Senior Athletes of the Year
7 months ago
2017 MAR Club Senior Athletes of the Year
The Female Senior Athlete of the Year for 2017 is Samantha Bussman and the Male Senior Athlete of the Year for 2017 is Dale Spilman. They each received a $500 scholarship, sponsored by the MAR Club.
SAMANTHA BUSSMAN: Throughout high school, Samantha participated in a number of sports, including soccer, hockey, and football. Samantha also found success in the classroom as she earned top honors academically. Coaches that had the opportunity to coach Samantha have been the recipients of the positive leadership and hard-working attitude that she brings each and every day. She is a highly coachable athlete with a focus on constantly improving her game, not only during the season, but year-round. As a senior, Samantha took her tenacity to the football field to help the football team achieve success as a kicker. In the sport of hockey, Samantha earned honors both at the regional and state level with selections to the West Region All-Conference and State Tournament teams. Her hard work and dedication helped the Girls’ Hockey team achieve a 3rd-place finish during her senior year. Samantha’s soccer career spanned four years at MHS and she had many highlights. Her hard work and dedication as a multisport athlete resulted in her ability to move on to play college soccer in Wyoming. To sum up things regarding Samantha, this is one of the quotes from one of her long-time coaches, “Every team is better because Samantha is on it. She is the type of athlete all coaches love to have on their team. Unselfish, hardworking, coachable, athletic, smart, and with a competitive spirit. She is also respected and admired by her peers.” Samantha is the daughter of D’Aulan Bussman.
DALE SPILMAN: Dale participated in three sports for all four years of his high school career. Dale was a captain in football and wrestling, which exemplified his leadership qualities. Dale is a two-time state champion in wrestling and holds the team pin record and total point record at MHS. Dale’s participation in track and field in the spring season also proved to be another success in his athletic career as a Brave. Dale was the recipient of the Elite Brave Award for his participation in three sports for all four years while a student at MHS. Dale was noted to be very deserving of this award as selected by the coaches. Dale is the son of Tim and Kelly Spilman.