Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Isabella DeMattia (dance team) and David Eberhard (boys basketball) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for March 2022.
Isabella DeMattia is a senior at MSHS and just capped a successful four-year career on the MSHS Dance Team, where she was team captain for the 2021-22 season.
Bella began dance at the age of three and entered competitive dance at eleven years old attending Studio Dance Arts. At age thirteen, Bella was invited to a summer intensive camp at the Elite Interlochen Center for the Arts selection program where she was chosen to join an intensive camp for ballet study. Her experience includes both solo and group performances in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Pom, Kick, Modern and Lyrical. She has also choreographed many routines over the years and assisted at Studio Dance Arts with young beginning dancers. Bella’s highest solo achievement was placing second overall against 57 competitors at the Rainbow Dance Competition.
During her four-year career on the MSHS Dance Team, Bella was a member of the 2020 team that placed first at the Just For Kix Competition and was selected to perform at the Raymond James Stadium 2020 New Years’ Day Outback Bowl halftime performance in Tampa, Florida. The team was ultimately selected as front row dancers, leading the performance with upwards of 1,000 dancers.
Bella has also been a standout academically, where she owns a 4.14 GPA and is a three-year member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, she also enjoys expressing her artistic abilities in painting and drawing, as well as designing and sewing clothing. Bella’s post-graduation plans are to attend Northern Michigan University to pursue a degree in Business, while also finding opportunities to travel the world.
David Eberhard is a senior at MSHS and is coming off of a successful final season as a member of the MSHS Varsity Boys Basketball Team.
David is a four-year member of the boys basketball program at MSHS and two-year member of the varsity team. After playing an unsung hero role on last year’s district championship and regional finalist team, David was a leader within this year’s squad and helped guide the team to another winning season. At season’s end, David was named to the All-U.P. Second Team and All-Great Northern Conference First Team.
During the fall season, David excelled on the football field as a wide receiver for the MSHS Varsity Football Team. Over the course of the season, David accumulated 37 receptions for 607 total yards with 8 touchdowns. His play on the field earned him All-U.P. First Team and All-Great Northern Conference First Team honors.
In the classroom, David owns a 3.52 cumulative GPA to make him a regular on the honor roll as well as a member of the National Honor Society. David also demonstrated a commitment to service by assisting with various fundraising initiatives organized by the Marquette Gridiron Club to provide essential funding for the MSHS football program.
Outside of school, David enjoys going to the beach, spending time outdoors and playing video games. Upon graduating from MSHS as a member of the Class of 2022, David plans to attend Michigan Tech University and pursue a degree in Software Engineering.