Abby Luke, Matt Barsch, Corbin Grim and Nick Pantti Named May Student-Athletes of the Month

Abby Luke, Matt Barsch, Corbin Grim and Nick Pantti Named May Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Abby Luke (girls golf), Matt Barsch (boys tennis), Corbin Grim (mountain biking) and Nick Pantti (baseball) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for May 2024.

Abby Luke is a member of the graduating Class of 2024 and recently concluded her decorated four-year career as a member of the MSHS Varsity Girls Golf Team.

Just yesterday (5/29/24), Abby led the way for MSHS at the 2024 MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Golf Finals when she placed fourth in the 51-player field en route to earning All-U.P. honors. Then, at last week’s Great Northern Conference (GNC) Championships, Abby carded the low score at the event to take first place but was also named as the GNC’s Golfer of the Year. In all, Abby’s name was on top of the leaderboard five times this season with her finishing in the runner-up position on three occasions.

In the fall/winter seasons, Abby is a three-year member of the MSHS Dance Team and served as team captain for the 2023-2024 season.

In the classroom, Abby has a 3.90 cumulative GPA and is a member of both the MSHS Honor Roll and National Honor Society. In February 2024, Abby signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Northern Michigan University and compete as a member of the Wildcats’ women’s golf team. While at NMU, she plans to major in accounting with a minor in criminal justice.

Matt Barsch is of senior class standing at MSHS this year and just completed a stellar final season as a member of the MSHS Boys Tennis Team.

Despite illness and academic obligations limiting his match count this season, Matt finished the 2024 slate with an overall record of 9-1 at the #1 Singles flight.  Included within that total is a first-place finish at #1 Singles during the 2024 Great Northern Conference (GNC) Championships to earn an individual title and GNC Player of the Year accolades.  Matt then concluded his prep career with a runner-up result at #1 Singles in yesterday’s (5/29/24) MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Finals to add All-U.P. First Team honors to his haul.

In addition to being a four-year member of the boys tennis program, Matt is also a four-year participant in the boys soccer program and was part of the MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team that brought home the 2023 MHSAA Division 2 District Championship.

Perhaps most impressive about Matt is his commitment to academic excellence with a 4.3 cumulative GPA.  That commitment saw him receive an Excellence in Education, Kaufman Award as well as a local scholarship this spring.  Upon graduating from MSHS, Matt plans to attend Michigan Tech University where he plans to major in engineering.

Corbin Grim is a senior and member of the MSHS Mountain Biking Team, which is in its first season of competition as a school-affiliated athletics team.  In all, Corbin has been racing in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League (WICL) on competition teams for all four years of his high school career.

During the fall season, Corbin started the season with a first-place finish at Telemark before finishing no lower than fourth place in the team’s remaining four races on the schedule.  At season’s end, Corbin finished as runner-up in the cumulative standings from the WICL season.  His performances helped pace the team and allow them to capture the 2023 WICL Division 1 team title.  Most recently, Corbin placed first in the Elite Junior Boys Division at the Trek Redbarn Classic that was held on the Trek Trails in Waterloo, WI on 5/5/24.  In the USA Cycling rankings, Corbin is currently ranked 1st in Michigan and 28th Nationally for his age group.

Academically, Corbin owns a 4.15 cumulative GPA.  His academic excellence have made him a member of the MSHS Honor Roll and Excellence in Education Award recipient.

Corbin’s post-graduation plans are to Michigan Tech University next year, where he will continue his education and compete for the Huskies’ club cycling team with the goal of racing at the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.

Nick Pantti is a senior captain and first baseman on the MSHS Varsity Baseball Team that just finished the year with a 12-10 overall record and 5-3 mark in the Great Northern Conference (GNC). As a four-year member of the baseball program, Nick has been instrumental in building a positive team culture that has translated into both wins on the field and increased participation within the program.

With 25 plate appearances and 21 at-bats, Nick turned in a .238 batting average and .375 on-base percentage to go along with 5 hits and 6 RBIs.  In the field, Nick had 73 total chances with 69 putouts and a .986 fielding percentage.  Those marks earned him “Gold Glove” status on the GNC All-Defensive “Dream Team” in addition to All-GNC First Team honors this season.  He was also an All-GNC selection in 2023.

Nick has an earned cumulative GPA of 3.75 to put him as a regular on the MSHS Honor Roll.

Nick has recently committed to attend Lakeland University next year, where he will continue his baseball career as a member of the Muskie Baseball program while pursuing a degree in Sports Management and Leadership.

May Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Four MSHS Student-Athletes Make Commitments

May Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Four MSHS Student-Athletes Make Commitments

On Wednesday afternoon (5/22/24), four senior student-athletes from the MSHS Class of 2024 made their commitments to the institutions they will attend and compete for beginning with the Fall 2024 semester.

Family members, friends, coaches and staff were on-hand as student-athletes were introduced before declaring their decided upon colleges/universities.

Click on the links below for more information on each MSHS student-athlete.

Kyley Elmblad (women’s basketball – Ripon College)

  • Why Kyley Chose Ripon College“I chose Ripon College because of the opportunities provided both academically and athletically. Ripon allows me to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering while continuing my basketball career. The tradition, community support, success of the program, and teacher involvement at Ripon is beyond none other. Throughout the recruiting process both the team and coaching staff welcomed me. Within one visit, Coach Lauren was able to explain to both my parents and I, all of my strengths and weaknesses, and what I could bring to the team. After the meeting it was pretty clear that both the team’s goals and mine aligned. Without my parents and coaches supporting me and helping me strive to be the best I can be, I wouldn’t be fulfilling my dream of playing basketball in college. In conclusion I am thankful for every person who has helped me throughout my journey. I am excited to become a Red Hawk and continue growing as both a person and player.”

Ian Kangas (cycling – King University)

  • Why Ian Chose King University“I chose King University for many reasons. First, being the small school feel. With King having a smaller campus and student body, I won’t feel overwhelmed by the number of people I’ll be around. The cycling coaches at King, Coach Sparks and Coach Erin, saw my passion for the sport of cycling through my social media and reached out. After meeting with them and being offered a roster spot, I was told I’d be able to participate from day one, meaning I’d have my dream of racing bikes collegiately come true. Also, the cycling team has a strong bond and is close knitted as a family would be. I am very excited to move south and be part of King’s cycling team, reaching the next level in my cycling career.”

 

Nick Pantti (baseball – Lakeland University)

  • Why Nick Chose Lakeland University“I chose Lakeland University because the people and places on campus made it feel like I was already a great fit and already at home. Lakeland provides me with everything I’m looking for educationally and athletically. Continuing my baseball career at the college level is something I have wanted to do since I was a little kid. In addition to playing baseball I look forward to furthering my education, hopefully leading to a job through their amazing Sports Management and Leadership program. Overall, Lakeland will be a fresh start for me and I look forward to seeing what I can make of the opportunity I’ve been given and where it takes me. Thank you to my parents, coaches and teammates who have all supported me during this process and made it possible for me in the end.”                                                                                                                                                               

Isaac Sarles (baseball – St. Norbert College)

  • Why Isaac Chose St. Norbert College:  I chose St. Norbert College because of the beautiful school and thriving athletic program. I’ve always had an interest in attending St. Norbert while also having the goal of continuing my baseball career at the school. When I went to the campus visit, I knew that was where I wanted to spend the next four years. Along with the athletic aspect of college, I was very pleased with the professors and their willingness to help. This is a dream come true and I would like to thank my parents and coaches, teammates and the Marquette Baseball family who have helped me along the way to be able to achieve this opportunity. Go Green Knights!”
Mountain Biking Caps Off Inaugural Season With First Place Finish At Trek Trails To Capture 2023 WICL Team Title

Mountain Biking Caps Off Inaugural Season With First Place Finish At Trek Trails To Capture 2023 WICL Team Title

This past weekend (October 21-22), the MSHS Mountain Biking Team traveled to Waterloo, Wisconsin to compete in their final race of the 2023 Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League (WICL) schedule that was hosted at Trek Trails.

Marquette capped off a perfect season as their first place finish not only marked their fifth team victory in as many competitions, but it also ensured that the group came away with the 2023 WICL Division 1 Team Championship in the cumulative series standings.

After earning her third consecutive first place finish in the Division 1 Girls Varsity standings, Sam Paternoster earned the individual overall series championship.  The Division 1 Boys Varsity series totals saw Corbin Grim finish second overall and Ian Kangas in 15th place.

Top-10 Team Scores (30 total participating teams) – WICL Division 1 – Race #5 at Trek Trails:

  1. Marquette – 4050
  2. SPASH – 3825
  3. Madison West – 3823
  4. Hayward – 3793
  5. Verona – 3524
  6. Sauk Prairie – 3464
  7. Eau Claire Memorial – 3227
  8. Shorewood – 2982
  9. Lake Mills -2921
  10. Waunakee – 2915

Click here for full team results from WICL Race #5 at Trek Trails.

Top Performances From MSHS:

  • Girls VarsitySam Paternoster (1st Place)
  • Boys VarsityCorbin Grim (2nd Place), Ian Kangas (17th Place)
  • JV II GirlsAlexa Whaley (4th Place)
  • JV III BoysAJ Kangas (2nd Place), James Uchytil (4th Place), Olin Slette (5th Place)
  • Freshman GirlsEmmalyn Verardi (6th Place)

Click here for full individual race results from the WICL Race #5 at Trek Trails.

2023 WICL Division 1 Team Standings – Overall Series (30 total teams)

  1. Marquette – 20426
  2. SPASH – 19621
  3. Madison West – 19478
  4. Hayward – 18929
  5. Verona – 17799

Click here for full 2023 WICL Overall Series Team Scores 

 

Mountain Biking Continues To Hold Series Lead After Placing First At Nordic Mountain

Mountain Biking Continues To Hold Series Lead After Placing First At Nordic Mountain

This past weekend (October 7-8), the MSHS Mountain Biking Team traveled to Wild Rose, Wisconsin to compete in the fourth of their five race schedule in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League (WICL) that was hosted at Nordic Mountain.

After earning their fourth team victory in as many races, Marquette holds a 580 point lead over their competition in the Division 1 field in the overall series with one race remaining.

Team Scores (16 total participating teams) – WICL Division 1 – Race #4 at Nordic Mountain:

  1. Marquette – 4146
  2. SPASH – 4014
  3. Hayward – 3781
  4. Eau Claire Memorial – 3667
  5. Sauk Prairie – 3665
  6. La Crosse Logan – 3320
  7. Shorewood – 3299
  8. Mount Horeb – 3084
  9. Waunakee – 3038
  10. Marshfield – 2867
  11. La Crosse Central – 2832
  12. Middleton – 2811
  13. Rice Lake – 2708
  14. Kettle Moraine -2224
  15. Arrowhead – 999
  16. Oak Creek – 971

Top Performances From MSHS:

  • Girls VarsitySam Paternoster (1st Place)
  • Boys VarsityCorbin Grim (3rd Place), Ian Kangas (8th Place)
  • JV III BoysAJ Kangas (2nd Place), Olin Slette (4th Place), James Uchytil (5th Place), Louis Carriere (8th Place)
  • JV II GirlsAlexa Whaley (4th Place)

Click here for full results from the WICL Race #4 at Nordic Mountain.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Mountain Biking Team will return for their fifth and final race of the 2023 WICL season when they travel to Waterloo, WI on October 21-22 for the competition hosted at the Trek Trails.
Mountain Biking Earns Another First Place Finish During WICL Competition At Englewood

Mountain Biking Earns Another First Place Finish During WICL Competition At Englewood

This past weekend (September 23-24), the MSHS Mountain Biking Team traveled to Fall River, Wisconsin to compete in the third race of the 2023 Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League (WICL) schedule that was hosted at Englewood.

In the Girls Varsity Race, MSHS junior,  Sam Paternoster, earned a first place finish.  Paternoster defeated the field by a margin of almost three minutes.

Marquette also got strong performances in the Boys Varsity Race from seniors Corbin Grim (4th place) and Ian Kangas (17th place).

Team Scores (30 total participating teams) – WICL Division 1 – Race #4 at Minooka Park:

  1. Marquette – 3992
  2. SPASH – 3898
  3. Madison West – 3747 
  4. Hayward – 3718
  5. Verona – 3458
  6. Eau Claire – 3397
  7. Sauk Prairie – 3265
  8. Waunakee – 3148
  9. Lake Mills – 3021
  10. Pewaukee – 2922
  11. Mount Horeb – 2900
  12. Shorewood – 2843
  13. Middleton – 2594
  14. Rice Lake – 2496
  15. La Crosse Central – 2465
  16. Port Washington – 2437
  17. Sun Prairie – 2293
  18. Marshfield – 2285
  19. Menomonee – 2276
  20. Kettle Moraine – 2107
  21. Whitefish Bay – 2040
  22. Cedarburg – 2033
  23. Mukwonago – 2024
  24. La Crosse Logan – 1814
  25. Cambridge – 1786
  26. Arrowhead – 1672
  27. Oak Creek – 1634
  28. Madison Memorial – 1332
  29. Deforest – 965 
  30. Sun Prairie West – 509

Top Performances From MSHS:

  • Girls VarsitySam Paternoster (1st Place)
  • Boys VarsityCorbin Grim (4th Place), Ian Kangas (17th Place)
  • JV III BoysAJ Kangas (2nd Place), James Uchytil (5th Place), Olin Slette (13th Place)
  • JV II GirlsAlexa Whaley (4th Place)
  • Freshman BoysJack Grant (6th Place)

Click here for full results from the WICL Race #4 at Englewood.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Mountain Biking Team will return to in two weeks (October 7-8) when they travel to Wild Rose, WI to compete in their fourth race of the WICL season that will be hosted at Nordic Mountain.
Mountain Biking Dominates The Competition To Win Second WICL Race At Minooka Park

Mountain Biking Dominates The Competition To Win Second WICL Race At Minooka Park

This past weekend (September 9-10), the MSHS Mountain Biking Team traveled to Waukesha, Wisconsin to compete in the second race of the 2023 Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League (WICL) schedule that was hosted at Minooka Park.  For the second consecutive race, Marquette captured first place as they distanced themselves from the 15 other teams  in attendance to win the team title.

In the Girls Varsity Race, MSHS was paced by a 3rd place result from junior Sam Paternoster.

In the Boys Varsity Race, MSHS was led by the performances of seniors Corbin Grim (2nd place) and Ian Kangas (7th place).

Team Scores (16 total participating teams) – WICL Division 1 – Race #2 at Minooka Park:

  1. Marquette – 4198
  2. Lake Mills – 3622
  3. Shorewood – 3556
  4. Pewaukee – 3255
  5. Mukwonago – 3184
  6. Port Washington – 3074
  7. Menomonee Falls – 2937
  8. Cedarburg – 2520
  9. Kettle Moraine – 2513
  10. Whitefish Bay – 2453
  11. Sun Prairie East – 2228
  12. Cambridge – 1923
  13. Arrowhead – 1889
  14. Oak Creek – 1818
  15. Deforest – 861
  16. Sun Prairie – 804

Top Performances From MSHS:

  • Girls VarsitySam Paternoster (3rd Place)
  • Boys VarsityCorbin Grim (2nd Place), Ian Kangas (7th Place)
  • JV III BoysAJ Kangas (1st Place), James Uchytil (2nd Place), Olin Slette (4th Place)
  • JV II GirlsAlexa Whaley (4th Place)
  • Freshman GirlsKaytlin Roell (4th Place), Emmalyn Verardi (5th Place)
  • Freshman BoysJack Grant (1st Place)

Click here for full results from the WICL Race #2 at Minooka Park.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Mountain Biking Team will return to in two weeks (September 23-24) when they travel to Fall River, WI to compete in their third race of the WICL season that will be hosted at Englewood.
Mountain Biking Takes Team Title In WICL Season Opening Race At Telemark

Mountain Biking Takes Team Title In WICL Season Opening Race At Telemark

This past weekend (September 2-3), the MSHS Mountain Biking Team traveled to Cable, Wisconsin to take part in the first race of the 2023 Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League (WICL) schedule that was hosted at Mt. Telemark Village.

MSHS student-athletes fared exceptionally well at the event and collectively placed first among the 29 schools competing in Division 1 of the WICL’s structure.

In the Varsity Boys race, senior Corbin Grim captured first place out of 58 total competitors.  Fellow senior Ian Kangas also helped lead MSHS with a 19th place finish.

MSHS was paced in the Varsity Girls race by junior Sam Paternoster, who posted a runner-up finish within the field.

Team Scores (29 total participating teams) – WICL Division 1 – Race #1 at Telemark:

  1. Marquette – 4040
  2. SPASH – 3913
  3. Hayward – 3758
  4. Madison West – 3683
  5. Sauk Prairie – 3541
  6. Eau Claire – 3396
  7. Rice Lake – 3332
  8. Verona – 3318
  9. Shorewood – 3186
  10. Waunakee – 3055
  11. Marshfield – 2708
  12. Pewaukee – 2643
  13. La Crosse Central – 2587
  14. Middleton – 2382
  15. Mount Horeb – 2378
  16. Lake Mills – 2222
  17. La Crosse Logan – 2185
  18. Cedarburg – 2076
  19. Whitefish Bay – 2053
  20. Menominee Falls – 2030
  21. Kettle Moraine – 1982
  22. Mukwonago -1855
  23. Cambridge – 1850
  24. Port Washington – 1753
  25. Sun Prairie East – 1628
  26. Arrowhead – 1298
  27. Madison Memorial – 968
  28. Oak Creek – 841
  29. Deforest – 646

Click here for full results from the WICL Race #1 at Mt. Telemark Village.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Mountain Biking Team will return to action this weekend (September 9-10) when they travel to Waukesha, WI to compete in the second race of the WICL season that will be hosted at Minooka Park.