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

Whitmore Lake

Nathan Francis , Junior (Captain), Football

During the month of September, Nathan has rushed for 532 yards and 7 touchdowns. On defense, he has recorded 60 tackles including 6 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and 2 sacks.

 

       

Southfield Christian

Matt Webber, Senior, Soccer

Matt has helped the soccer team go 6-2-1 in the month of September by leading the team in goals with 16 to go along with 3 assists.  He has had 4 hattricks during the run and has twice scored 4 goals in game when the team defeated Allen Park Cabrini and Parkway Christian.  Webber is quickly climbing the school record books for goals scored in a season.

Kendyll Martin, Senior, Volleyball

Kendyll has helped the Eagles volleyball team to a 4-1 start in MIAC Red Conference play.  She has led the team at the net by averaging a team high 12 kills a game in the 5 matches along with leading the team in blocks.  Martin had a season high 18 kills in the Eagles victory of Lutheran Westland earlier this month.

 

The Roeper School

Natalie Gibbs, Freshman, Cross Country

Natalie Gibbs has had a tremendous start to her Freshman year in Cross Country.  In her last two races Gibbs has placed 3rd. The first time was at our first MIAC League Jamboree with a time of 21:27.  The next race was at the Whitmore Lake Invite against 70 other runners with a time of 21:54 in sloppy wet conditions.  Natalie has gotten stronger in every race she competes in and still has another month to continue her success.  To monitor her success, please see athletic.net

 

Parkway Christian

Evan Mick, Senior, Varsity Soccer and Varsity Football

Evan has been a four year member of the Soccer and Football teams.  He exemplifies Servant-Leadership and the idea of putting the needs of the team above his own.  His determination to improve his teammates and himself is easily seen at practices and during games.

 

Plymouth Christian Academy

Allison Pilat, Sophomore, Volleyball

Allison has been amazing this year with 48 kills and tremendous serve percentage.  Her skills have lead the Eagles to a 14-3-1 overall record and a undefeated 4-0 Conference record.   After a strong freshman campaign, Allie has really come along to be a dominant force at the net this year as a sophomore. Great job Allie!

 

Noah Etnyre, Junior, Co-Op Football

Noah has been on a tear this month, the quarterback is leading the Lutheran Westland football program. Here are the stats through September:

Rushing: 51 Carries, 366 Yards, 5 Touchdowns

Passing: 54 Completions, 593 Yards, 6 Touchdowns

 

Huron Valley Lutheran 

Jack Besskow, Senior, Soccer

Senior Captain Jack Beeskow  has had an excellent month of September on the soccer field.  Jack has shown great leadership both on and off the field.  He has also led the offensive attack, tallying 9 goals in the month of September for the Hawks.

 

Lutheran Westland

Thomas Shafer, Freshman, Cross Country

Thomas has been our top boys runner in every one of our 6 races this season, with his best finishes being a 2nd at the Concordia Inv., 2nd at Oakland Christian Small School Inv., 6th at Holly Inv., and 2nd at the first MIAC Jamboree.

 

Michaela Kurth, Junior, Cross Country 

Michaela has been the leading cross country runner at the girls meets, with recent finishes of 15th at the Oakland Christian Meet, 10th at Holly Meet, and 11th at the first MIAC Jamboree on 9/21 at Nankin Mills.

 

 

Clarenceville High School

Ashtyn Davis, Sophomore, Competitive Cheer

Ashtyn is a young leader on the team who remains focused and driven. She continues to push herself in advancing her tumbling skills. She also has excelled in stunting as a back spot this season. Ashtyn is a quick learner who always knows performance material!

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

 

Jacob Johnson, Junior, Clarenceville High School, Bowling

He is very knowledgeable and technical in his game and shares his knowledge amongst his teammates when he can. Both in practices and meets he not only performs at a high level on his own game, but he encourages, motivates, and checks on how his teammates are improving. His hard work and team player mentality helped drive his team to be Conference Champions, while ending the Regular Season with the highest conference average of 205. At the same time, assisted his team to Clarenceville’s highest series record with 1137 and congratulated his Senior teammate, Ryan Bishop, as he bowled his perfect game of 300 in that series. Jacob continued his support of his teammates as they reached the Division 3 Regional Tournament where he not only took first place as an individual bowler with a total of 925 pins (second out of the state in all 4 State Divisions), he was a tremendous asset in leading his team to their Back to Back Regional Championship with a total of 4050 pins (second out of the state by 9 pins in all 4 State Divisions). Jacob didn’t stop there as his team went onto the State Tournament where they qualified for match play with 1180 total pinfall to place them in the 4th seed. Unfortunately, the team lost in the first round of match play. The following day the State Singles competition was underway and Jacob kept the Trojan Spirit with him as he qualified for match play taking the 1st place again with 1324 total pins.  His teammate, Senior Ryan Bishop, took 8th place and both were set up for match play. Jacob won his first match-up and was excited to go against his own teammate Ryan, who unfortunately lost in his 1st match-up. Grasping onto his Trojan Pride, he stood up against the opponent and avenged his teammate by defeating him by 65 pins. The rest is history as Jacob went on to win the State Singles Championship.

 

 

Max Jebson, Junior, Novi Christian Academy, Boys’ Varsity Basketball

During games in the month of March, Max was 4th in scoring, 2nd in rebounds, and led the team in steals, assists, free throws and most importantly, leadership.  Max’s effort on both sides of the ball were an example to his team in competitiveness and commitment.  He is a joy to coach.  Congrats Max!

 

 

Rob Cann, Sophomore, Whitmore Lake, Wrestling

Rob placed 5th in the state this past week at the MHSAA wrestling state championships. He finished his season with a 21-5 record. Along the way he avenged his state finals loss from last season, and in his placement match dominated his opponent 14-0.

 

Rachel Cairo, Sophomore, Girls Basketball, Southfield Christian

 

Rachel led the Lady Eagles Basketball team in scoring in the month of March, averaging 17.5 points a game while helping the team to their 2nd straight MHSAA District title and an appearance in the MHSAA Regional Finals.  Rachel scored over 20 points four times in March scoring a season high 26 points twice.  She scored 26 points in a victory over Whitmore Lake on March 2 and later did it again in the District final on March 27 in a win over Livingston Christian.  Rachel earned MIAC All-Conference 2nd team honors for the second time this past season.

 

Andrew Albretch, James Heath and Sam Kramer, Seniors, Boys’ Basketball, The Roeper School 

Our entire senior class for the boys varsity basketball team was nominated to be the athlete of the month for March 2021. In an untraditional year, seniors Andrew Albrecht, James Heath and Sam Kramer helped their team get through the ups and downs of the year. Over the last four seasons, their hard work, integrity and character helped lead the Roeper basketball program to a conference championship as well as winning over 70 games between the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. Andrew, James and Sam are the kind of kids who are “the first to get to practice and the last to leave.” True definitions of the Student-Athlete, Andrew, James and Sam have started nearly 80 games on varsity while having an average ACT score of 31.5. The school and the basketball program are losing some of the most honorable, dependable, intelligent and trustworthy young men to go to Roeper in quite some time. They will be missed by both their teammates and their coaching staff

 

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