Miranda Lowman (Senior) - Girls’ Volleyball:
The MAR Club female Athlete of the Month for September is girls’ volleyball player, Miranda Lowman, senior. Coach Anna Folk nominated Miranda, and here are her accomplishments:
Miranda has had a great month of September for our volleyball program. She is a very special player for us, as our setter and middle blocker our offense and defense is based from her. Miranda leads a very talented group of hitters this year, getting them the ball on a very consistent basis night after night. On September 29th during our Minot match, she tallied her 1500th career assist. A feat that puts her as one of the best setters that has come through the Mandan program. Not only is her setting ability great, she has really picked up her defense the past few weeks leading our team in digs and blocks.
As a calm, yet strong leader on and off the court, Miranda is looked up to by many of our younger athletes with great admiration and will come in early and stay late at practice just to help a fellow teammate out.
Tyler Tweten and Connor Wieland (Juniors) - Boys’ Tennis:
MAR Club male Athletes of the Month for September are tennis doubles partners, juniors, Tyler Tweten and Connor Wieland. Coach Paul Christen nominated them both and has this to say about their accomplishments:
I would like to nominate the doubles team of Tyler Tweten and Connor Wieland for the September Athlete of the Month award. Tyler and Connor were teamed up for the first time all season at the West Fargo Invite which every team in the state attends. They went in as the 6th seed at #1 doubles. They went 3-1 placing third, only losing in the semi-finals to the team who finished 2nd.During our last two regular season duals, Tyler and Connor went 1-1 together. At the West Region Team tournament, the duo earned a third-set tiebreak win over a good Jamestown doubles team. In the West Region Individual tournament, Tyler and Connor went in as the 6th seed again. After a dominating 6-0, 6-0 win in the first round, they got revenge on the Williston team that defeated them in Fargo with a straight set win to qualify for state individually and a spot in the semi-finals. Tyler and Connor then defeated their semi-final opponent and lost in the championship match to the defending champions. For placing in the top five at the West Region tournament, they earned all-conference honors. Overall in the month of September, the team of Tyler Tweten and Connor Wieland went 8-3 with a 3rd place finish at the WF Invite and a runner-up finish at the West Region tournament.
Other nominees for September are senior football cheerleader, Sarah Keller; senior football player, Jake Carlson; junior girls’ golf, KayCee Schulz; 8th grade girls swim & dive, Mayson Sheldon; 8th grade girls’ cross country, Kelby Rinas; and senior boys’ soccer Ryan Larson.