Alicia Weiand (Senior) - Girls’ Volleyball:
Female Athlete of the Month for August is senior volleyball player, Alicia Weiand. Volleyball Head Coach, Anna Folk, nominated Alicia and had this to say about her accomplishments:
This season was a very difficult season for our program with the youngest varsity squad on record. Erin was an exceptional leader for our young team and her effort this season garnered her two end of the season awards. She was selected as the only Mandan athlete to the West Region All-Region team and she was awarded the “Unsung Hero” award by her teammates.
“Alicia had a great month of August to start our volleyball season off. With 35 kills and 11 blocks, she led us to a superb 5-2 record at the Bismarck Tournament. Alicia is one of our hardest workers and not only leads by example but is always encouraging and helping her teammates on and off the court. Her best volleyball asset is the fact that she is so versatile, regularly playing as a middle blocker. She really could be thrown into any position on the court without hesitation and be successful, making her so valuable to our team.”
Richard Bendish (Senior) - Boys’ Football:
MAR Club Athlete of the Month for August is senior football player, Richard Bendish. Coach Todd Sheldon nominated Richard for these great accomplishments:
“Richard was everywhere in our season opener. He caused a fumble that was recovered for a TD (Nick Miller) and had a sack that resulted in a safety. Richard also had four carries for 44 yards as a tailback. Richard is a tenacious competitor “Who Raises the Bar” for all of his teammates and pushes them to reach a higher standard of play on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”