Madysen Zander (Senior) - Girls Volleyball:
September Mar Club Female Athlete of the month is Senior, Madysen Zander for Girls Volleyball. Coach Anna Folk nominated Mady and here is what her accomplishments are:
Please consider Madysen Zander for September’s Athlete of the Month. Mady has been instrumental in our team’s success this past month, as our libero, she has tallied 220 digs and 17 aces. Not only is Mady one of our most reliable defenders, she ranks up there with the best in the region. Her consistent play is one of the main reasons we’ve been able to run a dynamic and up-tempo offense this year and will be a crucial part of success going forward.
Bryce Andresen (Senior) – Boys Cross Country:
There was a tie for the male athlete of the month for September: Bryce Andresen , Senior Boys’ Cross Country was nominated by Coach Towner. Here is what Coach Towner had to say about Bryce:
Bryce has been an exceptional leader all season in meets and at practice. Every practice he is motivating and cheering on his teammates to do better and work harder. In races this month Bryce has led the team in all four meets and placed in the top 20, out of an average of 90 runners, in each race against some of the best competition in the state.
Erik Porter (Junior) – Boys Football:
Erik Porter, Junior Boys Tennis was nominated by Coach Paul Christen. Here are Erik’s accomplishments:
Erik Porter had maybe the best month of tennis a Mandan boy’s tennis player has ever had. During the regular season duals, he went 5-1 against West opponents playing #1 singles including a win over the defending West Region singles champion. At the Minot Round Robin, Erik took 1st Place at #1 singles going 6-0 against the top players of each team in the region. Erik continued his stellar play at the West Fargo Invite placing 4th at #1 singles in a very difficult tournament that included every team in the state.
Erik entered the West Region tournament as the #1 seed in the Singles tournament. He played his best tennis of the season on his way to winning the tournament, losing only 8 games total in his four matches. In the finals, Erik avenged his only West Region loss and became the first West Region Singles Champion for Mandan since 1977. With Erik’s win in the finals, he also set the Mandan record for most singles wins in a season with 22.
Other nominations for the month of September were Ryan Larson, Junior, Boys Soccer - Nick Miller, Junior, Football – Maiah McCowan, Sophomore, Cross Country, - KayCee Schulz, Sophomore, Girls Golf - Carlie Borchers, Senior, Girls Swim & Dive.