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2024 M.I.A.C. Character Awards

The Michigan Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC) values having athletes who demonstrate high character both on and off the field by displaying sportsmanship, commitment, leadership and respect. Below are the athletes that have earned the MIAC’s Character Award for the 2023-2024 school year.

Congratulations to this outstanding group of athletes!

Southfield Christian

TJ Donnan

Shania Crumbley


Hope Christian Academy

Abbey Wellday

Riley Wilson


The Roeper School

Maddie Francis

Oscar Vartanian


Whitmore Lake

Reily Henderson

Natalie Meadows


Parkway Christian

Luke Wolgast

Patrice Johnson


Oakland Christian

Emma Smith

Owen Murphy


Lutheran Westland

Grace McDonald

Christian Fontaine


Inter-City Baptist

Ryan Elwart

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M.I.A.C. October Athletes of the Month

Whitmore Lake Girls’ State Champion Cross-Country Team

The 2023 Girls Cross Country team had a historic end to their season. They were crowned Regional Champions placing 5 runners in the top 8 places.  Then they capped the season with a State Championship finishing with 4 all-state runners and placing 5 in the top 49 finishers.

10 first-place event finishes (out of 14 races)
Conference Champions
Regional Champions
State Champions


Conor Field, Senior, The Roeper School, Soccer

Conor had a stellar season leading the Roughriders to their first Blue Division Championship since 2019.  He posted 10 shutouts and a goals against average of .944.  In addition to receiving 1st team All M.I.A.C. honors, Conor was named All District, All Region and 2nd team All State.  Great job Conor!

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