Julia Ott & Max Dawson Named 2022-23 MSHS “Athletes of the Year”

Julia Ott & Max Dawson Named 2022-23 MSHS “Athletes of the Year”

On Thursday morning (6/1/23), the 19 student-athletes honored during the 2022-23 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 2022-23.

MSHS Athletics, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Julia Ott (girls basketball; girls track & field) and Max Dawson (boys soccer; boys bowling) have been named as the 2022-23 Student-Athletes of the Year.

2022-23 MSHS Female Athlete of the Year – Julia Ott

  • Sports Participated InGirls Basketball, Girls Track & Field
  • Accolades – Team2023 GNC Girls Track & Field Champions; 2023 MHSAA Division 1 Regional Track & Field Champions
  • Accolades – Individual:
    • Girls Basketball2022-2023 All-U.P. Honorable Mention; 2022-2023 All-GNC Second Team
    • Girls Track & FieldSchool Record Holder – High Jump (5’5″); 2023 MHSAA Regional Champion (400M Relay, 200M); 2023 GNC Champion (100M, 400M Relay, 200M, High Jump) 


2022-23 MSHS Male Athlete of the Year – Max Dawson

  • Sports Participated InBoys Soccer, Boys Bowling
  • Accolades – Team2023 U.P. Boys Soccer Champions (15th consecutive)
  • Accolades – Individual:
    • Boys SoccerTeam Captain; School Record Holder – “Goals – Season” (39); School Record Holder – “Goals – Career” (102)
    • Boys Bowling2023 U.P. Champion – Boys Singles



MSHS had a total of 19 student-athletes honored through the “Athlete of the Month” program in 2022-23.  The full list of honorees can be found below:

  • September 2022 – Kaia Miller (girls tennis) & Peter Closner (football)
  • October 2022 – Monet Argeropoulos (girls cross country) & Braden Ketzenberger (boys cross country)
  • November 2022 – Cora Anderson (volleyball) & Max Dawson (boys soccer) 
  • December 2022 – Meghan MacPhee (girls basketball) & Joe  DeMattia (hockey)
  • January 2023 – Helana Sharp (gymnastics) & Luke Mead (wrestling)
  • February 2023 – Grace Sobczak (girls swim & dive) & Andrew King (boys swim & dive)
  • March 2023 – Anna Grzelak (girls alpine skiing) & Jack Quinnell (boys basketball)
  • April 2023 – Julia Ott (girls track & field), Baux Truckey (girls track & field)  & Logan Peterson (baseball)
  • May 2023 – Sydney Osborne (girls soccer) & Nate Benninger (boys track & field)


Max Dawson Claims 2023 U.P. Boys Individual Bowling Title

Max Dawson Claims 2023 U.P. Boys Individual Bowling Title

On Saturday, 2/11/23, MSHS senior Max Dawson captured the 2023 U.P. Boys Individual Bowling Championship.  The meet featured 66 total bowlers from Upper Peninsula High Schools and was held in Iron Mountain.

Qualifying rounds had competitors bowl a total of six games.  The top 16 athletes were then seeded and put into a single elimination tournament of head-to-head match-ups to crown the U.P. Champion.  Bracket play matches consisted of two games each with the higher pin total advancing to the next around.

Dawson led from wire-to-wire after accumulating 1,122 pins in the qualifying rounds (187 average) to earn the top seed in bracket play.  MSHS also had Brett LaBelle (8-seed) and Ezra Pickard (12-seed) earn bracket play positions after finishing in the top 16 following qualifying.

Bracket Play – Round of 16

  • Max Dawson, Marquette – 381
  • Shawn Gibbons – L’Anse – 379

Bracket Play – Quarterfinals

  • Max Dawson, Marquette – 379
  • Parker LaFond, Escanaba – 375

Bracket Play – Semifinals

  • Max Dawson, Marquette – 339
  • Malcolm Forbes, Ishpeming – 258

Bracket Play – U.P. Championship

  • Max Dawson, Marquette – 374
  • AJ DuLong, Calumet – 319

Click here for full results from the 2023 U.P. Boys Individual Bowling Championship.


Bowling Practice To Begin January 21

Bowling Practice To Begin January 21

Practice for the MSHS Bowling Team has been scheduled to begin Thursday, January 21 at Superior Lanes in Marquette.

Students are to report to the bowling alley at 3:30 p.m. with practice beginning at 4:00 p.m.

All participants will need to register and complete the athletics physical form requirement in order to participate.  Click here for the winter sports participation checklist.

Questions regarding the MSHS Bowling Team can be directed to Bob Holm, Bowling Head Coach, at RobertHolm300@gmail.com.

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

Show your school spirit at upcoming home athletics events by purchasing an MSHS face mask with the Marquette “Block M” logo on it!

Masks are available for $10/mask and come in both black and red (see picture below).  Material is a breathable 100% polyester with sublimated logo and elastic ear straps (one size fits all).

All proceeds to go benefit MSHS boys and girls athletics teams.

To purchase, contact the MSHS Athletics Department at atiseo@mapsnet.org or 906-225-5362.

Bowling Team Sign Ups

Bowling Team Sign Ups

Bowling Sign Ups
The bowling coach will be here on Thursday, Nov. 21st during both lunches in the gym hallway to sign up any students who are interested in playing on the Bowling team.
Winter Sports Registration Now Open

Winter Sports Registration Now Open

Winter Sports
Students interested in Winter sports may now register online at hspaytoplay.com.  If you are eligible for Free/Reduced lunch, you may apply for a fee waiver for the District-funded sports only.  Forms for registration, fee waiver, the 2019-20 Handbook, and the Fee Policy are available in the Athletic office or at mshsathletics.com under the “Resources” tab.  Students must have the latest MHSAA Sports Physical form dated on or after 4/15/19 on file to practice or tryout for a sport.