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.