Kyley Elmblad and Sam Dehlin Selected As February Student-Athletes of the Month

Kyley Elmblad and Sam Dehlin Selected As February Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Kyley Elmblad (girls basketball) and Sam Dehlin (boys alpine skiing) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for February 2024.

Kyley Elmblad is a member of the graduating Class of 2024 and recently completed her fourth and final season as a member of the MSHS Girls Basketball program.

As one of just two seniors on this year’s Varsity Girls Basketball team, Kyley served as a team captain and assumed a leadership role within a young team that demonstrated significant development over the course of the 2023-2024 season.

Through 21 games this season, Kyley averaged 14.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game while shooting 45.6% from the field to lead the team.  In the team’s regular season finale vs. Escanaba, Kyley had an outstanding performance and poured in 28 points during the Sentinels’ win on senior night.  Although postseason accolades are still in the process of being awarded, Kyley has already been named to the All-Great Northern Conference First Team as well as earning an invitation to play in the Kiwanis Border Bash (Northern Michigan All-Stars vs. Northern Wisconsin All-Stars) to be played in June 2024.

In Summer 2023, Kyley played for Team 1848 17-U AAU girls basketball team in Wisconsin where she was named as the team’s Most Improved Player.  Outside of the basketball season, Kyley has been a three-year member of the MSHS Volleyball program and also contributes time as one of the editors of the 2023-2024 MSHS Yearbook.

In the classroom, Kyley owns a 3.70 cumulative GPA to make her a regular fixture on the honor roll.  Kyley’s post-graduation plans are to plan to attend Ripon College in the Fall of 2024 where she will continue her basketball career playing on the Redhawks women’s basketball team while pursuing a degree in Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy.

Sam Dehlin is a junior at MSHS and the 2023-2024 winter season marked his third as a member of the boys alpine skiing team.

In three seasons spent as a member of the ski team, Sam already has accumulated a long list of championships and accolades.  At the 2024 MHSAA Division 1 State Finals, Sam earned his first individual state title by placing first in the Slalom.  He was also the state runner-up in the Giant Slalom (GS).  Those finishes earned Sam All-State honors in each discipline to go along with All-Region accolades (after placing second in both Slalom and GS at the 2024 MHSAA Regional Meet) and Upper Peninsula championships in Slalom and GS for the 2023-2024 season.  He was also named to this year’s Academic All-State Team by the Michigan High School Ski Coaches Association (MHSSCA).

This season’s results make Sam a six-time All-State honoree (one state title, two runner-up finishes), six-time All-Region honoree and a four-time U.P. champion.  In addition, he was also the individual champion at the 2023 Eastern High School Championships in Mittershill, NH.

In addition to skiing, Sam has been a three-year member of the football program, two-year member of the boys tennis team and participated on the boys track & field team in his freshman year.  Academically, he holds a 4.08 cumulative GPA and is a member of the honor roll and National Honor Society.