digs
  • Hailey Ridolphi – 4 kills, 5 digs
  • Alyson McCarthy – 10 assists, 9 digs
  • Jessica Gooch – 4 kills, 2 blocks
  • Cora Anderson – 4 kills, 1 block

Subvarsity Scores:

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

Next Up:

All three levels of the MSHS Volleyball Program will have their final regular season match of the season today, 10/25/22, when they host Escanaba.  Start time for the JV/Freshman matches is 5:30 p.m. with the Varsity match to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Immediately after the conclusion of the JV/Freshman matches (approximately 6:30 p.m.), five seniors from the MSHS Class of 2023 will be honored on the court along with their parents/guardians as part of “Senior Night”.

Varsity Volleyball Falls To Kingsford, 3-0

Varsity Volleyball Falls To Kingsford, 3-0

Varsity Volleyball (7-19-1; 2-4 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 0, Kingsford 3 (23-25, 17-25, 18-25)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“It’s always more fun to win, but it was a good night for a lot of aspects of our gameplay.  Kingsford is a tough team and we ran them hard.  We served tremendously well as a team and had a good night offensively.  I’m proud of the improvement they’re showing.”

Team Leaders:

  • Hailey Ridolphi – 11 digs, 4 kills, 2 aces
  • Hetty Fuess – 6 kills, 11 digs
  • Alyson McCarthy – 16 assists
  • Laura Barsch – 5 assists, 5 digs
  • Jessica Gooch – 6 kills, 2 ace, 1 block
  • Abby Luke – 7 digs
  • Olivia Mackie – 3 kills, 3 digs
  • Cora Anderson – 5 kills

Subvarsity Scores:

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

Next Up:

All three levels of the MSHS Volleyball Program will return to play on Monday, October 24, when they travel to Gladstone for a rescheduled match.  Start times for the Freshman/JV contests is 5:30 p.m. with the Varsity match to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball Wins 2, Drops 1 At Escanaba Elks Invitational

Varsity Volleyball Wins 2, Drops 1 At Escanaba Elks Invitational

Varsity Volleyball (7-17-1; 2-3 Great Northern Conference)

The MSHS Varsity Volleyball Team traveled to Escanaba on Saturday (10/8/22) to compete in the Escanaba Elks Invitational.  The team finished the day with a record of 2-1.

Pool Play Results (three total sets played in each match):

  • Marquette 2, Negaunee 1 (25-16, 25-19, 3-15)
  • Marquette 2, Stephenson 1 (25-19, 18-25, 15-6)

Bracket Play Quarterfinals:

  • BYE

Bracket Play Semifinals:

  • Marquette 0, Escanaba 2 (18-25, 11-25)

From MSHS Head Coach, Ann Crandell-Williams:

  • “Overall it was a very good day. Our players are serving well, passing more consistently all the time, and covering the floor better defensively. That sets them up offensively, and they are getting more powerful swings on the ball as we move through the season. It was fun to watch them fight their way through a really tight Stephenson match! This was a really big week of growth for this team and as always, I am proud of them.”

Next Up:

  • MSHS will host Manistique on Thursday, October 13, for JV and Varsity match-ups.  Start time for the JV match is 5:30 p.m., with the Varsity match to follow at 7:00 p.m.
Varsity Volleyball Earns Second Consecutive Victory With 3-0 Win At Menominee

Varsity Volleyball Earns Second Consecutive Victory With 3-0 Win At Menominee

Varsity Volleyball (5-16-1; 2-3 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Menominee 0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-15)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“I’m super proud of this team for earning their second conference win in a row.  Menominee has a strong middle attacker, and our team executed the plan to defend her to perfection. Our players also served consistently and passed very well, which made a huge difference, especially during that tight second set.  It’s nice to see a few things falling into place for them and I hope we can keep the momentum going into the Escanaba Elks Tournament this weekend.”

Team Leaders:

  • Kaycee Karp – 26 digs
  • Hailey Ridolphi – 8 kills, 9 digs
  • Cora Anderson – 7 kills, 5 aces, 2 blocks
  • Alyson McCarthy – 14 assists
  • Jessica Gooch – 4 kills, 2 blocks
  • Olivia Mackie – 2 kills, 4 digs

Subvarsity Scores:

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

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity Volleyball Team will next compete at tomorrow’s (10/8/22) Escanaba Elks Invitational.  Six total teams will be in attendance with pool play matches beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Varsity Volleyball Splits At 2022 Redette Rumble; Mackie Named To All-Tournament Team

Varsity Volleyball Splits At 2022 Redette Rumble; Mackie Named To All-Tournament Team

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 

Quarterfinals:

  • #1 Escanaba 2, #6 Westwood 0
  • #2 Manistique 2, #5 Brimley 0
  • #3 Kingsford 2, #4 Marquette 0

Semifinals:

  • #1 Escanaba – bye into finals
  • #2 Manistique 1, #3 Kingsford 2

Finals:

  • #1 Escanaba 2, #3 Kingsford 0

All-Tournament Team

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
Pictured L to R: Katelyn Stalboerger, Piper Monroe, Ella Schuetter, Maddy Kreider, Lindsey Hill, Olivia Mackie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Up:

  • 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.