Jessica Gooch and Kaleb Chipelewski Selected As November Student-Athletes of the Month

Jessica Gooch and Kaleb Chipelewski Selected As November Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Jessica Gooch (volleyball) and Kaleb Chipelewski (boys soccer) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for November 2023.

Jessica Gooch is a member of the Class of 2024 at MSHS and has just completed her senior season as captain of the MSHS Varsity Volleyball team.

In two years of experience as a middle blocker, Jessica has certainly left her mark on the MSHS Volleyball program. This season, Jessica helped lead the team to a 21-13-2 overall record as well as a 6-2 mark in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) that included a 2nd place finish at the Marquette Invite (9/23/23) and Silver Division Championship at the Bay City Mitten Bay Classic (9/9/23). On the year, Jessica was the team leader in blocks (60) and hitting consistency (.258 attack percentage) while being second on the team in kills (151).

Jessica’s high-level performance during her junior and senior seasons earned her All-GNC First Team and All-Region honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association during each of those campaigns. She was also named as the team’s Most Improved Player during the 2022 season.

Jessica is a two-sport varsity student-athlete and is looking forward to her third year as a member of the MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer team this spring. In the classroom, she owns a 3.26 cumulative GPA and has been a regular fixture on the honor roll.

Upon graduating from MSHS, Jessica plans on attending Northern Michigan University beginning in Fall 2024 to pursue a degree in Sports Science and Athletic Training.

Kaleb Chipelewski is a junior at MSHS and was a member of this year’s MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer team.

The 2023 boys soccer season saw Kaleb assume a veteran leadership role as it marked his third as a member of the varsity team. After claiming U.P. Championships as a freshman and sophomore, both he and the team were eager to take the program to new heights with MHSAA postseason eligibility being restored for the 2023 soccer season.

That goal was accomplished after the team turned in an overall record of 13-5 on the season, which included capturing a 2023 MHSAA Division 2 District title after defeating Petoskey in a thrilling 11-round shootout. On the year, Kaleb accumulated 21 goals (6th in state), 9 assists (16th in state) for 51 points (8th in state). Kaleb’s play saw him recognized by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association (MIHSSCA) with All-State Honorable Mention, All-Region and All-District team accolades.

In addition to soccer, Kaleb has been a two-year member of both the boys basketball and boys golf programs. During the 2023 boys golf season, Kaleb placed 2nd at the Great Northern Conference Championships while also finishing 4th at the MHSAA U.P. Golf Finals.

In the classroom, Kaleb owns a 4.08 cumulative GPA to put him as a three-year inclusion on the honor roll and member of the National Honor Society. He also serves as a junior class representative on the MSHS Student Council and member of the MSHS Newspaper Club.

2023 All-U.P. Volleyball Awards Announced; Jaylee Dellies and Ava Maki Honored On Inaugural Teams

2023 All-U.P. Volleyball Awards Announced; Jaylee Dellies and Ava Maki Honored On Inaugural Teams

On Tuesday (11/14/23), the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (UPSSA) voted and released the inaugural All-Upper Peninsula Volleyball Teams, which were for the 2023 season.  MSHS had two student-athletes honored as part of the awards with junior Jaylee Dellies being named to the All-U.P. “Dream Team” and junior Ava Maki receiving All-U.P. First Team accolades for Divisions 1-3.  Click here for full story (courtesy of The Mining Journal).

Major Awards:

  • Team of the Year (Divisions 1-3):  Calumet
  • Ms. U.P. Volleyball:  Maddy Kreider – Kingsford
  • Offensive Player of the Year (Division 1-3):  Ella Schuetter – Manistique
  • Offensive Player of the Year (Division 1-3):  Maddy Kreider – Kingsford
  • Coach of the Year (Division 1-3):  Kate Bonacorsi – Calumet

All-U.P. “Dream Team”:

  • Laina Kariniemi – Calumet – Senior
  • Allie Bjorn – Calumet – Junior
  • Ella Schuetter – Manistique – Senior
  • Ema Stepien – Crystal Falls Forest Park – Senior
  • Ava Fisher – Crystal Falls Forest Park – Sophomore
  • Maddy Kreider – Kingsford – Junior
  • Jaylee Dellies – Marquette – Junior
  • Elisa Rizzoli – Newberry – Senior
  • Emma Jones – Manistique – Senior
  • Mia Hauser – Stephenson – Senior
  • Danika Shamion – West Iron County – Senior

All-U.P. First Team (Divisions 1-3):

  • Brynn Arko – Houghton – Senior
  • Marisa Hird – Negaunee – Senior
  • Brielle Kero – Hancock – Senior
  • Ava Maki – Marquette – Junior
  • Kaeda Rajala – Jeffers – Senior
  • Jackie Kiilunen – Calumet – Junior
  • Leah Goudreau – Manistique – Junior
  • Kailey Sundquist – Kingsford – Junior
  • Brooke Koskela – Hancock – Junior
  • Lucy Huskey – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior

All-U.P. Second Team (Divisions 1-3):

  • Ashley Bell – Negaunee – Senior
  • Andrea Cerma – Escanaba – Senior
  • Sara Johnson – Jeffers – Senior
  • Ellery Nash – Kingsford – Junior
  • Clea Ollanketo – Houghton – Senior
  • Lauren Zawada – Bark River-Harris – Senior
  • Laney Johnson – Houghton – Junior
  • Caitlyn Storm – Calumet – Senior
  • Maddie Torola – Calumet – Junior
  • Alyssa Larson – Kingsford – Junior
  • Danielle Lund – Manistique – Junior
Varsity Volleyball Places Four On MIVCA All-Region Team

Varsity Volleyball Places Four On MIVCA All-Region Team

Each volleyball season, over 600 players from Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 are recognized by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) for their athletic performance on the court.  A maximum of 32 players are selected from each of Michigan’s 19 Regions.  Once a player has been selected as All-Region by varsity coaches, Regions then nominate players to move on to be considered for All-State accolades.

Following voting by varsity volleyball coaches within the Region, MSHS had four of its varsity volleyball student-athletes selected to the 2023 MIVCA Region 1 All-Region Team.  Those student-athletes were:

  • Jaylee Dellies – Junior – Libero
  • Jessica Gooch – Senior – Middle Hitter
  • Roegen Hruska – Junior – Setter
  • Ava Maki – Junior – Outside Hitter

Click here for the full listing of the 2023 MIVCA Region 1 All-Region Team

2023 Great Northern Conference Volleyball Awards Announced; MSHS Has Six Honored

2023 Great Northern Conference Volleyball Awards Announced; MSHS Has Six Honored

On Monday (10/30/23), volleyball coaches within the Great Northern Conference (GNC) met to select awards recipients for the 2023 season.  Member schools within the GNC include Marquette, Escanaba, Gladstone, Kingsford and Menominee.

Marquette, after compiling a 6-2 GNC record on the season, had six honorees receive all-conference accolades.  Representing MSHS on the 2023 All-GNC Volleyball Teams were Jaylee Dellies (Defensive Player of the Year), Jessica Gooch (All-GNC First Team), Roegen Hruska (All-GNC First Team), Ava Maki  (All-GNC First Team), Alyson McCarthy (All-GNC Second Team) and Olivia Mackie (All-GNC Honorable Mention) all received accolades.

Below are the All-GNC awards recipients from the 2023 volleyball season:

GNC Player of the Year:

  • Maddy Kreider – Setter/Outside Hitter – Kingsford

GNC Defensive Player of the Year:

  • Jaylee Dellies – Libero – Marquette

GNC Coach of the Year:

  • Jaclynn Kreider – Kingsford

All-GNC First Team:

  • Ellery Nash – Libero – Kingsford
  • Ava Maki – Outside Hitter – Marquette
  • Roegen Hruska – Setter/Opposite – Marquette
  • Jessica Gooch – Middle Blocker – Marquette
  • Kailey Sundquist – Middle Blocker – Kingsford
  • Alyssa Larson – Setter/Opposite – Kingsford
  • Andrea Cerma – Opposite – Escanaba
  • Lillie Johnson – Middle Blocker – Gladstone
  • Ava Johnson – Outside Hitter – Menominee

All-GNC Second Team:

  • Jade Jasenovsky – Outside Hitter – Menominee
  • Alyson McCarthy – Setter – Marquette
  • Aleaha Lambert – Outside Hitter – Escanaba
  • Harlee Coolman – Libero/Outside Hitter – Escanaba
  • Bryonna Sanders – Defensive Specialist – Kingsford
  • Jenna Viau – Opposite/Defensive Specialist – Kingsford
  • Kennedy Sanville – Outside Hitter – Gladstone
  • Alli Larson – Setter/Defensive Specialist – Gladstone
  • Hanna Drifka – Middle Hitter – Menominee

All-GNC Honorable Mention:

  • Erin Schuettpelz – Outside Hitter – Menominee
  • Olivia Mackie – Outside Hitter – Marquette
  • Carley McInerney – Libero – Escanaba
  • Grayson LaMarche – Middle Blocker – Escanaba
  • Maev Hanson – Setter/Defensive Specialist – Gladstone
  • Rylee Gerow – Defensive Specialist/Libero – Gladstone
  • Addy Johnson – Middle Hitter – Menominee

2023 GNC Team Champions:

  • Varsity:  Kingsford (8-0)
  • JVMarquette & Kingsford
  • FreshmanMarquette 
Varsity Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season With 3-1 Victory At Escanaba

Varsity Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season With 3-1 Victory At Escanaba

Varsity Volleyball (21-12-2; 6-2 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Escanaba 1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22)

From MSHS Varsity Volleyball Coach Ann Crandell-Williams:

“A win was a really fun way to end the regular season!  We came out very flat in the first set. Esky reminded us we’d have to work for it. After that, our players got a bit more online with their passing and that gave us more offensive options to work with. There was a lot of chaotic defensive play on both sides of the net which made for a pretty exciting back-and-forth match. I’m proud of our team for pulling it out in the end.”

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 2, Escanaba 0
  • FreshmanMarquette 2, Escanaba 1

Next Up:

  • With regular season play having concluded, the MSHS Varsity Volleyball team will begin play in the 2023 MHSAA Division 1 Volleyball Tournament when they will travel to the winner of Petoskey/Gaylord on Wednesday, 11/1/23, for a match beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Volleyball Falls At Kingsford In Battle Of Top GNC Teams, 3-1

Varsity Volleyball Falls At Kingsford In Battle Of Top GNC Teams, 3-1

Varsity Volleyball (20-12-2; 5-2 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 1, Kingsford 3 (25-19, 15-25, 23-25, 19-25)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“Kingsford is a tough team! I think we had a fairly good game, but we just weren’t able to pull through in some critical moments. We served really well in the first set. For the rest of the match, there were aspects of our game that shined at different points, but we were just not able to pull all of it together at the same time to keep the momentum going. This team has a strong core of juniors, and I hope they feel motivated to push for another crack at the GNC title next season. We still have Escanaba next Tuesday and we’re looking forward to that match.”

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 0, Kingsford 0
  • Freshman:   Marquette 0, Kingsford 0

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Volleyball teams will have their final regular season matches of the 2023 season when they travel to Escanaba on Tuesday, 10/24/23.  Respective start times for Freshman/JV/Varsity matches are 5:30/5:30/7:00 p.m.
Varsity Volleyball Turns In 3-0 Win Over Gladstone; Six Honored During Senior Night

Varsity Volleyball Turns In 3-0 Win Over Gladstone; Six Honored During Senior Night

Varsity Volleyball (20-11-2; 5-1 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Gladstone 0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-14)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“It was a great night to honor our six seniors, and the team put on a good show for the crowd. As usual, serving and defense did it for us, but we also had some really strong offensive performances from several players. Our team has really improved at being scrappy defensively and recycling a lot of balls so we can put it away the next play. That should help us as we move into our last couple of conference matches and into district play.”

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 0, Gladstone 0
  • Freshman:  Marquette 2, Gladstone 1

Senior Night:

Prior to the match, six members of the Class of 2024 were honored as they were introduced to the crowd and accompanied on the court by their parents/guardians.  Congratulations to these volleyball student-athletes and the success that they have achieved and contributions made while playing for MSHS!

  • #3 – Outside Hitter – Lexi L’Huillier
  • #5 – Defensive Specialist – Kaycee Karp
  • #6 – Setter – Alyson McCarthy
  • #7 – Setter – Brianna Jarvis
  • #11 – Outside Hitter – Olivia Mackie
  • #15 – Middle Blocker – Jessica Gooch

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Volleyball teams will be on the road for their next match when they travel to Kingsford on Thursday, 10/19/23.  Respective start times for Freshman/JV/Varsity matches are 6:00/6:00/7:15 p.m. EST.
Varsity Volleyball Defeated In Tough Five Set Tilt At Manistique, 3-2

Varsity Volleyball Defeated In Tough Five Set Tilt At Manistique, 3-2

Varsity Volleyball (19-11-2; 4-1 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 2, Manistique 3 (25-18, 16-25, 28-26, 24-26, 2-15)

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 2, Manistique 0

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Volleyball team will have their final home match of the regular season next Tuesday, 10/17/23, when they host Gladstone in Great Northern Conference play at 7:00 p.m.  Prior to the match, six Class of 2024 seniors will be recognized along with their parents/guardians.
  • JV/Freshman matches against Gladstone will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Varsity Volleyball Moves To 4-1 In Conference Play With Victory Over Menominee

Varsity Volleyball Moves To 4-1 In Conference Play With Victory Over Menominee

Varsity Volleyball (19-10-2; 4-1 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Menominee 0 (25-10, 25-22, 25-23)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

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Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 2, Menominee 0
  • FreshmanMarquette 2, Menominee 0

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity Volleyball team will return to play next Thursday, 10/12/23, when they travel to Manistique.  A JV match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with the Varsity to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball Earns Second Straight Sweep With 3-0 Victory At Gladstone

Varsity Volleyball Earns Second Straight Sweep With 3-0 Victory At Gladstone

Varsity Volleyball (18-10-2; 3-1 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 3, Gladstone 0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-16)

From Coach Crandell-Williams:

“Our overall gameplay in this match was something to be proud of. Our team’s energy was good and they were very consistent in all aspects of their game. They stayed consistent with the mental game, even when we had a tough time getting out of a rotation in the first set. I continue to love the way they support each other. We served tough, and continue to push at being offensively aggressive, even when we are out of system, and pushing our offensive capacity when we are in system. We plan to continue to stay focused and work toward improvement as we approach our remaining matches this season.”

Subvarsity Scores:

  • Junior Varsity:  Marquette 2, Gladstone 0
  • FreshmanMarquette 0, Gladstone 0

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity Volleyball team will be back in action on Thursday, 10/5/23, when they host Menominee in a Great Northern Conference match-up.  Freshman and JV matches are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with the Varsity to follow at 7:00 p.m.