Lily Eberhard and Cullen Papin Selected As April Student-Athletes of the Month

Lily Eberhard and Cullen Papin Selected As April Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Lily Eberhard (girls soccer) and Cullen Papin (boys track & field) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for April 2024.

Lily Eberhard is of senior class standing at MSHS and competing in her fourth season as a center attacking midfielder on the Varsity Girls Soccer Team.

As a tenured leader within the group, Lily has been instrumental in the team’s success. Since April 18th, Lily has helped guide the team to seven consecutive wins, including adding two goals during yesterday’s 3-2 senior night victory over Sault Ste. Marie. Overall, the team owns a 8-2-1 record on the year with Lily having turned in 11 goals and 2 assists.

During her career, Lily is a two-time U.P. Champion within the girls soccer program and has served as team captain for both the 2023 and 2024 seasons. With this season being the first opportunity for girls soccer to compete in the MHSAA postseason tournament in 17 years, Lily and her teammates are very much looking forward to district play beginning in late May.

Academically, Lily has 3.75 cumulative GPA to have her as a regular fixture on the MSHS honor roll. Lily’s extracurricular involvement extends far beyond soccer as she currently serves as Vice President of the MSHS Student Council, where she is a four-year member, in addition to being a member of the High School Chorale and Peer-to-Peer programs. She has also been a past participant in the MSHS Volleyball and Girls Basketball programs. Later this month, Lily has been selected to receive a “Special Area Award” from the Louis G. Kaufman Foundation.

Upon graduating from MSHS, Lily will be attending Grand Valley State University next fall to pursue a degree in Speech Language Pathology.


Cullen Papin is a Class of 2024 senior and is competing as a member of the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team. In addition to being a four-year member of the track & field program, Cullen is also a four-year member of the boys cross country program and two-year participant in the boys basketball program.

As the end of his final track season draws near, Cullen is looking to be the first male student-athlete in MHSAA history to have competed and won four state championships in the sports of cross country and track & field. At last Friday’s (5/3/24) Ken Bell Invitational hosted by Traverse City Central, Cullen turned in an impressive time of 2:02.02 in the 800M to take 2nd place in the competition.

Cullen is a 10-time All-State and All-U.P. performer on the track, which includes a 2023 Division 1 title as part of MSHS’ winning 1600M Relay team. This fall, he finished 10th at the 2023 U.P. Cross Cross Country Finals as Marquette set a new MHSAA Finals record with a team score of 22 points en route to the program’s fifth consecutive Division 1 title.

In the classroom, Cullen owns an outstanding 4.31 cumulative GPA to have him as one of MSHS’ top academic performers. With those marks, Cullen has been named as an Excellence in Education Award and “Special Area” Award from the Louis G. Kaufman Foundation in addition to receiving the University of Michigan’s Axel Marin Scholarship. As a leader among his peers, Cullen also serves as president of both the MSHS Student Council and National Honor Society.

Upon graduating from MSHS later this month, Cullen plans on attending the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in Engineering.

US District Court Approves Realignment of UP Teams to Statewide MHSAA Soccer Tournament

US District Court Approves Realignment of UP Teams to Statewide MHSAA Soccer Tournament

The MSHS Boys and Girls Soccer Teams, along with other Upper Peninsula schools sponsoring teams, will have the opportunity to participate in the statewide Michigan High School Athletic Association Tournament beginning with the 2023-24 school year after the U.S. federal court in the Western District of Michigan granted on Wednesday, 8/16/23, a joint petition to adjust that portion of the 2000s seasons litigation compliance plan that had required Upper Peninsula boys and girls soccer teams to play in opposite seasons from their Lower Peninsula counterparts.

The petition, filed together by the MHSAA and Communities for Equity, requested that Upper Peninsula soccer teams’ postseason tournaments be realigned with those of the Lower Peninsula soccer teams, such that boys teams be allowed to play with Lower Peninsula teams in a fall statewide MHSAA Boys Soccer Tournament and Upper Peninsula girls teams be allowed to play with Lower Peninsula teams in a spring statewide MHSAA Girls Soccer Tournament.

Click here for the full story (courtesy of the MHSAA website).

Sydney Osborne and Nate Benninger Selected As May Student-Athletes Of The Month

Sydney Osborne and Nate Benninger Selected As May Student-Athletes Of The Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Sydney Osborne (girls soccer, girls track & field) and Nate Benninger (boys track & field) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for May 2023.

Sydney Osborne is a member of the Class of 2023 and is a dual sport student-athlete in the spring as a member of both the MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team and the MSHS Girls Track & Field Team.

Sydney is a four-year member of the Varsity Girls Soccer Team and served as the anchor of a veteran defensive unit for this year’s group. As a team captain this season, she helped guide the squad to another U.P. Championship when they defeated Kingsford in the title game of the U.P. Girls Soccer Tournament on Saturday, 5/20/23. Throughout her career, Sydney has been a consistent driving force for the team coming up with key contributions when they were needed. With her as one of the leaders within the program over the past four years, it is easy to see why her teams have achieved success.

On the track this season, Sydney’s speed has been on display within the sprint events and relays. During the 2023 MHSAA Division 1 Regional Meet that was held in Marquette on Friday, 5/19/23, Sydney turned in a first place finish as part of the 400M Relay Team as well as a second place finish in the 800M Relay. Those finishes were both qualifying performances for the MHSAA U.P. Finals Meet that will be held in Kingsford on 6/3/23.

In the classroom, Sydney owns a 4.01 cumulative GPA which has her included on the MSHS Honor Roll and holding membership in the National Honor Society.

In the Fall of 2022, Sydney signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and participate in the women’s soccer program at Northern Michigan University beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. While at NMU, she intends on majoring in Biology with a focus in Physiology.

Nate Benninger will be graduating as a member of the Class of 2023 and has been busy this spring finishing out a successful athletics career as a member of the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team.

With a tireless work ethic and the will to constantly improve himself, it is easy to see why Nate is experiencing the success that he is during his senior year. As a senior leader on this year’s track & field team, Nate has helped set the tone for a group that has most recently captured Regional, Great Northern Conference (GNC) and Marquette County championships. At the MHSAA Regional Meet held on 5/19/23, Nate turned in a first place finish in the 400M Relay to go along with runner-up finishes in the 100M, 200M and 800M Relay. He was also Marquette County champion in three events (100M, 400M Relay, 800M Relay).

A two-sport student-athlete at MSHS, Nate served as team captain for the MSHS Varsity Football Team starting at both running back and safety. At season’s end, his on-field performance earned him All-U.P. Honorable Mention and 2021 All-Great Northern Conference First Team honors.
In the classroom, Nate owns a 4.02 cumulative GPA which has him included on the MSHS Honor Roll and National Honor Society. Additionally, his academic reputation saw him recognized with this year’s MSHS Physical Education Departmental Award from the L.G. Kaufman Endowment.

In the February 2023, Nate committed to attend Michigan Technological University beginning with the Fall 2023 semester where he will also participate as a member of the Huskies’ football program. While at MTU, Nate will be pursuing a degree in Exercise Science.

Varsity Girls Soccer Concludes 2023 Season With 9-0 Senior Night Win Over Sault Ste. Marie

Varsity Girls Soccer Concludes 2023 Season With 9-0 Senior Night Win Over Sault Ste. Marie

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team finished its 2023 season with a 9-0 shutout victory over Sault Ste. Marie.  Delana Sprowl earned the shutout victory in goal for MSHS.

Senior Night:

Prior to the game, 11 members of the Class of 2023 were honored as they were introduced to the crowd and accompanied on the field by their parents/guardians.  Congratulations to these girls soccer student-athletes and the success that they have achieved and contributions made while playing for MSHS!

  • #2 – Forward – Isabella Lorens 
  • #8 – Center Attacking Midfield – Hannah Mason 
  • #9 – Outside Back – Cecelia Jacuzzo
  • #10 – Center Defensive Midfield – Adyson Goodney 
  • #11 – Defense – Sydney Osborne 
  • #15 – Wing – Adelyn Ollila
  • #21 – Center Defense – Isabelle Lagrou 
  • #24 – Forward – Grace Henning
  • #32 – Outside Back – Tiffany Ridolphi
  • #44 – Wing – Hailey Ridolphi 
  • #66 – Goalkeeper – Delana Sprowl 
Varsity Girls Soccer Captures Second Straight U.P. Championship With 1-0 Win Over Kingsford

Varsity Girls Soccer Captures Second Straight U.P. Championship With 1-0 Win Over Kingsford

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer team hosted the U.P. Girls Soccer Championships on Saturday, 5/20/23, at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette.  Teams competing in the tournament included Houghton, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Marquette Varsity, Marquette JV and Sault Ste. Marie.

After defeating Houghton in semifinal contest by a score of 6-1, the team captured their second straight U.P. title when they won the 2023 U.P. Championship by defeating rival Kingsford 1-0 in the event final.

Game 1 – Semifinal:  Marquette 6, Houghton 1 (scoring summary below)

  • Bella Lorens (assisted by Addie Ollila)
  • Tiffany Ridolphi (unassisted)
  • Addie Ollila (assisted by Alyson McCarthy)
  • Bella Lorens (assisted by Alanna Jobin)
  • Jessica Gooch (assisted by Anabel Ollila)
  • Jaya Longton (assisted by Alyson McCarthy)

Game 2 – Championship:  Marquette 1, Kingsford 0 (scoring summary below)

  • Bella Lorens (assisted by Alyson McCarthy)
Varsity Girls Soccer Keeps Rolling In 8-3 Win At Iron Mountain

Varsity Girls Soccer Keeps Rolling In 8-3 Win At Iron Mountain

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team traveled to Iron Mountain today (Tuesday, 5/17/23) for a contest against the host Mountaineers.  The Redettes continued to use the positive momentum built over the last stretch of the season to down Iron Mountain by a final score of 8-3.

Scoring Summary for MSHS:

  • Addie Ollila (assisted by Bella Lorens)
  • Adyson Goodney (assisted by Bella Lorens)
  • Jessica Gooch (assisted by Lily Eberhard)
  • Sydney Osborne (assisted by Adyson Goodney)
  • Hailey Ridolphi (assisted by Lily Eberhard)
  • Lily Eberhard (assisted by Bella Lorens)
  • Ellarie Thierry (assisted by Bella Lorens)
  • Hannah Mason (assisted by Adyson Goodney)

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Girls Soccer Team will be back in action on Thursday, 5/18/23, when they host Kingsford in a game beginning at 5:00 p.m. from the Kaufman Sports Complex.
Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats Houghton, 3-1

Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats Houghton, 3-1

The MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team traveled to Houghton on Monday evening (5/9/23) for the first meeting between the two teams this season.  MSHS defeated the host Gremlins by a final margin of 3-1.

Adyson Goodney tallied Marquette’s first goal when she converted a penalty kick.  Bella Lorens added the second goal off of a pass from Siena GoodneySydney Osborne then finished the scoring with a goal assisted by Adyson Goodney.

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Girls Soccer Team will be back in action on Thursday, 5/11/23, when they host Iron Mountain in a game beginning at 5:30 p.m. from the MSHS Stadium.
2023 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2023 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2023 Spring Sport Registration Process

  1. The spring sports registration page is now active at this link.  All students participating in a fall sport will need to complete their registration before he/she is eligible to compete.  Through the registration page, parents will be able to take care of pay-to-play fees online.
  2. MHSAA Physical Forms are available both in the high school office and by clicking here.  A physical exam conducted on/after April 15, 2022 is required for all students participating in a fall sports.  Students will not be able to begin formal practice activity until this form has been submitted to the Athletics Office.  Students with a physical already on file as a result of participating in a fall and/or winter sport do not need to submit a new copy.

Spring Sport Start Date and Coach Contact Information

  • Baseball
    • First Practice Date – VarsityWednesday, March 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the MSHS Main Gym (tryouts to run from March 15-17; tryout dates subject to change)
    • First Practice Date – JVTuesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Advantedge; Wednesday-Thursday, March 15-16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the MSHS Main Gym (tryouts to run from March 14-16; tryout dates subject to change)
    • Varsity Coach Contact: Mark Pantti; mpantti@nmu.edu
    • JV Coach ContactJoey Gleason; joeyg8887@att.net
    • Facebook Page“Marquette Redmen Baseball”
  • Golf – Boys & Girls
    • Team MeetingTuesday, March 14 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 232
    • Head Coach Contact:  Ben Smith; besmith@mapsnet.org
  • Soccer – Girls
    • Parent Informational MeetingWednesday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the MSHS Cafeteria
    • First Practice DateMonday, March 13 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym (tryouts to be held from March 13-15; sessions on March 14-15 will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym)
    • Varsity Coach Contact:  Laura Wayland; lwayland@nmu.edu
    • JV Coach ContactPatience Sager; patience.sager@gmail.com
    • Facebook Page“MSHS Girls & Boys Soccer”
  • Softball
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym (tryouts to run from March 14-16; March 15-16 to be in MSHS Main Gym)
    • Varsity Coach ContactKyle Johnson; kyle.a.johnson9972@gmail.com
    • JV Coach ContactCrystal Anderson; Crystal.anderson@dalcoonline.com
    • Facebook Page“Marquette Senior High School Softball”
  • Tennis – Boys
    • First Practice DateWednesday, March 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym
    • Head Coach Contact:  Karl Thomsen; kthomsen@mapsnet.org
  • Track & Field – Boys
    • First Practice Date Monday, March 13 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the MSHS Main Gym
    • Google Sign-Up Formhttp://bit.ly/3ypbPWZ
    • Head Coach Contact:   Derek Marr; dmarr@nmu.edu
  • Track & Field – Girls
    • Tryout Dates:   Monday, March 13 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym
    • Head Coach Contact:  Natalie Messano; nmessano@mapsnet.org

2022-23 Handbook and Code of Conduct – click here to view

2022-23 Pay-to-Play Policy – click here to view

Bella Lorens and Sydney Osborne Sign NLIs With Northern Michigan Women’s Soccer For Fall 2023

Bella Lorens and Sydney Osborne Sign NLIs With Northern Michigan Women’s Soccer For Fall 2023

Two MSHS Girls Soccer student-athletes signed their respective commitments to attend Northern Michigan University to compete as members of the Wildcats Women’s Soccer program during a signing ceremony that took place from the REDspn Studio at MSHS today (November 14).

Family members, friends, coaches and staff were on-hand as both Bella Lorens (Senior; Forward) and Sydney Osborne (Senior; Defense) celebrated their recent decisions to attend NMU and play soccer at the college level.

Lorens and Osborne each have two years of experience on the MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team heading into their senior seasons with each having excelled at their respective positions on the field.  In addition to their individual statistics and accolades listed below, both student-athletes were members of the 2022 team that captured the U.P. Championship as well as the 2021 squad that finished as U.P. Runner-Up.

Bella Lorens – Senior – Forward

  • Career Statistics (two seasons)54 goals, 21 assists
  • Career Accolades2022 U.P. Offensive Player of the Year;  2022 All-U.P. First Team;  2022 Team Most Valuable Player; 2021 All-U.P. First Team; 2021 Team Offensive Player of the Year
  • Why Bella Chose NMUI chose to continue my education and soccer career at Northern Michigan University because Coach Jon Sandoval is building a great team and program.  After talking with him and getting to know him, he was the coach I connected with more than any other college coach.  I think his personality and coaching style fits best with me as a player and person.New Assistant Coach Laura Wayland also had an impact on my decision.  I think she and Coach Sandoval work well together and will continue to keep growing a phenomenal team.  Coach Wayland was also my Coach for many years and having her again will be amazing.  NMU also has a Pre-Physician Assistant Program which is the career that I want to pursue in the future.  In addition, after being away from my family to play soccer in Wisconsin I learned that I want to be by my family a little longer, so going to Northern will allow me to do so.   I am very excited to play soccer at Northern Michigan University for the next 4 years! Go Cats!”

Sydney Osborne – Senior – Defense

  • Career Statistics (two seasons)5 goals, 5 assists
  • Career Accolades2022 All-U.P. First Team; 2022 Team Defensive Player of the Year; 2022 Team Captain; 2021 All-U.P. First Team; 2021 Team Defensive Player of the Year
  • Why Sydney Chose NMU“I chose Northern Michigan to further continue my education and pursue my soccer career, due to their outstanding program!  I instantly clicked with Head Coach Jon Sandoval, as he strives to do what’s best for his soccer program.  Coach Sandoval’s playing style and ideas to continue to grow the program are a perfect fit for my talents.  Assistant Coach Laura Wayland has had a tremendous impact on my success since she has been my coach for numerous years.  She is the nicest person I have ever met, always pushing me to do my best.  Coach Laura is my role model!  Northern Michigan is widely known for its strong science programs, which is why I am choosing to pursue biology as it leaves many opportunities for my future career.  Going to Northern also allows me to stay close to home, where I can continue to be close with my family.  I am beyond grateful to have this amazing opportunity of playing for Northern Michigan, I am SO excited for the next 4 years! GO CATS!!!”
2022 All-U.P. Girls Soccer Awards Released; MSHS Has Five Honored

2022 All-U.P. Girls Soccer Awards Released; MSHS Has Five Honored

All-Upper Peninsula awards from the 2022 Girls Soccer season were released on Saturday (6/18/22) and MSHS had five of its student-athletes honored.

Junior Bella Lorens was named as the U.P.’s Offensive Player of the Year with teammates Hattie Britton, Belle Lagrou, Hannah Mason and Sydney Osborne earning All-U.P. First Team honors.

Below is the complete list of All-U.P. honorees from the 2022 girls soccer season:

Offensive Player of the Year:

  • Bella Lorens – Marquette

Defensive Player of the Year:

  • Brooke Bittinger – Kingsford

All-U.P. First Team:

  • Hattie Britton – Marquette
  • Gabby Carey – Iron Mountain
  • Maria Fornetti – Kingsford
  • Dika KC – Houghton
  • Belle Lagrou – Marquette
  • Cheyanne Laplander – Houghton
  • Erika Malone – Kingsford
  • Hannah Mason – Marquette
  • Sydney Osborne – Marquette
  • Lexie Vross – Kingsford
  • Alia Weeks – Houghton

All-U.P. Honorable Mention:

  • Alyssa Englund – Kingsford
  • Alexis Paris – Iron Mountain