Rebecca Helbling (Sophomore) - Girls Hockey:
Female Athlete of the month for January is Sophomore Rebecca Helbling, Girls Hockey. Coach Dewitt Mack nominated Rebecca on these season accomplishments:
Rebecca was our hardest working player in January. She has stepped up her game and is dominating play with her tenacity. During January Rebecca made her presence felt on the ice with her aggressive forecheck. In the forechecking system that we use, it requires the girls to try and beat the other team to the puck. Rebecca has consistently beat the other team to the puck and in the process generated many scoring chances. Her aggressive play on the forecheck has disrupted many teams defense and has resulted in several scoring opportunities for us.
Rebecca is also one of our leaders. Her teammates notice the effort she is putting forth and they respond to that. When Rebecca plays hard her teammates follow her example and play hard. During January the team finished 3-4, with three of those losses by 1 or 2 goals. We also qualified for the state hockey tourney for the first time ever. The success the team experienced in January is due in part to Rebecca’s hard work.
Other Athletes nominated for January were: Junior, Keaton Sedivec, Boys Swim/Dive, and McKayla Howling Wolf, Senior, Girls Basketball
Adam Lech (Senior) – Boys Basketball & Trever Leingang (Senior) – Boys Hockey:
MAR Club January Male Athlete of the month are Senior Adam Lech, Boys Basketball and Trever Leingang, Boys Hockey. Adam was nominated by coach Brandon Schafer, here is what Coach Schafer had to say about Adam:
In 8 games in the month of January, Adam made 17 field goals, including 7 three pointers. He was 21-29 from the free throw line for 72%. He scored a total of 61 points (7.6 PPG) and had 14 rebounds. He was named a team captain before the St. Mary’s game for his hard work on and off the court. Adam has been a great team leader for us on the court play of the month, when he sunk a 3 pointer at the buzzer to beat Williston to give us our first WDA victory.
Trever is a Junior and was nominated by Coach Matt Mullally, here are Trever’s Accompishments:
The junior assistant captain scored three goals and assisted on four others in eight games in January. Trever’s hat trick against Dickinson on Jan. 9 was his second in his career. He leads the Braves in total points and multi-point games with seven. Trever, along with the other team captains, Aric Riopelle and Chandler Bondeson, assisted with this year’s Pucks 4 People project by doing media interviews to promote the community service project.
This is his second season in the Mandan program. He is the son of Troy and Twila Leingang.